Sunday, November 14, 2010

A dream in sepia and white...

These were the words circling in my head when I saw the challenge theme CHILDHOOD at Sentimental Sundays.

The image is from A Day For Daisies and I coloured it with Copic markers. I TRIED to keep it very minimalistic and not go overboard with shadowing. Used the whole range of E40-ies on clothes and hair and E50/51/53 for skin. Plus R00/01 for cheeks, very sparingly.

There's not a strip of designer paper involved, just cheap tan cardstock from Tesco, Sizzix texture plate, Cuttlebug 5x7 folder and loads of white ink.

The borders and flowers are my new purchase - Stempelglede grunge stamps. I had been coveting these for a long time!!

Big flower I made myself from tulle ribbon and flourishes are Marianne's dies.

The embossing punch is from Fiskars. I find these work better with slightly thinner cardstock and paper but the designs are lovely. Been neglecting them since I got MS punches which cut better.

And look - no baker's twine!! Shocking!!

I'd like to enter these challenges
Fairy Fun Fridays (2 weeks) - make your own flowers
AiFactory (2 weeks) - die cut or punch 
Cute Card Thursday - anything goes 
Paper Pretties - embossing 
 Sisterhood of Crafters - birthday
Anything Goes - emboss it 
Crafty Cardmakers (3 entries) - dry embossing
Copic Creations - browns
A Day For  Daisies - favorite recipe (sepia tones, love them) 

Thanks for looking and happy crafting!
Hugs


47 comments:

Kylie said...

Oh Annika! What a lovely elegant card. The image is so sweet and i love the embossing. Gorgeous!
Hugs
Klyie

Trina said...

Oh goodness! Absolutely wonderful! I love A Day for Daisies as much as a person can and have to say that you gave this digi a perfect home! The coloring is perfect!

Trina

Dot said...

What a beautiful card, so elegant. Love your flowers.
hugs Dorte

Sanna said...

Another stunning work from you.
Beautiful paper and stamp.
The text, is it a stamp or did you write it by hand ?

Ann English said...

Naturally, I love this card! Love the sepia-have never tried it but perhaps...
The blog design---a home run! I love it ! How did you come up with the blinkie?! I want one!

Dorcas said...

Great job, Annika! It' s so pretty!

Ms. Jen said...

WOW, I'd have thought it was all designer paper if I hadn't read that! This is a new favorite color of mine lately. Great job sweets!

Heidi said...

Wow what a beautiful card!
Love the colours and the way you have put it all together.
Thank you for signing up for my candy, good luck!
Hugs, Heidi:)

Lau W said...

Really love this card, superb style, elegant and soft, congrats !
xxx

Lisa M. (aka. Lisabee) said...

Oh goodness Annika! this card is just stunning! I love how you did the image! I totaly stink at shadowing, so I eagerly examine yours! :) I'm so priviledged to be on the same DT as you because your work is just amazing!

♥ Lisa M.

*Vicki* said...

Annika, this is so gorgeous sweetie!! Love the flower you've made!!HUGS

Deb said...

fabulous card, the image is adorable and love that flower! hugs Debx

Shazza said...

this is gorgeous, love the elegance of it x

Lynne said...

Another beautiful card Annika!! love the colours - so serene and peaceful - truly stunning xx Lynne xx

HappyCrafter said...

This is beautiful! Great image and I really like all the layers and swirls etc.

Viv said...

No DP? No bakers twine? Still gorgeously gorgeous Annika! Love the effect of embossing and inking with white!
And that tulle flower is fab!!!!!!

Marilyn said...

Gorgeous card Annika & I love that image... and I've gone hunting for them & am going to buy some. I've never seen this designer's images before but I love them!

Archies Mum said...

Absolutely beautiful, I am so loving your embossing, and love your colouring

Joan V said...

So lovely.

Marlene said...

Gorgeous!

Stella said...

Wow...this card has everything I dream of. Annika; you're uber talented. This just took my breath away....Gorgeous colors, fabulous details, elegance and chic. Love, love, love it!
Hugs,
Stella

Alice & Crafts said...

what an elegant and simple card!!! well done!! :-)

Mina said...

wow a stunner Annika, I love this colour combo it always look so elegant and vintage
Mina xxx
p.s. did you get your ribbon?

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Another stellar piece of work from a master papercrafter! Love your color palette and all the subtle textures that give it such an elegant look. I had to sit and try to dissect this piece by piece to figure out your supplies and tools. I covet the Stempelglede stamps but can't find any sellers that ship to the U.S. If you know of any, please share a link because they are so my style. And thanks for another beautiful piece of eye candy!

CraftyC said...

Wow Annika, another stunning card. I just love visiting your blog!
Clairex

Dawn B. said...

Gorgeous coloring.. I have not tried the E40'a before..This is beautiful..Great job.

Laura said...

Looks amazing! I love the sepia tones... and your flower looks so cute! I might just steal your idea and make one also :). And those flourishes are just perfectly falling into place... I never used any of those although I have a couple. I think I should start adding them here and there.

Hugs,
Laura

Cheryl said...

Your card is so sweet and elegant! I love the mostly monochrome look and they flower is fabulous. Another wonderful creation!

Tracey said...

This is sooo beautiful Annika, I love all the detail & the muted colours (& that image is SWEET!)

Have a great week.
Hugs
Tracey
xx

Debbie Schneider said...

This is so soft and so elegant looking - I love how you combined the various flowers and the textures and the colors - together they make such an amazing masterpiece!! The sentiment - how perfect for this image!! Love Love Love it!!!

sue said...

great embossing, cute card, thanks for joining us at anything goes x sue x

Cheryl Nelson said...

Perfectly lovely in every way!!

Purple Card Lady said...

What a beautiful card! Thank you for joining us for "a day for daisies" pass the traditions challenge.

Tameko said...

Absolutely fabulous. Love your image, sentiment, and flower!

Papertrails by a paper lover said...

A brilliant card Annika! You never cease to amaze me with your creative endeavors! What a stunning card! ♥ Amy

Linda Carson said...

Most EXCELLENT artwork! Some day you "must" do a video of your coloring techniques...hint, hint!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Thanks so much, Annika, for the tip about Bunny Zoe shipping the Stempelglede stamps. I have wanted the Grunge Hearts forever so I ordered that set. I really wanted a second one, but our money is worthless these days. It was $35 for one set with the shipping, which was a reasonable $4 and change. I just couldn't do $70 for two sets :( but am happy to be getting that one at last.

Thanks again for sharing!

Hugs,
Linda

Sandie said...

Wow, just gorgeous!! I LOVE the E40-ies :) Stunning colouring and shading.

Lori said...

I totally love how you only used neutrals, wow gorgeous, and that flower my word, you're awesome, thanks for joining us at Fairy Fun Fridays!

Tine said...

Fabulous Annika. If you would like to pop along to my blog, there is a little something for you!
Tine :)

Trisha said...

So beautiful-love the monochromatic feel and softness of this card Annika! Thanks for playing at Fairy Fun Fridays! xox Trish

Micki said...

Oh wow I absolutely love your card. I love the simplicity of it and the sepia coloring. Gorgeous! Thanks so much for joining us this week in the neighborhood!

hugs

Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

This is so pretty Annika! I love the elegance and softness of the pale colors! The embossing, Flower and the swirls are awesome touches too!

Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

This is so pretty Annika! I love the elegance and softness of the pale colors! The embossing, Flower and the swirls are awesome touches too!

Davi said...

Wowzer Annika, This is divine!! I love the soft monochromatic palette. The layers, embossing and the beautiful image is really stunning.

Lisa said...

Annika this is stunning! I love the coloring and the details of the card are perfect. Thank you so much for playing along in the A Day For Daisies "Please Pass the Traditions" Challenge!

Lisa
ADFD DT Member

Renee said...

All I can say is WOW!!! This card is just stunning!! Love the image, colors, well, just everything about it. Great job. Thanx for joining us this week at AIF. Hope to see you back again. Don't forget about the DT call going on now.
Renee DT

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