Thursday, 12 August 2010

Happy Birthday Mum


I made this card for my mum's birthday using a digi stamp from the fab sketching stamper.

I just fell in love with these bluebells when I saw them and they were a dream to colour as the shading is sketched on so it takes all the guess work out of colouring up the image.

I had just purchased these beautiful papers from pink petticoat and, I thought, they just worked perfectly with the image.

The image is coloured with watercolour pencils and I cropped the image then chalked the background.
I didn't do much else just layered up some papers and added some pearls and pearl sprays (which I love by the way).

I hope you like it - I did so enjoy making it - by the time I gave it to my mum it had little lots of little boy finger prints and some juice spots on it too!

I would also like to enter this card into the following
challenges :

Crafty Cardmakers - Birthday (happy 1st birthday Crafty cardmakers x)
Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog - Summertime blues !
Craft Your Days Away - 1st challenge (congrats) Favorite things (pearl sprays and gorg digi stamp)
Colour Create Challenge - Ivory, duck egg blue and one other colour (green)

Thanks for looking
((hugs)) Suzie xx

13 comments:

Cath Wilson said...

This is a really beautiful, classic card and in my favourite colours, which helps, lol. Love the stylish simplicity of it.

Thank you so much for joining Crafty Cardmakers this week.

Tammy said...

This is gorgeous Suzie!! Such a beautiful image...fantastic colors and papers!!
Hugs, Tammy :o)

A.J. said...

This card is beautiful, I love the image and how you've coloured it.

Thanks for joining in with our challenge at Craft Your Days Away

Crafty Creations by AJ
Amanda

debby4000 said...

Beautiful, elegant card Suzie.
luv
Debby

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

I like the white design on that blue paper! The pearls look great too!

Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!

-Sarah

Julie said...

Beautiful card and so elegant - I do love the papers you've used! Thanks for joining in my first challenge at Colour Create! Juliexx

Made by Mandy said...

What a smashing image. You have matched the colours and your papers really well and I'm sure the little boy finger prints and juice marks made your Mum love it all the more xxx

Thank you for joining in our 1st Birthday challenge at Crafty Cardmakers :)

Tracy said...

this is such a gorgeous card Suzie, the image and colours are so pretty. hope your having a great weekend Tracy x

Lorraine A said...

gorgeous card Suzie ,, am sure your Mum loves it ,, fingerprints and juice spots an'all :-) the bluebell image is very pretty and the papers and embellies are perfect :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
luv
Lols x x x

Silvia said...

Thank you Suzanne for the sweet comment about my card. Love your card, it is gorgeous. Your coloring is awesome too!

Sharon said...

Fabulous card Susie. Your Mum will really love it. You've used the challenge colours so beautifully.
Thanks for joining us at the Colour Create Challenge.
Sharon xx

lindyloo said...

wow what a stunning card its so beautiful huggies lindyloo x

Crafting Joanne said...

Gorgeous card Susie, lovely image and love the blue and gold colour together.

Thanks for joining us for our 1st Challenge over at CYDA.

Hugs

Joanne x