Feb 17, 2012

Oh happy days

Happy Friday!
I had a little bit of free time yesterday so I thought I'd play in a challenge. And since I already had this image sitting here waiting to be colored I decided to play in Bella's and Bronte's challenge which is to use a sentiment.

I recently treated myself to a large set of Faber Castell Polychromos pencils and of course I used them here for coloring. These are amazing! They are oil based which makes them super easy to blend with baby oil. The face however was colored with copics as I haven't had time yet to figure out the pencils for skin tones.

I used papers from Basic Grey (Olivia collection I think). Embellished with some ribbon, felt flowers and brads and a little button with twine. The sentiment is from the set Summer Letter Seals by Whimsy Stamps. These letter seals are so fun to use! It's a set of 9 stamps. Here is a quick view of all the stamps in the set.


The letter seals stamps are also available for other seasons and holidays, like autumn, winter, love, spring and maybe even some more.

To finish the card off I did some sewing with my janome sew mini.

And here are a few challenges I'd like to enter:

Mo's digital challenge - my sentiments exactly
Cute card thursday - flower power
Totally Papercrafts - ribbons and /or bows
Truly Scrumptious -All creatures great and small
Digital Tuesday - Use Your Stash
The Stamping Boutique 2W - #26 Stitching

And that is all for today!
Thanks so much for stopping by!

15 comments:

catherine said...

Great card Ellie and a fab image. love the colours
x catherine

heidy said...

Hi Ellie,what a fun card and gorgeous coloring!
Hugs Heidy

Cheryl said...

oh wow this is just stunning the detail is just amazing,gorgeous colouring hugs Cherylxx

Deb said...

Fabulous card, love how you used the sweet seals!
Many thanks for joining in the
♥Cute Card Thursday Challenge♥
this week! Have a great weekend ♥Debxx

Amy Johnson said...

How adorable!

Whimcees said...

Hello!

This is so cute! Your coloring is beautiful! Wishing you a happy weekend!

Hugs,

Barbara Diane

Lora said...

Fab card Ellie and great colouring!
I used to love my polychromos pencils, that's what I always used before copics and Promarkers, but don't have them anymore (got ruined in the fire). They are so easy to blend with and don't break as easy as Prismas do!
hope your having a great weekend!
Hugs Lora x

Elaine L. said...

What a sweet card and such a wonderfully colored image! I like the way the sentiment is peeking out from behind the panel. Glad you joined us in Mo's Challenge.

Iulia said...

Hi Ellie, this is such a cute and funny card! I absolutely love your soft coloring and the ay you put everything together. So very cute!
Thanks for sharing it with us at Mo's this week! Hope to see you again soon!
Hugs, Iulia

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Ellie :-) such a cute image and the papers and embellies are fab :-)

thanks for joining us on the Totally Papercrafts Challenge :-)
luv
Lols x x x

Linda said...

Such sweetness here. Great job with your pencils. Thanks for joining us at Totally PaperCrafts Challenge this week. **Linda

Debbie said...

awesome job on your card, love your coloring and your papers are fabulous. Good luck with the Stitching challenge at The Stamping boutique!

DebbieM
TSB - DT

Hippieaud (aka Audrey) said...

Wow your coloring with the pencils is superb! Love this sweet image and great use of stitching. Thanks so much for joining us this time at THE STAMPING BOUTIQUE!

Julia said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at The Stamping Boutique. Hugs,
Julia

Miranda said...

lovely card Ellie, very cute
thanks for joining our challenge over at the Stamping Boutique
hugs
Miranda
TSB DT