Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Isabella's Challenge - Summer Fun

My idea was to create a very summery sunshiny scene. I used a Garden Gate image from Isabella's Boutique.

The colouring is done with Derwent Inktense pencils. I used old-fashioned blending without any mineral spirit or water.

The papers are from OA Fly A Kite pad, felt ribbon, embroidery yarn and buttons from my stash. I coloured the felt ribbon (and the best part of my fingers) with Glimmer Mist. The sentiment is from Cornish Heritage Farms.

Make sure you head over to check the fabulous creations of the rest of the DT and play along for a chance to win some Isabella's images.

I would like to enter following challenges:
Crafty Creations - shine
Crazy Challenge - all things spotty

Thanks for looking and happy crafting!


Cec said...

What a pretty card and such a special sentiment. I love how you can combine papers of different colours and make them look so great together.

-Sanna- said...

Beautiful as usual.
It's admirable.

Crystal said...

OOOO this is SOOOOO gorgeous, what a beautiful summer creation!!!!

Lisa said...

Annika, I wish I had half of the coloring and blending talent you have! I have to rely on co-workers, LOL. This card is so beautiful, the colors are sooo intense. It looks as if it should be hanging in a museum! The sentiment is so precious, it looks handwritten!

craftyb said...

oh this is just beautiful! Your image is so dreamy...your colouring is amazing! Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Creations! bx

Renkata said...

Annika, your card remind me of my childhood. My grandma did have the same gate in the garden, but not with rosses and with "Morning glory". Beautiful colouring.

cnelson said...

wowzers!! soooooooo gorgeous!!!

Marlene said...

Oh my gosh! Excuse me while I clean the drool off my keyboard, again.

I must start wearing a bib when I come and visit your blog!

BEAUTIFUL is so lame when describing your work!

Lori said...

It's picture perfect!

Janiel/ janny said...

What a beautiful card!!!! Love the coloring and the details are wonderful. Everything is so well balance.
hugs, Janiel

Lynne said...

Your card is beautiful and your colouring is just amazing!! - have been thinking about getting some of these pencils and I think you have just persuaded me with this card lol :o) xx

Liz Corrigan said...

Annika what amazing colouring of the image. These pencils give the most amazing colours. Lovely sentiment, and gorgeous papers. Rosie x

Netty said...

Wow you have done it again Annika.. produced a fab card. Love it and glimmer misted fingers are very eye catching.....and attractive. Annette xx

Jodi said...

This is just gorgeous! I love the scene and matching sentiment! Your coloring is beautiful!
Jodi =)

Viv said...

Yummy Colours! So intense! Love the felt...your fingers still glimmering?LOL!
As usual you've created a beautiful card Annika! Viv xx

PS leaves on my card are from a florist (plastic) you want some I got lots!!!!

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Stunning, I just love it, that sentiment is just perfect
Thanks for joining us over at 'The Crazy' this week. Good Luck!
hugs shell xx

Viv said...

Annika, email me your address at

Mel X said...

Hello again Annika - OMG, and you said my colouring was good lol - yours is AMAZING. Gorgeous card hun, love all the detail. Looking forward to working with ya!!!!!!!

Mel X

Anonymous said...

OMGoodness GF! This is simply gorgeous. Your coloring is amazing - what an awesome choice of colors too! You ROCK! :)

Sue from Oregon said... wonder your other coloring is so wonderful...your coloring with pencils is outstanding!

Sylvia Blum said...

goodness... this is breathtaking!!! LOVE the colours.. they are amazing *wow*
And -of course- the colouring you did is outstanding! Absolutely fantastic!!!
Sending you get well wishes and big

Sharon said...

Your summery gate is adorable. Such perfect colouring Annika. Well done!

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous card Annike, wonderful colouring.

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Holy moly!! Do I ever love this. It's a fav image of mine and your coloring is so wonderful. Love your layout and sentiment panel too!

Crissy Armstrong said...

I love the texture in the colouring. You are a pro!

Peri said...

Annika - you did it again! Just lovely. Love the colours, the buttons, the sentiment and your colouring is fabby-fab-fab!
Peri xx

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous Annika, I love the colours you've used and your shading is just stunning ! Sue C x

Wordbird said...

No blending medium?! Awesome! You did a beautiful job of making this image come to life! ;D Diana Q

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