Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Summer sunshine - I wish!

I'm sneaking in a second posting today because I wanted to enter the Sweet Sketch Wednesday Challenge and I'm fast running out of time.  I knew I wanted to use some gorgeous Basic Grey Sweet Threads DPs that I bought, when I saw a card made by Debby for the Everybody Art Challenge I decided to distress my papers.  There are a lot of layers to this sketch and I worry about them all staying stuck so I decided to stitch them as well!  The good thing is that I know all my layers will stay put, the bad thing is that where I made a mistake with my layout I can't change it.  Hmm...  more haste less speed and all that:).
Image is the totally inspired Tender Tootsies from Phindy's new Plump 'Uns range, isn't it lovely sometimes to just kick off those shoes and feel the grass under your feet...  She's coloured with Copics and lots of Distress Ink, extra Copics in the corner to cool things down a bit and give an impression of some trees.  Flowers are punched from the DP.

Before I go I'd like to tell you that Phindy is about to become a grandmother and she is running a fun competition on PCP, guess the date the baby arrives and guess the weight.  Do check it out, link here, I think the granny to be is a bit sad that she's not had more entries yet and tha baby could be here any day now!
My card is for the following challenges:
Sweet Sketch Wednesday - sketch
Basic Grey - shabby chic
Everybody Art Challenge - distress
A Spoonful of Sugar - here comes summer
Corrosive Challenge - summer colours
Pile it on - summer heaven
Sweet Stampin' - playing in the summer sun
Fairy Fun Fridays - summer fun
Papertake Weekly - anything goes
Wags'n'Whiskers - stitching


  1. Your colouring of this image is stunning! The background works really well and you can sense the movement in her dress. A beautifully made card - thank you for playing at Sweet Stampin'. Tracey x

  2. I agree, the granny is a little sad. Great entry for the Wags n' Whiskers stitches challenge. Good luck
    Tammy Louise

  3. Hi Anne, I just love your card, I adore this image someone with a little meat on and not pencil thin, a human image. I just love your colours and design papers they all work perfectly.
    Great job and thanks so much for sharing your card with us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday and good luck.
    Kathie SSW-DT

  4. Your card is absolutely gorgeous. Your DP is soo yummy and your image is colored to perfection. Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful card with us.
    Nancy SSW-DT

  5. Stunning, absolutely stunning!!! Gorgeous coloring and papers - gosh I love Basic Grey!!! Thanks for joining us at SSW.


  6. Ann oh my gosh your card is breathtaking! AND your coloring...holy cow it is absolutely beautiful! Love the layout.


  7. This is a wonderful card Anne! Beautiful coloring and papers. Thanks for joining Sweet Sketch Wednesday again!
    Sharon :)

  8. What a great card, your colouring is stunning and the image is brilliant, I also love the background papers you've used, the colours go so well together - something I sometimes struggle with abit.
    Jo x
    p.s thanks for commenting on my card x

  9. Stunning Summer creation! Thanks for playing at Sweet Stampin xx Jenny xx

  10. Like the picture you used!
    Thanks for joining EAC!
    Hugs, Alex

  11. What a great image! Thanks for participating in the Summer Colors Challenges @ the Corrosive Challenges Blog! Hope to see you next week too!

  12. Thanks for joining into our shabby chic challenge with this gorgeous card, fab image,and colours hugs Liz xx

  13. This is such a cute card! Love the image and the colors! Thank you for joining us on Sweet Stampin! Make sure to stop by and enter into our new challenge!


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