Tuesday, 23 June 2009

Sketch and Stash with animals

I made a card yesterday for the sketch and stash challenge but with everything that happened today I didn't post it so thought I would stick it on here before I go to bed.
As usual there is a great sketch to follow and you have to use your new or neglected stash and they now have an optional challenge which this week is to use your new or neglected animal stash.
Now before I show this card, I do have to say that I am not very happy with the colouring on this image, it is a very detailed stamp and I really have to practice colouring with this kind of images but here goes anyway.

The stamp I have used is one that I got from Aries Crafts last week. It is a very pretty stamp and although I am not very good at colouring it, I did have loads of fun trying different ways of colouring it. In the end I stamped the image with black ink and used clear embossing powder, then coloured with my copics. I found this to be the easiest way as without the embossing, the outlines of the horses were very hard to see. If anyone knows of a better way then please do let me know. I did try with some watercolour pencils but I only have a small set (I think about 12) and there is only 1 shade of brown which is a kind of redish brown and only 1 of the other colours too, so it just didn't look right.
My papers are from my new DCWV Garden party stack, corners are punched with an old McGill corner punch I have had for ages and only used a few times. My flowers are punched ones made with my new Dovecraft punch and Primas from the Sweet and Sassy Cinderella jar also from Aries Crafts. I know I keep mentioning this website but honestly, they have some really nice stuff especially their flowers (loads of Primas) and they are all at a good prices with free UK delivery. Please do check them out (link in my sidebar) and if you do order, could you please say that I sent you or told you about them. I don't get anything for you saying that but just so they know that I am letting people know about their website. That would be great :D
Oh everything else on my card is from my stash. By the way Aries Crafts will have some bead caps in soon and I know that they will be at a very good price too :)

Before I go I wanted to say thanks to everyone for all the comments and advice you left me on my earlier post regarding Liam. I think I know what I am going to do now.
I was really touched with all the kind words you left for Liam and I promise I did give him all the hugs that you told me to give him. I really did lol, I kept hugging him and saying here's one from Teresa, amd one from Carly, one from Marjanne, a kiss from Vikki oh and another hug from Stef lol. The poor lid must of thought I was mad lol.
I'm off to bed now because my eyes are so heavy that if I don't go now I will be falling asleep on the keyboard!

Hugs Lora


June said...

Its lovely lora, I hope your keeping ok and your littleboy is alright bless him, how dare anyone do such athing!! its the way of the world eh, but it isnt nice I would have to take it further its downright awful!!! huggies june xx

Anonymous said...

Love this card Lora.
I wasn't at the comp much yesterday and have only just read your post about Liam. I agree with everyone else that this boy and his cronies need to be stopped, but you have do what you feel is right by Liam first and foremost and I'm sure you will do that. You can add a hug from me for him too, if he isn't all hugged out by now - and take one for yourself while you're at it.
Ann x

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

lora, lora, lora! this is gorgeous. what coloring? it's beautiful! girl, you rock.

another hug for liam.

hugs to you too,

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Lora,l love the image and colours.

Hugs Riet.x

Anonymous said...

This is ace Lora I love how you'ved coloured the horses. I think you've done a fab job. Much better than I would have done. Its a great card.

PS I've just read about Liam, I hope he's ok & you've got it sorted what ever you decided. Give him a belated hug from me! x

Becky said...

Beautiful card Lora, love that horse stamp!
Thanks so much for joining in the fun at Sketch and Stash and taking up the extra challenge!!
Love Becky xx
P.S Sorry to see those pics of your son, how awful poor love...

Sara said...

Very pretty, the image is gorgeous, and the colors of your card are beautiful!

Allissa (Lisa) said...

Hi Lora babes,
This card is fab. I think you have coloured him in a treat!
Love all the papers & elements you've used hun.

Not wanting to take light off of this card poppet but How is Liam doing today?

Big Hugs

Jill said...

beautiful card Lora and a very hard image to colour but wow your colouring is just amazing, so detailed, thanks for joining in the fun at sketch and stash hugs Jill xx

crafting diva said...

Hi Lora thank you so much for joining in with the skecth this time you have done a wonderful job love the brown tones and the image is wonderful