Saturday, 31 March 2012

A Gem of a Challenge - aquamarine

This week at A Gem of a Challenge we have a photo inspiration chosen by Jackie... I'm not very good at these!

Aquamarine

And here's my card...



I've kept my card quite CAS this week, and used this sweet baby image Baby Boy in Pram - the baby and wheels are coloured with promarkers and flexmarkers, and the pram is paper pieced.  I'm not sure if you can actually tell that it's paper pieced though, because I added a bit too much pencil shading!  I added a couple of gems on the wheels and a Stampin' Up sentiment.  The paper is Magnolia 'cloudy turquoise hearts', which you can currently get as one of the weekend specials at The Stamp Basket.

I'm entering my card for the following challenges:

I had a bit of a busy day yesterday so I've got loads of commenting to catch up with, and then hopefully I can squeeze in a bit of crafty stuff too ;o)  Hope you all have a fab weekend!

44 comments:

jo said...

Awww, Lisa, this is just gorgeous!Fab colour, too! Hope your weekends a good one!
Hugs Jo x

Debs M said...

this is gorgeous, beautifully coloured and fab lo x

enrica said...

lovely!!!!! this baby card is beautyful!!!!i like too mutch!!!kiss from enrica

Mary J said...

Just wonderful, Lisa! Gorgeous colours and shading and love your little gems!

Hope you are having a lovely weekend honey - shame the sun went away!

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Gorgeous card Lisa and fabulous colour
have a lovely weekend
Hugs Dianne xx :)

mckinkle said...

This is quite beautiful!
Keryn x

Christine L said...

Gorgeous baby card Lisa.... and yes I can tell it's paper pieced.... just! LOL! The shading gives a fab effect - in all the right places!

Have a good weekend
Hugs
Christine x

Rose Petal said...

Hello Lisa. This is so adorable and a really cute image. Gorgeous card. I hope you have a lovely weekend.
With love, Sandra xxx

Amanda said...

Such a cute card Lisa, love the soft aqua colour scheme. Hugs, Amanda x

Elaine said...

Lisa this is fabulous you captured that colour so well, what a fantastic card I love this Hugs Elaine

Abi said...

Aww Lisa, I think you've made a fab job of this! It's utterly adorable hon! Hope you manage to catch up with yourself & get some crafting in, have a fab weekend xx

Jackie said...

What a gorgeous card, so cute :o)
Jackie xx

Alyce said...

This is beautiful! Love your CAS card...so effective :)

Teresa said...

Oh Lisa this is adorable, gorgeous colour and such a cute image. xx

s4rah said...

As always, love your colouring... the grey trim on the pram especially looks completely real - I thought it was felt to start with!

Lily Anuska said...

Hi Lisa. Lovely shape of the card, cute image and beautiful coloring. Have a nice day. Lily Anuska

Mau xx said...

A real sweetie Lisa, I love the image and the lovely clean layout is gorgeous.
hope you have a lovely weekend xxxx
Hugs Mau xx

Sheryl Hare said...

Hi Lisa, this is my favourite colour and you made a fab job of your card - don't know why you think you're not good at theses! Thanks for joining us at CRAFT this week. Good luck Sheryl xx

Vicky said...

Awwww so cute Lisa...and great layout too hun :o)

big hugs Vicky xx

sue w. said...

Hi Lisa, how cute is this. The colouring is fab. Hope it's not too cold where you are. Enjoy your weekend.
Hugs Sue W

Squirrel x said...

Oh wow, simply Gorgeous sweetie! Sxx

heidy said...

Oh what a gorgeous babycard Lisa!!
XXX Heidy

Wedgie said...

What a cute baby card, love your colouring. Wedgie xxx

Debs said...

Adorable card Lisa - such a sweet image.
Hope you're having a great weekend.
Debs xx

cathi139 said...

what a sweetie
hugs from Cathi

CraftyC said...

Very cute Lisa and I think the blue/grey looks fab
Clairexx

Feebsy said...

This is gorgeous Lisa, I think the paper piecing looks great and I really like the CAS look.

I hope you're having a good weekend.

Feebs
xx

Carole said...

Lisa, so adorable and I really like the paper piercing!

Little K Smith said...

Aaaawww this is gorgeous Lisa, such an adorable image and beautifully coloured :)
Kelly.x

Janette said...

Hi Lisa, Oh this is sooo cute, a gorgeous card and love the colours and layout to.xx

coops said...

aw gorgeous card lisa.really love your colouring of the adorable image and fab design :D

xx coops xx

Gemma said...

I just love this card Lisa..just perfect & your colouring is amazing as always..
hugs and xxx
Gemma

Janet said...

This is super sweetie and your colouring is divine x

xxxtglxxx said...

This is adorable Lisa - fabulous colours and gorgeous image! :)

Beautiful :)

Hope you have a smashing week hun,

hugs

xxalisonxx

Jenny said...

Oh bless...two photo inspiration challenges in one day, tough if they're not you're fave! I find them challenging too because I'm quite literal so this would have been doubly hard for me!
I reckon you nailed with this little gem of a card (pun intended.. He he ) the pram looks so 3d because your shading is awesome :0)
Jenny x

Lorraine said...

Aw, this is soo sweet, Lisa! I love your coloring of that sweet image and your card colors/design!

HelenR said...

Gorgeous card Lisa- your shading is fantastic- it really adds something to the image! Helen :) x

Trimgym said...

Great project, thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week and good luck! Don't forget to check back with us again on Thursday for our new challenge and to check if you have won or made our Top3.

Jo and Tigerlover.

Jules said...

Hi Lisa

I have a mountain of commenting to catch up on too (and ironing LOL!!).

Super busy on the wedding front at the moment and not time for much else!

Loving your new baby card.

The little heart backing paper is just gorgeous.

I hope you had a good weekend.

Love Jules xx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Those photo inspirations are hard for me too. I think you did very well with this one-such a sweet little pram with a sweet little baby. I like that you pencil shaded the paper pieced part, somehow that never crosses my mind.

Christine said...

Glad I'm not the only one who gets behind on my comments. I'm about 4 days behind though at the moment! Argh!!

Love this card, CAS is perfect for it. I didn't see the paper piercing detail till you mentioned it but that idea is FANTASTIC! Really like it! xx

coldwaters2 said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Lisa that image is totally adorable and what wonderful colouring, the papers and design are perfect.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Sylvia x said...

Love your oh so sweet card and just perfect for the challenge at CRAFT Chalenges this week...the wheels are great!!

Sylvia xx

Curlybear said...

Thank you so very much for Joining us Crafty Catz with absolutely adorable creation its just perfect for our challenge,

Have a lovely day,
Good Luck with the challenge,
Hugs Bridget Crafty Catz DT :0) x