Thursday, 5 August 2010

Lili of the Valley challenge

I’ve another Christmas card to share today – I have got so many DT Christmas stamps that I think I will be concentrating on them for a while yet. For our Lili of the Valley challenge we have one of my simple sketches to follow (I’m still loving the simple ones lol).

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And I have made a Baby’s First Christmas card. I just love this image – too sweet and I think it would work for a little girl as well. Hmmm I will have to get the pinks out lol.

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The flowers are all from Wild Orchid Crafts and I used 20mm roses, cherry blossoms, 15mm roses and 5mm rosebuds. The Guipure lace is also from Wild Orchid Crafts. Everything has been zapped with Stardust Stickles – the fur on his hat and sleeves, all the edges of the papers and all the flowers. The sentiment is also from Lili of the Valley

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I have used Heidi Grace papers left over from last year (I actually ordered some new papers from Quixotic Paperie yesterday – the yummy Memory Box Christmas pad so will wear that out when it arrives I’m sure). The image was coloured with Copics and Prismacolor pencils. I was playing a while back when colouring the image for this card and this card and added black pencil to enhance the shadings and loved the depth the black pencil gave to the image. It really makes it pop. I apply it wherever I want to darken parts of the image (even the beige of his antlers got the black pencil treatment). I wasn’t going to use this technique on this image as I wanted it soft for a new baby but it looked rather bland so out came the pencil lol. Keep an eye out on Jacqui's blog as she is going to do a little tutorial for you. The Copics I used are:
Skin: E21, E00, E000, R20
Clothes and Hat: BG13, BG11, BG10
Horse: E18, E17, E15, E13, E11 and E42, E41, E40
Shadow: E43, E42, E41, E40

hugs

65 comments:

  1. Hi Bev this is fantastic, lovely colour combo and the image is just so cute hugs maxine

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  2. Hi Bev, Wow this is stunning! Such a sweet image and the flowers and papers are so gorgeous.

    Lisa x

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  3. Lovely sketch Bev, and gorgeous image. I really love this colour combination too.

    Jan R x

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  4. Hi Bev Love the colours on this beauty great hint about the black pencil will look out for the tutorial hugs Toni

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  5. Wow Bev this is gorgeous , i love that image
    Hugs
    Francesca

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  6. This is so sweet Bev, I also use a black pencil sometimes but I was colouring an image yesterday and couldn't find my black Polychromos pencil anywhere (probably right under my nose! lol), so I experimented with a dark grey Promarker and it done the job nicely :) Of course no where near as good as your colouring but good for me lol.
    Lora x

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  7. Hi Bev another beautiful card as always you are such a talented lady i just love looking at everything you do you
    the image is so cute well done
    hugs shirleyrXX

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  8. Hi Bev,
    Wow. This is a gorgeous card. I love the colours and flowers. The image is beautiful.
    Hugs,
    Fiona x

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  9. Wauw great card Bev! Like your ribbon and the colours are so nice.
    Regards Ageeth

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  10. Beautiful card hun. Love the blue on this, and fab embellies.
    Hugs
    Cathy xx

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  11. Stunning Card Bev!! Gorgeous papers and image. Love those flowers and I envy your stitching its so perfect I cant sew straight and I have tried. Lol!

    Caroline x

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  12. Lovely sketch Bev,I love the colours and flowers and paper the stamps are so cute.
    Hugs Nelleke

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  13. Stunning card Bev. Great sketch and a fabulous colour combo. Image is just so cute.
    Marion

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  14. Another FAB card as always!

    Judi x

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  15. wow this is wonderfull!!!
    xx petra

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  16. this is stunning Bev..the colours are just perfect...and that image is so adorable!!

    Fi
    x

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  17. Wow Bev how gorgeous is this!!
    Love your cute image and the wonderful sketch.
    The papers and all the details are just fabulous.

    Hugs Jannie.

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  18. Beautiful card, love the colours and the image is cute!

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  19. Great sketch, Bev and this image really is adorable! The shading of the image is very effective and I'll look forward to Jacqui's tutorial.
    Diane x

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  20. Oh! It's not Pink! But, sooooo cute. Love it.
    Chrissyxx

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  21. Gorgeous card Bev do love this colour combination
    Anne xx

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  22. Good morning,
    As usual, so beautiful.
    Thank you so very much to take the time to write your Copic numbers. It's helping me a lot....
    Have a nice day and I am looking forward to see your new card tomorrow...

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  23. Very pretty Bev, a lovely card!
    Hugs Trudy

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  24. This is gorgeous.That image is just so cute.Elisa.x

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  25. Beautiful card! I love the colors and the glitter on his hat.

    Jennifer

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  26. a darling baby christmas card Bev and I love the aqua colours. thanks for a nice easy sketch - I have plans for it!
    hugs, annie x

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  27. Lovely image, gorgeous papers, love the lace and the flowers, in short: STUNNING CARD!
    Will look out for Jacqui's tut!

    Hugs Yolanda

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  28. Your creations never cease to blow me away Bev and this wonderful card is no exception. These are just my favourite colours and what a gorgeous image.

    Love Sheila xx

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  29. Stunning as always sweetie. Just think though by Crimbo all your cards will be made :D. Have a super day. Hugs Ali x

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  30. Hi Bev, this is again one beautiful card you made. I love the colors, the image, the flowers, everything.
    Hugs, Yvon

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  31. Wow I have this too!! Must get it inked up now just love what you have created with it the colours and glitter look fabulous!! Love Chanelle xx

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  32. Wowww Bev,This is so wonderful card.

    Hugs Riet.xx

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  33. Just lovely Bev love the papers an flowers and the image is so cute.
    Myrax

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  34. what a beautiful card for anyone never mind a baby

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  35. This is absolutely stunning Bev, love the colour combo and I think pink would work well with the imae too xxx

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  36. This is such a sweet Christmas card Bev. Love that cute image. Again with the beautiful flowers. I really must invest in a variety of flowers. Your cards are always so inspirational.

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  37. What a beautiful card! I love the image , its adorable!!!
    ** Kona Jamie **

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  38. Such a beautiful sweet christmas card and with that cute image it is perfect for a new baby. Love the papers by the way.
    Kim xXx

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  39. Gorgeous Bev love the colours you have used and the image is adorable.

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  40. JUst absoloutely stunning!
    Hugs Di x

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  41. Wow Bev, this card is beautiful! I love how you used a black pencil to do your shading...I've got to give it a try. The lace is AWESOME! I definitely need to place an order at Wild Orchid Crafts soon. Hugs, Rosemary

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  42. this is fantastic, lovely colour combo and the image is just so cute
    Hugs Tineke

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  43. I love this image..what a gorgeous card but then all of your cards are gorgeous :)

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  44. Another beautiful card. I love this colour and that image is so sweet. Can see what you mean abut the black pencil, really gives definition. Marianne x

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  45. Hi Bev
    very pretty card, very cute image, love the idea (regarding the black pencil) will have to try that one lol.

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  46. Just love it!! the colors and everthing!

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  47. This is absolutely adorable, Bev!! What a cute little image!

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  48. Great sketch and a beautiful card Bev! Love the teal color!
    xxAutumn

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  49. Das ist ja süß, ein goldiges Motiv und die Karte große Klasse
    lg gila

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  50. Hi Bev
    huge congrats on winning Rach's blog candy (even though I wanted to win those lovely babies)lol. Can't wait to see what you create with them.
    hugs
    Sandra (craftynan)

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  51. Beautiful! Love the colors, fantastic sketch! ;)

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  52. Bev brill card just love the papers and your colouring is fab it is just another great card combo is just so good ta for hints Doris

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  53. That is so cute, Bev!! It would work for a girl too!!!

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  54. Aw, Bev, this is so lovely- and in my favourite colour, too. Your sketch is fab and just love the lace and flowers. I really must try stitching on my cards, too. Because of you :) I bought a little machine but haven't had the courage to use it yet. You have a lot to answer for, my girl, when my bank manager comes to call!! I think I'll just tell him - "It's all Bev's fault"

    Alice (beemer)

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  55. Gorgeous, again! Thankyou for sharing it with us. Judy c xx

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  56. So Sweet Bev!! Gorgeous colours and image! Love it ♥

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  57. How cute!! Love this little image and your color choices.

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  58. How fabulous the non-traditional colours look, Bev! Super sweet image and remarkable colouring. Gorgeous details!

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  59. Hi Bev~this is the most darling card :)
    Just love the new guipure lace by WOC--may have to get me some:D
    Blessings

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  60. Eine ganz tolle Karte und ein zuckersüßes Motiv.

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  61. Hi Bev, this is such a beautiful card! Amazing colour combo and the sketch is awesome! Love the flower cluster, it's gorgeous!
    Hugs,
    Silvie from France

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  62. This card is fantastic. Every detail is gorgeous.

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  63. This is beautiful Bev. I love how you've coloured this sweet image.

    Kat x

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Bev x

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