Monday, 15 February 2016

Get Messy!

Good Morning friends, happy Monday!

Before we talk about today's card, I want to tell you about something exciting - well exciting for me anyway!  

A recent card of mine got an 'honourable mention' by Michele from Purple Onion Designs on her Design Team's Blog.
You can see it 

This is because I am taking part in as many days as I can of the 
30 Day Colouring Challenge at The Daily Marker - it is really good fun so go on...have a go!
Today's card is my 'same but different' project for Sherri Baldy's
My Besties UK

This month we have all used the same gorgeous Sherri Baldy image -
the gorgeous fairy digi img791 which is available 
from Sherri's 
My Besties Shop

This is not a challenge just a bit of fun so to have a chance of winning this gorgeous digi, just pop to 
and leave a comment for the design team - simples!

The winner will be picked at random on New Challenge day - the first Monday in March.

I have tried quite a few new 'things' on this card.

Firstly, I tried to ombre the colours - it has come out a bit stripy but I like the effect so I will give this a bit more practice.

Secondly I tried an inky background effect I learnt with lovely Faye (stampinfluffnstuff) at my recent Copic Class.  Basically your drop a few drops of Copic refill and a few drops of Copic Blender on a mat and 'swish' (technical term)! some glossy card through it.  I then added some flicks of Copic refill from a paint brush.

Oh yep! Note to self - before flicking ink about the place it is a good idea to put away your iPad, reading glasses, Design Papers - oh and of course the image that you have spent some considerable time colouring! (There are a few dots but I have left them and am pretending it was deliberate sssshhhhh - our secret right)!

Anyways, here we are, sweet ain't she...
Sherri Baldy's My Besties Fairy Digi img791
Copic Markers and Copic Reinkers
Make it Colour Blending Card by Elaine Hughes (Marker Geek)
Glossy Photo Card
Flowers from The Ribbon Girl
Honeycomb Background cut on Silhouette Portrait
Tim Holtz Small Talk Stickers
Collall All Purpose Glue
Inks Used
Copic Markers
Hair E53, E31, E35, E37
Skin E04, E11, E21, E51, E50
Frock R85, R83, R81, BV29, BG78, BG75, BG52, BG10
Flowers, BG52, BG10, E51, E50
Wings R83, R85, BG10, E50 and Clear Zig Wink of Stella Pen
Backgground - Copic Re inkers R81 and Colourless Blender splatted with RV66

..and, as a very new adventure, I am trying to do as many days as I can taking part in The Daily Marker's 30 Day colouring challenge - big thanks to Kathy for running this amazing project for us all.

Happy Crafting...
and remember to pop straight to 
to look at the other lovely DT Creations and join in the fun.


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


Marianne's Craftroom said...

Congrats on the mention. Gorgeous colour combo and your flicking story made me smile x

Fiona said...

wow...gorgeous Sue!


Sarah said...

A wonderful card Sue, love the background and your ombre looks great to me!! Well done on your mention too, can't say I'm was gorgeous!! xx

Cathy Clowes said...

Gorgeous card Sue. I love the ombre effect and your background. The bright pink is stunning. Cathy x

thecraftycavalier said...

This is beyond stunning! I adore her! Thank you for explaining how you did the background - I have recently entered a 'background' phase and shall be trying this out!!!! Biggest of hugs xx

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Sue, love the background, it's looks brilliant.
Lorraine x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

She certainly is beautiful Sue, a great job with the ombre colouring too, looks tricky but you pulled it off. Love the background in the bright pink and sounds like fun to create, once you have cleared a space, lol. Hope you enjoy the rest of your week.

crafty-stamper said...

Congrats on the mentionand fabulous card love the beautifully coloured image and flicked background I have also learnt the lesson lol
Carol x

Christine L said...

Hi Sue.... well done you on your mention at Purple Onion - well deserved of course! Now........ this beauty.... of course, I adore your wonderful colouring (just look at her face for perfection), and I like the smooshing too! I did have a little go a while back, but it wasn't with Copics... I think that'd be far too dangerous in my craft room! Mine was 'wash-out-able' Distress Inks! You really lived dangerously with the flicking....... but wow - it looks so good!

Big hugs
Christine x

Debs said...

Gorgeous card Sue - stunning colouring - love the ombre effect and the fabulous inky background - have done a similar technique but not with Copics - just Distress Inks - may have to give this a go :o)
Congrats on your honourable mention - so well deserved.
It was really fabulous to catch up last week - super excited about the NEC (31 sleeps and counting lol!!!)
Debs xx

silverpaws1000 said...

gorgeous Sue I love it _ Carol xxx

Annette said...

The Purple Onion mention was well deserved honey. Well done, and I love your spotty background. I'd do something similar with the mess though. It looks fab.

Natalia Smith said...

Such a gorgeous image, beautiful colouring and fab design, love it x

Pollard Carole said...

Stunning this is fabulous the colouring and colours are so lovely a perfect design Love and hugs Carole x

Jane Tillsley said...

great card Sue love the colours you used
Jane xx

Anonymous said...

Oh stunning card I LOVE that background too! its not the colour I love its the design teehehhee but you know I am not a pink fan so that's the only reason I am not keen on the colour :)

CornishKat said...

This is stunning Sue, it's 'pretty meets mixed media'. The ombre effect looks great, perfect for fairies and I love the accents you've done on the flower. Well done on your special mention too.
Katrina xx

Anita Byrne said...

Absolutely stunning I love everything about it x

Kat W said...

This is just amazing...your inky background is gorgeous and as your card says 'embrace beautiful chaos'!! It is most certainly beautiful and the colours on your card are totally fabulous :-)

Big congrats on your honourable mention too - you are a star!

Big hugs, Kat xx

Sue Hickey said...

Great card sue Hugs Sue xx

Bad Kitty said...

wonderful card!
Bad Kitty's Craftroom
Fiki ❤

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