Thursday, 28 October 2010

More like Summer than Autumn!

Good afternoon, peeps! I hope you're all feeling good today and thank you for taking a peek at my blog!
Well it doesn't matter that this card looks a little out of season because the challenge at Digi Doodle Shop's Best this week is 'Anything Goes' and I do hope you'll be able to come along and join us.
I love the image I've used on this card - the look of concentration on this little blonde haired beauty's face as she tries to put on her shoe is so typical of young children as they try to do these things for themselves.
I've coloured her with Copics and the colours are listed below. The distressing around the image and on the tag inside is with Adirondack Aqua, just applied with a make up sponge. You can see the tag in this piccie:

I've noticed that a number of you out there in the blogosphere are creating this kind of finish inside your cards and I really like it and I've decided it's for me - it makes the card look more complete, I think!
The DPs are Basic Grey Kioshi, which I think are yummy - wonderful colours and designs! The butterflies on the inside and on the front of the card were punched with my Martha Stewart punches and the small ones on the front are glitzed with Stardust Stickles. The flowers are all from Wild Orchid Crafts and the leaves are from another punch that I don't have access to at the mo so I'll come back and edit this post when I find it! The sentiment is another from the Pink Petticoat Girly Curly Sentiments and there's just about something for everything in this collection.
Copic colours:
Skin: E000, E00, E21, R11, R20
Hair: E50, E51, E53, YR21
Dress: R20, R21, R22
Shoes: E31 E33, E35
Chair: G000, G00, BG11, BG72, 0
Shadow: W5 W3, W1, 0
I also used a grey Faber Castell watercolour pencil (without the water!) to deepen the shading.
I do hope you like this one and I'll 'see' you all again soon!
Bye for now
Diane x


  1. Diane this is just gorgeous! The inside of the card is as lovely as the front!! I never noticed til I saw her colored by you.. all that work and her little sock is still on the ground!! What a great image!!

  2. This is one of the sweetest cards ever! I love your floral accents and you did a great job coloring the image

  3. Another gorgeous card Diane. Love the colours you have chosen to dress her in, echoed in the roses.
    Think I need to talk to you about background papers - you obviously have the knack.

  4. This is so very cute!!! I really love this image. I did use it earlier...

    Katja (DDSB-DT)

  5. This is so gorgeous. Love it hun.


  6. This is just such a gorgeous card!!

  7. So pretty, love all the flowers!

  8. REally lovely Diane, and such pretty colours too.

  9. Absolutely stunning Diane!!!! I would love to subscribe by email but can't find such a thing a ma bob to do that. Can you help me? Thanks loads. Samara at or I am very excited. Your art is just insane! hugs.

  10. Everything about this card is just beautiful!!Love how the colours in the image pop and the finish on the inside is fabulous.
    Lisa x

  11. I love that image too Diane shes so gorgeous and you have coloured her just perfectly...its a beautiful card inside and out
    Mina xxx

  12. I love the colors you chose to use Diane. The image is just gorgeous. Those flowers added to the background bouquet are awesome. Very pretty card. :)

  13. Fab colours and flowers, I like the tag inside
    Ruth x

  14. Super great card, both inside and out :D
    Hugs, Jóna

  15. Hi Diane,

    What an absolutely breath taking card! I don't care if it is more Summer than Autumn, it's one of the prettiest cards I've ever seen! I'm so a huge fan!!!


  16. gorgeous Diane! love your coloring and flower design! I wish I'd get to doing the insides more! Use up the pattern paper faster! lol TFS!
    Pam Going Postal


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