Thursday, January 15, 2015

All Dressed Up with Flowers


It is summer here in the Antipodes, and today we reached 31oC (approx89 oF), and we are waiting for a thunderstorm - the clouds are here, and something must be brewing as the poor old cat is hiding under the bed!!

To help keep her cool, this sweetie from All Dressed Up, our sponsor for CCC Digi Challenge#17, is wearing a hat with a very wide brim, much like my grand children currently are - essential in this weather.

I coloured her with Prismcolor pencils, and enjoyed doing it - colouring seems so therapeutic at times.  I stood her on some grass, and chalked a (cloudless) sky above her, but it is very pale and does not show well in the photos.

Next I punched some flowers using a two small Stampin' Up punches, put some sticky tape behind them, and added gold and purple glitter. It got a bit mixed on some flowers, but I am happy with the results, as it was a 'new to me' technique.

The final addition was a piece of ribbon and a flat, folded bow.  I have no idea what brand the ribbon is as it was in a RAK gift from Grace of Th-ink-ing of You.

I had 'practised' the flowers, and tried out which punches and how to place the flowers on a scrap, so trimmed this down and popped it inside the card.

Thank you to All Dressed Up for this gorgeous image to work with.

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May your day be blessed


Lovely Linda said...

You make me want to get out my Prisma Pencils Maxine - this little girl is adorable - love the palette you have used. Love the added shimmer! :D

Desire Fourie said...

This is pure spring delight. She is so pretty in her spring outfit.
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Unknown said...

Your card is so adorable and you have coloured her beautifully. Can we have some of your heat please over here in the UK. Thanks for joining our challenge at Penny's Paper Crafty and good luck in the draw, hope to see you back again soon. Jennifer DT member

aussie aNNie said...

Love the colour comb's, image and papers used on this creation.xx
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jimlynn said...

I love the All Dressed Up images and this one is such a cutie! Great coloring and love the addition of the bling. VERY pretty Maxine!

Debs said...

Super pretty card - such a sweet image and fabulous colouring.
Thanks for playing along at Sweet Stampin' this week.
Good luck.
Debs xx

ahlers5 said...

So adorable! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Inspiration Destination this week.

Margaret said...

What a fabulous card. I love the image you used and the soft colors. Your glitter flowers really pop out and add so much splendor to the layout. Enjoy your 89* while I'm freezing here with our 40's. ;)

Shelly Schmidt said...

Beautifully done Maxine. Loving all of the techniques you try- the glittery flowers are a wonderful accent to your beautifully colored image.

Becky said...

She is so sweet Maxine! So isn't your card.

Sammy said...

Aw, how sweet! Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week. Sammy-x

MaryH said...

Love your pretty little miss & your pencil coloring is so well done! Very smoothly blended, and liked the color palette you selected. I really enjoyed seeing the tiny flower embellies and that nice ribbon with the nifty bow. Enjoy your summer days and hope the thunderstorm was not too scary. Happy Wkend. Hugs & TFS

Helen said...

A very pretty card - love the glittery flowers.

Thanks for joining us at Penny's.

Helen x

Aluna said...

Cute card. Thank you for joining us at Creative Crad Crew. Good Luck, Joanna DT

Jan Ltc said...

This is great! Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew! xx Jan

mamapez5 said...

A very sweet image and you have coloured her beautifully. The glitter flowers are very pretty too. Kate xx

Jennie said...

Super sweet card and love the soft coloring Maxine!

MiamiKel said...

LOVE this, Maxine! She's colored so sweetly, almost like a storybook drawing! Gorgeous inside and out!

Cards By MI said...

A very sweet and lovely card. Lovely spring feel to it. It's really cute! Thanks for joining us over at the Paper Shelter this week.
Love n hugs

Julie said...

What a darling card. Such pretty colors. Thanks for joining us at Scrapper's Delights
Julie T

Karen Letchworth said...

This is ADORABLE, Maxine. Thanks so much for sharing with us!
God bless you,
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