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Saturday, 26 June 2010

Three for the price of one.....

challenges that is :D  I used my pretty lady from below to make a card that fits with The Daring Cardmakers Challenge which is ' Ice and Snow' and  The Shabby Tea Room Challenge  using 'stripes'. I'm also joining in with Gingersnap Creations Challenge for the first time with their 'Shades of Blue'.

I made a round card for a change which reminds me of  a  but also used cold colours to fit in with DCM theme.   There are lots of hand drawn stripes for TSTR theme... I am so into sketching and colouring right now so this was fun.

I drew lots of funny shaped flowers and leaves and coloured those and the striped border with my blue Sakura Glaze pen.  I love these pens because they give a gorgeous shiny embossed look.

Unfortunately this wasn't really picked up well with my photos but I can assure you that the blue bits really shine and glisten.  I used 3d pads under my flowers and the main image cos I love things to be 3d.  It's a long time since I spent this long on a card but it was really therapeutic.  Think I need to be sketching and colouring a lot more :D

Thanks for looking and don't forget you can get your own glam girlie free from the post below.

Chris xx 

p.s. my lovely pal Chriss sugested I have a little comp to name this pretty lady.... so if you'd like to choose a name and leave a comment.... the winner will receive a signed framed print of the original illustration in a colour of their choice :D


Unknown said...

She just has to be called Saphire! lol that's my idea well look at a topaz saphire and tell me I'm wrong ha ha.

You just have SO many talents! I didn't think this would be the first time for GSC though you suprised me there. love all the strpes and the little flower is very cutie/yummy

Love Dawn xx

Lori said...

Wow, Chris, the sketch and card are just beautiful! You definitely have an awesome talent there! Dawn thought of a great name, Sapphire. She certainly isn't scooter trash, rofl. She looks a little more elegant than that!

Sandy said...

OMG Chris she is a beauty. Wonderful colors on your card. Beautiful created. Love it.

Have a sunny weekend my friend.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I really love what you have done with that freebie you have generously offered us. When I first saw her, before you added her to any card, I immediately thought "bright eyes." I still think that, but I realize it's pretty generic.

Chriss Rollins said...

OMG you are so so talented in every area there is nothing you wont try and get there in the end a few months ago you couldnt do faces..well you can

A name well and this has just come to me...honest, just as I am typing.. I think she would suit the name


Although got to agree qith the 'bright eyes' from elizabeth.

have a nice weekend.

chriss xxx

Kathy said...

Those colours look great - love the stripes and the flowers. Lovely image too
Thanks for "chilling" with
The Daring Cardmakers this week

Sally H said...

Absolutely stunning, Chris! I love her and your card is gorgeous! Can't think clearly in the heat. Will pop back with a name if I think of one!

Lynda said...

Lovely icy colours on your fabulous card - the image you've drawn is amazing. Thanks for joining in with DCM.

Lynda xxx

PapierGirl said...

Chris this card is fab-u-lous! Such wonderful detail - just lovely! Thanks so much for joining us this week at TSTR! :)

Annika said...

Love the gorgeous vibrant blue, the shading on the lady (well done, lovely image!) and the layout. Beautiful work!

Pearl said...

such a gorgeous lady drawing for sure & your coloring to boot ! awesome work , hun !!! always the genius !!!

Susan Hurley-Luke said...

Your card is so fresh and pretty! Love all the details and the care that obviously went into it :)

I thought of 'Miss Penelope Hart' for your lady stamp.

SmilynStef said...

Love the fabulous flower on her hat ... so classy.

Audrey Pettit said...

Wow, how very cool this is! First off, I love the round shape, and I adore your hand-drawn stripes. And, that image is super fun and the flowers are wonderful. thanks for joining us this week in the Tea Room.

Unknown said...

I think you should call her Chris after yours truly, beautiful card.
Christine x

Suzanne B aka brookfies said...

Very striking card....and is perfect for the Gingersnaps shades of blue challenge. Nice to see you btw there for the first time!

Anonymous said...

Your round card is fantastic. Thanks for joining us at Gingersnap Creations - visit us again soon!