Saturday, April 2, 2011

Tell me to use bright colours...

...but only if you're prepared to face the consequences!

Poor Zoe obviously hadn't quite thought of that when she told us to use bright colours at Make It Colorful challenge this week. (insert demonic laugh here) I do NOT need much encouragement in that area, in fact I happily-half-deliriously put together cheerfully blinding colour scheme:
The sponsor this week is Whimsy Stamps and I used Brooklyn Babe and Treasured Moments Tickets from them.

The background uses 3 different digis from Make it Crafty: Circus Tent, Ticket Booth and Sophie Daydreaming.
Most of the colouring is done with Copics. I used blending chalks for sky.
Tip of the day - If you want to give an illusion of distance then BV21/23/25 are GREAT for quickly sketching in distant mountains! :)
Oh, and Stardust sparkly pens make EVERYTHING better.
Skin:E11/21, YR000/0000
Hair: 100, N9/7/5, B2, BG23
Reds: R05/14/12/02
Blues: BG78/45/23
Yellows: YG14, Y19/13
Path: E55/33/37
Circus tent blue: B06/05/04/02
Distant hills and some shadows: BV21/23/25

I haven't participated in Marcea's Music Saves My Soul Saturdays a lot cause I keep forgetting - but today I remembered!

I have lately fallen in love with Lenka's music (I have a thing about fine vocal abilities and good lyrics) and this song is very-very-very ME, especially thinking back to last couple of months. I also LOVE the video - cool graphics!

Phindy’s Place -  Humor - make us smile
Digi Doodle Shop's Best -  Happy Birthday
Some Odd Girl -  Pleat Something
House That Stamps Built - create a scene
Crafty Cardmakers  - Special birthdays
Crazy Challenge - Sweet Teens
Make it Monday - Anything goes
Paper Playtime - Anything Goes
Copic Creations - creating scenery

Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting!


Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

OH hun this is just stunning I love how it all fits together perfectly!!
hugs shell xx

Archies Mum said...

Wow your card is amazing, am so loving your colours and colouring, and all the images you've added all I can say is wow

Shazza said...

wow what an amazing card x

Marcea said...

You truly are just amazing with your copics my lovely!! This musthave taken you forever to colour ... I bow down before you ;o)

Now this song - holy gramoly .... how good is this!! It reminds meof something but I cannot think what. I am so happy you could play along this week .... thankyou!

Have a great weekend xxx

Anonymous said...

A Copics Magician! ;o))
Gorgeous card and fabby song! 'off to Amazon to download ;o)) xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

Yes it is BRIGHT but it works fabulously. Looks great!!! Thank you for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best this week.

Jeanette Wallén said...

You are absolutely AMAZING, Annika, do you know that?!! You are sooo good with your Copics, it just makes me speechless!!

Thanks for the inspiration!

/ Jeanette

Lynn said...

I have only word word to say, Annika!

Auntie Em said...

Great colouring and design. Love the chalked sky and the gathered ribbon.
Thanks for sharing! :)

Marilyn said...

Great card Annika! Your colouring is perfect of course but your attention to detail is amazing. Good job!

heidy said...

Wow Awesome card Annika!
Hugs heidy

Amy Johnson said...

What a fun and colorful card! Your coloring is amazing as always! Love the ticket sentiments, the photo corner, how you put the girl outside the scene a bit, the ribbon,hemp, everything is just fab!

Shirl said...

This card spells FUN! Lots and lots of fun! What a great pairing of Sophie with the ticket booth! She does look like she's meant to be there all along!

I love the Bright colours, bring it on babe!

Donna said...

Wow Annika, this card is amazing and so much attention to detail in your colouring, absolutely stunning...have been sitting here looking at this card for a few minutes now :) Donna x

Pattie said...

This beautifully creative scene you have created is absolutely stunning! Your coloring is inspiring to say the least! I can't stop staring at all the great details and shading! Wow Annika Wow!

Judy said...

Hi Annika,

SWEET!! Great job hun. Thank you for joining us this week at Digi Doodle Shop's Best, and I wish you the best of luck.


Zoe said...

You are such an amazing inspiration! Every single card you seemingly pump out is incredible. Not only is your colouring out of this world but the way you bring elements together and your choices in accessories astounds me and I am just so darn jealous! hehee luvs ya xxooo

Karin said...

New song for me this week...I think trouble is a friend of many of us from time to time, no? Thanks for sharing!

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

Very fun Annika! I love all your bright colors! Love the ruffled ribbon and the tickets too! Cute metal embelly! As always fab. coloring!

angelwhispers said...

Wow you really have hit this one off!!!! Its just so amazing just love your colouring and wow isn't it just so gorgeous!!! Chanellexxx

Unknown said...

Oh my gosh, this is awesome! The colours, the images and your colouring!


Tine said...

Hi Annika. Love your depth of colour and a great scene. Beautifully coloured too. Thanks for joining us at Phindy's Place.
Tine :)

Anonymous said...

Hello Annika
a wonderful job.
Great design and a cute image.
Your card like it very much.

Marlene said...

Love, LOVE, LOVE IT!!!! Hope you're having a fabulous weekend!

Cec said...

Wonderful scene you have created and such fabulous colouring. At first glance I thought the ticket taker was a fellow and he was lusting after her but looking closer I realized it is a girl so I just figure she is jealous :)

Thanks for joining us at Phindy's Place.


Netty said...

Oh wow Annika this is so fabulous, am so loving this wonderful card. Have a great weekend, Annette x

Tracy said...

Wowsa! This is defintely an eye catcher! I really like how you combined a bunch of the images for your scene. Looks fantastic!

Heather Rogers said...

Holy cow girl! This is amazing. I think you wow me ever time I come over. :)

I have heard of Lenka before and her music is amazing.


Anonymous said...

Beautiful card, love the Whimsey and bright colors.

Viv said...

Damn! Another Annika masterpiece! Yep, bright but very cool and love the tents and Sophie altogether. Fabulicious colouring as always!
I've ordered those ticket sentiments too..... Viv xx

Carlie M. said...

This card is just so cute! I love the scene and your coloring is amazing! I love this digi! Thanks for joining us on Some Odd Girl! Hope you can join us again next week!

Sylvia Blum said...

wow wow wow.. this is FANTASTIC!!! LOVE your colourful focal image with all the wonderful background images and how you created this scenery.. just brilliant!
{hugs} Sylvia

Michelle said...

Hi Annika

WOW!! Oh boy you are the master, this is amazing!!

Your colouring is just out of this world and this scene you have greated is so fun.

Thank you for sharing at Make It Monday this week (sorry it took so long to come over and comment,so many entries,so little time, lol).

Michelle :-)

Cheryl said...

Oh my gosh girl - pick my up off the floor. Your coloring is AMAZING! I can't even say anything. Just AMAZING!

Great pick for MSMSS! I have this album but haven't listened to it for a while. Thanks for reminding me. I think I am going to have to give it a listen this week.

Sarah Rice said...

totally fabulous! I love the pleats layered under those rockin tickets!

thanks for playing with us at Some Odd Girl

Gail said...

for some reason I can not listen to this track ,I get a message which says 'The uploader has not made this video available in your country'. I did google the track and had listen,it's great,love it.

Anonymous said...

I can't even begin to tell you how much I just LOVE this!! Your coloring is so amazing to me!! Love that background!! Another jaw dropper!! :)

Dorcas said...

Hi again, Annika! Thanks so much for playing with us at Phindy’s Place! We appreciate your support!

♥ Lydia ♥ said...

Well little rubber friend!!! Lol Just absolutely LOVE your card...jealous me?? Not much!!! :)
Now...about this song...........
I'm love, love, loving it!!! And what an aptly named song!!! LMBO :)

Janis Lewis said...

This is really good! Thanks for playing with us at Paper Playtime. :) Janis

darling Ho said...

Wow!! Great card!! All the details areperfect! I love your colouring and the canopy is so fun!
Thanks for sharing it at CCH.(sorry for a little late to commet). Hope to see you this week. ~hugs~darling Ho~

Robin McK said...

You've created an amazing scene and your coloring is beautiful! Thanks for joining us Oddies!

♥♥RubyM:)♥♥ said...

Allright i will be reserving my ticket.Gf i'm on my way for coloring lessons.

Nicks i just have to say " BOWING TO THE MASTER"!!!! You are freakin wicked gf.

The color palette you go with ALWAYS strikes the attention.UUUHHH i love how you added sophie day dreaming even at the job lol!

THOSE PLUMP LIPS ON YOUR Brooklyn babe are juicy wow!


Barbara Sproatmeyer (LM2) said...

This is incredible - Great colors! I love how all the elements come together and even the details of the mountains and sky are great. Love how you set it up and your coloring throughout is fantastic! Looks like we're on the ground kissing the dirt together. ;D LOL

Jóna said...

Super great card !!
Thanks for joining us at DDSB.
All the best to you, Jóna DT

RoseC said...

Annika, this card has fun written all over it! Love those bold and bright colors. Your images are colored beautifully and your make-a-scene is magnificent. So glad to see your entry at Copic Creations. ~ Rose

Lynette said...

Oh my gosh, what a great card! Awesome coloring and a fabulous scene! Thanks so much for joining in the Repeat Impressions challenge.

WeirdCat said...

Fantastic card, lovely and bright plus wonderfully coloured,thank you for joining us at DDSB this week
Ruth x

Scrapcat 1 said...

what a fabulous card thanks for joinging us at Crafty Cardmakers

Payne Holler Cards said...

eeeks! there is always so much to take in when you do a scene card!
this is awesome...are you sure you arent a professional illustrator in disquise LOL
thank you so much for joining us at Phindys Place - hope you join us again (-:

Renata van Miltenburg said...

Great song, didn't know this ladysinger... love the "sweetness" of her voice.

And by the way, super card!!

Groetjes, Renata

Devlin said...

Wow! Fabulous card! Adore the coloring!

Never heard of Lenka before, but I really like it and love that video.

Donna said...

Oh wow, this is stunning! love the beautiful bright colours. Thanks for joining in the Digi Doodle Shop's Best, hope to see you again. Hugs Donna x

Anonymous said...

When do you find the time to colour like this!!! OMG girl, truly amazing work!!! This card is damn darling too!

Sue from Oregon said...

Wow, this blows me away!!

tiggertastic said...

oh my god her skin is perfect !!!!!!!! Amazing layout and i love all the bright colours theres so much to look at

Sarah x

dj1952 said...

Annika, this card is above what I've seen in any card! Wow! I can't even speak about all of the great things you've added. You're coloring is off the wall (I'm hoping that means fantastic or something similar). LOL. Hugs, dj1952

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