Friday, July 16, 2010

Phindy's Challenge - Feeling The Blues

This is my third post today, please scroll down for Stampin For The Weekend and Stamp Something DT cards.

The challenge at Phindy's is to create a card using blue shades. I used another one of her Summer Cuties, just can't seem to stop colouring them, sooooo adorable!

The images was coloured with Copics and I drew the background with Copics too, so proud of myself, lol.

I made the flowers myself from bits of ribbon, buttons and bling and used the gorgeous leaves my friend Viv sent me, with some Stickles added.

The faux stitching was creating by investigating Sylvia's gorgeous cards, can see myself using that a lot!
So, as you can see, not much of myself on that card!!! The lace and flatback pearls were from my stash though, and I used a quote from dr Seuss as a sentiment.

I made the box for the card with Martha Stewart scoring board, sooooo easy. If anybody wants a quick tutorial about it, let me know!

Skin: E21/002/00/000
Clothes:BG34/52/11/10/000/45, C3/1/00
Bike: BG78/72, 0, W7/5/3/1, C3/1, G24/YG3
Grass: BG99/9363/03/21/00/0000/17/91, G85/24
Sky:B02/01/00/52, BG52, 0

IMAGE: Phindy's Place - Speedster
Coloring Medium: Copic Markers, Inkssentials white gel pen
Paper: DCWV Linen Closet, Neenah card for image
Accessories: lace, ribbon, button, crochet flowers from Ebay, Prima flowers, flatback pearls, leaves from Viv,  Stickles
Tools: ATG adhesive gun, Big Shot, Nestabilities circles, paper piercer, glue gel, Purple Cow guillotine, Martha Stewart scoring board, MS Word

Head over to Phindy's Challenge and see how all of us suddenly got the blues!!

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Craftalicious - Cute
Everybody-Art - Holidays
Lexi's Creations - stitching
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Summer Days
Tuesday Throwdown - Stitching
Papertake Weekly - In the garden
Stampavie and more - anything goes
Creative Inspirations - Lets Get Physical
Artful INKables - stitching
Creative Card Crew - Die Cuts (Nesties)
For Fun - coloured image (Copics fave medium)
Dare U 2 Digi Stamp - stitching
Raise The Bar - Something Old (Primas), Something New (self-made flowers), Something Borrowed {gifted/recycled - leaves}, Something Blue (the colour scheme)

Thanks for looking and happy crafting!


debby4000 said...

Oh WOW Annika, this is truly gorgeous, wonderful image and colours.

Tara said...

Not quite sure where to start with this one Annika but I have to say it's the nicest card I've seen in blogland all week!! I love the sweet image and your colouring is amazing, especially that awesome background!! Love what you've done to make your own flowers, makes you feel really creative when you produce something like that doesn't it!! Please could you tell me where I can get my hands on those gorgeous leaves too, I'm a bit of a foliage girl and I just have to get some!!
Have a great weekend ;o)
Hugs Tara xx

Kylie said...

Ohhhh Annika! I LOVE LOVE LOVE your card. Talk about AMAZING colouring. I love the background you did - I am going to have to give that a go myself. Talk about drooling. WOW. And it is a super cute image too. A completely BEAUTIFUL card. WOW.

Tammy said...

This is just stunning, Annika!! You just seem to keep getting better and better. Your cards are always over the top amazing and your coloring? FABULOUS!!!! I just love everything about this one and I would love to know how to make the box!!

Dawn B. said...

Annika this is amazing.. It almost looks like a painting.. Your coloring is fabulous..

slbt17 said...


Lori said...

Annika, I am in complete awww of this card. The sky and grass are unreal, but not only that the flowers, the colours are so serene, omg I have to stare at this for a few more minutes!

Davi said...

Annika This is a stunning card!! I LOVE it! The sweet image, lovely blues, pretty flowers and all the details are so so beautiful!!!

Marlene said...

Absolutely freaking BEAUTIFUL!!!! Right into my FAVORITES!!!!! WOW!!! Holy crapola....this is just fabulous. Ok, I'm going now....wiping the drool from my chin.

Anonymous said...

Stunning card, Annika. Wonderful colouring and image. Thanks so much for joining us at For Fun Challenge this week.
Amelia x

Renkata said...

OMG Anika, how you ding this girl, such an amaizing card, gorgeous colous and details. I do agree with Tara.

Debbie Schneider said...

Hello Anika - this is truly a beautiful card - a work of art I must say!! Your coloring is perfect - and the sky - oh my gosh - you did an amazing job and it really makes the image stand out. You are very talented and I am always in awe when I visit your blog - those flowers too - WOW!!!!

Netty said...

Hi Annika, everybody has said everything I wanted to say, yes you are truly amazing and creative, they are all the fabbiest of cards. Take care and enjoy the weekend. Annette xx

Christine said...

whaou!! your card is so gorgeous! I love this colors!

issy said...

Stunning card, the colours are so beautiful.


Chris said...

WOWEE girlie this is an amazing card! Your colouring is off the scale :D and I love your cloud background, absolutely gorgeous as are all your details and those pretty flowers you made. Have a great weekend Annika, hugs, Chris xx

maxine said...

wow a stunning card thanks for playing along at lexis creations

Roxx.T Barnes said...

Jaw dropping card! I was getting ready to take my nap...Yes I take a nap everyday..Thankfully our bosses don't mind.Lunch hour..Anyway..Ooh so glad I stopped by.
Annika your coloring is divine. I so love how you painted the background with clouds.You should give classes. Have a great Weekend.

Wilma said...

How cute! Really adorable! It's so sweet! Have a nice weekend!

Lynne said...

Awwh this little girl is just too cute!! and your colouring just seems to get better if that's possible :o) xx Lynne xx

Kimberly S said...

Oh my goodness Annika...WOW! The coloring of this adorable image is absolutely beautiful! The layout and added elements are so perfect. Just love it!

Jodi said...

Annika just beautiful!! Love the coloring you did and how you did the sky!! Wonderful coloring and layout!
Jodi =)


Totally adorable image and totally fabulous colouring - love those clouds Annika!
Love and hugs, Sylvia xxx

Kathy Czygan said...

Annika...Your talent is amazing! This is absolutely fabulous! So many beautiful handmade details! Your background is beautiful! Excellent creation!

CraftinGranny said...

Fantastic card!!! Love the colors, the layout, the image, your coloring, those wonderful flowers you made...etc., etc., etc.,
Thanks so much for joining us at For Fun this week. Sure hope to see you back next week.
"Hugs" Carol

Angela said...

Oh Annika, this is absolutley GORGEOUS!!!! Your coloring is out of this world!! SO inspiring!! And the sky you created is awesome!!

Dorcas said...

I really love this one Annika. It's beautiful. Love all the blue colors. My daughter has that DCWV paper pack "Linen Closet" and whenver I borrow a sheet I have to promise to replace it. LOL Great coloring too.

Philomena said...

You've done it again Annika - this is just a gorgeous card! I absolutely love your coloring of the image and that fabulous sky you created. Beautiful!

Linda Carson said...

Amazing! I would be extremely proud also!!

Viv said...

Woohoo! This is adorable! Love your flowers, sky, the papers, the lace, your colouring..... everything is perfect! Great idea to glitter the leaves too! Viv xx

Sue said...

Annika, this is outstanding! Everything just all goes togther to make this such a beautiful card. That little image is adorable and your coloring of it is awesome!! Love the sentiment too, very creative. Nicely done!!

Sue Drees

Sue from Oregon said...

pure sweetness!

Kim said...

WOW!!! This is just adorable. I love the ribbon flowers, just so pretty. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown.

Tracey said...

Absolutely Stunning Annika!!!

Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations & Good Luck!


Archies Mum said...

That image is absolutely gorgeous, so cute. Love the leaves you've used, and those flowers you've made. You are so clever x

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Every time I come here, Annika, your work is better than the last time (don't know how that's possible, but seems to be true). I really love the background you added in and all the special touches like the hand made flowers. This one really rocks!!


Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

P.S. I was so blown away by this that I forgot to thank you for joining in the fun with us this week at Creative Card Crew!

kaylou said...

wow such a gorgeous card, thank you for playing at SAM.
hugs Kaylou xoxo

Anonymous said...

Ok, now this is darling!!! You rock at making every card so perfect!

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

OMGosh!!! this is sooooo cute!! I cannot get over how you colored this. And the background is AMAZING!! I want a tutorial on how you did THAT!! :) Gorgeous as always girl. :)

Lynn said...

Your card is super cute and I just everything about it!! Wonderful and so creative :) Lynn x

Anonymous said...

So, so, SO beautiful---your work is absolutely WONDERFUL!!!

Mary Ski said...

Beautiful card. Such detail and great shading!

NGCARDS said...

Oh this is absolutely beautiful hun!Thanks for joining us this week at Creative Inspirations Wednesday Challenge Blog! xxx

Anne-Marije said...

Oh you've coloured this cutie so beautiful! I really love your card...
xxx Anne-Marije

~*Joni said...

Annika this is just adorable! I love the little girl, and your scenery is AMAZING! What a sweet card you have here, perfect for this week's challenges. Thank you so much for joining us at Raise The Bar this week!
~*Joni RTB DT

Helen Dooley said...

This is really an amazing card! Thanks for sharing this with us this week at For Fun!

Sylvia Blum said...

oh goodness.. how in the world is it possible that I did not comment on this stunning and over the top gorgeous card? it's so amazing, Annika.. I don't know what to say.. always the same boring superlatives *giggles*
well.. you know I **love** your work and I'm a huge huge fan of your work! Thanks so much for sharing all your incredible talent with us!

oh and thanks for linking up to my blog *blushing*

{big hugs}

Caroline said...

Stunning colors you've used, thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations xx

Lisa said...

Oh this is too sweet! Love the image and color combination! Thanks for sharing with us at For Fun Challenges!

bluebell-flowerwood said...

hi love the flowers, any chance on getting to know how you have done them love bluebell.

Unknown said...

This card is beyond beautiful Annika. Your coloring is divine. Thanks for playing along with us at Raise the Bar

Darlene said...

Absolutely stunning! Love your coloring on this adorable image and your flowers are precious! Thanks so much for joining us at Raise the Bar this week. I do hope you will join us again next challenge!!

Dianne said...

Totally gorgeous! It is sooooo cute! I just came across your blog. I have been missing out. Your work is fabulous.


stephanne said...

Awwww, what a delight it is to catch up on the happenings of Annika The Messy, lol. This card is pure delight, the image is adorable, there's a snail there, that makes me giggle!! Love the delicate blues and your wonderful embellies, not to mention your amazing colouring, very nice!!
Hugs, Stephanne

lalkygirl said...

wow ,what a stunning card,love everything about it ,your colouring is amazing ,your embellies are perfect.
thanks for sharing it with us at lexis and good luck
lalkygirl x

lalkygirl said...

wow ,what a stunning card,love everything about it ,your colouring is amazing ,your embellies are perfect.
thanks for sharing it with us at lexis and good luck
lalkygirl x

Giò said...

Such a lovely card!!! Sweet image and beautiful coloring.
Thanks for joining us at SAM challenge.


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