Wednesday, 14 July 2010

I'm like a bus tonight :)

No posts for a week then 2 in one night! I have been around but just working on behind the scenes stuff and organising my very confused design team over at Crafty Cardmakers with all the new features coming in. I understand it all but I think I've confused the hell outta them hehe! I shall try to explain...

Crafty Cardmakers blog is now weekly....with a difference! We have our regular fortnightly challenge on one Monday and the following Monday we are having a spotlight challenge (unsponsored but we may have candy from time to time)
The spotlight challenge will look at a style, technique or product and part of the team will make examples of whatever we are spotlighting *but* we will also be following the challenge from the week before so that the whole team gets to do it. If you wanted to enter you may also choose to do the spotlight AND regular challenge as we do in which case you can enter your creation in both or you can just do the spotlight.

For example this weeks challenge is a photo inspiration and next weeks spotlight is easel cards. We've made easel cards using the photo as our inspration so if you did that you can enter in both or you can just make an easel of your own choice and enter it in the spotlight. Its just the same as combining challenges :)

Anyhow also coming up this week is The Stampman's challenge blog whoop!! That starts at 12 noon (GMT) on Friday with an Anything goes theme so I hope to see you all popping in! I get the honour of the first challenge - probably because I mithered Jill enough to do them hehe!

Now onto what I messed with today! I spotted a monotone challenge I really fancied playing on and started to do the butterfly keeper again but will leave that for another time seeing as it was the last one I blogged! I instead chose this stamp by Lisa Victoria which you can get at Crafts & Me. I've wanted it for aaaaaages!

I've coloured with promarkers and cut out with nesties labels 11. The flower I used a glue pen and glamour dust, thw wings and eyes Ive used 3d gloss and edged around with chipped sapphire distress ink. The background I made by swiping aqua alcohol ink over pearl white card, dropping blending solution on and alternating between that and some dark blue pinata ink to get the puddled effect. Flowers are from wild orchid who have also started their very own challenge blog! I've sprayed the whole card with pearl glimmer mist. Embossed sentiment is from Stamping All Day (I luuurve their ickle text stamps)

Entering into...

Pocket full of Posies - Sketch
One Stop Crafts - Monochromatic
Passion for Promarkers - Animals
Craftalicious - Cute
Wild Orchid - Say it with Flowers
Mixed Media Monday - Something Blue

Thanks for looking!


gina g said...

Gorgeous card Vix i love the image its so cute. luv gina xx

Cor* said...

VIX this is stunning! I love all the sparkly shimmer! Great image! Wow! You knocked this one out of the castle girl! (PS- these are the colors at Fairy Fun Friday too--[aka-Prairie Fun Friday] )

LisaVeronica said...

How cute with a blue baby dragon! I have to test that! thank you for being such an inspirational artist =)

☼ Cheryl* said...

New changes sound great!!

Your card is beautiful, I love the colours and the image and all the decoration :)

Emma said...

Aw such a gorgeous card, the image is adorable and beautiful details.
Thanks for joining us at PFP and good luck.
Hugs Emma
PS I have a £10 voucher giveaway on my blog if you would like to pop over and enter.

Andie's Space said...

This is fabulous. Love your colouring & the image. Thanks for joining us at PFP.
Andie xx

ladyjanet_56 said...

this is so adorable love the colours, that sweet image, glitter & flowers, good luck & thanks for joining OSCC. Janet

Jane said...

Beautiful card Vix...a real "wowser"!!

Tracy said...

Gorgeous card Vix.
Thanks for joining us at PfP this week, good luck.
Hugs Tracy x

Mel said...

OMG Vix this is amazing!
So love the image and the blue tone is gorjuss!!
Love all your fab creations
Hugs Melly xxx

Annie said...

he must be the cutest dragon in the world! an adorable card and fabulous colouring.
enjoy your day.
hugs, annie x

Kim said...

Vix this is adorable...such a lovely card hun! Your coloring is amazing! I'm so glad that you could join us for the debut challenge at WOC! Thanks for playing along!
Hugs~ Kim

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous fun card, your so good at this colouring with copics, so professional. Lovely. Have a good day, Tracy Evans x

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Vix, what a gorgeous card. The little dragon image is so cute and your colouring is fab. Love the colour scheme. Thanks for sharing with us at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

Julie said...

Loving this card, Vix! The blue is so vibrant and your colouring is spot on!! Love the papers too! Thanks for joining us at PFP this week! Juliexx

Francesca said...

What a wonderful card , thanks for joining us at One stop craft challenge and Good luck!

Michele Roos said...

Such an adorable card. Love the colours you've used and the iamge also. Thanks for joining us this week at PFP. Hugs Michele x

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card Vix, I love the colours you've used and your shading, as usual, is stunning. Thanks for joining us at PfP. Sue C x

Debs said...

Hey Vix..what can i say..he's adorable and your card is amazing...thanks for joining us at PFP...Debs x

Angela said...

Oh Vix, this is stunning!! I really adore the blues!!! So elegant too!!

Anja´s kortkreasjoner said...

What a cute and lovely card. And your colouring is fab. Thank you for joining us at PfP this week.
Hugs, Anja

Diane said...

Aw, how cute's that? Gorgeous! Diane

Timi said...

Beautiful card, your colouring is fab. Thanks for joining us in Pocket full of Poises. Timi xx