Thursday, 3 March 2011

Poison Ivy in Spring

Hi Everyone :)

Todays card is made using a gorgeous digi-stamp by Barbara Jensen called Poison Ivy, and I won this a couple of weeks ago from Stitchy Bear Stamps on the One Stitch at a Time challenge.  Beautiful isnt she? :)

I knew straight away what I would do with this stamp, and thoroughly enjoyed making this card. I hand-stitched K&Co papers and used MS pap.

I have had the ivy leaves for years, but they were an absolutely awful creamy colour, so I spent last night colouring them in with pro-markers to match my image and then highlighting with Sakura gold/green. I swirled the stems round a paintbrush and threaded green beads halfway along so they dont drop off.

Her hair is highlighted with Sakura Clear Star (I love that pen!) :) but the glimmer is quite subtle in the pic.  Ivy leaf charm from stash.

I made this card in the spirit of springtime and will be entering this in the below competitions:

Simon Says Stamp - Recipe
Creative Inspirations - In The Garden
Wild Orchid Challenge - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Signs of spring
Do You Stack Up - Just go GREEN!
The Stamp Man - Curls and swirls
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes + Old - my leaves are ancient!
Top Tip Tuesday - Favourites - hand-stitching
Stampin for the Weekend - Monochrome (+ flesh/hair)
Try it on Tuesday - Inspired by song - Poison Ivy - The Lambrettas ;)
Stamptacular - You've been framed - I framed this image with ivy.
Paper Playtime - Digi Mondays - Anything Goes
Crazy Challenge - Here comes Spring
The Pixie Cottage - Spring
Dream Valley Challenges - Anything Goes
Prairie Fairy Fridays - Inspired by Song - Poison Ivy - The Lambrettas
One Stitch at a Time - Card for mum - I dont have a mum anymore, but this image is very Mother Earth, so I hope this is ok?  (I do have a very fabulous and wonderful MIL tho!) ;)

Thanks so much for looking, and good luck to everyone in the challenges.


Denise and Louise said...

Gorgeous card - beautiful image and I love the ivy leaves. How about entering this into the DYSU challenge this week which is green!! Hugs Denise xx

Denise and Louise said...

So glad yuou entered this. Hugs Denise xx

WencheP said...

Fabulous card! Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


Pat said...

Hi Alison...yikes! This is gorgeous! Love the ivy...what a great idea!! Thanks so much for visiting my blog and for your very sweet comments on my recent card. Have a beautiful day...and guess what? It's almost the weekend! YAY!! Pat Frank

CraftyC said...

Wow Alison, this is stunning. The image is goregous and the colours are beautiful!

Paula said...

Goodness - amazing & er...... daringly stylish! My grandmother would have covered it with a newspaper for decency. Amazing colouring of the hair & your bead work continues to astound. Love the charm detail too.
Paula (PEP)
Misbehaving head so belatedly catching up.

Olga said...

WOW! Absolutely gorgeus!!!!

NGCARDS said...

A very pretty card hun! Thanks for joining in with our challenge of In The Garden at Wednesday's Creative Inspirations Challenge Blog! xxx

D K Crafts said...

Hi Alison. This is really stunning!!!! The image is very striking and coloured beautifully. Love your layout and the ivy is totally amazing. What a great idea on how to use it and I love the way you have detailed it too. Good luck with all your challenges. Donna

KarinsArtScrap said...

alison this is wow, wow, wow, what a great image.
I love your card it's gorgeous and the leaves around her is great too.
just a beauty of a card.

greetings karin

Rach said...

this is stunning, love all the ivy. hugs rachxx

Davi said...

Fabulous card. Love the frames and ivy trailing around it. Thanks for sharing it with us at The Pixie Cottage.

Miranda said...

wow this is amazing Alison, absolutely fantastic again,
thanks for joining the DYSU challenge again this week


Céline said...

fab card, love the ivy leaves aroud the image
thanks for playing with us at stamptacular sunday this week

Lisa said...

Wow! Curling all those stems and colouring the leaves must have taken ages!!! Fabulous effect though. Thanks for joining us at The Stamp Man challenge.

Mrs.B said...

Your blog opened up and I said WOW!!!
This is fab, love the colouring, the image and all those ivy leaves - Love it all.
Avril xx

Kim Piggott said...

Oh my!
Alision this is amazing!
kim x

Anne said...

Well this is awesome, your work colouring the ivy paid off, it makes a perfect frame for her and yes, she is beautiful, as is your card. Thank you for taking the Top Tip Tuesday Challenge again, hope you’ll join us again!

Anonymous said...

I'm speechless again Alison!! Absolutely stunning!! xxxxx

Suzilou said...

Wow Alison that is one saucy lady! There are a couple of green challenges this week and to be honest it's not a colour I would normally use, but your card is gorgeous and the ivy leaves are wonderfull, just stunning :) xx

Pops x said...

oh this is so beautiful! Love the papers, image and colours chick, big hugs Pops x x x

coops said...

oh my word!!! this is absolutely fantastic alison.the image is stunning an di love how you have done the leaves and gorgeous colours :D

xx coops xx

elsi67 said...

Awesome! Thanks for joining us a WOC ♥

Love crafts forever said...

Yes it is! She is beautiful, and you did an amazing job on this card. Thank you so much for playing with us at OSAAT.
Hugs Nataliya.

bridget said...

She looks like a girl I've read about...with the snake & an apple. WhooHoo! Great coloring, as usual.

Heidi said...

Love it Alison:) She is beautiful and your colouring is fantastic.
My dogs are waiting for me to take them for a walk now so I have to run! Have a great weekend.
Hugs, Heidi:)

debby4000 said...

Oh fabulous card, love image and that ivy is just so perfect.

Lin said...

Gorgeous! The patience with the ivy leaves paid off, they are stunning.

Thanks for joining in with our first ever challenge at Dream Valley.

Lin xx

Deb said...

beautiful card, so love the ivy leaves! many thanks for joining in the CCT challenge, hugs Debx

Marion said...

Wow Alison, This is stunning and you are so creative with your ideas. Those ivy leaves are fab. Gorgeous image and she is coloured beautifully.

Kendra said...

Love, love, love this card! This is just the type of thing I was looking for for my brother's bday card! I will have to go check out these stamps! Thanks for playing at Dream Valley!

Sprytebyrd said...

Wow! Such an amazing card! Love the sting of ivy and the charm is perfect!
Thanks so much for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday this week!
Hugs!! Dee Sprytebyrd's Sentiments

Kim Dellow said...

Oh wonderful. just love all the dimension and the ivy. Kim

Jill said...

wow stunning card beautiful image and I love what you've done with the leaves and beads very clever thanks for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx

Gemma said...

What a great way of framing a stamp, love it! It suits our challenge of this week to perfection. The matching charm is just great as is your colouring! Thanks for joining us at SSC this week,hugs Gemma

princesskitten said...

She is wonderful - what a different idea

kitten DYSU team

Renkata said...

wow just wow, this is sensational card. Gorgeous image.
Thanks for join us at the Crazy Challenge.

Chocolate Orange said...

Stunning !! Its great to see you playing along with one of your wins :O)
Thanks for sharing with us at One Stitch At A Time for our 'Card for mum ' challenge.
Choccy xx

Dawn said...

Love the glitter you used on your image. Thank you for joining us at Paper Playtime!

Jayne said...

Beautiful card, great image and love the ivy. Thanks for joining us last week at OSAAT. hope to see you again this week.

Maria Matter said...

wow,, gorgeous coloring Alison!!!
Thank you for playing along with us @ Paper Playtime!

Mona Evy said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us this week at Wednesday’s Creative Inspirations Challenge!!

Dot said...

Fab card Alison, your colouring ia amazing. I love all the green on your card. Thank you for joining us at FFF this time.
Dorte, xx

Kathy said...

What a beautifully artistic card. The ivy is the perfect addition to the card base. Love it :)
Thanks for playing along with us at Simon Says Stamp Challenge.

Katie said...

Lovely Spring card and great use of the sketch!
Thanks for playing in The Pixie Cottage this week :)

SusanLotus said...

Allison, this card is extraordinary! I didn´t see it until now... Stunning!


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