Sunday, June 27, 2010

Sentimental Sundays - Encouragement card

I've been feelin' rotten this week. On antibiotics from throat infection, additional ear ache, unmentionable yeasty visitors etc. Somehow I've managed to keep things moving on blog/DT work but I think it's finally catching up with me.

So when it was time to make the card for Sentimental Sundays Challenge, I just could not face any complicated colouring. Had a rummage through my old stamp folders and found those cute but very simple to colour stamps from Doodle Factory:

Here you go, clueless dragon and chubby knight. Hope it's just what you needed to make your Sunday complete!

I ran a piece of gold mirror card through with embossing folder, dabbed it randomly with Versamark pad and sprinkled with black sparkly embossing powder. Heat gun and voilĂ  - grungy ornate background. The rest of papers are from DCWV Naturals pad.

The sentiment is a rub on from don't-remember-who-from and they're bloody lucky I don't. Rotten quality. Border punch EK Success. The only embellies are some tiny gold brads and couple of vintage buttons. Just snipped the backs off and stuck them on with the strongest glue I have (that stuff, I bloody swear by it!).

Copic colours:
C8/7/5/3/1/00, YR23, Y17, YR24, Y32, YR31, Y28, Y18, BG99, YG67, G85, YG17, YG13

I'd like to enter following challenges:
Tuesday Throwdown - Dry embossing
Allsorts - embossing
Crafty Creations - Shine
Pixie Dust Studio - two or more images
Creative Craft - Stamp it up
Freshly Brewed Designs - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking and happy crafting!


Viv said...

Aww , poor Annika! Hope you are feeling better soon! Don't know how, when you feel so bad but you've put together another gorgeous card. Love the embossed background! Viv xx

Lori said...

Another masterpiece! Hahahaha I had a good chuckle about your rub on and lucky for them you don't remember. Love the grungy ornate background too!

The Wired Angel said...

So sorry you are under the weather Ms. Annika.. You must take care of yourself. Your work doesn't seem to suffer one bit though! Hugs, Peggy x said...

Wow,I love everything about this card.Its fantastic.Elisa.x

Crafting Queen said...

So sorry to hear you are unwell, hope you get better real soon. Your card is stunning as every!

Dee G said...

Gorgeous card Annika, you make copic colouring look so easy. SOrry to hear you're under the weather, get better real soon xx

Sylvia Blum said...

Annika, your card is amazing!!! And I think the colouring is fantastic (even though you say you weren't able to do some 'complicated' colouring..I **love** what you did here.. the shading is wonderful)
Oh... and I hope you are feeling well as soon as possible!!!
{{big hugs}} and sending you lots of healthy fairy dust

Lynne said...

Awwhh hope you feel better soon :o( - I've got sympathy for you - had an ear infection for 7 months and they can't stop it been making me feel lousy for months - still on the bright side you can still craft when you cant hear lol :o) - I love your card and was really excited this morning because I won last week's challenge - cheered me up no end hugs xx Lynne xx

Anne said...

Wow if this is what you produce when you're under the weather I'm giving up now LOL!!!!

That background is fab and such a great sentiment as ever.

Hope you're feeling better

Julie said...

Poor you,rest up and keep using the yoghurt lol! So love the grungy embossed background,will def give that a go,very impressive!!! great card,Catch you later x

Liz's creative corner said...

Wow fantastic colouring, your card is fabulous, love the grungy background, thanks for joining us at creative craft and good luck, hugs Liz xx

Cec said...

I agree with Anne and if this is what you can do when you feel rotten, then I am giving up and switching to underwater basket weaving:) Very cute card and I thank you for the design tips. The Mother in me says that you need to get some rest so you can get better.

Netty said...

This is brilliant Annika, really striking, love it.
Oh dear poor you, you sound in a right mess. Hope you feel better soon. Sending you loads of hugs, Annette xx

Ann English said...

Oh, honey, so sorry to hear you are feeling so lousy. If this is your idea os simple...well, I 'd better give up or just not be "troubled with great ambitions"---following the likes of you!!! You have a wonderful gift, my friend. Every creation, a treasure!

Cheryl said...

Sorry to hear you are not feeling well. I hope you are back to normal soon.

I love your card! The image is so cute it immediately put a smile on my face. I love the back ground you created. I need to try that technique.

Take care.

Kimberly S said...

Oh my goodness Annika, I love it! I'm a big fan of fantasy, so I love the knight and dragon to begin with. Your coloring is phenomenal, those vintage bittons are amazing, and the sentiment is perfect!! :)

craftyb said...

what a cute pair...your colouring is fab! Great sentiment! Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Creations! bx

Unknown said...

Sorry to hear you're not feeling well, hope you're better soon! I love this card, gorgeous colors and great image! So happy to be with you in the team at Stamp Something!


Heather Huggins said...

Beautiful card. Love that cool gold paper!!

Kirsten...x said...

Fabulous card love the image coloured so beautifully ...x

Thanks for joining us at allsorts this week hugs kirsten...x

Mina said...

oooohhhhhh no Annika Im so sorry your feeling so yuck, get well soon...wrap up warm and watch some fab old movies, a good cry is good for you it flushes all the germs out lol...keep your chin up girl....fabulous card though and the colouring is as amazing as always
Mina xxx

Bonita Rose said...


Scatty Cards said...

A fab card, love the image. Thanks for joining in at the creative craft challenge, good luck
Tracy xx

Julye said...

What a fab sentiment and oh so true, tyhanks for joining us with your fun card at creative craft challenges.

Marlene said...

Fantastic card! Love the colors you used. Everything looks so "rich"!

Liz Corrigan said...

Oh Annika how rotten, hope you are beginning to feel better. Nothing worse than antibiotics for causing other problems!!!
Your card is just great, love the oldy world feel to it, to go with the knight.
Rosie x

Heather D. ~ Fresh Brewed Designs said...

Adorable card. Your coloring is flawless!!! Thanks for playing at Freshly Brewed Challenges!

Related Posts with Thumbnails