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Saturday, 9 February 2013

Sketch Saturday #245


It's Saturday which means another fab sketch from
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I absolutely loved our sketch this week although it taxed me trying not to obscure the little bird cages on the background DP which is Prima "Almanac".  I adore this image which is by A Day for Daisies but it taxed me too.  I'm not great with hair at the best of times and boy did I struggle not only with the actual colouring but also with working out what might be hair and what might be background.  This was my third attempt but I'm relatively happy with the end result. I botched a bit at the front because the hair goes in all directions and I couldn't make my coloured 'strands' comply.  I used Copics and Prisma pencils on her hair in the end.  She is such a delightfully pretty image don't you think?

I am very into my Lost and Found collection from My Mind's Eye at the moment.  Mustard isn't my colour at all but I love the "Sunshine" stack which I used for my large circle and the horizontal stripe. The banner and flourish is also part of the horizontal stripe and I added a little birdie in a clock from Prima "Almanac" collection.  A little bakers twine and a wooden birdhouse button were my finishing touches.   My sentiment is Stamps Away cut with multiple Stampin Up tiny ticket punches.  I have been going through a bit of a mojo downer recently but I am very happy with today's card.

Do please come and have a play with us this week.  And don't forget to check out my teamies' blogs and the inspiration on the challenge site.
I am entering my card into the following challenges:
Stamping Sensations "Fur and Feather"
The ABC Challeng "G is for Going Dotty" and
Cupcake  Craft "yellow and grey" I realise my yellow is very mustardy but it is still yellow in my book!


23 comments:

Jolara said...

wow that is a beauty hugs joyce

Faye said...

Hope you have a great time today. Tis card is superdoop. Gorgeous image choice and rather fabby colours too. X

Dena said...

Oh Lesley this is GORGEOUS!!!!!! I LOVE the colors and think you did a knock out job on the coloring!!! I really like the artsy image, she is so pretty! Your embellishments are the perfect compliment to this card also. I was absolutely thrilled to receive it and have it sitting out so that I can see it everyday!!
Have a wonderful day!!
Hugs, Dena

Mrs A. said...

This is stupendous. Wouldn't have even known where to start. I'd have just called mine having a bad hair day and left it!!!!
Colours are brilliant. Hugs Mrs A.
p.s. Thanks for a fab day.

pinky said...

Stunning card Lesley. Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations.
Pinky

Julie said...

This is gorgeous Lesley! I love this colour combo and your colouring is ace!! The hair looks great but you've done her make up perfectly!! The perfect embellies too! Thanks for a great day, even though I didn't get much made and it started out with such a fluster!! See you soon, Juliexx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card Lesley, I like the image the papers and the design,
Kevin xx

Tracy said...

Oh cool and ADFD image. Beautiful coloring Lesley. Have to see if I can use this sketch. Hugs!

brenda said...

Those MME DP's are a lovely collection Lesley and you made a really pretty card with them.

Thanks so much sharing with us at Stamping Sensations challenge this month.

B x

Linda said...

Well I have tried to find where you "botched" her hair. Nope I can't find it. Honey, this is stunning. Look at that face - Perfection. The whole card is wonderful. Dena is one lucky gal to have received it.

Louise said...

Very pretty card, thanks for joining us at ABC for our challenge
Louise

Marianne said...

Wow, this is an amzing card. Love the image and how you colored her.
Superb colors! And what a lovely sketch this is.
I will use it for use one time.
Hugs Marianne

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

Wow...... that card is absolutely stunning....

Hugs Judith

Pop's Cards said...

Morning sweet pea, this is STUNNING, hugs Pops x

Annie said...

a fabulous card and love the touch of warm orange.
hugs, annie x

Ribbon Girl said...

Really lovely card Lesley - the colouring of her hair is fabulous! Mary x

julieprice3 said...

This is gorgeous, I love the design, very pretty, hanks so much for joining us at ABC G for Going Dotty
hugs Julie P

Ruth said...

Very pretty card. Thanks for joining the challenge at Stamping Sensations, Ruth :)

Dortesjs said...

great, love it

anita01 said...

Oja dit is geweldig gaaf gemaakt, dikke complimentjes uit Holland ;o)

Warme groetjes,
Anita xxx

Janiel/ janny said...

oh Lesley you have done a beautiful job with this image! I love the hair coloring you have done a fabby job of it!! Stunning card......
hugs...........

Sally H said...

A fabulous card. great image and lovely colouring. Thanks for joining us at Stamping sensations this month and good luck!

Heather said...

Hi Lesley - I'm catching up - I hope!! I love your colours and papers of this card, beautifully coloured of the stunning image and gorgous details!!

hugs
Heather xx