Evening, well this morning I was feeling inspired, then I had to do the house and lost it... then I took one look here and felt inspired again! Yes that is the wonderful blog of Pop's. Her work is amazing and it really inspired me this morning. I noticed while doing that looking back post how my cards have changed and how much more I want them to change.
Anyway another bit of inspiration was the wonderful Krista Smith who draws all the beautiful Saturated Canary images, she released some new ones yesterday (I'm sure most of you know that!) and i just couldn't wait to get my hands on them! this one in particular!
Meet Cerridwen, isn't she just beautiful!
You know I couldn't resist her with those butterflies! I was fortunate enough to have her last night but felt so poorly that I didn't have the energy to colour after all, so have made her my mission today.
This is a sentiment from Whimsy Stamps available from Quixotic Paperie, the set is called Whimsy Spring Letter Seals, you can find the set here. I stamped the sentiment using Tim Holtz Vintage Photo.
Ok so this bit gets complicated.... So I purchased some of the lovely pre-done flourishes from The Hobby House yesterday and they arrived today (now thats what i call 5* service and I will be back there!), but at 1st it fitted on my card... and then it didn't (I'm probably about to confess to one of the biggest crimes...) and so I cut it down, and that didn't work, and so I cut it some more and then...
Yes I kinda bodged it back together to fit how I wanted it to! I think it looks pretty good though! I used some of my Kraft card stock I have had hiding for an age! I also used my SU distressing tool and the TH Vintage Photo ink pad round all the edges of the papers - I will be doing more like this!
So back to the image... Oh I'm so in LOVE with this image, all of Krista's are lovely to colour but this is one of the ones I think I will colour time and time again! You can just see the black dots I added to the wings of the butterflies I did this using a finer marker.
She was coloured using copics
Skin - E000, E00, E02, R20 cheeks and R83 for her lips, E59 Eyes
Dress - R81, R83 and R85
Hair - E55, E57, E59
Butterflies - YR68, R14 splash of R83
The papers were purchased from BeBeBuBu (another company that offers outstanding service!), they are the Prisma Fairy Belle set, one of the papers was a 12x12 but from the same collection (I SO have to get more! They are SCRUMMY!).
The flowers, butterfly charm and lace were all from my stash, I love finding things that I forget I have! Didn't realise I had such a stash of lace! Well I would like to enter this card into the following challenges;
Inky Impressions Challenge - Anything Goes
Just keep On Creating - Anything Goes
Digi Doodle Shop Best - Pink And Brown
Shellies Images - Pastel, Kraft and Flowers
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Thanks for stopping by, if you have a moment I would love to hear with you think! Also please stop over at Pop's blog, I'm sure she would love to have you there and she is SO inspirational!