Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Forest Blue

Woop! Woop!... My internet is now restored, and though its not as fast as 99% of the UK @512kbps, its still good enough for me to upload pics and blog quite happily. 

So, todays card is using another Sweet Pea image called Forest Blue and it was so lovely to play with.  I followed Rach's sketch over on Friday Sketchers, and stuck to a theme of 'black, white + one colour' for the One-Stop Craft challenge.

I coloured with Promarkers (my new Ivory arrived quickly thanks to Joanna Sheen!) added highlights with glitter, and stitched beads with silver thread and added moon charms to the MS punch.  I distressed and chalked the edges of the DP.

I also hand-stitched and beaded all around the edge of the DP (close up above) and attached the main moon charm by silver thread and beads.

I'm not real sure about the DP, but I think the main sheet and the moon piece were from a Brenda Pinnick 12 x 12 pad which I have had for a long time.

I am entering this card in the below competitions:

One Stop Craft Challenge - Black, white  + one
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
PaperPlay Challenges - Shabby Chic
Friday Sketchers - Fab sketch by Rach
Allsorts Challenge - Card for a teen.
The Crafty Pad - Use Ribbon
Crafty Cardmakers - Fabric - I used 2 ribbons.
Cooking it up with Kate - Sweet, Sassy, Punchy
Fab n' Funky - Girly
Stamp with Fun - Monochrome Blue
Spoonful of Sugar - Shabby/vintage
Bearly Mine challenges - Birthday card
Sweet Pea Stampers - Favourites.  This is definately one of my favourite Sweet Pea images.
Make it Colourful - Colour a shine - I am not a confident 'colourer', so this blog makes me practise and I am always nervous about entering! :)

Thanks so much for looking, and I will now catch up on my commenting.  Have a great day, and good luck to everyone in these challenges.


Rach said...

oh wow, this is stunning hun, a gorgeous card, love the colours that you have used and the dangly charms.
thank you for playing along with my sketch @ friday sketchers. hugs rachxx

Little K Smith said...

Oh a beautiful card, adore these Sweet Pea images! Love the frame and the doily die and gorgeous charms too :)

Heidi said...

Gorgeous Alison!
Beautiful colours and the image is so pretty:)
Love all the fantastic details.
Hugs, Heidi:)

Paula said...

Well I reckon you've got that the hang of that ripped paper which I remember you were going to try this year - goal achieved. Amazing beading once again & how lovely those splayed clusters are at top & bottom of your image. The moon charms are interesting & go beautifully with that circular panel & the moon shape behind her. Lovely soft colouring & there's decidedly shine in her hair.
Paula (PEP)

Denise and Louise said...

Totally gorgeous card. Love those papers and the charms. Great image and coloured beautifully (naturally!)Glad to hear your internet has been restored. Hugs Denise xx

Love crafts forever said...

Very beautiful card, i love this colours together. Thank you for playing at OSAAT.
Hugs Nataliya

We have challenge at Whoopsi Daisy; Ribbon & Charm.
See you there.

Dori said...

What a beautiful creation!! I love the image and the colors. The black makes it all just so stunning.

CraftyC said...

Wow Alison, your card is amazing. Just love the colours and so beautifully coloured. Bloomin technology, take us back to the 70's I say ROFL!!

McCrafty's Cards said...

What a beautiful card, I like the image, the layout and all the charms.
Kevin xx

Céline said...

your card is just AMAZING, love the combo and the charm
thanks for playing with us at paperplay this week

KarinsArtScrap said...

alison wow, what a gorgeous card you have created.
what a lot off work with all these beads.
great job.

greetings karin

Mrs.B said...

Love this card Alison. Your colouring is beautiful. Love all the detail as usual, you must have loads of patience with all those beads.
Thanks for the nice comments about my cards.
Avril xx

Nannieflash said...

Fabulous card love the colouring and papers. Thanks for joining us a Bearlymine, good luck with the Challenge. with hugs Shirleyxxx

Louise said...

Another stunning card Alison, your work is so beautiful and to have the patience for all the beading - well I take my hat off to you. Woo-hoo at your upgraded internet! Shame it took them so long to tell you though. Enjoy!!!

Debbie said...

Wow fabulous card and what perfect detail too..gorgeous stitching and ribbon. :) Thanks for sharing with us at The Crafty Pad challenge this week. :)

Debbie The Crafty Pad

Olga said...

Absolutely breath taking, I love all the charms you used!!!

D K Crafts said...

Hi Alison. Stunning card. Love the blue and black and the image is gorgeous. Again so much detail on your card. Love the beads and the charms. Good luck with your challenges. Donna

coops said...

wow, fantastic card alison.the image is stunning and i love your colours and gorgeous embellies.the beads look so beautiful :D

xx coops xx

bridget said...

Beautiful card! I love your stitching & distressing.

Katie said...

Thanks for getting punchy with Cooking It Up With Katie this week :)

Anita said...

Wow, what a stunning card! Love the icy blue and black color combo and your image is beautifully colored. Love the charms too.

debby4000 said...


Bella´s Bastelecke said...

What a gorgeous card, thanks so much for joining us at Bearly Mine.....


Tammy said...

WOW I absolutely love this! The colors, image and's all fantastic! Thanks for Cooking it up with Katie this week!
Tammy x

Jo Davies said...

Beautiful card, lovely blue and black combo and perfect image too.... thanks for sharing with us this week over at OSAAT! Jo xxx

Anonymous said...

You really do come up with the most amazing cards Alison; your layouts are so original! I love the charms so much. xx

Vicky said...

WOWZERRRRRSSSS hunni this is beautiful I love sweet pea anyway & you have made her look even more stunning. Love the colours.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Debs said...

Stunning, I absolutely love it! fabulous details, gorgeous color combo and the charms are perfect, super creation!!! thanks so much for sharing with us at OSAAT this week, we hope to see you again soon

Mummylade said...

so adorable, I love all the charms. Thank you so much for entering the Allsorts challenge this week and good luck!

gina g said...

Wow this is gorgeous i love the image and the layout and detail are fab. Thanks for joining us at Bearly Mine for our challenge this time. luv gina xx

Crafteezee said...

Oh Alison, I absolutely love this card, the image, the colour, the embellishments, the whole package. Beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Make It Colourful. Hugs Tracy x

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Alison, what a beautiful card. I love the image and papers you've used. Thanks for joining us at stamp with fun this week. Hugs, Denise x

LynneForsythe said...

Alison.....this card is a thing of BEAUTY!!!
and the metal embellies are just the PERFECT accent!!

thanks bunches for playing along with the teamies at Simon Says Stamp and Show!!

Judie aka Craftymess said...

oh its a great one, love the colouring hun

Thank for getting crafty with us at Crafty Cardmakers xx

Judie xx

Lin said...

Ali, I am also on a painfully slow connection, but I elected to stay with Zen on the old wind up internet where there is NO limitations on what I can download, than go elesewhere for more speed but be unable to use the connection fully because of download limits. Mind you when I am doing the comments round I could scream at how long it takes for the blogs to load, lol

Anyhow, I am waffling now. This is absolutely stunning! I love the colours, layout, everything.

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers again.

Lin xx

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Beautiful card, love the image and colour combo you used, very striking.

Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Challenges this week.


Jo and the Simon Says Challenge DT x

tiggertastic said...

this is so magical in these greys and blues - amazing !

Good luck in the challenges, hugs Sarah-Louise My Blog

Designing for:
Crafty Purple Frog , Creative Card Crew ,Bearly Mine Designs and Kenny K

Jane said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps challenge! hugs,Jane x

Sussie said...

This is so wonderful! I love all the small charms you added fo the final touch!


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