I started colouring this image at my friend Wynneth's home a couple of weeks ago, but never got around to finishing it, until yesterday. I've stamped LOTV Daisy Chain with rich cocoa Momento ink to keep things softer and tried to capture summer colours - and there's a whole lot of summer challenges about at the moment! As is always the way when I colour without sorting out papers first, I spent most of the afternoon faffing about before finally settling on a summer yellow gingham matted with Pear Pizzaz cardstock by Stampin' Up! The pretty coral pink is a Coredinations shade called Satin Rose and I used my new Nellie's Choice fancy circle die to cut the circular mat following the Sunday Sketch and Stamp blog design layout. The little buttons are from the same die set and I've used a snip to decorate the top corner and also cut the mat for the small text greeting. The ribbon is from my stash, the butterflies are created with a little Nellie's Choice punch and emboss set, the green fronds are a Marianne diecut and the little flowers are an ancient punch. I've edged the butterflies and flowers with a snow cap Adirondack paint dabber then finished off with a pastel amber pearl maker pen.
As I started colouring the image a while back I can't remember all the Copic colours, but I'm guessing my usual skin tones of E000, 00, 21 and a touch of R00 on her cheeks. Her hair and teddy bear must be E30, 31, 33 and I think 35, but I'm not sure of the exact numbers. Her blue dress and hair bow had to be B91, 93 and 95 with soft peach trim in the R0 series .. .. and I touched up the flowers and teddy's paws with R14 yesterday to darken things a bit. The grass is YG11, 03 and 13 and for the sunshine background I used the Y0000,Y000 and Y00.
And for the summer blog challenges I can enter: Totally Gorjuss, Dream Valley, Fussy and Fancy Friday and Kreative Stamping Friends. I'm also entering the Moving Along With the Times challenge to use your favourite things as there's lots of my favourites on this card - Copics, of course, LOTV image, punches and diecuts and my Waco pearl maker pen.