Friday, 9 December 2011

The Sketchy Challenges - My sketch!

Woohoo!! It is time for another challenge over at the Sketchy Challenges and this fortnight it's a sketch by yours truly :)!! I hope you enjoy using it if you decide to play along! I have used papers by Magnolia for my card and painted the edges with snow cap acrylic dabber. I am entering my card into the Maggie Lovers Challenge who would like to see a Magnolia Christmas card!
Notice anything different about my image? I thought I'd get the distress inks out and have a play! It must be about a year since I coloured with distress inks and I'd forgotten how lovely and relaxing it is! So, I think I may be digging them out a bit more often. My husband says he likes the effect better than copics so I'll maybe have another go with them for his birthday card which I really need to get on with!
I added some flowers from my stash and a plastic snowflake which was on a cheap christmas garland I bought especially for taking to bits LOL! The pins were a gift from my gorgeous friend Louise and the gem spray is from Hobby Craft.
I added a scrap of a fence diecut leftover from another project, some more flowers and some punched snowflakes around the image.
I hope you like it and I've inspired you to join us this fortnight at The Sketchy Challenges. Pop over to the blog to see the rest of the team's gorgeous creations! Thanks for looking! x

17 comments:

craftymum said...

This really is stunning Jane and the colouring exquisite
Hugs sarah x

Doreen said...

Oh this is gorgeous,so pretty,love the image.xxx

Marie-Anne said...

Ohw, what a gorgeous card.

Marie-Anne

Denise and Louise said...

Wow - what a gorgeous card.
Denise xx

lovebora said...

Hi Jane! :)

I've been a long time admirer of your blog.. your work is always so stunning and inspiring! I love this card.. so beautiful! Truly stunning!!! You probably do not know how many stamps I bought after seeing your lovely cards.. Now I HAVE to add this image to my wish list as well... thank for sharing your lovely work, like always! Keep up the gorgeous work ^^

Sabrina said...

What an adorable card! This is one of the best I have EVER seen! Georgeous, beautyful - I'm searching for words....

Greets from Berlin
Sabrina

Martinas Welt said...

Wow Jane...this is gorgeous! I love the colouring with Distress Ink and how sweet of your hubby to comment and even see a difference! MIne would not spend a look on the card..:(
Hugs,
Martina

Christina C. said...

Jane, this is card making at its best....pure magnificence!!!
A total work of art....magical!
What else can I say????

Manuela said...

Your card is just a sweetie with your coloring and papers!
Hugs, Manuela

Riet said...

So wonderful card Jane,I love the image and the colours.
So gorgeous papers and the details.

Hugs Riet.xx

МД в картинках said...

Very sweet girl and card=)

Devlin said...

Gorgeous!! She really comes to life.

Grenouille Greetings said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! Stunning colourwork as always and such pretty embellishment. Hugs, Lesley

Yanitza said...

Loved every single detail about this... it's all so beautiful!!! If you don't mind me asking... how did you do the background and what colors did you use for it? It's all so gorgeous :-)

Tracey Manderson said...

this is so beautiful. Thanks for joining us at The Maggie Lovers
Hugs
Tracey

Bronlyn said...

I am in ore ...Jane I have always loved your card even when stealing ( no sharing an image lol)

this is so beautiful and I love your work ...you have my Vote Bron from"shopbron"

Ash said...

So cute, the distress ink colouring looks fab you have done an awesome job, thanks for joining us at Maggie lovers, koala hugz