Thursday, 27 August 2009

A lovely sketch at Papertake Weekly

Oh well, it is thursday already and so far I have managed to keep my promise of a post every day this week, hooray. Todays card is my entry for this weeks Papertake Weekly Challenge where they have a fabby sketch for you to follow. I have used an adorable Swiss Pixie for this one, and seeing as I am sooooooooo much into my Christmas cards at the moment decided to do another one !

I have coloured my image with - you guessed it - Copics ! and have added some art institute glitter to her wings and belt, I have cropped her with my nesties and tried a different finish round the edges, I went round them with the flat end of my markers and then went over them with the blender pen to get them to bleed together, not too bad but I could do better with more practice. The papers are Craft Creations and the glitter paper is from my stash, not sure who makes it, sorry. The snowflakes are cut with shapeabilities and layered with foam pads.

I don't like using peel-off greetings but didn't have a stamp that fitted the space right so have had to go with one on this card, it's not too bad but I would prefer something else really, oh well.
Have a great day girls, I am up to my eyes getting ready for a dreaded boot sale at the weekend, have to make some space in the playroom somehow but I do hate them, perhaps I could persuade hubby to do it on his own...................
hugs,
Claire xx

13 comments:

Liz's creative corner said...

I do so love your cards Claire, where did you manage to get your images from as every where seems to have sold out, (just my luck) oh well, will enjoy looking at yours instead lol. I also loved your xmas card for the whiff of joy blog, I shoud be at work today but I fell over yesterday how daft am I, so I've got a sore arm and knee so my cards may be on hold for a couple of days.(that hurts more) he, he,

Hugs Liz x

Swaantje said...

Ohhhhhhhh what a lovely card!
The little image is sooo cute!!*wow*
Your colouring is great..

Have a nice day.
Greetings
Swaani

Paula said...

Wow Claire what a fabulous card the colours are stunning and such a lovely image and great details.
Paula xxxx

Judy's Crafty Moments said...

gorgeous card! Love your colouring and all the sparkle!! Just perfect for Christmas!
hugs Judy x

Vicky said...

This is gorgeous Claire. Great minds must think alike as I made a christmas card with this very same image last night! Lol!
Hugs, Vicky ~x~

scrappyjan said...

Hello Claire, Love the image done with this purple!!! Very very cute!!!!!!! I also love that Fabulous snowman card just below in the next post. That one is to die for..
hugs and have a great day, janny

Jacqueline's Weblog said...

Beautiful, great christmas card!
Wonderful colours and details.
Hugs Jacqueline

Bev said...

Oh this is just adorable Claire - love the colours and of course the sweet image. Stunning x

debby4000 said...

Fabulous card, wonderful sweet image and love the snowflakes and colours.
Luv
Debby

Dawny P said...

This is fabulous chick. You did a great job with the sketch and the colours and image are just gorgeous :) Thank you for joining us at PTW - hugs, Dawny xxxx

Sarah said...

A stunning card Claire, that deep purple paper is just gorgeous and Christmassy. You've got to stop tempting me with these cute pixie stamps! She's been beautifully coloured as always and the glitter makes her look really glam.
Hope the boot sale goes/went well.
xx :0)

Tracy K said...

Wow another exceptional card!!!!!
It's fantastic :o)
Tracy
x

Leigh said...

such a cute card, I love the image.