Totally A-tealing!

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At Craft Your Passion this week the theme is Totally Teal.We have the fabulous Saturated Canary as our sponsor too. Head on over to check how to play and win.Don’t forget to take a look at the DT and GDT inspiration,they’ve done a wonderful job!

For my card I’ve chosen the gorgeous Cerridwen by Saturated Canary and coloured her with Copic Ciao Markers,adding just the merest hint of lip shine with a white gel pen.I have to admit I’ve never been brave enough to colour one of these amazing images before :s …even tho’ I have a few.I really wanted to do a good job and once I stopped putting pressure on myself enjoyed the whole process 🙂 And isn’t what it’s supposed to be about?I will definitely have to colour more of these now and it’s taught me a lot on how to improve too.Altho’ I might not have done as a grand a job as some of the more able colourists out there I’m still quite pleased with the result.I’ve teamed her with some beautiful My Mind’s Eye papers (aren’t they all?) that seemed to fit the bill and rather luckily I’d stocked up on this card I found at my local craft warehouse.I picked up a Memento Dew Drop Ink Pad,one of the newest colours,there too 🙂 I cut a tiny strip of the floral paper and took the colours for the butterflies on the image and die cut flourishes from there.I prettied up the punched butterflies with some gems.I had actually planned to make the base card in the same shape as the layers but could I find my 8 x 8 card blanks?No,I could not…until I’d finished my card and tidied everything away!Typical!lol…Anyway this is my card and just hope I’ve done this gorgeous gal justice 🙂

Supplies :

Image : Cerridwen by Saturated Canary
Sentiment : From the Dawn Bibby Woodland Butterfly clear stamp set
Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen,Memento Dew Drop Ink Pad Teal Zeal 
Papers & Card : DP My Mind’s Eye Nutmeg 6 x 6 Pad,Teal card from my local craft warehouse,Golden yellow and Tan card from Papermania Capsule Collection Textured A4 Colossal Pack
Tools : Grand Nestabilities Labels 1,Nestabilities Labels 1,Nellie’s Multi Frame Borders 2,Grand Calibur,Sizzix Bigz Swirls 2,Big Shot,Tonic Studios Multi-Detail Butterfly Punch,X-Cut Guillotine
To Embellish : Yellow gems from Jacs Warm Series Gemstone Wheel

Some challenges this is for :

Crafty Calendar :  January : What’s new? (papers,card,image)
Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge : Punch it (butterflies)
Fairy Tale : My newest stamp (Do digi stamps count?If not please delete my entry)
Simply Create Too : Anything Goes
Sweet n’ Sassy Digi Challenge : Anything goes
Cute Card Thursday : Diamonds are forever
Saturated Canary Challenge : Inspired by a Movie – The Butterfly Effect
Crafting By Design : Use alcohol markers
Crafts and Me : Something new  (papers,card,image)
Divas by Design : Girly
Stamp n Doodle : Anything goes
Whimsy Inspiration : Fancy edges
Cards Galore : Anything Goes
Desert Island Crafters : 5.Fancy Text,6.Flight,8.Flowers
Everybody-Art-Challenge : Girl
Inky Chicks : Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes!
Bunny Zoe’s Crafts : Anything Goes
Card Mania : Girly
Dream Valley Challenges : Girls, Girls, Girls
Glitter n Sparkle : Sentiment 

 
 
Some exciting news!Our dog has had a puppy…well,adopted one…er…OK it’s not real.It’s Sizzles from Charlie and Lola!
 
 
 
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My kids like to pretend he is her puppy and when they ‘abandoned’ her to play in the snow she snuggled up to Sizzles instead.
She’s such a sweet.She’s part ‘scary’ Staffie and part not so scary Whippet.But I like to call her a ‘Whiffie’.Which suits her very well!lol
Thanks for looking

Lisa x

 
 
 
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30 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Nonni
    Jan 21, 2013 @ 07:48:20

    How amazing! The colors are lovely and your coloring is perfect, wow! 🙂

    Reply

  2. Ani
    Jan 21, 2013 @ 16:12:09

    Stunning card! I love your colouring! Thanks so much for playing along at Card Mania! Hope you’ll join us again with our next challenge as well! Ani

    Reply

  3. Maggie S.
    Jan 21, 2013 @ 17:34:28

    Gorgeous! Love the image and your coloring is just outstanding. Beautiful layout.

    Reply

  4. jane
    Jan 21, 2013 @ 18:14:16

    A fabulous card, love the layout and the colouring is gorgeous. Thank you for joining us over at Glitter n Sparkle, good luck

    Reply

  5. craftygranny
    Jan 21, 2013 @ 22:38:54

    Wow this is gorgeous i love the colours, beautiful colouring and a great image. Thanks for sharing at glitternsparkle hugs trisha x

    Reply

  6. Toni Herron
    Jan 21, 2013 @ 23:25:04

    oooh WOW!!! This is stunning!! I am enjoying everybit of this Teal card!! Your colouring is amazing too!!
    And I love your post!! Your dog with her teddy is adorable..
    Thank you for sharing this with us at Glitter n Sparkle!
    Toni – DT

    Reply

  7. Jenn Borjeson
    Jan 22, 2013 @ 00:12:26

    Beautiful!!! Thanks for joining us at DICC. 🙂

    Reply

  8. Darlene Lyons
    Jan 22, 2013 @ 01:41:32

    Gorgeous! Love how you have coloured her hair! The butterfly dies are the perfect touch! Thanks for sharing it with us at TTCRD!

    Reply

  9. Chana Malkah
    Jan 22, 2013 @ 01:58:30

    Lisa, this is gorgeous! Very nicely done!
    Hugz,
    Chana

    Reply

  10. deb
    Jan 22, 2013 @ 03:12:23

    totally gorgeous card, love the teal!
    Many thanks for joining in the
    ♥Cute Card Thursday Challenge♥
    this week! Debxx

    Reply

  11. ~ginny
    Jan 22, 2013 @ 07:07:49

    Lisa – your coloring is brilliant! LOVE her hair especially! I really like to study your coloring… I always learn a lot!
    ~ginny

    Reply

  12. R Meyers
    Jan 22, 2013 @ 12:15:37

    GREAT coloring on the image…delightful design and embellies!!!

    Thanks so much for joining the Diva’s this week with your creation!

    Rina~~ DT Member

    Reply

  13. Michelle
    Jan 22, 2013 @ 17:14:46

    Gorgeous your card. It is colored so great.
    xxx Michelle

    Reply

  14. Bianca
    Jan 22, 2013 @ 20:09:59

    What a lovely creation! I love it! Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge! xx Bianca

    Reply

  15. Sarah
    Jan 22, 2013 @ 20:38:50

    Hi Lisa,

    Oh my your colouring is just fabulous and a stunning card! Wonderful colour choices too.

    Sarah

    Reply

  16. Bonnie Irvine
    Jan 22, 2013 @ 23:24:05

    You are way too hard on yourself, girl! Your colouring is lovely and you’ve done a fabulous job with the SC image. Great card design. Love the mix of papers and those blingy butterflies. I look forward to seeing more Saturated Canary images appearing on your blog 🙂

    Reply

  17. emma oliver
    Jan 23, 2013 @ 00:08:16

    fantastic card love the sentiment thanks for joining us at glitter n sparkle and good luck emma xx

    Reply

  18. Doris
    Jan 23, 2013 @ 00:47:02

    Beautiful coloring – thanks for joining us at Crafting by Designs!

    Reply

  19. Tracie
    Jan 23, 2013 @ 20:10:30

    You have indeed done her justice, she is beautiful.
    Your dog is gorgeous, I am a huge staffie fan, and her puppy is very cute.
    Thank you for joining us at Whimsy for this months “fancy edges” challenge x

    Reply

  20. Lou
    Jan 23, 2013 @ 20:34:02

    oh my my my! this is just gorgeous hun and I love the colours. Romfl at your dog and sizzles!!
    thank you so much for sharing it with us over on the SC challenge blog
    hugs Lou xxx

    Reply

  21. Cynthia O.
    Jan 24, 2013 @ 03:24:30

    Wow, you have no worries about coloring these images! Fabulous job. Thanks for joining the Sweet ‘n Sassy Digi Challenge this week!

    Reply

  22. Mila
    Jan 24, 2013 @ 21:13:38

    What a sweet girly card! Thank you so much for joining us at Card Mania Challenge!
    Hugs, Mila

    Reply

  23. kenli
    Jan 24, 2013 @ 21:17:53

    What a beautiful card, image and color too! Thanks so much for joining us for this week’s . Card Mania Challendges

    Reply

  24. michele
    Jan 24, 2013 @ 23:17:08

    Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week x

    Reply

  25. Sharon
    Jan 26, 2013 @ 12:49:04

    Gorgeous card – stunning colouring! Thanks for joining us at DICC!

    Reply

  26. june
    Jan 27, 2013 @ 06:47:06

    Wow what a fantastic card, the colouring is brilliant, its so pretty, thanks for joining in with us on our challenge at saturated canary,big huggies June xxxxxxxxxxxx

    Reply

  27. Rachael
    Jan 28, 2013 @ 19:30:29

    Really pretty card, fantastic colouring. Thank you for joining us at Crads Galore challenge blog.
    Hugs
    Rachael xx

    Reply

  28. Maria Therese
    Jan 30, 2013 @ 21:02:38

    Gorgeous ♥ Love how you coloured the hair!! Thank you for joining us at Saturated Canary ♥

    Reply

  29. Susie
    Feb 01, 2013 @ 20:58:05

    A gorgeous card, using my absolute favourite colour! Thanks for joining our Girls, Girls, Girls challenge at Dream Valley. Susie x

    Reply

  30. Mel B.
    Feb 02, 2013 @ 16:16:02

    Gorgeous girlie creation! Thank you for joining us at Dream Valley 🙂 Love ‘n’ hugs, Mel xx

    Reply

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