Monday, 7 March 2011

Good Luck ......... my friend.

I made this card for my friend and his wife who are moving home (and taking their desk - lol) and also starting new jobs.  I really wish them lots of luck and happiness in their new life.

I followed the sketch over on The Sugar Bowl and I'm sure I'm not the only one who thought this cried out for 3 little adorables ;)  There are 2 reasons I haven't coloured them in completely - one is that I think these look lovely even with just a subtle amount of feathery colour, and the other is that I have finally used up all my 'Ivory' pro-marker, and so until I get another one, I might struggle to colour flesh! :D lol. 

I did use Lilac, Lavender, Cool Grey 2 and Forest Green Promarkers though for my subtle effects as well as the blender pen.

I think I kept this quite simple (for me) and just added little highlights to the hair and ribbons.  I threaded tiny dragonfly charms on the stems of the roses and twisted them to hold in place.

Its quite a little softer looking IRL, (and less ghostly) but I had lost the natural daylight, so this is taken with a flash and a daylight bulb.

I am entering this card in the following competitions:

The Sugar Bowl - Sketch
Digital Tuesdays - Celebrations
I Love Promarkers - Purple and Green
Stamp Something - Digi
Totally Papercrafts - Pearls and lace
Fussy and Fancy - Embossing
CES Challenges - Good Luck
Stamptacular - Good Luck/Best Wishes
Dream Valley - New Beginnings
Cupcake Inspirations - I took lilac, white and green
Sentimental Sundays - Pearls and Lace
The Crafty Pad - Ribbon
One Stitch at a Time - Charms - there are 5 little dragonfly charms on this card.
Scrappy Frogs - Good Luck
Paper Playtime - Digi Mondays - Anything goes

Thanks for looking, have a great week, and good luck to everyone in these challenges.


bridget said...

Beautiful! just the way it is! Where did you get the stamps?

Marjo said...

LOL, the adorables look great! Thanks for sharing with us at OSAAT.

Hugs, Marjo

Chris said...

so very sweet, that lace is gorgeous. It's an excellent card for this challenge, thanks for playing with us at Cupcake Inspirations.

HappyCrafter said...

This is gorgeous, fabulous job with the colouring! So glad you joined us this week at Sentimental Sundays.

KarinsArtScrap said...

these are goreous images and a beautiful card alison.
love the glossy in there hair.

greetings karin

Sadilla said...

Wow it is gorgeous!!!! Perfect coloring as well, as usual!! =))

Suzilou said...

Oh my gosh Alison this is just gorgeous, those little girls are just beautiful and the subtle colouring has made them even more gorgeous, really stunning card - love it :) xx

Olga said...

Oh my Stars! Do you know how gorgeous this is! I love the softness and elegance of it. this is absolutely over the moon and a sure winner!

Ann-Marie said...

Wow, wow, wow this is gorgeous. Love how you've kept the images soft and pretty and so love how you've arranged the flowers, it is simply stunning. Take care, Ann-Marie xxx

Heidi said...

Absolutely gorgeous Alison!
Wonderful colours, so soft and elegant:)
Well done.
Hugs, Heidi:)

D K Crafts said...

Hi Alison. "Simply Adorable." Love everything about your card. The images are beautifully done and the colours you have used make them really pop from the card. I'm sure your friend will be really chuffed with this. Good luck with your challenges. Donna

Iulia said...

Oh my, Alison, this card is adorable! How ingenious to get them all together, these cuties are amazing! That "subtle" coloring is just perfect. Love the touch of sparkle; adds some extra glamour!
I sometimes use Almond instead of Ivory, it's a bit pinkish but will do:)
Great work!
Thanks for your lovely words hun; it's been really nice to hear from you:)
Hugs and have a great week too!

Marion said...

Hi Alison, Love this card, it has the Wow! factor. Wonderful colours and so elegant.

Julie said...

This is stunning Alison! The first colour I ran out of was ivory, but now I use blush or almond as the base colour for skintones.
Thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers.
Julie W x

Rachel Hope said...

So sweet! Love the shimmer in the hair!! Thanks for playing along at Cupcake Inspirations!

Paula said...

I love the sparkly accents of pinkish hue & the colour scheme is quite stunning. love how you've used those dragonfly charms too. Inventive use of the sketch & you've done the CAS bit better than I've managed - have come to the conclusion that I just cannot do those CAS thingummies.
Paula (PEP)

Vicky said...

This is such a beautiful card hun I love these adorable images they are my fave sugar nellie's. I also thought of using 3 adorable images for this challenge if I get time join in lol. Gorgeous card shug.
Also thank you for joining us girlies over at CES Challenges, good luck.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

coops said...

wow this is so beautiful alison.i love the adorable image and stunning subtle colours and details :D

xx coops xx

Anonymous said...

WOW!! Another stunning creation Alison; love the images, colours, layout, flowers .. well all of it really!! Moving house and starting a new job are two of the most stressful things to do ... almost as stressful as losing your workdesk, lol! xxx

Mrs.B said...

This is beautiful Alison, the images look lovely just highlighted! Love the little charms, you always add such perfect details.
Avril x

Annette said...

What a charmingly gorgeous card! I love the simple elegant look. Thanks for joining us at SSC this week.

laney said...

WOW!! this is stunning I love it and I bet your friends do too!!

Jennie said...

WOW! This is simply stunning, I love your delicate colouring. Its out of this world beautiful.

Thanks so much for joining us at Dream Valley this week xxx

Lin said...

Ali, as usual an absolutely stunning creation.

Thanks for joining us over at Dream Valley with your gorgeous design.

Lin xx

lizzies said...

Gorgeous card, this definitely stands out from the others on the challenge.


Rebekah said...

Those images are just so stunning love your focus on them! thanks for sharing at OSAAT hugs Rebekah xx


What a fabulous card - love the soft colouring on the adorables, and the layout is beautiful. Gorgeous lace too! Thank you so much for joining us at Sentimental Sundays this week. x Sylvia x

Lisa M. said...

Oh goodness me! this is just amazing! I have been seeing these sweet faces popping up everywhere! Love them!

thanks for joining us at sentimental sundays!


Love crafts forever said...

Oh Alison, this card are so beautiful. I am in love with this little girls ( don't have this stamp yet). You did gorgeous job, and i like how you used your charms. Thanks for playing with us at OSAAT. Hugs Nataliya.

Lilian said...

Ali, your card is SIMPLY STUNNING!!! I love love love it! The images are truly beautiful even without coloring. :) Your friend should frame this card in her new home. It's realy gorgeous! I can't compliment it enough. :) Thanks for joining the Sugar Bowl Challenge!

Mrs.B said...

Alison forgot to say, I used Shale & Slate Promarkers - not black on her clothes.
I have left something on my blog for you, hope you accept.
Avril x

katesacraftybugger said...

absolutely gorgeous I love looking at your work -Thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers.Kate

Wendy (Woo to friends!) said...

What a beautiful card!! Wishing you good luck in the CES Challenge. Hugs Wendy x

Karen said...

Gorgeous as always Alison, love piece of lace too, thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers.

Sue said...

Hi Alison
wow a stunning card,lovelt soft colours, pretty embelies & design, thank you for joining us at Totally Papercrafts & CES this week, hope to see you next time, sue,x

Sprytebyrd said...

Absolutely beautiful card! Such lovely detail!

Thanks so much for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday this week!
Hugs!! Dee Sprytebyrd's Spot

Julie said...

Beautiful card, Alison!! Gorgeous images and love the vintage feel! Thanks for joining us at CES challenges this week, Juliex

Padster said...

Beautiful charming creation - thanks for sharing with us at OSAAT this week.
Deb xx

kaylou said...

wow super gorgeous, thanks for playing in our good luck challenge@CES.
Hugs Kaylou xx

Karita said...

Oh my gosh - your card is breathtakingly beautiful! :)
I love the elegant look and images are simply adorables! ;)
Gorgeous details and embellies!

Thanks for joining at SSC this week :)



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