Friday, 17 April 2015

Dipping Your Toe In The Water...

Good Evening...

A later post than normal but we have had a busy day in the mouse house!  I was asked to join a choir who were singing especially at a very dear man's funeral service this afternoon.  Possibly one of the most cheerful funerals I have ever been to, but very fitting for the loveliest of gentlemen!
Today's card is something a bit different for me.  
I was very happy when my lovely friend Sheila (who is the extremely hardworking owner of Pink Tulip Creations) gave me this beautiful uncoloured image from The Hobby House and asked if I could make a card.  

Well, I have to say, I am hooked!  Aside from being such a darling image, the card was some of the best to colour on with Copics I have ever come across! (Yes, I know I am a marker geek and I should get out more)!

Anyway, I coloured this sweetie with Copics then layered and matted her up with some blue card and some papers from Maya Road Vintage Spring Basics.  

I added a die cut butterfly and some Hobby House Flowers along with some lace and adhesive pearls.  

Finally, I added some twine and a charm from the Ribbon Girl and dotted about a little bit of Liquid Pearls.

And here we are, a brave girl dipping her toe in the water, (I know how she feels)!
I would like to enter this card for the following challenges - 
The Ribbon Girl - Any Image Add Ribbon Or Lace
Deep Ocean - Things With Wings
A Gem of a Challenge - Spring Is In The Air
Live And Love Crafts - Signs of Spring
Elisabeth Bell's World - Pearls And Lace
Cute Card Thursday - Charmed!
Noor! Design - Anything Goes
The Hobby House Elisabeth Bell Ready to Colour Art Book - Merry Weather.
Copic Markers
Memory Box Die - Vivienne Butterfly
Navy Blue Cardstock
Maya Road Vintage Spring Basics 6" x 6" Papers
The Hobby House Boutique Paper Flowers - Pink and Blue
Groves Trim Collection Navy Blue Lace
Navy Blue Adhesive Pearls by Papermania
The Hobby House Self Adhesive Pearls 
Natural Twine and Butterfly Charm from The Ribbon Girl
Dovecraft Round Corner Punch
Collall All Purpose Glue
Liquid Pearls 
Inks Used
Copics - E0000, E00, E02, E11, E50, E53, E43, E57,
R81, R83, R85, R89, B91, B93, B95, YG63, G21, 
B0000, B00, BG0000, BG000, W1, W3.
Liquid Pearls in White Opal

Thank you for visiting...
Happy Crafting...
and remember to have a look at Pink Tulip Creations - Sheila, Tracy and Angela are so lovely and always happy to help...

Please leave a comment if you pop by, I really appreciate them and do enjoy reading them


Fiona said...

wow Sue....this is beautiful, love the layout too.


Marianne's Craftroom said...

I adore EB images and this is fab, gorgeous colours x

Sarah said...

Another wonderful card Sue and I know what you mean about the quality of the card as I bought a Christmas colour yourself pad and was very impressed. Love all your pretty finishing touches xx

Donna Mosley said...

A very beautiful card Sue, love the gorgeous image and all the pretty details.

Donna x

Christine L said...

Hi Sue.... I always love Elisabeth Bell images.... and you've coloured this one so beautifully and put it on a fabulous layout too with all those gorgeous flowers! My favourite EB image used to be one called Daisy.... in fact I did a colouring video tutorial with her (at the top of my blog page if you want to take a peek!) It was a couple of years back now, and my colouring hopefully has improved a bit!

And from one marker geek to another......... 'nowt wrong with that! (said with a Yorkshire accent...)

Big hugs
Christine x

Mary Lou said...

Gorgeous Sue!! Love the EBell image--Merry Weather:) Your dp's and die cuts are fantastic!! Really like the butterfly:) Thanks for joining in the fun at EBWorld!! Good Luck!!

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

Sue, this is soooo pretty. I just love it x

crafty-stamper said...

Love the beautifully coloured image great layout and love the beautiful butterfly paper
Carol x

Kat W said...

It's nice to do something a bit different occasionally especially when it turns out this gorgeous! The pretty papers and flowers work beautifully with the image and I love all the layering :-)

I am also a marker geek, I love my Copics and keep trying to get better with them so cardstock is really important and I have tried a few in my quest for the perfect one! I find that not everyone finds the same card the best as it seems to depend a bit on your colouring style but I am currently using the Copic X-press It blending card and finding it really good.

Big hugs, Kat xx

Rebecca Bradshaw said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Such a beautiful design for this lovely image.

Lynda Nielsen said...

WOW Sue, This is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!! I just love it. What gorgeous colors you've chosen to use too. =) Thanks for sharing it with us over at this months Elisabeth Bells World Challenge.
We hope to see you back again for our next challenge.

Sandra Mathis said...

Hi Sue,
Awww.....the Elisabeth Bell images one doesn't see that often in blogland anymore, and that's a shame, they're adorable, always puts a smile on my face. She's so cute, as is your card, and just right for our Signs of Spring challenge. Thanks for joining LLC this month.

Hugz, Sandy
Owner & Operator @Live & Love Crafts

Linda Simpson said...

Gorgeous card Sue! Thank you for joining us over at Elisabeth Bell's challenge for this month.
Linda xxx

Helen said...

Beautiful card - love your colouring.

Thanks for joining us at a Gem of a Challenge.

Helen x

Vicky said...

A beautiful card I love this Maya pad.........ok I love ALL Maya paper lol. I also love EB images though I do neglect mine :-( This is truly gorgeous.
Thank you for joining us over at LLC this month, good luck & hope to see you again soon.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Vicky said...

Me again with another DT hat on lol. Again a truly stunning card with a gorgeous image & fabulous coluring........not too mention my favourite papers lol.
Thank you for joining us over at Noor Design Uk, good luck & hope you will join us next month.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

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