Friday, 22 April 2011

Wonderful Springtime!

Good morning, peeps on this wonderful Good Friday morning!
Well, it's time for a new challenge over at Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge and for the next two weeks we'd like you to create a project with Springtime colours, images or both. Our wonderful sponsor is Digis with Attitude and the winner will receive a generous $10 voucher to spend in the store so we'd love to see your entries!
Here is my DT sample:

So is this flower overkill or what?!! Having said that, I do like the effect but it took me ages to get it right for me. I have five plastic drawers full (and I don't mean half full!) of flowers and I had every one out and stacked up around me. Anyhoo, I achieved what I wanted, which was to make it look like Tilda is walking in a leafy, flowery dell - having picked some flowers on the way, as you can see! I've recently bought the Stone Path image that forms the background and was itching to use it. To create the Springtime fluffy, cloudy sky behind Tilda I used the technique shown by the uber talented Annika Ryan and if you click the link you'll be taken to the video tutorial on her blog. When you see it, you'll know that I definitely need to practice more! I also need to buy the B0000 and C00 Copic markers to make the effect better so those are on the (never ending) shopping list now.
To help with the colouring generally, I also used Promarkers and Prismas and I remembered to make a note of the colours - wooo hooo! (In the recipe below.)
Whatever you have planned for the Easter break, I hope you have a wonderful, happy time of celebration. I shall have to spend part of it on Clarity DT work, but that's OK because it's crafting, right?! If you're a fan of all things Clarity, Barbara's on TV on Sunday morning from 9 - 10 a.m. UK time or you can watch the show online on the Create and Craft TV site.

Copic colours:
Skin: E000, E00, E01, E02, E11, R11, R20
Hair: E50, E51, E53, E55, E33
Dress and socks: RV00, RV10, Promarkers Pink Carnation and Blossom + Raspberry and 50% Cool Grey Prismas
Shoes: BV31, BV23, 0 (blender) + 50% Cool Grey Prisma
Tilda's flowers: Y000, Y02, Y06, Y08
Basket: E40, E41, E42, E43
Stone path: E40, E41, W1, W3 and Promarker Umber
Flowers: V000, V01, V12, V15
Leaves and grass: YG01, YG05, G20, YG93 and Promarkers Olive Green and Pear Green + Marine Green Prisma
Sky: B000, B91, C0, 0 (blender)
Shapes: Spellbinder Nestabilites Classic Circle and Classic Scalloped Circle
Doily: from my stash
Sentiment: Whimsy ticket stamp and die but the 'happy' word is from LOTV
Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts
DP: Crafty Individuals 'Springtime' pad
Tall leaves: Marianne D Die
Small leaves: Leonie Em punch
Butterfly: Martha Stewart punch decorated with Star Dust Stickles
Phew! Lots of ingredients in this one!
See you after the holidays, peeps - have a good one!


  1. Another stunner Diane and I love what you've done with the flowers, so clever.
    Happy Easter to you both, x

  2. Hi Diane,

    Your card is lovely. I have also left you something at my blog :-)Jo

  3. Saw this card on Fussy and Fancy challenge and had to come check out your blog! WOW, your coloring is AMAZING, it looks like a photograph - your shading, etc. is just perfect. I am now a follower of your WONDERFUL blog:)

  4. Absolutely beautiful Diane, a flowery glen of loveliness and definitely not too much. I love your colouring and that gorgeous background sky, it looks perfect to me! LOL re every flower out to find the right ones, I can sympathise with that. Have a very happy Easter and it's been lovely to have a catch up on all your gorgeous makes, things have been a bit mad lately. Hugs, Chris xx

  5. Your card certainly achieved what you set out to do - she really is walking in a flowery dell. Another beautiful card - what else can I say Diane - your work is superb.
    Hugs, Neet x

  6. This is WONDERFUL! Seriously, lush colouring - your sky is just amazing as is the Tilda!
    How do Promarkers and Copics blend with each other? Well enough? There are some gaps in Copic families which I have found Promarkers for but never got them since I wasn't sure how would they work together.

  7. Oh wow!
    Such a beautiful creation!
    Your colouring is superb and your details amazing!
    kim x

  8. Oh wow Diane!! This is gorgeous! Great job on your clouds and I love all the flowers! That path is absolutely perfect here.. I love the flowers on that! (Or did you draw those??)

  9. What a gorgeous card! That floral arrangement is fabulous! I love it. Your coloring is great. Love everything about your card.


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