Sunday, 11 October 2009

Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge #2

Yeah, time for another fantastic recipe challenge at Craft 4 Eternity. This week, as usual, we want you to use Michele's great sketch, but the added ingredients are to use the colours black & purple & to incorporate some kind of embossing into your layout. Don't forget there is also another fab, cardmaking goody bag, kindly provided by Michele, up for grabs too!
I have to confess, my layout did not quite go to plan. I could not get a neat scalloped effect at the corners, so I just did the top & bottom, rather than all 4 sides. Rather stupidly, I also coloured my image on a piece of paper that was too small to cut into a circle, hence the oval shape instead! You'll have to pop over to the C4E blog to see what I am talking about & while you are there check out the fabulous work of my DT colleagues. Michele has also put together a totally yummy card/scrapbooking kit for October in her store, it is so lush! See it here.
Not much to say about my image. As you can probably tell, I've been playing with my Promarkers again! I added glaze to her wand & used a glitter pen in an attempt to give it a magical fairy sparkle. You can't really see that in the photos though. I think this fairy Manga is so versatile. It's from the Christmas set at Sugar Nellie, but as you can see, it does not have to be Xmassy. Why though, I'm not using every opportunity at this stage to make Xmas cards, is beyond me, LOL!
Well I hope everyone is having a great weekend. Thanks so much for visiting.
Big Hugs to you all,
Andie xx
Stamps: Xmas Manga Fairy - Sugar Nellie, Sentiment is computer generated.
Papers: Basic Grey Wisteria, plain paper from The Paper Mill
Tools: Promarkers, Martha Stewart Doily Punch, Woodware Circle punch, Oval Nesties, Circle Cuttlebug folder, Anita's Glaze, Sakura Glitter pen.
Embellishments: Flat back pearls from Quixotic Paperie, Embroidery thread from stash.


michele said...

beautiful card Andie, she is beautiful and you have coloured her beautifully too! I haven't started my xmas cards yet, but xmas stock is on its way!!! have a great week hugs mx

Suzette said...

Beautiful card Andie, I love that manga stamp and the way she is coloured is just devine. Enjoy the upcoming week


cats whiskers said...

What a delightful card, Love how you have coloured the cute little Xmas Manga, like you I have so many stamps waiting to be inked and thisis one of them, after seeing this I am off to make a card with her. lol!!!
Hugs Jacqui x

Lilian said...

Andie, your card is just lovely! It's impossible (for me anyway) to make a decent corner for these punches. They are lolvey the way they are though. The new Manga images are jus so sweet aren't they? Graet idea to make a non-Christmas card as I was just thinking it can be used for birthday cards too! Thanks for the inspiration and have a great Sunday!

pinky said...

This one is gorgeous Andie, just love that image, another for my list lol. She is coloured so beautifully, just love it.

lil-paper-pixie said...

Andie this is so cute I love it, the colours are my fave. Hope you are still going to the NEC in Nov, looking forward to meeting up.



Jackie Thomas said...

Andie, she looks fabulous and coloured perfectly ( as always). I think this colour combo was made just for her. xo Jackie

debby4000 said...

Oh she is adorable, gorgeous card.

Cheryl said...

So beautiful Andie,love these soft colours!!! I know I always say it,but your colouring is brilliant!!
Hugs xx

Dena said...

Oh Andie! I saw this sketch and was a little yikes!!! You made it look so easy. She is adorable! Very nice colors! This is the image I have put away for a while, I just couldn't manage to make her like I wanted her to look. Thanks so much for the inspiration, I guess I will take her back out again after seeing your!

Hugs, Dena

Nikki said...

Thanks so much for your lovely comment on my blog, it really gave me a boost & genuinely inspired me to get creating again. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that an online order reaches me before sunday so I can enter the C4E challenge, your DT card is just so amazing, coloured to perfection, love that manga fairy!!

Nikki said...

PS. In response to the question about my boys.... Only when they're asleep!! ;)

Linnie said...

Yhis is amazing i looove it