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Wednesday, 5 January 2011

A New Lili & A Sketched Orchid

front of card

close-up showing glittered halo

close-up showing layered snowflake & star sequin

inside of card
(click on photos to enlarge)

Combining a new Lili of the Valley stamp with colouring using new pencils plus the "new to me" technique of shading immediately around my image to ground & give it definition rather than cutting out the image all make this project suitable for the current Lili of the Valley Challenge of New Beginnings. I have used Bev's sketch from Wild Orchid Challenge 14 rotating it 180 degrees clockwise & replacing the text with a snowflake. There are more new aspects to this project: a resolution to make a weekly Christmas themed project; & the idea of a new birth in the stamped image - both in the sense of the birth of Christianity & the birth of a baby; plus it could be a card for a little boy's first Christmas.

NB - I stamped the image just before Christmas, probably using Memento Tuxedo Black, but it may have been VersaFine Onyx Black.

Stamp Lili of the Valley Little Shepherd Boy.
Inks Memento Tuxedo Black (image but see NB above), Distress Ink (Chipped Sapphire) for inking some paper & cardstock edges.
Colouring Derwent Artists Pencils with paper stumps & Sansodor, Stickles Glitter Glue (ice Stickles Lemon Ice).
Cardstock An assortment of white, blue & gold in various textures & finishes from 'stash'.
Papers Dovecraft Winter Wonderland, Pearlescent Aqua & Dark Blue from "stash".
Punches, Dies etc... Woodware (Scalloped oval, corner, "Blink Blink", larger snowflake), Dovecraft (small white snowflake), Spellbinders Nestabilities (Labels Seventeen).
The gems & small star sequin are from "stash".

Challenges Entered
Lili of the Valley Challenge 78 - New Beginnings (see above)
Wild Orchid Challenge 14 - A Sketch by Bev
ABC Christmas Challenge - A for Anything Christmas
Simon Says..... New Beginnings (see above)


Donalda said...

Oh hon this is just adorable !!! These LOTV images are very popular and just so cute aren't they. You have done a gorgeous job on your card dear. Hugs

Lorraine said...

oh wow Paula this is so beautiful i love the LOTV Stamps but i am still to get some as i have had images given to me but no actual rubber is in my cuboard lol
I really like your colouring with your new pencils you colour really well withthem its funny cos i always use promarkers as you know but right now i have my small box of Derwents out to use on my next DT card as they say 2 great minds think alike,I am no where near as good at pencil colouring as you so i have stamped my image a few times as i know lots will end up in the bin heehee take care
Lorraine xx

Annie said...

an adorable festive card Paula, and I love the cute image - I'm going to have to get more of the cute LOTV Nativity designs as the vicar asked for them at the craft fair!
hugs, annie x

PaulaM said...

Paula you have done a fantastic job on this card. That image is quite adorable I must say.I love the simplicity of the sketch and the swirls add that extra touch. Well done!

Maria Therese said...

Thank you Paula for your sweet comment today ♥

Debgem said...

Paula - such a sweet card, the image is just lovely. I see you're starting on this year's Christmas cards too! Hugs, Deborahx

PS Thanks for all your lovely comments on my blog - sorry I've not got back to you sooner - busy catching up with housework stuff!!

debby4000 said...

Oh this is so cute, fabulous card.

Anonymous said...

Lovely card! great colours.
Thanks for joining us at ABC Christmas challenge! hope you continue to play throughout the year too! hugs Samantha :0)

xxxtglxxx said...

Stunning Paula! That image is so fab isnt it? Great to colour too and this looks fantastic. Love the bling flourishes too. Great resolution to make a christmas card a week - i was thinking of trying to do that myself, or at least once a fortnight. I havent put all my xmas stash away yet either, so there is hope! :)



Wendy Ramlakhan said...

Gorgeous!! I am a HUGE LOTV fan and your coloring is just fantastic!!! Love how you always take the time to do the insides of your cards too. :)

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Paula :-) the image is fab and the papers and embellies are perfect :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp and ABC Christmas Challenges :-)
Lols x x x

Dot said...

Gosh this is beautiful. The colours, design and LOTV image look wonderful. And I love the way you have decorated the inside too. Thank you for sharing this with us at Abc Christmas Challenge this time.
Dorte x

Stampin Mindy said...

Love the LOTV stamps! Darling card!

Thanks so much for joining us over at Wild Orchid Crafts sketch challenge.

Hugs, Mindy