I coloured the image with my Promarkers using the gentle shades that are in the backing paper. I added some of Floracraft's Diamond Dust to the branches and hair pieces, I think you can just about see it in the photo but it does look effective . The backing paper was matted on to pale peach pearlescent paper, as was the image before being set in the top right of the card. The card blank is by Joanna Sheen. The die cut in the left border is by Memory Box and is the Flowering vine which I cut in the peach pearlescent paper before colouring with my Promarkers to get the same gentle and subtle shades. The sentiment was generated on the computer and I took it from a little book called 'Springs of Japanese Wisdom' which I've had for probably forty five years.
I'm entering my card into the following challenges:
The ABC Challenge - A is for Anything Goes
Card Mania Challenge - Make it Sparkle
Cards Galore Encore Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnuts Challenge - Anything Goes with Patterned Paper
Die Cut Divas Challenge - Must use die cut
The Sisters of Craft Challenge - Anything Goes
Fan-Tastic Tuesday Challenge - Anything Goes with twist - use orange
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Pinspirational Challenge - Inspired by a Snowflake
Can I just say thank you for all your wonderful comments over the past year, for your best wishes to me for Christmas and all the very best wishes you left for the year ahead. I've been away for the Christmas period with my two sons and two DsIL. It would have been my 50th wedding anniversary in November and we decided to make a special Christmas this year. The five of us had a wonderful time in Florida and enjoyed the beautiful sunshine, though my eyes did not behave themselves. I'd like to wish you all a very happy 2015 and I hope everything goes well for all of my blogging friends.