Sunday, January 16, 2011

Beating the blues

OK, here's another bit of proof that I'm a total weirdo.

The challenge at Sentimental Sundays is Winter. I sat down and came up with this:
I guess it's just my brain protesting against endless lashings of rain and mud here.
I coloured this image by Mo's Digital Pencil with Copics. Gave Bella REAL red cheeks so you can see she's using her whole lung capacity to get some sound outta that saxophone!! Poor-poor Bronte...
It's actually a get well card, btw. Thought I'd mention it.
The papers are from Cosmo wonderfully warm and lovely patterns.

Copic colours:
Skin: E55/53/51/50, R02/01/00
Reds: R22/24/29, E09
Clothes yellow:E99/97/YR23,Y17
Saxophone: YR14, E35, Y02/08
frills: W9/7/5
Shadows: N9/7/5/3/1/0, 0

Craft Your Days Away (2nd week) - anything goes
Stamp, Scrap & Doodle - anything goes
Fairy Tale (2 weeks, 2 entries) - flowers
Raise The Bar - use a child image
Paper Play (2 entries) – cutie patootie
Color Dare - COLOR (poppy parade, so saffron, very vanilla)
Fab 'n' Funky - warm, toasty colours
Oldie But Goodie Challenge (2 weeks) - bright & cheerful

I am still away on our grown-up weekend!!
Thanks for visiting!


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

Your card is perfect for winter! She is all bundled up! Not everyone has tons of snow. Your coloring is great as usual. Her cheeks captured it beautifully! Love all the layers. the corrugated piece, the flower, the lace! This is great Annika!

Michelle said...

Hi Annika

Wow, this is wonderful!! Your colouring is simply awesome. This is guarenteed to cheer up the recipient no doubt.

Michelle :-)

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous! I could just sit here and stare at your beautiful coloring for hours! She jumps right off the page! Well done! hugs, Angela

Dorte said...

Looking at your card I feel happy!
Enjoy your stay.
Hugs Dorte

Alberto said...

absolutely pretty creation! I just love the coloration of this wonderful stamp!!!
The flowers are pretty too!!!
take care xx
hugs, Albert

Anonymous said...

I love what you came up with for this, perfect for beating the winter blues :)

Alina said...

absolutely wonderful!
hugs, Alina

Tracey said...

Fantastic card Annika, I love the colours & a great take on the challenge!


Tine said...

Hi again Annika. Just brilliant, can't think why you chose Winter as a theme but its a great card just the same! LOL.
Tine :)

Dorcas said...

I love this Annika! Nice bright colors, superb coloring, great image and sentiment. Wonderful card! :-)

Patricia Garcia said...

Cute card Annika, great coloring and this image is just too cute! Love the cute dog and the flower so nice!!


Renkata said...

ohhh I am sure she is getting warm playing the blues :)
Very adorable card Annika.
Have a wonderful Sunday dear!

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Hope your having fun on your weekend away hunnie xxx

Just gorgeous I love her tights they look fab!!
huge hugs shell xx

Anonymous said...

Beautiful, warm card Annika, your shading is stunning as ever and your combination of materials is just fab ! Hope you enjoy your 'grown up' week end. Sue C x

papertrails leaver said...

Annika you always amaze me with your fabulous cards! This is truly a beautiful card! The colors and stunning! Wishing a blessed Sunday!
:-) Amy

Stella said...

Your card is gorgeous and your flower is breathtaking; b-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l!!!!

CraftinGranny said...

Adorable card Annika! Bronte must be howling.....LOL Fantastic coloring my friend. "Hugs" Carol

Tameko said...

Annika, another stunning creation. Wonderful colors, and great job coloring.

Julie said...

Amazing,I need some of your skills,teach me your fabric folds,pretty please:) :) big huge hugs,Julie x

Archies Mum said...

What a brilliant image to use for someone under the weather. That should put a smile on their face. You've coloured in Bella & Bronte beautifully, and love the crochet flower you've used.

Heidi said...

Wow this is gorgeous!
Love the image and your colouring is amazing.
Hugs, Heidi:)

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Hope you are having an amazing weekend sans kiddies! I'm sure you earned it after the bout of Chicken Pox - LOL!!

I love your take on winter - so fun and upbeat and of course your coloring skills are second to none! And that flower is so fabulous I just want to rip it off and use it on one of mine!


Doreen said...

A fabulous card, What a great image.Thanks for sharing this with us at

Linda Carson said...

This beauty would cure my wintertime blues! Love your coloring and simple design!

Jennifer said... this is just perfect for our challenge over at F'n'F! thanks for joining in! xx Jenny xx

Kim P said...

Your coloring is AMAZING! Fantastic card!

Lisa Jane said...

Gorgeous colours - beautiful flower
Thanks for joining us at Oldie but a goodie

cnelson said...

Super cute! Perfect sentiment with that image!

Amy Johnson said...

She is so lovely! I love her red cheeks and that flower in the corner!

Zoe said...

Another stunner! I'll make sure to let you know when I am feeling unwell. :)

Mandy said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, your colouring is amazing as always hun.
Thanks for joining us at Paper Play for our "cutie patootie" challenge
hugs Mandy xx

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wow Annika!! This is gorgeous!! I just love your coloring!! So lifelike!! The colors and design with the crocheted flower is beautiful! You are amazing girlfriend!

Barbara Sproatmeyer (LM2) said...

I love this! Don't know how it remotely started out as a winter card but you never argue with your mojo!! :D

How was your weekend? I was surprised to see you out commenting when you were "suppose" to be away from home!! Shame on you! LOL!

And to answer your question... no, I'm not a super woman... I just stay up all night! Ask Zoe... we're two peas in a pod when it comes to 4 hours of nightly sleep. :D But if I was a super woman... I'd want my powers to freeze time. Maybe with a little bit of a super brain, capable of remembering/learning anything! Actually, yea... forget freezing time, that would only get more "TO DO" things piled up on my desk, so I'm going for for an ultra-super-memory. What would be your power?

jjcreations said...

Awesome card - the colouring is fabulous and I love the sax! Great image. Thanks for playing along with the Color Dare.

Marlene said...

STUNNING doesn't even begin to cover it. This is gorgeous! WOW!

Shirl said...

Hope you're having plenty of fun with your adult getaway! :) Totally adore this card and the fun fun image you used :)

Btw, I'd like to thank you for inspiring me to colour on kraft...I tried it once on my card here and I like it very much, will be doing more of it soon :)

Ms. Jen said...

Great winter card sweetie! You're away? I hope you're havin a blast.

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

Hi ,
what a little cutie, love your card design and your colouring is fabulous............


Glenda J said...

So cute! Your colouring is amazing! Thanks for playing along with the Color Dare!

Marilyn said...

Love your card Annika! I have always like this image of Mo's & your card just makes me smile when I see it. It's perfect!

Davi said...

How Fun this is Anikka! Your perfect coloring of the cutie image and wonderful embellies make one fab card!!

Anonymous said...

Oh girl...your coloring is just AMAZING!! I am loving your whole design with the yummy papers and flowers!! Just awesome job sweetie!! HUGS

Laura said...

:) wow...lucky you! such a long weekend!
I LOVE this card :) the image is adorable and perfectly colored... and I know that flower :)! I am so glad you used it!!! I made lots of them and don't seem to find the right card to stick them to.

Julie M said...

Another fab card, Annika - that would cheer anybody up!!! Love the bright reds and yellows and such a fun image.

Thanks for joining us on PaperPlay this week.

Julie xx

Cheryl said...

You did it again! Another gorgeous piece of art! I love your coloring (as always) and the texture is fabulous.

~*Joni said...

Annika this is just so adorable! I love your work with Mo's images, you make them really come to life! Come and see this post here to see your name in lights on the RTB blog. :)

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