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Saturday, 7 May 2016

"Oh Happy Days" ... as the sun is shinning ...

Isn't it amazing how just a little sun light can life your spirits and I have suddenly spent more time looking at how the plants and trees have come in to their own; their colours, shape and presence. It is the shame that the grey in a rainy day, really does mute the colours of nature or alternatively it could be me ... head down, walking from one location to another, failing to notice anything other than the rain.

Well to keep up with the sun filled days we are having, the theme over at The Pencil Case is "Summer Colours" and I have decided to go with a summer picnic theme with lots of floating bunting. The challenge is sponsored by Molly Harrision Art and I was given the  Little Birthday Girl image to colour up ... of course using my Lyra Rembrandt Polycolor pencils.

Dress: Light Blue, Sky Blue, Prussian Blue, Violet, Light Violet & Blue Violet
 Hair: Dark Sepia, Raw Umber, Black, Van Dyck Brown
Skin: Burnt Ochre, Light Flesh, Med Flesh & Cinnamon 
Present: Light Carmine, Light Orange & orange yellow
Grass: Juniper Green, Cedar Green & Black
Flowers: Light Carmine & Orange Yellow 

I originally had this plan as to how I would frame my image. Well, let's just say it didn't go to plan and it was touch and go whether I might have to recolour another image. Luckily sanity quickly came back and I managed to cut the image out using circle dies.

The bunting is a new die set from Tonic Studios and is so quick and effective. I wanted to make it look at is the bunting is floating in  a soft summer breeze and have stuck the lower mat at the top but used 3D foam in the middle to give lift. The paper part was stuck only on the back of the original mat frame and in real life, looks very effective and tactile.

All the papers and sentiment are from Polka Doodles Twiggy & Toots collection as it has a wonderful selection of paperwork themed papers, which work perfectly and help me convert the idea in my head to a tangible project.

It's an outside sort of day today being kick started by a walk in the fields with the dog. Have a great day whatever you chose to do,

x x x

Products and links:
Little Birthday Girl - Digital Stamp - Printable  - Molly Harrison Fantasy Art - Digi Stamp Coloring Page - Instant Download

A Beautiful Mess - anything goes
Chocolate, coffee & cards - circles and squares
Crafty Catz - female/girls only
Simply Create - ladies only
Simply Papercraft - anything goes
Crafting with attitude - anything goes
Little Miss Muffet - anything goes
Seize the birthday - birthday with colouring


Katie Lamb said...

Stunning card

Annette Stapylton said...

This is just adorably stunning. Love the design, love the image which you have coloured so beautifully, and love your beautiful designer paper colours. Great work and so nicely illustrated on your blog too. A real pleasure to visit your blog and view your work.

Thank you for sharing with us over here at Classic Design Team Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
[Annette Registered Owner/Admin for Classic Design Team Challenge]

Linda Simpson said...

This is gorgeous, love the papers and design. The image is gorgeous too!
Linda xxx

Inkyfingers said...

What a pretty summery card! I love the bunting and your colouring is awesome.
Thanks for sharing with us at Simply Create Too and I hope you will join us again soon.
Carol x

Inkyfingers said...

What a pretty, summery card. The bunting is gorgeous and your colouring is awesome.
Thanks for sharing with us at Simply Create Too and I hope you will join us again soon.
Carol x

Vicki Dutcher said...

Beautiful colored image! Thanks for joining in at STB~

Chrissy said...

Beautiful card Lou..sweet image and fabulous colouring and love all the layers and your design...

Thank you so much for sharing your project with us at Classic Design Team Open Challenge..
[Chrissy DT for Classic Design Team Challenge]

cards by Victoria said...

I Love every thing about this card. The image, colors and layout, everything works well together. Thank you for joining us at Classic Design Open Challenge.
[Victoria DT for Classic Design Team Challenge]

Tracey Boley said...

Such a beautiful creation,super for our female challenge.

Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Catz.

Tracey DTxx

Spiral Creativity said...

Such a pretty Card.Thanks for joining us at Crafting with an attitude.All the best.
Shamita DT

Deepti Aggarwal said...

Fabulous the image the bunting and your coloring is just awesome..Thank you so much for joining us at A Beautiful Mess.

OttawaMom said...

That image is beautifully coloured and I love the mix of patterned papers! Thanks so much for joining us at Seize the Birthday!