Sunday, 13 February 2011

Spring is back!

I am an absolute disaster at the moment - now I've lost my computer specs, or the tidy-up fairies have put them somewhere safe that I've yet to find! Here's another scanned picture and on top of that it's wonky and fuzzy, a bit like my eyesight! The image is a Sarah Kay stamp called Spring is back and is the Sarah Kay I've used the most. I've gone for the soft vintage look again and inked the edges of the image and all over the background paper with Antique Linen DI then sparkled with Platinum Stickles. It's one of the little cream square cards I'm trying to use up, so not a lot of room for any extras along with the image. I've simply wrapped around with ivory organza ribbon and added a bow, die-cut Marianne swirls, punched fronds and inked the edges, punched butterflies, found a couple of flowers in my stash, then finished with pearls, pearl snips and pearl hearts.

To colour my image I used Copics: skin tones in my usual E000, E00 and E21; hair with E51, E53 and E57; hat and her trousers with E40, E41, E42, E43, E44; blues with B91 and B93; pinks with R81, R83 and R85; greens with G20, G21 and G24.

The Flutterby Wednesday blog challenge is for 3 hearts, along with butterflies or fairies - I hope that my three little punched butterflies will count. The Secret Crafter Saturday challenge is for stamped flowers, I hope that the flowers in my stamped image are ok. And finally, the Totally Gorjuss theme is for love - well I have 3 little hearts on my love-ly card!

Enjoy the rest of your day - I'm turning the room upside down to try and find my specs .. .. ..


  1. Beautiful.. i love the soft colours and pretty flowers
    Lisa ;)

  2. Hi Annie,
    Fabulous card and I adore this lovely image. Just the right amount of embellies for this little cutie. There are some advantages to having to wear glasses all the time,hate them, at least I always know where they are!! Hope you have found yours now.

  3. hello sweetie!
    how are you? this card is wonder and the butterfly is pretty!
    good job!
    Thanks for join at the Totally gorjuss challenge this week!


  4. Lovely card! The little hearts are so sweet! I love the flowers and swirls, and your colours are so subtle and pretty!

    I hope you've found your computer specs - it's maddening when they go astray, isn't it?!

    luv, Mags x

  5. Beautiful card Annie. That image is so sweet and the colours you've used are lovely. Thanks for joining us at TG this week.

    Hope you find your specs!

    Kat xx

  6. Such a beautiful card Annie,I love the image and the layout and colouring is just fab.
    Sue x

  7. So pretty!! Thanks for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

  8. The card is a stunner despite your difficulties/battles. Thankfully my glasses stay perched on my nose except when I'm colouring or working close-up. But I do sympathize, the number of times I have forgotten which side I put them & then of course negotiating my work bench whilst midst project is not amusing, finding my glasses is likely to lead to a finger in some glue before hitting the glasses. I do hope you have found them by now.
    Paula (PEP)

  9. Gorgeous Annie, love it.

  10. Oh Annie this is absolutely stunning, i love the subtleness and the beautfiful spring flowers
    love tasha xx

  11. Oh my goodness Annie, this is just gorgeous!! What a beautiful card and stunning coloring details!! I love it!! HUGS

  12. gorgeous creation thank you so much for sharing your beautiful work with us this week at the SCSC
    Hugs Kate xx


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