Friday, October 22, 2010

Stamp Something - Digi Day

Hooray, it's Digi Day again at Stamp Something and I got to play with this gorgeous image from Prairie Fairy.

I do love the image and am reasonably OK with the Copic work but I have to admit that I absolutely hate that card. You see, I saw a gorgeous sketch at Mojo Monday and decided to try it out and everything just went downhill from there. (sulks)

There are bits I like about it though - the burgundy gingham I finally hunted down (expect to see it a lot, I bought 4 yards!), bakers twine (love of my life, don't tell hubby) and the frosted branches under the poinsettia (which went horribly wrong).

I made these branches with tacky glue, floral wire and a new cool Silver Flower Soft. It's absolutely gorgeous and MUCH cooler irl than on the photos!!

In short, there's a lot of elements about that card that I love but the overall result totally sucks!

Now, I'm still gonna enter some challenges:
Stampin' Royalty - ribbons
Wild Flower Patch - twine 
Cinema Saturday - something hand cut or die cut
Flutter By Wednesdays - Open
Creative Card Crew - Fairy Tales
Bah Humbug - Elegance
Fussy and Fancy - Winter Wonderland

Thanks for looking and happy crafting!


Marlene said...

This is gorgeous. Your coloring always makes me go, "oooh!!! Ahhhh!!!"

Tara said...

I know sometimes we do dislike a card when we've finished it but what's not to like here girl?!! It's glorious!!! Where do I start, lol?!
Well the colouring and sparkling rocks..... the gingham ribbon is just divine and the twine is delish! But your flower and frosted branches are the star of the show.... GORGEOUS!!!
Bet you still don't like it right? LOL!!!
Hugs Tara xxx


Beautiful card Annika. Your colouring is superb - I feel as though I could touch the folds in those dresses.
Hugs, Sylvia xxx

Marilyn said...

Wowsers! What a pretty card... your colouring is gorgeous & I love your attention to detail.

Jenny said...

Amazing card again! I love the glitter on the wings!! Great coloring as always!

Lisa Summerhays said...

Fabulous as always. Love the bling on the wings!

Irene said...

Hello Anika

I think we are our own worst critics. There is nothing wrong with your card it's gorgeous. Great traditional colours and a gorgeous poinsetta, adorable image and a fabulous bow. Perfect.

Thank you so much for joining in our latest challange.


Stella said...

It's a treasure. You should keep it on your workstation. There are so many elemants in it that you love and I think you spent quite some time on this card. And in the end you will have some of that gorgeous gingham ribbon for yourself :)

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

You are way too hard on yourself! The coloring is great! I saw that sketch and could not wrap my head around it. It was hard, but you did it perfectly! I recently brought out my mistakes too. I think we are the only ones that notice.

Dorcas said...

I think its the image that stinks. (not your coloring , but the image itself.) Everything else is wonderful! I love your gingham ribbon and twine and everything else. And you put alot of work into the image. The wings are fab! And the image isn't horrible, just strange. ( I hope I'm not stepping on any toes....cringe..)Do you know what I mean?

Renkata said...

Hi Annika, ohhh girl :)
That is like nature , nature is not always perfect but is just delightful and full with amazing things.
I love the frosty bunches, they are just like nature...gorgeous!
Love the folds in the dres, FAB card!

Danni said...

Wow!! This is so truly gorgeous! Your coloring is so superb! Awesome card! Thank you for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

Nancy Thomas said...

Beautiful.....I love everything about it.

Sassy Scrapper said...

WOW I'm gasping over here! What an amazingly stunning card. The image is just gorgeous and the colors are just stunning. Hugs Bonnie

chris said...

Oh my goodness this is just truly amazing I so love it.

Crystal said...

WOOOWEEE Annika this is stunning, look at that coloring, you are just AWESOME girl!!! Totally GORGEOUS card!

Lorraine A said...

gorgeous card annika ,, you are WAY too hard on yourself !! The image is beautiful and the colours, paper and embellies are all lovely :-)

Lols x x x

Ellibelle said...

I had to read your posting twice because I thought I misread something. I can't believe you don't like the card. I think it's gorgeous. The image is perfect for the sketch you colored it beautifully and I love the sparkles you added. Everything goes so well together, it's beautiful.

Fleur said...

Annika, how can you not like this card it's beautiful.
Hugz Fleur xXx

Anita said...

Well, I have to disagree with you. This card is're being waaaay too hard on yourself. That image is precious and your coloring, as always, is beautiful. I love that ribbon and twine too!

Netty said...

The card is just gorgeous Annika. I know how you feel but sometimes because we are so close to a project the things we are not keen on glare out to us, but usually not to anyone else as the above comments prove.
So cut the moaning and move on to the next one.......thats me being
Have a great weekend my little friend, Annette xx

Shannon Erskine aka e3stamper said...

Beautiful image Annika!! Love the added sparkle too!

Davi said...

Wow Annika this is fabulous!! I love the coloring on the sweet images and your layers of scallops and flowers look fab!

Linda Carson said...

This is beautiful Annika! Wonderful coloring & sparkle! You need to send it to someone who truly appreciates handmade artwork. My address is 3205.....!

Max said...

Hi Annika
The burgundy ribbon and twine is a lovely combination and the sweeping scallops and stitching add to the overall look. Thank you for sharing with us at Bah! Humbug!

Max's Craft Creations
Bah! Humbug! Challenges DT

Annie said...

oh what a special card - so beautiful
Ann xxx
Bah! Humbug! DT

Rita said...

What a Wonderful card Annika, its so Stunning. Hugs Rita xxx

Ellibelle said...

Hey Annika,
Ellie here again, just saw on a comment that you wondered if coloursoft are the same as prismas. They do in fact are very similar. I have tons of prismas (maybe all of them or close to), but these seem to have more color pigments that's what I like better about them. And there are only 72 colors in total, a negative things for some but for me it's great because I always can't decide on what color to use if I have too many to choose from LOL.

Amy Johnson said...

This is so gorgeous! Love the flower, the flower soft, the bow, the branches. Everything is just perfect.

cnelson said...

So incredibly sweet and lovely!!!

Tracey said...

Beautiful card Annika, I love everything!

Hope you're having a great weekend :)


raindropecho said...

Oh, Annika, how do you do it? That coloring is flawless, you talented woman you!

- Ann

Hands On said...

Gorgeous image! And your ribbons are super sweet. Thanks for playing Stampin' Royalty.

CarlaKH said...

Oh this is soo pretty. I love the sweet image and your coloring as always is amazing!

Meilani Z. Smith said...

your card is absolutely beautiful. I love the angels. Thank you for sharing at Stampin' Royalty.

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

LOL - we are always our own worst critic. I really like this card - such a gorgeous coloring job on that image. I have trouble with the deep folds on clothing and you have done that perfectly. I like the double row of scallops at the top too, and am drooling over that gingham ribbon! Hope you have warmed up to this one by now!


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Juanita said...

Wow, for a card that sucks this sure is beautiful. Your coloring is gorgeous, love the sparkle on the wings. Thanks for sharing with us at Fussy and Fancy.

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