Saturday 24 September 2011

Star of Wonder

What a miserable day it is today, where is the Indian Summer we were promised? There was a hint of blue sky out to sea just now, but it didn't last and more rain is headed this way! So I've been able to finish a card I started ages ago, there's a box full of bits in various stages of completion so I must do something about it all. This is a LOTV stamped image called star of wonder, and she's coloured with Copics. As well as my skin tones I used YG93 and G99 for the greens; R22, 24, 27 and 29 for the reds; YR20, Y21 and YR24 for the gold tones and E34, 35, 57 and 47 for the browns. There's also B60 for the shadow and shading and Platinum Stickles for the sparkle.

And here's the card, snapped in a moment of sunshine so you can see the shadows under my layers. The papers are scraps from the bit box matted with dark green card with everything give a brown inked edge, although it's not showing up around the image at all. My embellishments are made with layers of Marianne diecuts and a pale amber Waco pearl maker pen.

The Corrosive Challenge blog have been running a punches/dies theme, hopefully I've made it in time to enter. Stamp with Fun have an anything goes challenge, and so do the Anything Goes challenge blog - here's mine!


  1. just beautiful Annie, adorable image and love your poinsettias!
    have a great weekend!
    happy crafting, Debxx

  2. Beautiful card - i love the traditional colours and the Poinsettias
    Lisa x

  3. Annie this is beautiful and just perfect for christmas. Chanelle xx

  4. oh annie what an adorable xmas card ~such a cute image, beautifully coloured and just love all the added details~perfect!
    vanessa xx
    ps will send you some sun ~we have had a glorious day today!

  5. Gorgeous card Annie, love that sweet image. Love the rich colours you've used too.

    Don't want to upset you but we had the most fantastic day here in our part of Aberdeenshire. Blue skies and sunshine all day. Quite windy but then it usually is here and it was good for the washing lol!

    Kat xx

  6. Oh this is gorgeous Annie, I love the traditional colours and a super sweet image too!
    Enjoy the rest of the weekend :)

  7. Lousy weather here too. Threatening rain over the Beacons most of the day. Love your warm tones with the red & green. That scarf is a real beauty.
    Paula (PEP)

  8. Beautiful!!!!
    Where is your email located on your blog? I'm trying to get in touch with you.

  9. Stunning Annie! I love how you've coloured the image so beautifully. I think I'll have to take a note of those gold colours. All the diecut flowers are great.
    Sarah xx :0)

  10. Beautiful card Annie,I love the image and the colours.
    So gorgeous papers and the details.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  11. this is just gorgeous,love the detail on this just super bless you for playing at anything goes this week hugs cherylxxxxx

  12. I have this image -- isn't she charming? Like the colours you have used. It is beautiful. Will be saving this to my computer as inspiration. Thanks!

  13. Loads of lovely Christmas makes! I have no internet so I'm in a bar blogging (with a Pina Colada - could be worse). I loved your soft blue non-traditional Christmas makes but there is something about this one which really stands out for me. Fab colourwork throughout and I do love these flowers! Hugs, Lesley


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