Friday 15 July 2011

Daisy Chain

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.


  1. oh wow this is stunning.. i love that die cut doily and the pretty colours
    Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week
    Lisa x

  2. My word she is adorable and such wonderful colours just love it Chanelle xxx

  3. wow, so pretty, love that colour combo the little buttons look so good together, such a sweet image too!
    Have a great weekend, Debxx

  4. Sorry not been to visit for a while hun (not enough hours in the day) but I have been keeping an eye on what you are up to! Another stunning creation - such amazing work, love it. Hugs Sxx

  5. Your use of those dies is brilliant & I love the little buttons. The 'touching up' of teddy is so effective & I do like the way those green fronds pick up the leaf shape of the flowers in the image. Hope you are feeling a bit less stressed.
    Paula (PEP)

  6. This is so pretty Annie, the pastels work perfectly with LOTV and your colouring is FAB!

    Thank you for sharing it with us at MAWTT this week for our favourites and good luck with the challenge

    Hugs Laurie x

  7. Gorgeous Annie, such pretty colours and sweet image.

  8. Great Card, thanks for playing and sharing your favorites on MAWTT, Hazelxox

  9. Adorable card! Love the stamp and the cute flowers:-)

    Thanks for joining SS&S this week!
    Hugs Gry

  10. Absolutely beautiful card, I love it. Thanks for playing along with us at creative stamp friends.
    Hugs, Anja

  11. Such a gorgeous card Annie. Love the colouring of the cute image and the papers also. Hugs Michele x

  12. what a pretty cute card!!! Love it
    Thanks for joining us at Fussy and Fancy Friday this week


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