Thursday, 8 March 2012

Autumn Leaves

Evening all!  Worn out tonight.  Decided to blitz the kids room ewwww, Molly is such a messy girl, her dad says she takes after me :/  I pulled every toy and crisp bag from out of every crevice and dumped them in the middle of the room before sorting them back out into an allocated 'home' putting all the puzzles in the right boxes then decided to tackle my craft room which is actually the lounge/wii room moving stuff around and I've just about done for the day! 
My lad is poorly sick again, his temperature is through the roof.  This the 3rd time in as many weeks he's been ill.  He was sick end of last week with vomitting, rash and high temperature and week before he was full of a cold.  He must be bad as he took himself off the wii and went to bed!  Ahhhh god love him, he's not ill very often at all so I'm baffled.

Speaking of poorliness I've made this card for a friends mum in hospital who likes autum colours and even has an oak leaf tattoo - she's in her 60's and only had it done about 2 months ago lol!  You may have seen my scribblings from the other night so here she is completed!

The image is by Elisabeth Bell for SCACD and is called Rian.  I know some peeps struggle a bit with yellow so here's the colour list (Dont forget your notebooks!)

Trousers and Hat - Started with a base of BUTTERCUP then added MUSTARD and CINNAMON for the shadows.  Did this a couple of times for more depth.

TOP - Started with a base of BUTTERCUP then added HONEYCOMB and PUMPKIN and again used CINNAMON for the shadows.

The log I started with BUTTERCUP then added CINNAMON, CHESTNUT, blended and repeated and then touches of UMBER

The grass is LIME ZEST, PEAR, MARSH and OLIVE then added some flicks of GRASS and HOLLY.

I went round the image starting from the outline anf flicking outwards with PASTEL GREEN then TEA GREEN then blended with HONEYDEW (FLEX) then used ink pads in a yellow, orange, brown and black and stamped oak tree branch starting from the yellow going in furthest and working back then used the brown brilliance to edge it and bring it all together.

I used papers from the Floral Fantasy digi set from Crafts & Me here and a simple flower with bow, some sticky pearls and a butterfly from Papermania.

I did say the other night I'd dig out the first one of these I did and here she is from September 2009. with latest one.  See you do improve over time, this one isnt too bad but latest one is an improvement!

Hope thats been helpful and thanks for stopping by!

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Scrap Affair said...

I Love the way you did the background here, it's FANTASTIC!

danemi1 said...

she is simply beautiful! x

Sue said...

Hi hun
as ever a gorgeous card, awesome colouring, luv the colours, hope the little one is soon feeling better, sue,x

Kelly said...

I love that image! Yellows are my favourite to play with xx

Pat said...

Beautiful card, lovely image and great colouring. Thanks for joining in our challenge this week at Fab'n'Funky.

Pat xx

Scrappy Scatty said...

how lovely
thank you for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week
Love Jan

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous.Thanks for sharing this with us at Craft your Passion this

Anne-Marie said...

Hope poorly little man is much better, soon...definitely something goin' round...I grandkiddles have had it, and shared with me!
Gorgeous card, and the differences in the two are quite marked....I can only live in hope..haa!
Beautifully done, as always. :D

Gill Till said...

What a super card this is. Colouring is perfect. Gilly

Grenouille Greetings said...

STUNNING scene! Gorgeous depth of colours and brilliant foliage! Love it! Hugs, Lesley

Karen said...

Gorgeous as always Vix, good to see you again, thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers.

Cathy Lee said...

Gorgeous card, Vix. I haven't seen this lovely stamp in a long time. You did improove but they are both awesome coloring jobs. Thanks you for joining us a Craft Your Passion this week.
Cathy Lee

Kelly said...

Such a lovely card, thank you for playing along at charisma cards this week xx

Bente said...

Beautiful card, thanks for joining us at The paper shelter challenges this week,
Hugs, Bente

Lou said...

Thank you so much for listing the colours (and visiting my blog) your colouring is amazing, another brilliant card as always, hope your son is feeling lots better now, and that you have all had a good weekend Lou x

Anne-Marie said...

Your card is beautiful, love everything about it, an example being the background is gorgeous. I love your Image and it's beautifully coloured.

Thank you for joining us at Fab 'n' Funky this week.

Anne-Marie x x

shell said...

This is gorjuss, thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week.
Shell xx

Janiel/ janny said...

WOW this is stunning!!!!!!!!!!!!

thanks for joining us at LD stamps challenge.

febe said...

Fantastic colors and great work on the details. Beautiful!

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