Friday, 20 August 2010

Birthday Josh


I've not been around much this week - partly because I've been practicing with the koh-i-noors, but mainly because the kids are driving me maaaaaaaaad, so I've been trying to get out with them most days.  For the first few weeks of the holidays, it was nice having things a bit more relaxed, but it will be so nice to be back into the usual routines when school starts again!

The fabby image is from Digistamp Boutique, and is one Sally-Ann was lovely enough to draw for me - I had a request from a customer and this is just perfect for it, thanks Sally-Ann :o)  He's available here if you'd like him too.  I've coloured him with promarkers, and then added shading with the koh-i-noors... not very well on this one!  I think I need some different card - the promarkers blend fine on the one I'm using, but it's coated and the pencils don't seem to blend so well on it.  I shall keep practicing!  I've paper pieced the present, and added 2 layers of glossy accents to the ribbon to raise it up higher than the paper piecing.  The papers are Making Memories, cardstock and ribbon from my stash, and cute little buttons from Crafty Emma's Store.  I just need to add the sentiment now.

I'm entering my card for the following challenges:

35 comments:

Lindsey said...

Love it! I think the colouring is brilliant and I love the image and sketch...might use taht one! I popped some of that card in the post for you today so watch out for a bright pink envelope in the morning
Linds x

Rose Petal said...

Hiya. What a fabulous card and I love the cute image. Love the colours and the beautiful striking papers all layered. Great job. Happy crafting.
With love, Sandra xx

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Lisa this is fabulous so loving those papers and image great paper piecing as well, not a favourite of mine but I love seeing what other crafters do, great card.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Judith Veldhuizen said...

Such a sweet card! Beautifull done!

Guylaine said...

very cute card

Nannieflash said...

Fabulous card Lisa, love the papers and the way youve paper pieced the parcel. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxx

Annelie said...

A lovely card. Love the present versus the backgroundpaper, what an effect, brilliant!
Hugs Annelie

brenda said...

Hi there

A really great card, thank you for joining in at Allsorts Challenge this week.

B x

p.s. Did you know we have a DT call over at our sister challenge http://pennyblackatallsorts.blogspot.com/

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Hi there, wow what a gorgeous image and love all of those papers! Thanks for your lovely comments that you left on my blog, it was so lovely of you and very appreciated, big hugs Heidi xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Really sweet image and a lovely bright card. I think your colouring loks great. Marianne x

martina's kaartjes said...

Great card, love the colours ! Love the shiny part on the box.
Have a lovely evening,
greetings, Martina
x

Sue said...

Hi Lisa
gorgeous card, fabby image, luv the paper piecing, colouring looks lovely to me, luv the papers, have great weekend hun, sue,x

Little K Smith said...

Hi Lisa
Fab card, love the colours and papers, sweet image, love your colouring too. I have some Prisma pencils and will have to have a go with them along with my beloved Promarkers! Thanks for the inspiration!
Kelly.x

Sharon said...

I love it, Lisa! The image and papers are fab, as is your colouring technique.

There's something on my blog for you. I hope you'll accept it :o)

Anonymous said...

Fab card Lisa,
Sue x

scotspanda said...

whata gorgeous card, the papers are lush and the image is fabby, perfect for any boy's birthday!!

thanks for joining in with the Allsorts fun this week

Amanda xx

Faye said...

I think your colouring is fab and I love this bright card, the paper piecing looks great too. xxx

Dragonlady said...

Hi Lisa

I know what you mean I have just had a horrendous day with my two. Raining so a day at home painting, then face painting then ordinary painting again - then argueing and tears - I'm totally frazzled. No crafting either although I was painting with them!!
Gorgeous card hun.

Hugs Ali x

Helen said...

Great card and I love that image.

Helen x

Sarah said...

Hi hun, it's a fab card, the colouring in fine, love your shading round him. Kids are driving me mad too - roll on 2nd Sept!

Debs M x said...

LOVE this! great colouring and paper piecing x

Jackie said...

Brilliant card, love the vibrant colours, great sketch, what more could any crafter want :o)
Jackie xx

Kirsten said...

Fabulous card..x

Thanks for joining us at allsorts this week hugs Kirsten...x

P.S Sorry this is late i had major computer problems yeserday.

Aunty Sue said...

Hi lisa loving this and the image , thanks for joining creative inspirations this week.

Anonymous said...

WOW! Lisa, this is so sweet!! Love the crisp clean lines and the coloring is just fabulous girl!! :) Enjoy your weekend!

Karen Howard said...

This is really gorgeous! Love the design and details!!! Hugs, Karen

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Kat said...

Great card Lisa. I love that sweet image and his paper-pieced parcel. Really cute.

Kat xx

Vixykins said...

Great paper piecing there chick! Looks fab!

melsanford said...

Gorgeous card - love it! Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

sallysbitz said...

Fab card & love the vibrant colours. I like using glossy accents too... the only hangup is you have to wait for it to dry!!

Your colouring is faultless xx

Whisper said...

fabby boys card, Luv Sam x

Mummylade said...

such lovely colours! Thank you so much for entering the SFTW challenge, good luck!

Annika said...

Wonderful card! Fabulous colouring and layout and I love the cute image. Thanks for
playing at SFTW!
Hugs
Annika

Leslie said...

This is such a clean, crisp and beautiful card. I love it, looks so professional. Hope you have a fantastic week.
Hugs, Leslie

Heather said...

Gorgeous, love the glossiness of the ribbon!