Sunday, October 31, 2010

Flower Power

Hello and thank you for calling by to visit again.

I needed a card for and eight year old girl, and decided to use this lovely image that Cora from Digital Two for Tuesday put on her site some time ago.

I coloured this with chalks, using the blender pen in some areas, and added some 'jewels' - what self respecting girl dressing to go out would be without them! 

The image was then layered onto coloured cardstock, and mounted onto the base.  Then came the question of an additional embellishment and trying to find the right coloured ribbon was almost impossible, so I went with this irrediscent ribbon and made a double bow.  The sheen and glimmer on this echoed the jewels perfectly, and to finish it I added a jewel to the centre of the bow.

The green base is quite a harsh colour, so to soften it I sponged a mid-green around the edge, which really gave the whole a very 'finished' look that I was pleased with.

I am linking this to the following challenges:

Thanks so much for calling by, and do feel free to comment - I love seeing that you have visited and and reading your notes.

May your day be blessed.


Lovely Linda said...

Hello Maxine - this image is fabulous - I am sure it will be loved by any 8 year old! Great colours and the bling - it is perfect! Thanks for sharing Maxine! Love it! {{{hugs}}}

Carolyn King said...

Very pretty! I am sure that little girl loved getting this beautiful card!

Stacy Walker said...

Beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at the 2 Sisters Challenge.

Shirl said...

Oh my love that beautiful image on your card and you have coloured her so well with the chalks. Thanks for sharing with us at Sentimental Sundays.
Hugs Shirley x x

kaos said...

Very nice! Lovely card.

Thanks for sharing with us at The Crafty Purple Frog Challenge!

Cora said...

Such a great card. So sweet. Thank you for sharing.

LINDA said...

Such a beautiful card.. Thanks for joining us at KKKG this week..
Hugs, Linda

Vicky said...

Lovely card the image looks fab & the ribbon is lush.
Thankyou for joining us at Crafty Purple Frog's 1st challenge

Hugs Vicky xx

mudmaven said...

This is beautiful! Great job coloring this image - I just love the images at 2 for Tuesdays. Thanks so much for playing our birthday challenge at Sentimental Sundays. ~chris

crafty amy said...

This is so pretty I LOVE the gems and the ribbon :D
Thank you for joining us at KKKG.


Amy xx