Sunday, 16 January 2011


This week's challenge is "New Beginnings" - New baby, new stash etc and this week's spotlight is on Floppe Latte.  Please check out gorgeous papers and images.

For this project I have used a digi stamp from the Stitchy Bear and I did it Creations Crafting Boutique.  The image is one of the Barbara Jensen range of stamps called "Up Yours" which I thought would work well as New beginnings.

I coloured this image with copics and polychromos by Faber Castell which I received today so this is my first time of using them - no time to practice.  I have been so sluggish and tired over Christmas I've just not wanted to do anything! - hence I'm playing catch up with the DT posts.

The backing papers were a mixture of allsorts, the main pattern background was from a CD Rom, the Acetate flourish/flower background was from a set I bought from QVC and the plain paperstock I used to create the mats was from a multi buy from Create and Craft.

I cut some flourishes (from some black stock my Husband got me from WHSmiths),  using  Magnolia and Marianne dies which I thought would pick out the flourishes from the Acetate.  I used Marianne dies to cut the flowers taking inspirations again from the Acetate.

The leaves were cut from a hand punch and I used a gold pen to create the veins in the leaves again to reflect the leaves on the Acetate.

Finally a few pearls were added for the finishing touches.

Challenge #anything goes
Challenge #new beginnings- digis only
Challenge #let it all hang out


Doreen said...

What a great card, such a saucy image.Thanks for sharing this with us at

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Love this image, she is fab!! Your colouring is amazing as always!!
hugs shell xx

Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW your colouring is amazing, Love it and what a great idea for a new beginning!!! Should send it to my Ex Hubby !!!LOL xx

Jayne said...

Cool card Sharon, beautiful colouring as always. You'd have to think carefully who you send this to, although I'm sure I could think of some! Great job.

Marjo said...

Hi Sharon,

Love it! Awesome card, great design. She's got the right

Love the new header too. Hugs, Marjo

A.J. said...

Naughty image but fantastic colouring!!!

Also, thanks for joining in with the challenge at Craft Your Days Away.


Josephine said...

Beautiful. The colouring gives a very realistic effect and the card is beautifully finished.

Don't know if you're short comments on this - I've been trying all afternoon and keep getting the page half-loading then going to a blank page with Google Translate in the top corner. I've had to switch browsers to get the page to load properly. (I was using Firefox before.)

Liz said...

Super Card there,great image! Lovely work :)
Thank you so much for playing with CYDA

Liz xx

Dawn said...

Beautiful card, love the image.

Rebekah said...

This is so cool Sharon! That image is great and what a brilliant job of the colouring you would never realise it's a new medium for you! hugs rebekah xx

Yenni Natalia said...

Your colouring really looks like real human photo :)

thanks for join Dutch dare challenge :)
hope to see you again in the next challenge


laney said...

gorgeous Sharon!!! love your style hun!!

coldwaters2 said...

Wow Sharon this is absolutely gorgeous that image along with your colouring, papers and design look stunning thank you for joining us at Creative Inspirations.
Lorraine x

Jenni said...

Awsome colouring and great finishing touches. Thanks so much for joining in with the Creative Inspirations Celebrations.
Jenni x