Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Anything Goes Challenge- Anything Goes!

Happy Tuesday to you! Well I'm on a roll with my Christmas cards (kind of!) so I decided to do another one for today's challenge over at Anything Goes which is Anything Goes!!! Why not come over and join us and take the opportunity to make a Christmas card like me?

I love this cute image by Nellie Snellen called Hokey Pokey purchased from The Craft Den. I coloured her with mainly copics and some watercolour pencils here and there. The sentiment is from Whimsy Stamps (as is the matching die) and is my first time of using since I got it in my Christmas stash. These beautiful papers are called Wonder by Authentique. The holly die was also in my Christmas stash!

I'm really pleased with the colouring on this. I tried out some new techniques like the dotty background effect which I've seen around in blogland and using a white pencil (without blending) to add highlights . I used that technique on my Lulu Love Poppies card the other week but forgot to tell you! I think it works really well against strong dark colours. What do you think?

Crafty stash used: Stamps (Nellie Snellen, Whimsy Stamps); Copics; Watercolour pencils; Papers (Authentique); Assorted cardstock; Holly die (Memory Box); Postage stamp die (Whimsy); Gold Stickles; Nailheads (Josy Rose)

Come on over and join us. The DT's designs are awesome this week! x


angelwhispers said...

Steph this is just wonderful just love the dotty background around your wonderful image! Love it Chanelle xxx

Happy Crafter said...

Absolutely gorgeous Steph love the image she is super cute and your colouring is fab :)
Hugzz Val xx

Doreen said...

Love your gorgeous card Steph ...fabulous image and papers.xxx

Christine L said...

Hi Steph

Oooh absolutely superb colouring on the LOTV image..... FAB card altogether!

Christine x

Cheryl said...

oh Steph Hun,this is just gorgeous love that stamp and those beautiful papers hugs Cherylxx

inkypinkycraft said...

Beautiful!!wow you are organised..just love the detail around your coloured image, fab!! Hugs trace x

Rosietoes said...

Gorgeous card, beautifully coloured. Awesomely in fact!

Stunning work.

Edna x

Gaynor said...

Steph, I love this , I have this stamp and haven't used her yet, oh the shame lol. Loving your colours, just gorgeous, Gaynor xx

emma mitchell said...

Beautiful card , I love your colouring ,it's amazing .Love your papers and cute image
Emma xx

Michelle said...

Gorgeous card Steph, I love the papers and gorgeous image - what fab colouring too xx

Suzie's Card Den said...

This is a really lovely card and I just love the image, I think this must be one to get for Christmas
Suzie xx

Tracey said...

Steph, this is just glorious! What a gorgeous image and your colouring is wonderful.

Wedgie said...

Fab card, your colouring is beautiful. Wedgie xxx

PS I have candy if you are interested.

talha said...

I like this card, try to make same card with different color combination.

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Marjorie said...

Beautiful card hun..Love this image and you have coloured her so beautifully! Love your dotty background it looks good!