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Saturday, 26 June 2010

One of THOSE Days with Favourite Things

front of card

close-up of image panel

close-up of flower showing paper pierced petals

inside of card

Turtles, Ladybirds/Ladybugs & Daisies are amongst my favourite images. So, this card should have been very easy - but it was one of THOSE days when it just would not come together. The brad on my butterfly charm snapped & it didn't look right hanging on the ribbon but I'd already very securely (!!) attached that beneath the paper so,  I replaced it with a flower & abandoned the charm. The butterfly on the stamped image which should sit on the turtle's head disappeared in a smudge of gooey card when I tried to watercolour with the Sakura Stardust Pens, trying to rectify that all that resulted was a hole - it seems that the card suitable for Copics does not like water!! So, I have turtle without friend but plenty of butterflies on the backing paper. I have used Aud's sketch from Friday Sketchers rotated 90 degrees clockwise.

Stamp High Hopes Turtle's Friend.
Inks etc.... Memento Tuxedo Black (image). Distress Inks (Worn Lipstick, Tattered Rose & Pine Needles) for inking all cardstock & paper edges excepting the punched green leaves.
Colouring Copic Ciaos, Inkssentials White Opaque Pen, Stickles Glitter Glue (Green).
Cardstock Dark green, dark & light pink from "stash".
Papers Patterned - Nancy Watt Collection from Making Cards May 2008, pink linen effect from "stash".
Punches Woodware (circle, scalloped oval & flowers), Nellie Snellen (leaves), Fiskars (ornate corner).
Organza ribbon & gems from "stash".

Challenges Entered
High Hopes #81 - Anything Goes!!
ABC Challenge - X is for Xtra Dimension (the image panel is adhered with 2mm foam pads & my flowers with their shaped & paper pierced petals are dimensional) 
Aly's ASC20 - Flower Power
Everybody Art #96 - Green & Pink
Fun With Shapes & More #59 - Distressing (all paper & cardstock edges - excepting punched green leaves - inked with Distress Inks)


Anonymous said...

Ein schönes Motiv hast du gewählt und so schön in Szene gesetzt.
liebe Grüße

Tracy's Crafty Ways said...

Lovely card. The turtle is so cute.Thanks for joining in at Creative craft challenge.
Good luck
Tracy xx

Lorraine said...

oh huni you have had a bit of fun with this one lol it still turned out perfect in my opinion though such a cutie and omg i love love love those flowers they look amazing have a great weekend huni xx

Anonymous said...

The turtle is cut. The flowers are amazing and ..
I thought you have had Murphey as a guest ;)

Tami said...

Great job thanks for playing at Aly's

Annie said...

'tis a fabulous card! I love the pretty butterfly paper in the background and that is such a cute little turtle! I finally sorted out the copic cardstock with my friend Wynnehth's help but it has been a bit of a saga with weights and numbers! At least now I can get stamping and colouring again - and I've added to my copic collection too (but still not got the skin tones I like .. .. what corresponds with Ivory?)
enjoy your day.
hugs, annie x

Liz's creative corner said...

Wow cute card, thanks for joining us at creative craft, hugs Liz xx

Sue C said...

Fab card Paula, I love the piercing on the flower. Thanks for joining us at ABC. Sue C x

sandra tomlinson said...

such a cutie, thanks for playing along at creative craft challenges xxx

xxxtglxxx said...

awww lol - this is very cute! :) Its coloured beautifully paula! (cant believe you have copics! :) You picked a gorgeous image, and the flower is stunning - did you do that by hand?
Great fun card, I love it! xx

Julye said...

Oh such a cute tortoise and love that flower too, thanks for joining us at creative craft challenges.

debby4000 said...

Oh wonderful adorable card.

Stempeltiger said...

Such a beautiful card with a sweet image Paula!
The flowers are AMAZING.

Thanks for joining us at Fun with Shapes and more.

Hugs, Swantje x

stephanne said...

This is so cute!! The image is adorable, the colours are beautiful and your flowers are WOW!! How fabulous!!