Friday, May 7, 2010

Phindy's Challenge - Flowers

This week at Phindy's Challenge we are all to use flowers on our cards. That's it. As simple as that.
The image I've used this time was a case of "I saw. I squealed. I bought." It's a totally new character of Phindy called Lulu. Isn't she just way swanky!!!???

I wanted the card to glow with sun and warmth and happiness. The moment I got my hands on OA Fly A Kite paper I KNEW where I was going to use them!

The image was colored with Copics and prettied up with Sakura glitter and glaze pens. And some of my brand new Ultra Fine Flower Soft. Yummy stuff!

Background for Lulu was a bit of an experiment. I used Color Box chalk inks and stippling brush. And you know - I kinda like the result!

Lace is from Wild Orchid Crafts and ribbon from SEI. All the sewing is done by hand (why oh why did have I got so much into it ... bloody takes ages!).
The flowers are all from different sources - burlap flower is Prima, cord flower Maya Road and tiny crochet ones from Wild Orchid Crafts, the leaves from American Crafts. That cute butterfly is from Jenny Bowlin, it has Soda Water written on it's wings, mwahahahaa.

Sentiment stamps are from MFT.

Inside I carried on the same theme and also used my Fiskars Circle border punch which I had kinda forgotten... Then, since I had totally run out of
Now go on, hop over to Phindy's Challenge blog and feast your eyes on the gorgeous creations of design team - and then make a card! You know you want to!

This week we also have a guest designer on board - welcome to fabulous Rhonda!

I also would like to enter my card into following challenges:
Card Patterns- Sketch
Dare You To Digi Stamp - Anything Goes

Lili of the Valley - Here Comes The Summer

Stamp With Fun - Friends

A Spoon Full Of Sugar
- Furry Friends
Pollycraft Monday - here comes the sun
Totally Gorjuss - In Stitches

Polka Doodles - Summer Blossoms
Thanks for looking and happy crafting!


Hugs
Annika


42 comments:

Sylvia said...

Annika, I'm running out of superlatives for your amazing work! FANTASTIC card!!!!!!!
{hugs} Sylvia

Sue said...

Annika, your card is beyond stunning! WOW! You are such an inspiration!!!
Hugs Sue

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

This is simply FABULOUS!! That image is so cute and beautifully colored, and the rest of the card is wonderful too. Your stitching is amazing, I was examining it, wondering how you got your corners so perfect on a machine and then I read that you hand stitched it - it ROCKS!!! I love everything else too - the wonderful button or whatever in the middle of the Prima flower, the sentiment stamped on gingham and the awesome inside of the card. I'm really drooling over the whole she-bang!

Hugs,
Linda

Sanna said...

I really loved this card.
Such nice colors and fabulous details...
I say it again, - You are soooooo good.

Jane Wetzel said...

OMG ANNIKA...TELL ME YOU ARE NOT SERIOUS ABOUT SEWING BY HAND!!! There is no way u could do this soooo perfect!! Your coloring is FAB and this card is just awesome!!

Tammy said...

This is FABULOUS, Annika!! I love all of the details that you put into your cards and getting to see one first hand I have a greater appreciation for your hand stitching!! You are an amazing artist and I love how you decorate the entire card!!!

Your coloring is awesome but I do recommend Suzanne Dean's classes to everyone!! I feel that you can never learn everything there is to know about Copics and having someone else teach you their techniques......all the better for you. Suzanne ROCKS!!! If you decide to take classes from her tell her I sent you. :) I am taking class 3 but I think I'm going to take class 2 just for a refresher!!! Hope to see you there!!!!

Hugs to you sweetie!

Jessica Wekenman said...

Wowzers! You really blew me away with this card! The Flower Soft was a perfect touch! As well as that technique you did for the background, it ROCKS! I am trully inspired by this card! It should be published!

craftymum said...

What a great card!
Thanks for joining us at TG
Love sarah XXX

Marlene said...

Gorgeousness, as always! Do you REALLY take the time to sew on these cards? I bow to you!!! The extra touches you add are so beautiful. (And I love that you finish the insides of the cards, too!)

Ann English said...

Okay, Annika---how did you get to be this awesome, girl?! This is STUNNING! You are amazing, lady!!! This is so much more than a card-it's art. Do you ever part with these creations-if so, how?!

Therese said...

Really gorgeous. Love the papers and colours. The image is so cool and your colouring is really awesome. Love everything about it. :)

Nettie said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous colours. thanks for joining in at Polkadoodles.x

Phindy said...

Annika, this is an amazing card! Not only is your coloring of the image just perfection, all the other work you have put into this is gorgeous too. Beautiful work - you really rocked this!
Phindy :^)

Stacey said...

gorgeous card! thank you for playing along with us at polka doodles this week! Good luck x x x

Anne said...

You did all that zig-zag by hand??? Good grief woman! Amazing! LOVE the background you made and the whole card is just knock-your-socks-off great

Sheena said...

Wow, I love everything about this card! The colours are fab. Thanks for joining us this week at Pollycraft! xx

whoistracy said...

Oh this is so fun! I love all the little embellishments you added- they're amazing!

Alice & Crafts said...

well, i guess my comment will only be a repetition of what the others have already said..;-) the card is superb!!! Brava!!! Alice xxx

joey said...

Annika this is stunning! absolutely gorgeous, beautiful colour and detail, love the flowers! thanks for joining us at pollycraft
Joey.xxx

Chris said...

Gorgeous card and stunning colouring Annike! Love all your pretty flowers too. Thanks for joining us at DU2DS. Chris :)

Beate said...

Oh my goodness. Your coloring, your paper, your layouts.....everything looks AMAZING!!!
Hugs and smiles

Jeanie said...

Oh Annika, this card is absolutley STUNNING!! Your coloring is FAB and I'm still in SHOCK that you HAND STITCHED this!! OMG!! You have got to be kidding??? It's PERFECT!!!

Viv said...

Beautiful Annika! But your cards are all works of art! And hand-stitching....that is dedication!
I saw this image the other day and loved it , it SO the opposite of me & my poodles! ROTFLMAO! Viv xx

brenda said...

Hi Annia

I beautifully elegant card and lovely colour combo.

Thank you for sharing it with us at Polkadoodles for my Summer Blossoms theme.

B x

Ruby said...

Simply fab!!! I know what you mean about squealing when you see some crafting supplies you like, funny!

AnnikaS said...

WOW, it´s gorgeous!!!

Pops x said...

Love the image that you have chosen for this, fab colours too, thanks for joining us at LOTV this time big hugs pops x x x

lizaveta said...

Wow!!! Gorgeous card! It is so beautiful!!!
Thanks for playing at Card Patterns)

Michele said...

Such a gorgeous card. Love the colours you've used and the details also. Hugs Michele x

Mina said...

oh wow Annika this is fabulous I love that image...stunning card and perfect mix of patterns and colours for her
Mina xxx

The Crafty Den said...

What a pretty card. The image is so cute and the papers are gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at stamp with fun this week. Hugs, Denise x

Anne-Marije said...

ohhh this card is so beautiful! I love how you coloured the image and the designpaper is so lovely. You did a great job!
xxx Anne-Marije

Kris L said...

Fabulous image - fabulous card. Thank you for playing the Polkadoodle challenge.

mycardz said...

WOWZERS! Annika, your card is simply AMAZING! I just love every single thing about it! It is so very obvious that you put so much thought and time into each of your creations, from the beautiful coloring of the image to the awesome little details you added, including the HAND SEWING! OMGoodness! Beautiful! hugz, Mary

Cindy said...

Simply PHABULOUS, Annika! You rocked this card (and all your other cards)!! Terrific job!

katesacraftybugger said...

gorgeous card ,such a lot of detail , thank s for playing along at polkadoodles

Kerry said...

Wow, lovely. I love the inside too. Thanks for joining in at Polkadoodles this week.

cats whiskers said...

Thanks for joining us at LOTV with such a fabulous card, just perfect for summer
Hugs Jacqui x

Maria said...

Gorgeous card inside and out! Love the layout and your colouring as well. Thanks for joining us over at A Spoon Full of Sugar. We look forward to you playing with us again soon. Hugs, Maria

FauxPainter - Dee Paramour said...

Lovely card, thanks for taking part in the Polka Doodles challenge. Dee x

Chris said...

Absolutely gorgeous Annika! Great image and colouring and such a great colour scheme and design too. Chris

Fliss said...

Wow! An absolutely stunning card Annika. Your colouring is so beautiful and the image is gorgeous.
Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Polka Doodles this week.
x

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