Thursday, 17 March 2011

Spring is in the air!

Spring is definately nearly here, my magnolia tree is nearly ready to burst into all its splendour, the daffs and tulips are growing nicely :)
I've got a couple to show today, both challenging myself a bit!  First up is a new digi by Crafts & Me called Valentines night by Sara Burrier, reminds me a bit of my two kiddywinks!  I've used a variety of mediums, mainly promarkers and coloursoft pencil and then some sakura stardust and distress ink.  I dont usually do green but there seems to be an awful lot of green/spring challenges this week so I've taken the plunge! 

The digi team will be starting challenges from next week alternating with the rubbah team so pop over to join in Vicky's photo inspiration challenge this week and come back next week for the daring digi teams new challenge!

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Now this one I challenged myself a little.  I know theres a growing trend for colouring images on Kraft paper so I recently got some to try it out and this is my first attempt.  Its all coloursoft pencils, what do you think?  Also a completely different style to my norm but I do like to challenge myself sometimes to step out of the comfort zone, that way you might discover a flair for something.  Actually it was our Sheila who's just joined the team who sent my my first copic pen so I could add shadows around the images!  (I switched to promarkers after 3 months!)

This is a rubber stamp by Lemon shortbread called "Petal Melody"  Isnt she just beautiful!  I'm not usually one for lace and I've no idea why I went that way but I just go with the flow and see where it takes me :)

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Make it Mondays - Anything goes  This is a showcase blog and thought I'd share this one as its a step outside the box for me and probably for others!
Tuesday throwdown - Lace
Creative craft friends - Lace



Thanks for looking!

26 comments:

Jane said...

Oi! You've nicked my Knicker lace!!!! Brilliant cards today Vixykins (as if they weren't yesterday, the day before that, etc, etc...!) Please don't take the elastic too...that would NOT be a pretty sight xxx

Michelle said...

Absolutely beautiful!! Your colouring is fabulous and that lace looks gorgeous.

Thank you for linking up to Make It Monday this week.

Michelle :-)

tiggertastic said...

My word hunny, these are both just amazing, i adore the idea on the 2nd make and the colouring on the top is so bright and perfect

Hugs, Sarah xx

Scrap Affair said...

The first one, just a DREAM! Amazing!

paulssandy said...

Both your cards are wonderful. Love the image on the DTC card.

Thank you for entering Digital Tuesday Challenge this week. Good Luck.

*Vicki* said...

Gorgeous creations!! LOVE your pretty coloring on the images and your beautiful Spring theme and colors!! Thanks for joining with us at Squigglefly!! HUGS

Teresa said...

Just look at your two little Angels!
Gorgous cards Vix I love the colouring of Valentines, and the pencil colouring gives a totally different look to Petal Melody. Cocktail Melody looks so elegant.

Angela Weimer said...

Beautiful card and Lace project. Love the images and the colouring. thanks for sharing and have a great day. Angela

Marion said...

Hi Vix, Two gorgeous cards. The digi image is just stunning. Gorgeous colouring. Thanks for playing along at Magical Mondays
Marion

Danni said...

What amazing cards! Love the image on the first one! Awesome! Thank you for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

Vicki Romaine said...

Your Spring card is so cute. I really like your images. Thanks for joining "Is It Spring Yet?" at the Cheerful Stamp Pad. Please come back for future challenges.

Scrapcat 1 said...

such fabulous cards the lace around the second one must have taken ages

Holly said...

Beautiful cards! Thanks for playing with us at Squigglefly!

Donna said...

Incredibly pretty card! Thanks for joining in the fun at TCC this week :) Donna x

Sue said...

Hi hun
wow a gorgeous card awesome colour work, beautiful design & embelies, your 2nd project is beautiful, sue,x

Lisa Jane said...

Beautiful cards .. so pretty
Thanks for joining us at BTC&G this month
Lisa x

Rebekah said...

What gorgeous cards love the colouring thanks for playing at the creative cottage hugs Rebekah xx

Michele said...

this is so precious! thank you for joining us at the cheerful stamp pad for the "is it spring yet?" challenge!

Nannieflash said...

Oh Vixy thats gorgeous as so pretty, love the lace and your colouring. with hugs Shirleyx

Grenouille Greetings said...

I've been away travelling and I've missed so much! All caught up with you now and I love, love, love what you've been up to lately. Fabulous colour work in a variety of media and beautiful designs. Hugs, Lesley

Irene (Ivy Swan Cards) said...

Amazing coloring and such beautiful designs and details!

Teresa / Trees aWard in ... said...

Beautiful cards Vix, I like the first one best it suits the spring theme very well for Squigglefly, which is where I popped over to see you from.

Lin said...

I keep promising myself to colour on Kraft card, but there just don't seem to be enough hours in the week.

As to that first card, oh what beautiful colouring, it just steps off the card as it's so alive.

Lin xx

Lauren said...

Beautiful! Thanks for joining our lace challenge at Tuesday Throwdown!

Lauren

Juls said...

Hi Vix...I have been taking a good long look at your blog to catch up on everything I missed while I was away...as always you have loads of the most creative and imaganitive projects...I am always so inspired by your work!

Hugs Juls

dragonllew said...

Great card thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Challenge.
Jenny x