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August 14, 2013

MY SISTER IN LAWS SECOND CARD

It's just gone midnight and I'm all finished up for my Sister in laws second birthday card, I'm so happy with how the colouring went. 
I had my first attempt at shadowing around the actual character and my first attempt at adding and colouring a proper background image.


The really annoying thing is, I seem to end up taking all my photos of a night time when I have to use the flash and it makes all my cards look different to what they actually are :( It makes them either look washed out or to bright!!!!!

I need to practise my card photo taking skills and more importantly I need to try and finish things a little bit earlier so that I can take photos during the day.

I was hoping to enter this into a few challenges and the shame is, I misread a couple of the closing times and missed entering it, but please see below for those I did manage to get it into.

My theme was pinks, greys and turquoise, with a cutesy outdoors garden feel.

I used my Silhouette to cut each layer and to add the faux stitching around the edges of some of the layers.

I printed a make it crafty background onto a piece of heavyweight paper, before then cutting it out into a circle and using Black Memento ink (doesn't smudge when colouring) to stamp on a L.O.T.V girlie fairy. Once fully dry, the background and fairy were coloured in using Promarkers.

The further most background is grey vine type leaves, followed by a turquoise check layer, then a pink checked layer with a petal pattern cut into it, backed with glittery pinky/peach card so that bits of the glitter show through the cut outs. 
Then it was my coloured topper, edged with Tim Holtz Tattered Rose distress ink, just to help it stand out from the layer behind it. And lastly I added the sentiment strip and a heart with the faux stitching reading Aunty and some stitched hugs and kisses on the edge of the heart.






Challenges this card is entered into:

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29 comments:

  1. Oh my, doesn't she look darling with that background image too! Great job. Thanks for playing along this week at Charisma....hope to see you next time too!
    Joyce

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  2. Eine ganz bezaubernde Karte ist das. Gefällt mir sehr gut.
    Vielen Dank für die Teilnahme an der Stempelsonnenchallenge.

    LG Tina

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    1. Vielen Dank für Ihre freundlichen Worte
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  3. Love your coloring, the image is FAB!

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    1. Thank you so much, I was so happy with her, that the last thing I had left to colour was her hair and I was so nervous I would mess it up (what with still being so new to colouring) that I actually contemplated leaving her hair white....hehe.....
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  4. What a sweet image! Great job adding the background, and I love how you've colored the fairy! Your SIL will love this one! Thanks so much for joining us this week for the Flourishes' Timeless Tuesday Challenge!

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    1. Thank you so much, I was so happy with her and the background, but the further I coloured the more nervous I got that I would mess it up....hehe.....I was really chuffed with the new pinks, they were some of the new colours I got for my birthday :)
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  5. Die Karte ist so super.
    Danke daß du bei der Stempelsonnenchallenge mitmachst.

    LG Dreja

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    1. Ich freue mich auf die nächste Herausforderung, ich danke Ihnen für Ihren Kommentar X

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  6. A lovely garden inspired creation.

    Thanks so much for joining us at Penny Black and More challenge this month.

    B x

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  7. lovely creation! Thanks for joining in our Stitching challenge at Charisma this week! Gemma :)

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind comment :)
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  8. Fabulous one. Love the summery scene you have created. Thanks for joining our "Stitching" challenge this week at Charisma Cardz.

    Hugs from Finland,
    Eemeli {DT}

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind comment :)
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  9. Oh...such a lovely and beautiful card with soft colours! Thanks for taking part at Stempelsonnenchallenge!
    Martina

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  10. So sweet! Regardless of the "colors" it really is adorable and perfect for the latest LMMS challenge. Thanks for joining in the fun :>)

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    1. Thank you so much and I have just seen that I have been spotlighted too...I'm one very excited happy girlie :)))
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  11. Gorgeous Samantha! Love the layering of your die cut papers and your image is adorable! Great colouring! Thanks for playing along with us at Flourishes for our Timeless Tuesday Challenge!

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    1. Thank you so much, my colouring is slowly but surely getting better (well...I hope...lol)
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  12. Oh my....I'm overwhelmed, thank you so much to everyone that has kindly taken the time to comment and I'm so ecstatic that two of the challenges have closed and I was spotlighted for one and picked as first place in the other (which I still can't quite believe as all the other cards are stunning!)...My poor husband is already fed up of me beaming ...lol....Thanks again to all
    xx

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  13. Beautiful card, gorgeous colouring and layout,
    Thank for joining us at a gem of a challenge
    Hugs Kelly

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  14. Hi hun,
    Just popping over to Congrat you on being the winner over at Charisma Cardz :) I wanted to come & see your design, which btw is wonderful. The image is so so cute & you have coloured her in well :) The colour combo is gorgeous too. I agree that it is a bit harder taking the photo's at night, but this one has turned out lovely :) Maybe try & get a little bit closer & crop out most of the background. I am still learning too :) Taking pics of my designs is not my forte lol but I'm still trying different settings on my cam. Anyway, I would love you to try out for my DT call. Come check it out :) Thank you so much for sharing your design with us. Hugs, Lisa.

    P.S Would love for you to come, visit & like. Why not enter the DT Call? :)

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  15. Such a pretty card, love the detailing you have done and your colouring is wonderful.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Penny Black & More this month.
    Lynn x
    DT

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind comments
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  16. Love the clean design of the card, it really shows off your amazing coloring skills!
    Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful card with us at penny black and more!

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