Monday, June 21, 2010

A little dose of cuteness

I am only showing this card today because my beloved does know my blog and looks at it sometimes and it was meant from my daughter to him for Fathers Day.

The image is from Lily Of The Valley last release which made me break my spending embargo. Just too cute and totally reminds me of my 20-month old twirling in front of the mirror sporting floppy hat and my handbag!

The colouring is a bit different today, I felt the need to step away from Copics for a little while and boost my creativity by playing with other mediums. So I used Derwent Inktense pencils with water. Those pencils are great, wonderfully intense colours and very rich in pigment. What I especially like is that they become waterproof once dry and thus layering different shades and colours is a total joy!

The card is a bit smaller than usual, 5x5 inches. Scalloped base is from Papermania, papers from OA Thrift Shop pad. I kept the layout very simple, taking care to place the image and sentiment into the sweet spots(top left and bottom right areas). Letter stickers are from OA as well and the only embellie I used is some Dew Drops.

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Sweet Stampin - Clean and Simple
Polka Doodles - Fathers Day
Papertake - ice cream flavors (strawberry, honeycomb, pistachio)
Totally Gorjuss - sugar and spice
The Shabby Tea Room - inspirational photo and stripes

Thanks for looking and happy crafting!
Hugs



39 comments:

Sanna said...

Hi Annika.
Nice card.
I really envy you all your beautiful stamps.

Cec said...

I bet Daddy was overjoyed when he got this card. It would be special because the image would remind him of your little one and the card was beautifully made by you. I love everything about it.
Hugs!
Cec

Ageeth said...

Hi there, I like your card a lot, beautiful colouring and very sweet stamp-image.
Regards Ageeth

Sharon Keanly said...

I love cute and girly and have still to ink this stamp. You've done a beautiful job Annika. Am sure Daddy loved this one!

Sylvia said...

uuuhhhh...aaaahhhh..oohhhhhhhh......
this is soooooo beautiful, Annika!!! LOVE the super cute LOTV image (she's amazing!), the colouring is wonderful and it's so cool to see you doing different things (like here the more 'graphical' and 'clean' style)
{big hugs}
Sylvia

Tara said...

This is super cute Annika and the colouring is perfect.... looks as thought these pencils are great fun to use and the shading is wonderful! Such a sweet image too and I bet your hubby was thrilled!!
Hugs Tara xx

Marlene said...

Your card is adorable - and each of your coloring techniques is perfection!! I'm curious - what kind of paper do you use? I love the texture of it.

Crystal said...

Super super SWEET card!!!! AWWW this is wonderful for a Dad!!!

LilyPuss Cards said...

Gorgeous....
Hugs
Jan...x

The Wired Angel said...

Very lovely card Annika.. your coloring is amazing. I ordere this set from LOTV last week and can't wait for it to arrive. Thanks for the inspiration. Peggy x

Emma and Susan said...

Fabulous card Annika! What a cutie pie! Your colouring is fab and we love the layout and the papers!!
love and hugs
Emma and Susan
xxx

Inkerbelle said...

Your colouring is always flawless, regardless of the medium you use. I am jealous!!

Netty said...

Oh no.... not another perfect card............lol Brilliant.
Annette xx

brenda said...

Hi Annika

A wonderful card, your colouring is great and I love the design of your card.

B x

Julie said...

What a beauty,I love the pencil use,you are such a clever girlie when it comes to colouring! These children of ours grow up so quickly,it's lovely when they're young and the simple things in life such as dressing up please them. My eldest baby turns 18 in a few weeks and I can remember her in her dressing up shoes doing "River Dance" in the kitchen so much that she broke the heels! Happy times,enjoy every minute!x

Karen said...

This is just gorgeous and your colouring is perfection. Beautiful card.
Karen x

Lisa said...

Oh Annika you are too funny! I love your "spending embargo" idea. I try very very hard to have a limit and then I succumb! I am weak, and I need crafter's anonymous! I absolutley LOVE that little girl image and I will have to buy it ASAP! I'm glad you came over to play at the Tea Room, it's nice to see friends around town!

Audrey Pettit said...

wow, this is beautiful! What a sweet stamp and what an amazing coloring job. those pencils did a fabulous job. Would love to watch a video of how you did that! :)
thanks for sharing this with us in the Tea Room.

Sue from Oregon said...

Perfect image and I so love the look of pencils/watercolors. A nice change...I love the watercolor effect! Great little girl image for a Father's Day card!

Rosanne said...

This is just gorgeous!

Debbie said...

Absolutely precious and wonderful coloring! I used the exact same striped DSP in my design -- love that October Afternoon paper!! Thanks for sharing with us in the Tea Room this week :)

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

oh my word! is this gorgeous!!! and i'll bet your little one is just as cute! super coloring. i'm such a die-hard copics user i think i'd faint if i had to use anything else. but then, i'd NEVER accomplish something this beautiful!

really beautiful!

Ann English said...

So incredible!!! Oh, how I love these images-yet to own any but, they are on my list for sure. LOVE the effect you got with those pencils and water-alas, I cannot work magic with pencils!

Nicole said...

Great card! Love the image and your coloring! Thanks for playing along with us at TSTR! :)

Randi said...

Annika, this is stunning!! I love that image I can see why your spending embargo went awry. Too cute!!!!

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

Beautiful card Annika, I love your coloring.
Just clicked to follow your blog....love your work!!

Wendy

Mina said...

phew at least its not my fault you spent lol...aaaaahhhhhhh what a gorgeous Fathers Day card from your Daughter to her Daddy, I bet he loved it
Mina xxx

Emma Lockley said...

this is stunning! Your colouring with those pencils is truly AMAZING, i want them now, copics move aside!

thanks for joining us for our Sweet Stampin Clean & simple challenge

love emma xxx

Sharon Caudle said...

Wow!!! This card is stunning! I love your design, coloring, and that image is perfect! I'm a new follower. Thanks for joining us at PTW!
hugs, Sharon

Melissa said...

AWWWWWWWW....so super-cute! And your coloring is impeccable - I wish I could color like that! Thanks for joining us at TSTR!

Nettie said...

Great male card, thanks for joining in at Polkadoodles this week.x

joey said...

Hi Annika

this is absolutel stunning! gorgeous design and colourwork, thanks for joining us at sweet stampin

Joey.xxx

Jodi said...

She is so cute and sweet!! What a perfect card for a Father!
Hugs
Jodi =)

FauxPainter - Dee Paramour said...

What a beautiful card, thanks for taking part in the Polka Doodles challenge. Dee x

Wendy said...

Look how adorable this one is!! And I love the look of the images with the pencils and water, really beautiful! I never use mine, I should venture out of my comfort zone!

Carrie said...

wow...another of your cards has just blown me away...

Totally stunning xx

Thanks for joining us at sweet stamping xx

Kerry said...

Oh such a lovely card, your colouring is fantastic. Thanks for joining us at Polkadoodles this week.

marilyn said...

PRECIOUS image and fantastic coloring. love your card!

Jenny said...

Just beautiful! Such a stunning card! Love your colouring & your layout. PERFECT! I might have to get this stamp too! Thanks for playing along with Polka Doodles this week.

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