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Saturday, 12 January 2013

Sketch Saturday #241


It's Saturday which means another fab sketch from
This week, sponsored by the wonderful

I'm struggling with my new light box that I got for Christmas.  I'm either getting photos where my card looks warmer than in IRL or ones where all the colour has washed out.  I think this photo is blurred to boot!!! I shall have to move it somewhere else so that I can use the tripod I think.  Anyway, We have a lovely sketch this week which I tried really hard to emulate but didn't quite manage.  Everything is there but my ribbon moved upwards and is behind the image and my sentiments are kind of spread out. I used this glorious image by Mo Manning called "Diva" which you can find here.  I coloured her up with Copics (using my new gold coloured one for her dress) and Spica pens.  Her crown and dress are very sparkly as are her jet necklace and earrings. She is mounted on my new pack of My Minds Eye Lost & Found "Sunshine" papers and I added some new Recollections flock to her feather boa.  I had to use all these new things because the challenge at Mo's DP2 is "Something New" and I want to enter her there.
Here is a close up showing the sparkle on her dress and the feathers in her boa. I was very pleased with my flock application.  I cut the word "Alex" from my Cricut and mounted it directly on the little banner on the DP and Birthday Diva has been Word processed.
Come and play along with us why don't you.  And don't forget to stop by my teamies' blogs and share some love!

I am entering my card into the following challenges in addition to Mo's DP2
Crafty Creations also want "Something New" and Papertake Weekly want "Happy New" and
Totally Papercrafts who want to see "ribbon".  I thought I would also pop it on Make it Monday where it's always anything goes.

I have been struggling a bit to settle down into 2013 but I should get around to visiting my blog buddies soon!

32 comments:

Marianne said...

Great card and lovely colours.
Hugs, Marianne

mags said...

Love this card. Such a super image and love the colours.
Mags
x

Mrs A. said...

Super colours and just love that sparkle on her dress and the flocking on her scarf too. Hugs Mrs A.

Boxofcolours said...

Love the new colour Lesley!! And the added sparkle is perfect for any self respecting Diva!
Sorry to hear about your Lightbox trouble - hope you can sort it out soon.
Hugs
Jane

KraftyKoolKat said...

Fantastic card and image and your colouring is fabulous. Thank you for sharing it with us at Totally Papercrafts.

Hugs
Cathy DT
xxxxxxx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card Lesley, I like the gorgeous image, the papers and the colours.
Kevin xx

Vicky said...

Hi sweetie wow this is super gorgeous I am sooooooo loving her dress the colour is so luxurious & your colouring is fantastic hun!!!

I've not used a light box but I do use a light tent & I love it & wouldnt be without it, even in summer I still use it lol. Although to be honest most of my photo's are taken really late at night lol.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Over Embellishing said...

This is wonderful! I luv the colors and the coloring is fabulous! You really did a lovely job working the sketch- very talented!

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Pia S said...

I think you've chosen such beautiful colors for this card, and you've done a great job with the coloring too. Lovely card! I came over from MIM to visit.

Faye said...

You ok, you sound a bit down? I think the colours on this superdoop creation are lovely. AND. That feather boa is amazing, coloured to perfection. XX

Shelby said...

Ooooh just love those rich colors you've used and your coloring on her dress is spot on fantastic!

Shelby

debby4000 said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Lesley, you've done a brilliant job with the sketch.
luv
Debby

heidy said...

Wow what a beauty Lesley!!
Your coloring f this great image is amazing!!
XXX Heidy

coops said...

so stunning lesley.she is a fabulous image and i love your gorgeous design and colours :D

xx coops xx

Alex Kaye said...

I love this, great colors and the flocking for the boa is a wonderful idea. I am not sure how you added the sparkle on the dress, maybe I am just missing it, how did you do this?

*Vicki* said...

Really gorgeous coloring on your image Lesley!! Love the gorgeous sparkle showing in your design!! Fabulous take on the sketch too sweetie!! :) HUGS

Lisa M said...

Beautiful vintage colors theme and I love the look of the pleats in her skirt. What a terrific card you've designed here!

Thank you so much for taking the time to link up your talent and creative ideas with us at Make It Monday!
Happy Crafting...
Lisa xx

julieprice3 said...

She's gorgeous, beautifully coloured and created
Hugs julie P

Wishcraft said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love the image and your colouring looks amazing :o) Hugs, Lisa x

anita01 said...

Och Lesley,

Wat heb je een diva kaart gemaakt en zo prachtig mooi, schitterend kleurwerk en de boa is zo echt van kleur, met diepte...grandioos gedaan hoor.

Warme lieve groetjes,
Anita

AnjaCardz said...

Lesley, your card is absolutely "diva"! The color scheme is so awesome, as well as your coloring of the fantastic Mo image! The add of a bit of glitter makes it just perfect!
Thank you so much for joining our this week's challenge "Sth. new" challenge at Mo's Digital Pencil!
Hugs, Anja

Lisa aka Myran said...

Absolutely amazing coloring! Great card Lesley. Thanks for joining us at Papertake Weekly :)

Linda said...

Amazing card Lesley. The colors and all the fun details are just perfect for this sketch. I Love this card. If I change my name to Alex, would you send it to me? LOL

Tracy said...

Fantastic rich colors! Another awesome sketch too. Thanks for the inspiration! Hugs!

Rica said...

A beautiful card, I love the colours and scrumptious papers. Your image is gorgeous and such brilliantly coloured.

hugs
Heather xx

Annie said...

simply fabulous dahling! love the way you have coloured the diva and the touches of sparkle too!
hugs, annie x

Asha said...

Fantastic idea! This so very clever, Lesley. Genius.
Thanks for your kind words re TJ. He was a special little guy.

hugs

Crafteezee said...

Haven't got there yet, got stopped by this WOW card!
Hugs Tracy x

Julie said...

Stunning! Love your colouring and love the colours too, a little different!! Hugs, Juliexx

Alessandra said...

Jeeee, what a great and brilliant card, really love this project! Now you're stuck with me, I'm your latest follower lol!
Hugs, Alessandra

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

It's so cute! What a lovely colors you have used……………

Hugs Judith

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