Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Summertime Peekers

Hope everyone is ok. I'm sorry I've been missing for the best part of the week but had a lot of things to sort out, but I'm here today with a post.

I thought I would share with you my FIRST DIGI card that I have coloured with my Spectrum Noirs that I bought just after Christmas. I won the digis, which are from Bugaboo. The digi is called Summertime Peekers -  Flower Pot and I won it, (part of 7) for commenting on Doreen's card in the Make It Monday Challenge a few weeks ago. I think it is so cute.

I had two practices first before I decided to go for the real thing. The first one was pretty good except that the ink kept smudging, the second one was pretty awful. I couldn't blame anything else for this one, it was my colouring!! I'm pretty pleased with how the third one turned out with the help of Leann Chivers and her Spectrum Noir DVD.

I used an 8x8 scalloped white card as my base card. I matted a plain yellow backing paper from the Sunshine and Smiles Cd from Kraftyhands on to a chocolate brown matt card from my stash. I took a smaller piece of polka dot paper, also from the cd and matted that also on to the brown card.

I printed the digi image onto Neenah cardstock from Crafters Companion and coloured this with the Spectrum Noirs:
skin - FS2, FS3, TN2
hair - CT1, CT2, CT3 (I think)
ribbon - LV2, LV3
flowers - GB5, OR1, JG6, DG3
Plant pot - TN8, TN7, EB5 (I think)
blob at side of pot - JG6, DG4
I then matted this onto the brown card.
I tied some chocolate brown ribbon from my stash around the base backing paper and card and then fixed it to the card blank. The image and other piece of backing paper, I fixed to the base but at jaunty angles. In the top left hand corner and bottom right hand corner I placed a yellow flower (purchased from Joanne Sheen) and placed a dark brown Kard Kandy in the centre. In the other two corners, I just placed the brown Kard Kandy. In the top centre, I placed a sentiment, which reads 'Just For You'. This was from the Kanban sentiments kit. I matted this onto the brown card so that it matched the rest.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-
Monday Challenges
Created with love - Bright and Cheery (X)
Eureka Stamps - Flower Power (X)
Make It Monday - Anything Goes (X)
Melonheadz Friends - Creation for a child or with a child image (X)
The Pink Elephant Challenge - Anything Goes (X)
Crafty Boots - Out of your comfort zone (First time used a digi on a card and coloured it) (X)
Thank you for visiting. I love reading your comments, I appreciate you taking the time as we all live busy lives.
Thank you and happy crafting.
Wendy xx