Tuesday, 4 August 2009

Friday Sketchers - Little Annie

annie-fri-sketchers I have made a card following this weeks Friday Sketchers sketch and have used little Annie, isn't she just so sweet. I had not used the tree trunk yet so thought I would ink it up. Now I had originally planned to colour the image in with Copics and did the tree trunk beautifully even if I say so myself - I got the shading spot on and was so chuffed with myself seeing as I have been petrified to even take the caps off them rofl. I coloured her skin and hair fab too and was on such a high ..... then hit the ground with a great big wallop! I coloured her dress, got the shading spot on again but the colour was awful. The pinks I used (the only ones I have .... for now) were too garish and looked dreadful so in the bin it went. So, I dug out my security blanket (yep - me distress inks and twinks) and set to colouring again. I don't think I will ever be able to wean myself off my inks and twinks lol.
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I decided last weekend that I MUST start using up some of my older stash - I have so much it's criminal! I am ashamed of the stuff I have that is not getting used. So I dug these papers out - they are different manufacturers - daisyd's and 3 Bugs yet work so well together. Big deal - I used two bits of paper out of a huge whopping pile but it's a start lol.
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I was not so lazy yesterday so took photos of the inside and used some of the flowers from an old Craft Feeling kit. There is so much in these kits they last for ages and ages.
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Recipe:
Stamp: Annie Sitting Pretty by Charmed Delectable Stamps
Papers: daisyd's and 3 Bugs in a rug
Tools: Martha Stewart Embossed Diamond punch, Nestabilities, Mc Gill Fliorano punch and Kuretake heart petal flower punch, McGill Botanical leaves punch 
Embellies: Rose from Wild Orchid Crafts, rest of flowers and ribbon from Crafty Feeling kit. Pearls from stash (coloured with permanent marker)
Thanks for stopping by,

72 comments:

  1. Yet another fab card Bev,I love Pink and Green together.

    I got some Copic's for my Birthday
    And to remember what colours I like on my stamps I stamp them again in a note book and add the colours I used.
    X
    Vicky

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  2. Really pretty card. I understand your reluctance with using new papers on cards I'm like that I just like looking at them and I panic when I start cutting them up silly really perhaps its time for therapy (retail of course)Daniele :-)

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  3. Gorgeous card sweetie.. beautiful papers fancy hording them..
    when you get more colours the copics will become easier it is limiting if you only have a few colours.... try the colours you want to use together on a scrap piece of paper first to see if it is the right shade that you are looking for..
    hugs Rachxx

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  4. This is delightfully beautiful inside and out. You really have loads of patience doing a second take on the colouring. Hats off to your perfectionism.
    Hugs
    Desire

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  5. This card is so pretty Bev.
    Love the green and pink combo and all the beautifull details on it.
    And your colouring is perfect as always.

    Have a great day,
    xoxo Karin

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  6. Hi Bev, Stunning card! Gorgeous colours. I love how your flowers and embellies always match the papers/colouring.

    Lisa x

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  7. You got sucked in by the copics Bev!!! (LOL) I keep pulling back for now!! haha
    Your coloring is fabulous with them!! WOW for a first time ~ your a pro!! Love the image just adorable and that paper is pretty!!
    Good for you using old stash! One baby step at a time!! LOL
    Have a great day :)Kathy

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  8. Nice colors Bev, I like too the details very much!! LG Andy

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  9. Fabulous card Bev. Annie is so cute - so sorry to hear about the first one!
    There should be a campaign for using up older stash - I bet we all have goodies just longing to be used that we have forgotten we have!
    Clare x

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  10. A pretty card, such delicate colours. I used to save papers too so I'm trying to use them up, too!!
    hugs Angela x

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  11. Absolutely stunning card Bev, great new pretty papers and the image is so cute! Liz

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  12. Wonderful Card, Bev! I love the colours!

    Thanks for joining the Friday Sketchers!

    Have a great day, Hugs Tanja

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  13. Stunning card Bev! Love these colours and that cute image looks perfect on the tree stump. Caroline x

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  14. Gorgeous card and you have coloured the images so beautfully. Lovely papers, one of my favourite colour combo's. Have a great day
    Clairex

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  15. Me encanta. Bev . Yo lo veo perfecto, ultimamente me estoy fijando mas como das color a los stamp, porque a mí no se me dá muy bien e intento aprender y mejorar, cuando veo estas maravillas me quedo observándolo un rato. Los colores y detalles geniales. Saludos.

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  16. Those colours and papers are gorjus. She's such a cutie. Absolutely gorjus card Bev.

    Love Karen x

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  17. What a darling little card, the papers go so well together
    Wendy x

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  18. better start somewhere bev! 2 of u huge pile is a lot to begin with! love the card! and the colors of the tree base

    hugs
    daisy

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  19. Another beautiful card Bev! I adore pink and green together. Annie is just so cute sat on this tree stump. I am still a huge fan of my distress inks as well. Not yet tried copics!
    Hugs, Vicky ~x~

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  20. Oh such an adorable card!
    Loving all your gorgeous colours and detail!
    Such a perfect design!
    How frustrating to have not been happy with the dress especially as you had completed nearly all of it Bev.
    hugs
    kim x

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  21. Aw Bev, what a delicious card. x

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  22. Gorgeous!!! I love the colours, and the details.
    Your colouring is perfect, as always :O)

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  23. Oooh I dolove your pink and green cards, they are just such gorgeous shades, and those papers are delish!

    I love the shade on the lids on the pink copics, but when you take the lid off and colour it is like wow get your shades on, such a shame, but I know just where your coming from. Some of the pinks are sooooooo bright is is untrue!
    Hugs Tab xxx

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  24. Oh this gorgeous, what wonderful papers too.
    luv
    Debby

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  25. gorgeous card Bev! love the colourcombo!

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  26. Fabulous card Bev i love the images and the papers and as always perfect colouring.
    Paula xxxx

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  27. Cute card. Love the colour combo. I bet your colouring still looking fab on the one that went in the bin! Can see the attractions with the DIs tho, they are great to work with, just need to get some more colours.
    Sam x

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  28. Another fab card Bev. I love how you've used the punch & the papers are yummy.
    hugs
    Sharon x

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  29. hoi bev
    vind haar zo lief!!!!
    prachtige kaart weer

    groet anneke

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  30. Beautiful card Bev, love the papers
    and the colors.
    Hugs Trudy

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  31. Wow Bev,
    I like You're coloring! I'll have to learn a lot....!
    Fantastic!

    Francis

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  32. Gorgeous card Bev love the colours

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  33. Hi Bev, the problem with the copic pinks is exactly as you say, they are garish, and unfortunately it doesnt matter if you have them all they all give the same effect. But I love what youve done with the inks, and the log is brilliant. Yes I also have a lot of papers, and Im still printing them from my computer as well. Oh well never mind, Love the card, its really stunning. well done with love and hugs Shirleyxxxxx

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  34. Bev this is absolutely DARLING..that image is sooo sweet, and your flowers...gorgeous!! Beautiful!

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  35. this is lovely such pretty colours & papers x

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  36. She is adorable - er question what are inks and twinks?????

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  37. Oooh a fabby pink one! wow love it! totally gorgeous! and i think i may have to add these stamps to my wish list! they have grown on me now!
    love it Bev!
    take care
    Nicki
    x

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  38. Another gorgeous card from you Bev - keep up with the copics - your tree tunk is fantastic! Good for you for using up some of your 'old' stash!!
    Hugs, Danielle

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  39. This is stunning Bev, beautifully coloured, gorgeous papers and I love the pearls and flower

    Chris xx

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  40. Stunning card Bev, your colouring is beautiful! Love that trunk!
    Gorgeous colour combo!

    I'm trying to do the same as yourself at the moment with my old stash, finding it hard though as my post man keeps surprising me with pretty new papers! I did't know papers could order themselves! Not me, honest! lol ;)
    Erin x

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  41. fabulous card Bev and why would you want to wean yourself off something that works so well?! when I get back to the UK I shall be down to raid your stash, so don't use too much of the old stuff: I don't mind old, esp when it's yours!!! nettie xx

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  42. Beautiful card Bev. I really, really want those Annie stamps. Love the pink and green and your punchwork is gorgeous.

    I find with older stash that I have, my taste has changed since I bought it and I'd rather box it up and send in to the school. Then I have no guilt.. lol !!

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  43. Beautiful card Bev the colours are stunning,Hugs Debbie x

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  44. GORGEOUS card Bev! Don't worry I am ashamed of the stash that I have sitting around too...and what do I do got and buy more! I a terrible at shopping!!!! lol!!! Plus I like to keep my new paper and don't like to cut it because it's too pretty! lol! Your card is so beautiful hun!
    Hugs~ Kim

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  45. Gorgeous card! And the papers are cute too :)

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  46. Very pretty card and lovely colour combo ~ Mel x

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  47. Bev, this is so so sweet!! I love the precious flowers and the coloring is just fabulous!! HUGS

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  48. Love the card Bev. Think the pink and green look so nice together. You are always spot on with your cards. Yola x
    P.S Thanks for commenting on my blog, that was such a great compliment for a learner like me, and coming from such a talented person as yourself:)

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  49. Ohhh wowww Bev,what a beautiful card,i love the image and colours.
    So beautiful papers and details.

    (so beautiful stamp)
    Hugs Riet.x

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  50. wow again another beautiful card you made

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  51. Beautiful card Bev love the image she is so cute and the pink papers are so pretty.

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  52. wow stunning card bev as always lynne xxx

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  53. Gorgeous, Bev. Love the colours.
    Sue xx

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  54. Such a beautiful card Bev - can you do no wrong?

    Love Steph xxx

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  55. oh you know what you need to help you get rid of that huge stash, a friend obsessed with paper lol...stunning card and stunning papers...as beautiful as always Bev love it
    Mina xxx

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  56. I love this card Bev, I love the colours and the papers that you have used :0)
    I have been wanting some copics for ages but alas the budget won't stretch :0( I do keep trying to win some though fingers crossed *smile*
    *hugs* Heather x

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  57. beautiful colouring with the copics, the tree stump looks perfect and those papers are just gorgeous another beautiful card hon
    hugs
    helen x

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  58. Bev it's magic, absolutely delightful!
    How awful to have to throw away your initial work, teach you to test the colours first to see what they are like ;-)
    Gorgeous card xxx

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  59. Beautiful Annie card Bev, such gorgeous papers :) I can always help you use your old stash up, you only have to ask lol! Donna x

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  60. Hello Bev, I love the Martha Stewart Embossed Diamond punch and I love the ribbon.
    love
    Zoe
    xxxx

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  61. Wonderful Card, Bev!
    I love the colours!

    Hugs, Paola

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  62. Beautiful card Bev! Love the pink and green, you can never go wrong with that combo, so pretty! Love the cute image and the little stump seat! Beautiful coloring and the accents are all perfect! :)

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  63. Them paper are so yummy i dont think i would have used them just stroked them once in a while lol, you have done a fab job with the image hun she looks amazing, there is an award for you on my blog, hugs Pops x x x

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  64. Really lovely Bev. The tree trunk is amazing. I'm sure the image would have just as fab. if only you'd had the right colours.
    Bereyl xx

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  65. Your coloring is wonderful, it's hard for me to color with anything other than copics, lol! I do a lot of mixing with my colors to get the color I want since I can't get every color I want, to expensive! Your card is gorgeous Bev! ~Hugs

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  66. Fab card just love little Annie
    her hair is brill as is rest of card, green and pink combo is so rich looking love the colouring Doris

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  67. wow stunning card Bev love the pretty papers and all the detail is beautiful .luv gina xx

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  68. Fabulous card, Bev - she is so beautifully coloured and love the colour combo too.

    Alice (beemer)

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  69. Love this, Bev! The tree stump looks fab.

    Got to agree with Rach - I find Copics a lot easier since I expanded my collection... x

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  70. this is such a beautiful card and your colouring is fabulous as ever Bev- If you need rid of any of that stuff you've been hoarding, just give me a shout, i'll give it a loving home :0)
    x

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  71. So sweet Bev!!! And your coloring and colors is stunning!!!

    Hugs again!!!

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Bev x

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