You may have seen my DT card yesterday on the Cute Card Thursday blog, so here it is for you with the details. As I'm now on two Thursday blog challenge teams I'm posting my CCT cards on Friday morning so that it's still Thursday in USA .. .. does that make sense? Anyway, moving on, I've had this LOTV stamp for months and just never got around to colouring the image in, even though I had managed to ink it up. As this week's challenge is for gems, I thought I'd like to make a girly card and this is what I came up with.
I've coloured my image with Copics: the usual skin tones plus chocolate brown shades E70, 71, 74 and 77; blues with B21 & 23, then for her dress I've used pale warm grey shades. For her hat I used E40, 41, 42 & 43 and the ground is a mix of those paler shades plus BG93 & 96. I've used pale cool greys and B91 for the shadow but as my cool grey C0 has run out I've had to use a blender pen as well - it was a bit of a fuzz up actually and the shadow is paler than I had first envisaged, but seams to work ok. The papers are more of the magazine freebies, I think Nitwits but they aren't marked, inked edges with Sahara Sand Versamagic chalk ink, matted with Close to Cocoa cardstock by Stampin' Up! then I finished off with a piece of lace, diecuts and gems. I made the flowers with Marianne dies LRO145 and pearl paper, the swirls are from LRO116 and the ivy spray is from LRO206.
The Critter Sketch challenge is to use 3 types of embellishments, mine are the lace, the gems and the diecuts. The Addicted to Stamps theme is for summer in winter, which I took to mean use cool winter colours with a summer image.