Friday, 28 March 2014

For a Special Female

I've been colouring this image for most of this week, starting and then stopping, as my eyes were playing up again. Eventually it was finished and I decided to tear it out rather than use a die. The image is called Delphinium and is by Delicious Doodles . I coloured it with my Promarkers and after tearing it I edged with Distress Ink. I generated the sentiment on the computer and tore this out too, edging it with Distress Ink and tying with a narrow lilac ribbon as a tag. My card blank is by Joanna Sheen and the backing paper is from a Papermania Capsule Collection in blue. I cut this with a Spellbinders grand nestie and matted it on to the purple card which is by Papermill. I used three little pearls in each corner and they are from Wild Orchid Crafts. It's a reasonably simple card but I think it looks quite effective and is for my niece's birthday (I have four nieces so I wonder which one will get this?).

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:

Delicious Doodles - For Mother's Day or For a Special Female
4kraftygirlz Challenges - Anything Goes
Crafty Little Fairies - Add a Tag
Southern Girls Challenge - Floral Frenzy
I Love Promarkers - Anything Goes
Scrapper's Delights Challenge - For a Special Lady

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  1. Ah this is so sweet, what a cute card, Love the flowers. Hope your eyes feel better soon, Love Hazelxo

  2. Your colouring is great and I love the design, the elements of your card works so well together. Hope you get eye treatment that helps quickly. xx Flora

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  4. this is so beautiful! and thanks so much for the sweet comment you left on my blog!

  5. This is beautiful Hazel. Such a lovely image and gorgeous backing paper.

  6. Ooooh, beautiful Hazel ....Four nieces ...One stunning card, I think you have a difficult choice ahead as I'm sure all your nieces would love to receive this card.

    The delphinium is so beautiful and your colouring of the image so detailed and intricate. To tear round the image rather than using a die has retained the delicacy and movement of such a majestic flower. Inking the edges and treating the sentiment tag in the same way is so sympathetic to the Natural feel of beautiful balmy Nature. Beautiful background paper too Hazel ... It really emphasises the movement of flowers growing naturally.

    This is one very beautiful card. Love Ingrid xxx ♥ ♥ ♥

  7. It was certainly worth the effort, colouring all week, the delphinium looks amazing. A wonderful card. Michelle x

  8. This is so beautiful Hazel!!! Whichever niece receives this will be lucky!!! Gorgeous!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Delicious Doodles!!! Good Luck! I hope we see you again!!

    - Susan, DT Member @ Delicious Doodles
    {Scrap A Thousand Words}
    Thanks for the fantastic challenge!!

  9. Gorgeous colours, great idea to tear the image, thanks for playing at CLF

  10. Hi, A lovely card, love the pretty colours. Thank you for joining Crafty Girls this fortnight. Good luck and we hope to see you again soon.
    Hugs Erin DT and Co Owner x

  11. Hi Just to let you know you have added your link to Scrapper's Delights DT Call and not the Challenge linky if this is in error could you please delete and add to the correct linky button which is further down the post.
    Many thanks Janice

  12. fabulous card Hazel!!Thanks for joining us at I♥ Promarkers this time

  13. Gorgeous card Hazel. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Little Fairies.

    Deborah A

  14. Hi such a lovely card love the flowers and the backing paper. Thankyou for joining our challenge this fortnight at Crafty Girls.
    Fiona dt/blog co-owner x

  15. Such a great coloring job on all those flowers! Thank you for joining us at Southern Girls Challenge

  16. Awesome card! Thanks for joining us at Southern Girls Challenges!!