Thursday, 14 June 2012

In the garden

Lili’s Little Fairies challenge this week is “in the garden” and when I was mooching through my stamps I could not believe this little cutie from Lili of the Valley had not been inked up yet, I am ashamed of myself!  Fancy neglecting her!

I am slowly falling in love with distress inks again, mainly due to the Distress Markers that were sat on my desk winking at me for months lol.  So out they came, together with the re-inkers for this card.  What I love about them is I can pick up the tub of markers and the palette of inks, a paintbrush and my stamped image and take them to work with me (I sit and colour during my lunch break) - although Copics and pencils will always be my preferred colouring medium the inks are a lot easier to carry around.

The links to the products used are at the end of the post.

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The colours used are:

Skin: Tattered Rose, Vintage Photo, Aged Mahogany (Re-inkers)
Hair:  Antique linen with just a SMALL amount of walnut stain around the edges (Markers)
Blues Tumbled Glass then I used the Weathered Wood marker to add the darker shadows.
Skirt:  Milled Lavender (re-inker) then Dusty Concord marker to darken and add shadows
Leaves: peeled paint and forest moss
Grass: Peeled Paint, Walnut Stain, Scattered Straw, Forest Moss

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The papers are very old Karen Neuberg – they are my very very favourite papers and I was sweating buckets when I cut into it last night lol.

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And the angle shot.  These are not colours I would normally use but the combo is kind of growing on me Smile

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Tomorrow sees the first sneaky peek of the new Lili of the Valley release, it’s the mini blog hop day so some of the DT will be showcasing one of the new stamps, and there will be prizes along the way ….. Wild Orchid Crafts are on board for this one Smile

hugs

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68 comments:

  1. Bev, gorgeous as always. What a sweet image and love those flowers.

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  2. Bev this is gorgeous! I love the sweet soft tones and the colouring is lovely :)

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  3. So very pretty! I have also loved blue and purple together and the soft tones you have used work really well together. The flowers are gorgeous.

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  4. Wonderful card, love the soft colours! Have a nice day!
    grtz.COlien

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  5. Stunning hun..love this colour combo...and this is one of favourite, favourite stamps..she's gorgeous!
    Hugs,
    Marjorie
    xx

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  6. Absolutely Stunning card Bev, you're right she is a cutie!!
    Hugs Hazel xx

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  7. Another gorgeous card Bev. You have shown me a whole different side to Distress Inks!

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  8. Morning Bev Gorgeous card the image is adorable and coloured beautifully love the layout and I can see why they are your favourite. Have a great day. Caroline xxx

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  9. Bev your card is gorgeous!!! I love your flowers and your combination. The interior decoration is also beautiful! A great card!
    Hugs
    Moni

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  10. какая чудесная малышка! настроение сразу поднялось!!!

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  11. Stunning card Bev it's beautiful x

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  12. Oh Bev you have done it again this is just so gorgeous and the colour combo is perfect.
    Hugs
    Margaret M

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  13. gorgeous card love the image and the flowers, how pretty is blue and purple will have to give it a try, thanks for the daily inspiration angxxx

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  14. Wat een schitterende kaart Bev,lief dat meisje,en zo mooi ingekleurd.
    Prachtig papier en bloemen.

    Liefs Riet.

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  15. This is one of my favourite colour combos. A really beautiful card Bev.

    Toni xx

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  16. Beaturiful card. I especially love the colour combination you used for it.

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  17. Ohhh, lovely, Bev!!! This is a great color combo and you've done a brilliant job!

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  18. I love those colours and what a beautiful card........fab papers to
    Tilly

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  19. Beautiful and love that colour combo.

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  20. gorgeous as always Bev.. Like the colours too..

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  21. gorgeous card, the image is so beautiful and I love the pretty colours

    Sue

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  22. This is so pretty Bev how could you of missed her :0) Love the bow and the pearl brad in the middle.and all the flowers as always.
    Myrax

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  23. Good Morning sweetie...
    This is gorgeous I am loving the colours...
    Happy hugs Pops x x x

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  24. Wow beautiful Bev, i love the combination of colors on this card. Thanks that you named the colors of the distress ink.

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  25. This is so gorgeous Bev, I just love everything about it and the colors are soo wonderful, but so is everything you ever do LOL. I just love it.

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  26. She really is a gorgeous image and one of a few that I actually have - yay! I love the way you colour with the distress inks, I find it hard to tell the difference between markers and copics now, you do such an amazing job. Love this and the backing papers are fab too.

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  27. Gorgeous Gorgeous Gorgeous Bev.Colours so soft and subtle. Just love it. Hugs Sheila.x

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  28. absolutely stunning Bev - so pretty xxx

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  29. Fab card Bev I love those colors together and the distress ink coloring looks great :) Love the fab sentiment also and of course the fab papers.

    Hugs Mandy xxx

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  30. Wow, what a beautiful card. Lovely image and those colours are gorgeous.

    Jo x

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  31. I really like these colours together. You make them sing!

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  32. absolutely gorgeous Bev!! glad you decided to ink her up she is such a sweetie
    hugs
    laney

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  33. Stunning card, love the sweet image and the pastel colour combo looks fabulous. Gorgeous flwoers and embellies too.
    Lyndsey xx

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  34. Your card is so sweet! I love the colours you used and the little touch of sparkle. The inside of the card looks as dainty and pretty as the front.

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  35. Gorgeous card Bev! Beautiful color combination. I am still hoping to saw up some money too by the distress markers myself ... but no luck :))) You've colored the image with them sooooooo beautifully. Hugs! Mojca

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  36. What a gorgeous color combo!Beautiful as always!
    have a great rest of the week sweetie!
    Hugs, Iulia

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  37. This has to be my most favourite card of all times!!! It is my most favourite colour combination!!!!
    Awesome, awesome inspiration. I hope you grow to loke the colours as much as I do!!

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  38. So beautiful Bev, and this is a great stamp truly lovely:)x

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  39. Absolutely beautiful card, Bev. You never fail to delight me with your creations! Kx

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  40. Those colors are beautiful, amazing what you did with the distress inks!

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  41. Oh this is a beauty, so lovely card, so sweet !
    xxx

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  42. Gorgeous card Bev, I love those pretty colours

    hugs Vicky x x x

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  43. So, so GORRRgeous Bev! Every little detail is beautiful and then you go and finish it off with a corner on the top left side of the centre piece. MWAH.

    Mary x

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  44. Hi Bev, the same thought came through my head "blue and lilac, together?" but oh WOW Bev, it sooooo works hunni, i will defo be tryng this i love it and its so girly!! A perfect card, thankyou so much for your daily inspiration, Hugs Vick xxx

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  45. This is Gorgeous Bev, beautiful colour combo x

    hugs sally x
    sallysbitz.blogspot.co.uk

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  46. This just takes my breath away! Absolutely gorgeous! The colors are stunning together.

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  47. Hi Sweetie, still very few visits from the Dutch cavalier lover, so sorry! Another 2 weeks and then the summer holiday starts. Us teachers always need at least a week to recuperate from the hectic last weeks of the school season. Anyhow, love your today card, is such a stunning creation (as usual I might add). Hugs, Frea

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  48. wow this is gorgoeus Bev, love those papers x

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  49. Oooh! Love those lilac shades, your gorgeous flowers, and that adorable stamped and coloured image!

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  50. Absolutely stunning card Bev, love the colour combination and your colouring of the image is beautiful xxx

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  51. Bev, this is sooo pretty- beautiful colours and beautiful flowers. I just have to say your colouring is amazing whichever medium you choose to use. The distress inks are so soft and pretty!

    AliceH

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  52. Absolutely gorgeous Bev - love the image and gorgeous pastel tones. Hugs, Claire x

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  53. Lovely lilac and turquoise for a little sweetie. Pat x

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  54. lovely card, what card do you use when colouring with your distressed markers?

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  55. I so love the colour combo and the card is gorgeous! xx

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  56. Love it, Bev! Beautiful coloring!
    Can't wait for the LOTV sneaky peeky tomorrow.
    Huggies ~
    Sharron♥

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  57. I am waiting for my distress ink markers and am really looking forward to using them as well. Your card is beautiful Bev, what a gorgeous stamp.

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  58. Your card is as always stunning,the colors are fantastic and together they are Bev

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  59. Another gorgeous card Bev!

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  60. Love the color combo. I have seriously been considering these markers but have just tried blending my color pencils and really like the look. I have been struggling for so long to figure out some sort of coloring that I like. She's absolutely adorable!
    {hugs} Barb

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  61. Hi Bev
    I love your creation, your choice of image is so cute. Gorgeous papers too.
    Loved working with you on the team
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x
    (Fairy GDT)

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  62. Gorgeous.... i just love the colors you chose for this card. Beautiful girl...

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  63. This is so pretty :) beautiful colours :) x

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  64. Such a pretty card! I really like the color combo that you used. So sweet!

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  65. It's so pretty! Love those colors, so soft!!!

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Bev x

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