Sunday, November 7, 2010

I am now officially cool - and a totally non-sentimental card for Sentimental Sundays

Did you notice my new cool blog design?? Did you? DID YOU??? Aw come on, surely you didn't miss it!! I even have my own blinkie now - yeah, I know. I'm totally "with it"!

You see, couple of days ago I stumbled onto Laura's blog and was oohhing and aahhing over her design. We got talking and she - a total angel that she is - gave my blog a make-over! I love it to bits - it's so ME!!

I still need to do some tidying up and sort out the pages but boy do I like the look of my blog now!!! Thank you so much, Laura!!!

Oh, and I have a card for you too!! We have a sketch this week at Sentimental Sundays. Our own wonderful Dorcas designed it (have you SEEN her colouring - pure wow-factor) and she should definitely make them more often. Real good working layout.

I won some images from Dew Drop Craftz recently and wanted to play with them. It's my first time colouring manga style image but I was more so experimenting with a dramatic look. Got a bit carried away with the shadows on her face but hey. So what that she looks as if she has a stubble!? Artistic liberties and so on...

The colouring is done with Copics and sponging with Distress Inks (Vintage Photo).

Papers are from DCWV and the handmade paper and tickets I got in a RAK from wonderful Tara - where would I be without my friends!!!

The button is from my stash an there's also baker's twine involved. Yeah. That stuff makes me happy. Consequently you see loads of it on my cards...

Copic Colours:
Scarf: E27/25/34/21/41, T5/3/1
Fur:E15/35/31/30, W3/5
Glasses: E77/19/39/97/99, E37/35/31, W9/7/5/3
skin, face: E53/51/50/000/13, E44/42/40
Hair: E79/77/74/71/41

I'd love to enter these challenges:
 Alice in Wonderland (2 weeks) - tickets
Crazy 4 Challenges - square cards
Our Daily Bread Designs - gold or silver cording, hemp or string 
 Southern Girls - Travel (the image is called Traveller)
 Scrap-Creations - Favorite Technique (Copics, distressing)
Copic Creations - Browns 
Scrapbook Sisters - autumn colours

Hugs and smooches!


62 comments:

Louise said...

Hi Annika!
Yay! I totally love that new header!! Supercool! :)
And your card is....pure art :) It´s amazing and the coloration is just fab!
Hugs!

Emma said...

WOW Annika, your coloring is AMAZING! I just love it! Thanks so much for joining us over at Oh Alice!

Renkata said...

ohhh sure I notice the messy new blog layout , he he he:)
Very dramatic and magical card Annika.
Super colouring and layout dear!

Sanna said...

Yessssss ! I like your new blog.
Especially the handwriting ! It is my wish too, to have that.... :)
And the card is fabulous.

Laura said...

Heheh... you are very welcome! I like how the blog turned out!

And the card... PERFECT manga style... you didn't add too many shadows at all. It's colored exactly as it should be (I would know; used to watch manga everyday! I still do sometimes)... Love the color combo. It really is dramatic and it's perfect for that image!

Have a wonderful Sunday!

Laura

Julie said...

Annika,GET OUT OF HERE!!!!! what an amazing,stunning,fabulously coloured,moody card,You astound me!

Love the makeover,love the twidley writing,I'm too scared to play with mine though I think the time is due lol,I'm frightened I might lose things,lost my header over a month ago,haven't seen it anywhere have you?? lol,I should never have tried to get creative with technology!
Your fabulous card would also fit in with this weeks challenge at Scrapbook Sisters,you can find the link on my blog.
Have a great day,Julie.x

chris said...

Annika, its sooooooooooo AMAZING, YOUR ART WORK ALWAYS IS THE BEST.
hugs chris xx

Frea said...

Wow Annika, I'm very impressed!! Love the image and very well coloured, and the card is brilliant!
You're amazing, really!
Greetz, Frea

Joanna K said...

Wooow, you've done wonders to Dorcas' sketch! Your card looks amazing, who cares about the stubble lol! And I looooove your new blog look, I noticed it straight away :)))) Me quite jelous now! hugs ;))

Tine said...

Hi Annika. Yep, fab new look blog. So personal! As for the card, I love the colours you have chosen and the distressing gives it real impact. Brilliant colouring, with or without stubble! LOL.
Tine :)

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

You are one Totally Cool lady Annika - from your new blog layout to your fabulous cards!! This one is just awesome - your colouring is the best!
Hugs, Sylvia xxx

Kimberly S said...

You always do such an amazing job on every one of your projects Annika, this is fabulous! Love the earthy colors, the handmade paper, and your beautiful coloring! Your 'new look' is wonderful too! :)

Debra said...

This card is absolutely stunning! Wonderful job TFS

Netty said...

Terrific makeover for your blog no wonder you are pleased.
As usual your card is totally fabulous and I love it. Great textures, design and colour.
Annette x

Lau W said...

Fantastic coloring and splendid card !
xxx

Jenny said...

OMGosh!! This card is just stunning!!! Your coloring skills are amazing!!

Marjon said...

Wow this one is really beautiful,the way you colored it super,looks like a painting.
Youre blog looks awesome like this.

Grtzz Marjon

Shannon Erskine aka e3stamper said...

OH MY WOW Annika!!! this is GORGEOUS!!!

Tracey said...

WOW! Such a stunning card Annika, I love the colours & the texture :)

Have a great week!
Hugs
Tracey
xx

The new look blog looks fab btw.

Crissy Armstrong said...

Totally cool blog look Annika, I am loving it! And your card is just a stunner! The colouring looks pro!! It just comes to life!

Shirl said...

Totally fabulous .... eh what stubble and the new look blog is super cool.
Hugs Shirley x x

*Vicki* said...

Oh wow Annika...you are TOO cool!! In more ways than one for sure!! :) Love your blog design sweetie, but your card is soooo amazing!! Adore the coloring details and fabulous layout design!! YOU ROCK!!

Peggy said...

WOW!! The coloring on this card is amazing!!! I wish I could do this. Thanks for playing with us at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations.

Viv said...

Wow Wow Wow! Another colouring masterpiece! Love the twine stuff and the little tickets, the whole thing actually!
Cool blog too, I'm gonna steal your blinkie!
Oh, and thanks for joining us at Southern Girls! Viv xx

Papertrails by a paper lover said...

Your blog looks amazing! Your card is incredible! Love the piercing blue eyes! Those tickets are a perfect accompaniment!

Archies Mum said...

Wow amazing colouring. Lovely card. Love the new look blog especially your blinkie

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

You're coloring is amazing like everyone has been saying! New blog page also very cool!

sue said...

Soooo love that card! The colours are awesome!! Thanks for joining along at SGC :)

karlinchen50 said...

Wowwwww Annika, the image is colored stunning.
What a card!
Hugs Karla

Calypso said...

Annika....You are the WOW factor TOO!!! This card is AMAZING....LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!!!

Calypso

Sue Upson said...

OMG!! Where do I start!! OK, blog LO first, I LOVE it!! The sub title made me chuckle, 4 coats of paint late and my youngest's artistic creations are still showing through!!

As for your card, wowie!! Stunning is the only word, adore how you have coloured the image, and the papers and embellies are just perfect

Does that sound too gushy??? Probably, but I'm in a congratulatory mood and your work never fails to amaze me :-) Thanks for sharing your creation with us at the Scrapbook Sisters Card Challenge this week

Hugs Sue xx

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wow girl!! I just love your coloring!! You talk about Dorcas...well yours is fab too gf!! Gorgeous take on the sketch and I love the details!! Thanks for joining the ODBD challenge this week too!! What a treat for my eyes!! Love your new blog look!!
hugs,
Chris

Cheryl said...

Gorgeous card Annika! She is lovely!

I love the new blog look. It is so clean and unclutter so that your art really shines against it.

Patricia said...

Just awesome I love your coloring. Love all the layers and embellishments. Thanks for joining us at Southern Girls.
~Patricia

Tracy said...

The blog looks fantastic! And this card . . . WOW! Your color blending and shading is just anmazing. Awesome card Annika!

Linda Carson said...

Oh now you're just showing off w/a new blog banner along with jaw-dropping artwork!! Amazing coloring & amazing creative details! Your artwork ROCKS!

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

GORGEOUS!!! I love that image, and your coloring is amazing!!! Wow!! I''m so glad you joined us at COpic Creaitons!

Katie Cotton said...

ok, this is the first time i've been to your blog and just the header alone had me rolling! Your card is beyond gorgeous!!! Fantastic coloring and the layout is great! Thanks so much for joining us at copic creations!!!

Tina said...

Hi Annika, Amazing work, your colouring is perfect. I have passed on a blogger award to you, which you can collect at www.scrapdiva-tina.blogspot.com.
Thanks for sharing your beautiful creations.

...just Barbara said...

Of course and I love the new look! Those colors you used are fantastic! I'm gonna have to get brave enough to mix my colors because this looks AMAZING!!

Amy Johnson said...

Yes! I love the new look of the blog! It has such attitude and is so unique!

Beautiful card! Love the tickets and your coloring, as always, is amazing!

...just Barbara said...

Hi Annika, Can't find your email. :-, Anyway, of course I made those by hand... just kidding! The flowers are done with a Tim Holtz die so they're quick and easy. :D

By the way, what colors did you use on your sky? Love that combination!

Anita said...

Fabulous card. Your coloring is beautiful.

Kathy Czygan said...

WOW! This is a work of art Annika! Very Dramatic! Beautiful coloring and love the handmade paper and tickets! Who would have thought to use bakers twine? Only you....and it works perfectly with all the elements of this gorgeous creation! Love it! Your new blog design is so you...it's cool and awesome! Love the sentiment about the kids and the permanent markers! I had to crack up when I read that.....for some reason the kids always want to play with the permanent ones! Too funny!

Marlene said...

LOVE the new blog design, and LOVE that card!

Erin said...

Your coloring is stunning! Thanks for joining us at Oh, Alice.

karenw said...

This is stunning!! I love the manga style and you have coloured it perfectly. So evocative and the rest of the card is wonderful - I may have to borrow some of those layers and colours for a scrapping page!!
thanks for paing with us at southern girls, cna't wait to see more of your work.

Dorcas said...

Your coloring is definately blowing me away here! Perfection!

Dorcas said...

Oh! And I TOTALLY love your new blog look! It is really you and I love it!

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

This card is just amazing! I mean like JAW DROPPING! It is a gorgeous picture and your coloring is just...well it's just awesome!

♥ Lisa

Kristen said...

Super cute card. I love your technique! Thanks for playing with us at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations.

MrsK said...

Hey Annikka this is just amazing!!! Totally gorgeous image by the way i love him *swoon* hugz xx

Rica said...

Hi Annikka, a truly amazing card. I love your colour and papers choice and fantastic details. Your colouring of Karen's fabulous image is awesome!!!!

Thanks so much for playing along with us at Copic Creations.
hugs Heather xx

Ms. Jen said...

I agree with Lisabee, "JAW DROPPING". I mean, WOW sweetie. This is truly amazing. How did you do that background coloring? Do you have one of those air guns? You have been doing some masterpieces lately. If I ever even come close to your talent I'll be one happy girl.

Love ya - Jen

P.S. I like the new blog but it's too "clean" for you! LOL

Anesha said...

Wow, this is stunning Annika!!!!!

Chrissy D said...

YOWZERS - this is FANTASTIC. Beautiful coloring!!! Thank you for joining us in the ODBD Shining Light Challenge!

Axel....{Carol} said...

What can i say,its all been said,just GORGEOUS,i adore this card.And your blog is very super cool hehe and with it!
Thanks for playing with us at southern girls

Meghan said...

AW I love your image,paper and ribbon!!
Hugs
Meghan

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

WOW, Annika, this is absolutely breathtaking!!! Your coloring is over the top gorgeous!!! Great take on this weeks Shining the Light Challenge over at ODBD!! Thanks for taking the time to play along! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Heather Jensen said...

Girl...I am coming to your house for coloring lessons. This is AMAZIG!! You blow me away every time I stop by. :)

Alicia said...

Wow! This is fantastic!! Thanks for joining in our transport/travel challenge at Southern Girls and good luck!
Alicia xx

Julie said...

Wow!You already know what I think about this amazing work of art! Visiting with my hat on today though lol! Thanks for joining in this week's challenge at Southern Girls.Have a great week,Julie.x ps.thanks for the link to the card that you sent me the other day,have ordered some up,will let you know how I get on. xxx

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