Thursday 23 July 2009

Crafts 4 Eternity Sketch 41 & An Award

I don't enter the Crafts 4 Eternity challenges nearly enough. I find their sketches really challenging (yes I know that's the point!) & I am often put off by the shapes. Take for example the bracket shape on this week's sketch. I do not have anything suitable & did not think I could draw a presentable freehand one. But then I had a stroke of genius (well I say genius! I'm sure I'm not the first person to think of this, but I felt rather pleased with myself at the time!). I folded a piece of card in half & drew half a freehand bracket, cut it out while the paper was still folded and voila! a template. (OK, so 'genius' was a slight exaggeration!). After that there was no stopping me, though in retrospect I would have used a bigger card for this as the image is quite big. I love this Annie & Ted image from Charmed Delectable stamps from Charmed Cards & Crafts. She is such a cutie. As usual I used my DIs & the DPs are Cherry Arte, from Silly Monkey Crafts I think.

This is my fab award that the wonderful Cheryl was kind enough to bestow on me. Thank you so much Cheryl. It means a lot to me to know that someone as super talented as you saw fit to pass it on to me, amongst others. See her beautiful work here. I in turn would like to pass it on to three lovely ladies whose work I think is awesome. They are Dena, Sarah & Jenny. Go take a look at their fab creations.
Phew, I'm tired now, this has been a bit of a marathon post, & if you knew how slowly I type, I'm surprised I'm still awake! Hope you are having a good week. Thank Crunchie it's Friday tomorrow!
Andie xx


Dena said...

Okay there you go with one of those British terms. "Thank Crunchie" what is that? Ha ha ha ha ha! Such a super duper card with a super duper cute image! Gee your coloring is so fabby I love it! Hey thanks for the award! I will post it tomorrow. Gotta figure it out first. You type slow and I have major techno challenges. We are such a pair! Have a great day pen pal! Hugs,Dena

lil-paper-pixie said...

Hey hunni, fab card, I agree with Dena, your colouring is suberb, is that done with distress inks???? Had to laugh when I saw what image you have used....check out my blog on Sunday. Thanks for the award hunni, I will post it now.



pinky said...

Lovely card, expertly coloured!!! One of my fav images which i never seem to get to use. Thanks for joining us this week at c4e.

Cheryl said...

WOW Absolutely STUNNING!!! Your elements all go beautifully together and your colouring is just brilliant!!

michele said...

stunning card thanks for joining in with the c4e challenge apologies for delay in commenting hugs mx