Saturday, 26 January 2013

Sweet Stampin - Ribbons


 
Good Morning :)  I hope everyone has some fabby plans for the weekend.  We will be staying warm and cosy today, as about another 4 inches of the white stuff fell again last night!
 
My card today is for our new challenge over at Sweet Stampin, where this week our theme is 'Ribbons'.  Our monthly sponsor is The Ribbon Girl,  and our weekly sponsor is Crafty Ribbons - aaaah, I geddit! lol :D
 
Now I think I mentioned in my previous post I have been having a crisis of confidence with my colouring, so this week I fought off a few demons, and tried not to get so wound up or precious about it.    I coloured this gorgeous LOTV image in with PM's and matted onto white American Crafts and DCWV cardstock.  The papers were a smashing christmas present from my blogging buddy Paula, so I have no idea what they are and the rose and seam binding are WOC.  The sentiment is LOTV and the tag die, heart die and filligree frame hooked around my image are Cheery Lynn.  The border punch is MS and the heart brads are from very old stash.
 
I have finally completed my DI refill collection, so intend to have a bash painting with those.  If anyone has any tips or suggestions on flesh colours, hair colours etc I would really appreciate it, as I am starting from scratch.  I have the DI pens, and didnt really get on with those, so I am hoping I fare a little better with the inks (fingers crossed!).
 
I am entering this card in the below competitions:
 
Lili's Little Fairies - Anything Goes
I ♥ Promarkers - Anything Goes
Passion For Promarkers - Fave colour combo - my mum used to call this 'blood and bandages'.... but I LOVE to see red, white and green! :)
My Mums Craft Shop - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Use a bow
 
Thanks so much for visiting my blog today and have a smashing weekend!
 

50 comments:

PaperDaisies said...

Alison, what a stunning design. I just love it. Perfect colour combo. No demons found in your colouring. It's brill. Have a great weekend. Hugs Nina

Gitte said...

Beautiful card you have made.

downrightcrafty said...

gorgeous love the colouring and the matching rose just beautiful
Hugs Kate xx

Paula (PEP) said...

I've not got any of the reinkers yet but I love stamping in the ink & then drawing the colour into the image, dampening the paper from within the image & working towards the ink until it touches & the ink spreads in. I know that Elaine (A Technophobe......) used the tutorials from Cat's Whiskers (I just googled & came up with http://jacqui47.blogspot.co.uk/2009/10/distress-ink-tutorial.html. I tend to use Cotmam Cold Press Grain Fin 190gsm with Distress Inks (just search my blog & there will be some info under Colouring MCC). That's just off the top of my head - I'm sure there are more proficient coloureds & I utterly relate to crises with colouring..........
Much love
PEP

Paula (PEP) said...

that should read more proficient coloureds
PEP

Lorraine said...

This is gorgeous Alison. The image is so sweet and I love all the layers and the pretty papers.

Thanks fro joining this weeks challenge at I ♥ ProMarkers.
Have a good weekend
Lorraine x

Annette said...

Wow, love your red card, so much rich colour. I've just started painting with the DIs too. I didn't get the pens as I wanted to try painting with the re-inkers. It's really relaxing although it takes much longer than the marker pens. I like tattered rose for faces and tea die is also good for some shading. I'm certainly no expert though and I've found that I've needed to paint some colour onto paper to see what they look like and have created some colour grids to work from. I look forward to seeing what you create.
Annette
xx

Claire said...

WOW an absolutely gorgeous card - love the deep red, sweet image beautifully coloured and all the fab elements too. Have a lovely day. Hugs, Claire x

Seafield Jo said...

This is a really beautiful card. I love the rich colours and all the beautiful dies you've used.

Jo x

Tracey T said...

I love this, Alison. The bold red is stunning and your image is coloured beautifully. Will be very interested to hear how you get on with the DIs. Have a lovely weekend. xx

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is stunning Alison. I love that romantic image and your colouring is fabulous. The papers and details are gorgeous and work so well together.
I hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend
Sue

Eileen said...

I have no idea why you should have a colouring crisis as yours is always perfect.
Love this bold bright card, one of my fav LOTV images, given the unique Alison touch, all those layers and diecuts are amazing.
Gorgeous card. Love it
Eileen x
Good luck with the DI's look forward to seeing what you create

Eileen said...

I have no idea why you should have a colouring crisis as yours is always perfect.
Love this bold bright card, one of my fav LOTV images, given the unique Alison touch, all those layers and diecuts are amazing.
Gorgeous card. Love it
Eileen x
Good luck with the DI's look forward to seeing what you create

tilly's crafts said...

fantastic card Alison, love the image and your layout
Kim x

pam said...

fabulous card Alison, love the image which is coloured beautifully, your colour and layout is stunning...pam

Heidi said...

Gorgeous card!
Sweet image and your colouring is fantastic Alison:)
Beautiful details as always.
Have a lovely weekend, hugs:)

mixamatoasties said...

I love this. The colours are just stunning, so rich.

Funny you should mention a crisis re your colouring confidence, I've been having the same!

Hope the snow isn't getting you down too much. We still have none, although it did try yesterday.

Susan xx

Romantyczka said...

pięknie, po prostu pięknie...

Steph said...

Such a sweet card. Love the layout and how you've used those dies x

Vanessa (aka V'ness, Nessa, oldschool) said...

sweet!

Sharon said...

This is beautiful Alison. Fabulous colouring on a gorgeous image and the layout and embellishments are stunning.
Hugs Sharon. x

Mrs.B said...

Hi Alison, This is a beautiful card, just LOVE it.
Avril xx

Theresa said...

Hi Alison, this is just darling. I love the scroll cut you've used. What a darling couple. Love all the red. So fabulous!!

Hope you're doing well.
Hugs,
Theresa

Paper Profusion said...

Super gorgeous card Alison. Love your colouring and all the dies and layers look wonderful. Nicola x

Vicky said...

So very pretty hun...love the image and your wonderful colour combo too...

good luck with the DI's...I would love to learn to how to use them too...:o)

big hugs Vicky xx

Inkypinkydelights said...

Smashing card Alison! So lovely and bold and striking! Your colouring is great too! Judy x

Donna Mosley said...

Beautiful card Alison, love the stunning design and gorgeous image.

Donna x

Sarah said...

Hi Alison, awww this is just soooo sweet!

Love the image and can't see what's wrong with your colouring (on this or anything!) at all. It always looks spot on to me.

No help from me with the DI's at all - never tried them!! I started out myself with watercolours, then pencils now Promarkers - dabbling with Prismacolour pencils inbetween! - I wonder how much similarity between watercolours and DIs? I always found that good w/colour paper and lots of patience worked!!

Hope you have a good weekend,
Sarah

PS - Was just admiring your cards at the CHA as well - seems like I know someone famous!!!

Lexie said...

Just stunning Alison. Love the colours, image and all the dies and layers.
xx

catherine said...

A super card as Always Alison and lovely layout and use of die cuts.
x catherine

Alyce said...

awww so sweet alison :) the reds are beautiful and those die frames are just perfect :)

Jill said...

gorgeous creation hun thanks so much for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx

Karen said...

Soooo sweet Alison, love the papers and everything else too, thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers.
xx

coops said...

so stunning alison.i really love your colour combo, the rich red is gorgeous and adorable sweet image and details.
thanks for joining in my challenge this week at PFP :D

xx coops xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

super cute and very beautiful card Alison.

greetings karin

Suzilou said...

Gorgeous card, love the rich red and the lovely frame dies.

All our snow has finally gone and hopefully that's it now :) xx

Cathy said...

Such a gorgeous card, love the red/white combination. Thank you for joining in this week's Passion for Promarkers challenge.
Cathy xx

Dora said...

Alison, this is stunning, love the bold colours on your card and fabulous die cuts.. always so fabulous. Thank you for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers this week and good luck xx

Natali said...

Love this "dip" red shades. Frame of image is amazing and all details just perfect. (wow, and this tuny "ring" on tag sooo lovely)
Hugs
natali

Droxie said...

Great card Alison, your colouring is fab as usual

Andrea xx

Sonia said...

Magnificient creation my dear^_^ Sweet image and fantastic papers and details^_^
Big hug,
Sonia

Krafty Kows said...

Fab card and love the ruby red colour combo. Such a cute image. Jeanette

Sue said...

Aww this is SO sweet Alison! what a cute image and your colouring is awesome!! love the depth to the reds! and Wow! those papers looks so pretty layered up… and I Love the beautiful heart and the flower and ribbon… it all comes together perfectly! :-)

Thanks for your lovely comment re. my Russian album… it is my dream also to go to Russia one day… can't see it happening really with my pain levels… but maybe I could do a cruise… I would be satisfied with a day or two in St Petersburg!! :-))))) my other love is Egypt!! so if the cruise could stop off near Cairo for a day then that would be good also!! LOL
Hope you have a good week!
Big hugs
Sue xx

thecraftycavalier said...

Completely stunning Alison! Love the layout, the colours are fab and the image is beautifully coloured. What's not to love! Gorgeous. Thank you for joining us us over at Lili's Little Fairies, hugs, Jayne xx

Debbie said...

Ahhhh..So cute...

Hugs
Debbie

Paula (PEP) said...

Oh help my spelling - "MORE PROFICIENT COLOURERS"
on second thoughts it might have been the predictive typing which I HATE!
PEP

gobeagirl said...

Alison, This card is so sweet and I just love the deep reds that you have used on it. Very very pretty. Hugs, Lisa G

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

So beautiful, love the papers and layout and the die cuts are stunning
Lindsay xx

Mau xx said...

This is stunning! I love the rich red ..blood & bandages...lol years ago they didn't like you taking red & white flowers into hospitals. Crazy!!!!! I love red & white flowers and love your card too. Your colouring always looks wonderful to me. I have wanted to try DI but really haven't got many yet :( got everything else...lol
Huge hugs Mau xx

SusanLotus said...

This is so sweet! And I love the dark red.

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