Thursday, 24 May 2012

C.R.A.F.T. GDT card - Recipe

Well what a relief to be here today - my pc is still having mega-sulks and until I can fix my grafix driver issue I am plagued by BSD's and usually just when I am in the middle of something important..... bah and tut!! :(

Anyway, enough of my PC woes and moans,  my card today is for our new challenge over at C.R.A.F.T Challenge where this week we have a recipe to follow:

2 or more Designer Papers
Add a Tag
Use Glitter

We are sponsored this week by Die Cut Dreams, Sassy Studio Designs and Trimgym's Digistamps so plenty of reasons to join in :)

Right, now onto my card....... this was my first ever attempt at using my new Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pens, and I found it a very different colouring process to using PM's.  If anyone knows any good tutorials (either step by step or YT) then I would really appreciate it, as this appears to have been beginners luck, and I have really struggled today on a different project to get even a half decent result. :(  I invested in some proper watercolour card, so I know its not that, but I do think its a different method of colouring altogether and feel I have quite a lot to learn :)

I coloured this gorgeous Festive Fairy LOTV image (I LOVE this stamp) and used MME papers.  I stamped extra foliage in black at the top corners of the papers and inked the edges.  The poinsetta flowers were also made with MME paper and the border is spellbinders.

I am entering this card in the below competitions:

Crafts & Me - Fabulous  Flowers
Sketch Saturday - Fabby sketch - thank you :)
Crafty Catz - Girly Time
Crafty Calendar - Things with Wings
Creative Card Crew - Dimension
Moving Along with the Times - Celebrate anything but Birthday

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today, and I will be popping round to visit later :)


KarinsArtScrap said...

ooooooooooooooooo GORGEOUS ALISON.

greetings karin

Liz Miller said...

Wow, Wow, Wow this is absolutely gorgeous. Love every little detail on this one. A beauty.
Liz xx

Pop's Cards said...

Beautiful creation sweetie, looks fabulous ♥ Pops x

Doreen said...

This is beautiful,love the image and great

Cheryl said...

oh wow this is stunning what a really gorgeous and beautiful, Christmas card,hugs Cherylxxxx

Chrissy said...

So stunning Alison, gorgeous colours and image, wonderful colouring,papers, everything about is is it.


Pauline said...

Simply gorgeous alison! i love the beautiful papwers, the glitter and the sweet image.

Heidi said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Alison!
Beautiful image and your colouring is fantastic:)
Love all those pretty details.
Hugs, Heidi:)

Paula (PEP) said...

They seem to be very different indeed & i've not seen any tutorials apart from the ones linked to Tim's site & they're more geared to his style rather than colouring images. You might need to try different weights & types of watercolour paper. I find I prefer the smooth (Grain Fin) Cotman Cold Pressed 190gsm for it allows me to cut things out using my Cutterbee scissors. Some of the Hot Pressed have size in them so there's a bleaching effect. Very much a matter of preference (& budget).
Anyhow I love the effect you achieved here; I too will be interested to hear of tutorials etc....... meantime I've more MCC homework to do.
Bye for now.
Paula (PEP)

Jane said...

Stunning, love it.
Jane x

Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow, this is just so beautiful.
DS4J DT Member
Doing Life

Olga said...

Your blog always WOWs me, another absolutley gorgeous creation!

Sara H said...

This is a beauty!!!! I love everything about it, it is sooooo gorgeous =)

Cheryl said...

Your card is GORGEOUS! You colored the image beautifully.

Sue said...

Wowzer!! this is SO gorgeous Alison!! you've coloured the image beautifully - a lot of details in this little fairy!! Love the sparkle on her wings. The papers are really scrummy and I love the flowers, leaves, border, ribbon, pearls …. well just everything… it's a perfect card hun!!
I know what you mean about the distress ink pens - they are a whole new ball game!!! LOL
Hope you get your PC sorted out soon - nothing more annoying!!
Huge Hugs
Sue xx

Janette said...

Gorgeous card. so pretty, thanks for sharing it with us at CraftyCatz this week.xx

June Nelson said...

Wow this is baeutiful and what a beautiful fairy im on the design team for lotv and im gonna be begging this one shes stunning and yor coloruing is amazing, love all teh othr little bits and pieces, just wonderful darlin xxxxxxx

Steph said...

Wow, this is utterly stunning! Gorgeous and perfect in every way! Love it! Thanks for joining us at Sketch Saturday this week, hope to see you again soon! x ps have become a follower, your blog is just stunning x

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous!! Love the image, love the colours, love the backing papers, just gorgeous!!
Love Richard Armitage too!! - gorgeous!! LOL
Lorraine x

Anna said...

Hi Alison, this is so beautiful. Love your colouring and all the details. :)
Hope your computerproblems will be fixed soon.
And thank you so much for all your lovely comments at my blog.

Claire said...

Beautiful card Alison - love the image and red and black combo. Thanks for playing along with MAWTT this week. Hugs, Claire x

coops said...

so stunning alison.i love your rich colours and papers and gorgeous image and design, your colouring looks fabulous with the DI pens hun.

xx coops xx

Vicky said...

So gorgeous Alison...and I love the layout and colours too hun :o)

big hugs Vicky xx

Anonymous said...

This looks absolutely perfect to me Alison! Love the colours and your colouring.

catherine said...

This is a stunning card Alison and I think you have done a fab job with the colouring. If you look on Rangers website there is a video by tim using these pens. I found it useful
x catherine

Denise and Louise said...

This is gorgeous Alison - and the colouring looks amazing. Love all the fab embellishments and beautiful papers too.
Denise xx

pam said...

stunning card...fabulous layout
amazing ..pam

Debbie said...

Sorry about your PC issues, it's amazing how much we depend on them. I'd be lost with out mine...

Your card is simply stunning


Donna said...

Absolutely fabulous Alison, love that layout and your coloring. Hope you get your pc sorted out.
hugs n' smiles

Alex H. said...

Such a gorgeous card! Just amazing, I love it even if I don't like to think about christmas at the moment ;-). Thank's for joining us at SSP challenge.
;-) Alex H.

Sue said...

Hi hun..... forgot to say....

Thanks for joining us at MAWTT and Good Luck in the Challenge!

Big Hugs
Sue xx

Heidi said...

Gorgeous dps and love the border in black hugs heidi

Inkypinkydelights said...

Alison this is brilliant! I just love everything about it. Try googling for tutorials or tips for the pens because I have seen something somewhere but am not sure where. It might have been Dena's blog??? If I find it I will let you know. Judy x

Laura said...

Gorgeous card. I especially like the little tag.

Inkypinkydelights said...

Happy weekend to you too Alison. Enjoy. Judy x

Karen said...

I love this Alison, what a lovely image too. Fab colours too.


Donna Mosley said...

WOW!!!!! Alison, stunning as always hun. Love the image and your amazing colouring. Gorgeous details too.

Donna x

Violets Corner said...

Absolutely gorgeous Alison! Love your colouring and the detail.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Warm hugs

Kim. said...

Oh wow this is a really pretty card, love the image and the colours and layout used. Thanks for sharing with us this week at Moving Along With The Times.
Kim xXx

Claudia said...

Hello Alison,

this is gorgeous! The colouring is perfect and everything is wonderful. Great card. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Crafty Calendar Challenge and good luck!



Vicky said...

Fantastic colouring, I don't think you need a tutorial!! I love the poinsettias, a lovely card

hugs Vicky x x x

Vicky said...

Fantastic colouring, I don't think you need a tutorial!! I love the poinsettias, a lovely card

hugs Vicky x x x

Vicky said...

Fantastic colouring, I don't think you need a tutorial!! I love the poinsettias, a lovely card

hugs Vicky x x x

Hazel said...

Beautiful card Alison - just fabulous.

Thanks for dropping in and leaving me a comment.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.


Hazel xx

tiggertastic said...

wow this is amazing !

This week at Sketch Saturday we have a Blog Hop and i have some lovely goodies on My Blog

Good luck in the challenges, hugs Sarah-Louise
Designing for:
Crafty Purple Frog , Craft Us Crazy ,Bearly Mine Designs and DT Coordinator Kenny K

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Wow! This is absolutely stunning, I love this gorgeous image and your colouring is just so superb, really amazing
Lindsay xx

paperfun said...

Alison, I think your coloring is gorgeous. The image struck me right away at how beautiful it is. Very lovely.

Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew.


~* Jay Jay *~ said...

Really beautiful xmas card! I love the colors. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stamping Pixies!

Jay Jay

~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

Wow this is magical! Your coloring is amazing and I so love her wings! Thank you for playing with us at Moving Along With The Times :)

America said...

GORGEOUS papers and adorable image. Terrific attention to details.

Lisa Jane said...

ooh this is so pretty , i love that image
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week
Lisa x

Norma said...

WOW, Alison., this is simply gorgeous. I love everything about it. Adorable image and beautifully coloured--looks. It doesn't look like you had any trouble with it being the first time with the distress ink markers. Love your beautiful DP's and the layout.
Thanks for coming over to play with us at the Sweet Stamping Pixies.

Teresa said...

Stunning card Alison, perfect colouring. hugs Teresa xx

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful card! I love the coloring, the scarf is just amazing.

Love Mickaela

Mrs.B said...

Just cathing up Alison, so glad I didn't miss this one. It's absolutely gorgeous.
Avril xx

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous Christmas coloring and card creating! So glad you linked up to the Sweet Stamping Pixies Challenge! Thanks for playing!

Åsa aká Scraphorse said...

The card is gorgeous! Love you´re coloring.

Thanks for playing with us at SSPC!


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