Friday, January 21, 2011

Getting warmed up

The challenge at Stampin' For the Weekend is just that - getting warmed up. I love how some of the DT have actually used very summery images!

I decided to go with that gorgeous wrapped-up lil' lady by Crissy Armstrong. It is a rubber stamp called Valerie's Gift from Whimsy Stamps.
The colouring was done with Copics (colours listed below). Sentiment is from LOTV and these leaves are a stamp from Tanda Stamps, I cut them out and sponged with Vintage Photo. The background papers are from Fancy Pants.
The ribbon is actually a torn strip of gingham fabric. Mirror snowflakes (that are reflecting my chubby fingers) are from Papermania, I just glued some pearls on to add a bit of interest. And the white flowers are cut from white upholstery fabric with Marianne's Creatables dies. And things are dire indeed because I managed to somehow loose the smaller flower die amongst my mess and can't bloody find it any more and IT'S MY FAVORITE FLOWER DIE!!!

Weeping here.

Copic colours:
Skin: E000/00/21/11/13, R02/24/22/59
Hair: E49/57/55/, Y32
Gift bag: E57/33/53
Boots: E18/17/15/13/11
Hat, Gloves, tights: YG99/93/91/63, BG96
Yellows: Y28/26/32, YR31, E13
Fence: E49/47/33/30

The challenges:
Lollipop Crafts - sketch
Crafty Purple Frog (2 weeks) - distressing
Paper Take Weekly - Ribbons and Pearls
Scrap-Creations - Winter Blast
4Ooh La La Creations (2nd week) - Bling it on
 Corrosive Challenges  (2 entries) - Lace and Pearls
I Did It Creations - Brr I'm turning blue
Pile It On - Anything Goes
Allsorts - teal blue and brown
Tuesday Morning Sketches - Heavy Metal
Copic Creations - something new (fabric, metal charm, leaf stamp)

Thanks for looking and happy crafting!!


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

I love how you always put such cute things on your cards! I love everything about this one! The ribbon is fantastic! Your coloring, amazing! Love the leaves, the velvet flower and the snowflakes! Great Card Annika!

Chrissy said...

OMG...You crack me up lol. Hope you find your flower die. Gorgeous work, totally love this card. Great stuff [ I'm still giggling though]Luv CHRISSYxx

Julie said...

I so love the vintage look of this card,sooooo gorgeous! I think you must craft in heaps as I do,moving from one clear spot to another leaving chaos behind me and spending almost as long looking for elements I've scattered around whilst deciding what to place. Do I sense a change in blog name to the tidiest crafter ever??????? lol something tells me not! stay exactly as you are,your cards are amazing!!!! Hugs,Julie.x

Rach said...

A fantastic card hun, pretty detail. love the bow you have used and of course your colouring of the image is perfect.xx

Stella said...

You're right; this really is a heartwarming card. Gorgeous!

Berry said...

This is gorgeous, I love the image and all the elements, stunning vintage look, hope you find your flower die! Hugs Rebekah xx

Kirsten...x said...

Lovely card the image is so sweet and i love all the different elements...x

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

Vanja said...

Stunning card, Annika! Fabulous colouring and details.

Tara said...

Hey you! Sorry for being AWOL for so long!!! Just trying to get back to normal now, lol!
I have been keeping an eye on your creations which have all been amazing! The colouring on this one is divine and the embellies are right up my street too.... I lurve the flowers cut from upholstery fabric and now I'm off to hunt for some on EBay, lol!
Hope you find that missing flower die soon ;o(
Have a great weekend and big hugs, Tara xx

Lynne said...

Hiya - such a gorgeous card - love the way you've used different things like the upholstery fabric and torn gingham - colouring ... as always ... stunning!!!!
check you waste paper bin - my stuff always ends up in there lol
Lynne xoxo

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Just gorgeous hun, love the image is is fab!! My favourite bit though is ya ribbon/fabric looks amazing!
hugs shell xx

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

Gorgeous card, love the colours .........


Anonymous said...

Oh wowzer!! Annika, I just TOTALLY adore this hun!! The yummy ribbons and details are so amazing!! I was drooling over it on the challenge blog this morning!! :) HUGS

Mummylade said...

this is gorgeous and the colouring is amazing

Chris said...

this is gorgeous! I love everything about it.
I hope you find your die, I know exactly how you fell. the ones that really escape me turn up on the bottom of a paper package, I hardly ever look on the bottoms of things.

Shazza said...

WOW, WOW and WOW again this is so gorgeous, I would frame it!! Adore all the embellies you used and the image is so beautifully coloured

Hope you have a good weekend and find your die amongst the chaos that is a crafter's space

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card Annika, love the all of the leaves and the ribbon. Hope you find your die, there's nothing worse that losing a favourite ! Sue C x

Christine said...

Gorgeous card, Annika! The leaves and your flowers are perfect! I hope you find your die :(

Marlene said...

Oh how cute!!! You're not alone, sister. I can't find my brain.

Unknown said...

Jeepers Annika, girl I don't know how you do it but you amaze me every time!! Look at that face you coloured, it's like a little painting! Wowie! I'm your fan LOL!!! Thanks for your sweet words on my blog, I was sooo frustrated with that prize thing. I mean, what's the point of making a worldwide challenge when people outside the USA can't 'cash' their prize?! It's just plain stupid! Anyhow, you have a lovely weekend hun, hugs, Frea

Janet said...

great card! thanks for joining the corrosive challenge:)

Davi said...

Oh My Anikka this is fabulous!! I love the sweet image and the fun gingham!!

Vanessa (aka V'ness, Nessa, oldschool) said...

WOW...thanks for joinin us at TCPF!


Just perfect! The painting is marvelous . A master piece! Thanks for joining us at IDIC.

stephanne said...

Awwww, it's so pretty, your colouring surrounded by all the earthiliciousness, the shabbiness of it all, I ADORE IT!!!
hugs, stephanne

Melissa Craig said...

How cute!! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Jackie Randolph said...

Absoluletely gorgeous, adorable and stunning all in one breathe!
WOW love all the detail and your snowflakes are fab!!
Thanks for sharing with us at TMS!

Wendi said...

Totally fabulous card!!! The image is just perfect as is your colouring and I love all those embellies
Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week

Barbara Sproatmeyer (LM2) said...

This is a gorgeous card and I love the mix of embellishments you added - a lot of texture and a great variety. You coloring, of course, is fantastic - great details in depth. I like the shadows on the edges of the smile and started to do that on mine where possible. It's harder than it looked - at first mine were way to big/dark and I had to blend it out! Good think I was using Zoe's cardstock or I don't think it would have worked.

Best wishes with you and your family. *hugs*

P.S. Thanks for playing along in the Lollipop Craft Challenge this week. :D

...just Peggy said...

Your coloring is fab... and I love your details. Great card. Thanks for joining us at Lollipop Crafts.

angelwhispers said...

This is just gorgeous loving the papers and embellishments but your coloursing Wow its just stunning!! Thanks for joining us over at the CPFC Love Chanelle xxx

Angela said...

Oh my word! This is a work of art! It took me awhile to gaze at all of the beautiful elements and just take them all in.... Beautifully colored and embellished; love it! Thanks for playing along with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

Debi said...

Your card is lovely! Thank you for playing along with the Papertake Weekly challenge.

Barbara Sproatmeyer (LM2) said...

P.S.S. You got in the top three picks at Scrap-Creations AND Lollipop Crafts! :D

Gunn (Merete) said...

This card is so beautiful and I love your embellishemts, so much to look at.

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