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Monday, 4 June 2012

Paperplay at A Day for Daisies with Crafts and Me and Simon Says

As I mentioned in my weekend post, I've been away again and not crafting or blogging or commenting as I should. Sorry. And as I was working just before my departure and during my trip, I got behind in some very important card making.  It was my oldest (but not so old as me!) and bestest friend and most special crafting buddy's birthday recently and I was shamefully late in getting her card to her because it grew as I was making it and by the time it was finished it needed a box and a trip to the post office.  You can left click on any of the photos to enlarge them.
I used one of my many A Day for Daisies images - none of which have ever been coloured.  (Hangs head in shame - AGAIN!).  This one is called "Tall Tower" and you can find her here
A Day for Daisies is showcasing Tammy's Fairytales and Nursery Rhymes this week on the blog and I thought this image would be perfect for that theme.  Their challenge, however, is this photo inspiration "Pinwheels are fun" and I chose the turquoise, pinks and yellow for the colours for my card.

I coloured my image with Copics. For my box I actually removed the Rapunzel-styled girl with photoshop and left just the window and vine uncoloured.  I don't know if you can see my text - it reads "On this - your special birthday, [it was my friend's 50th but I was not allowed to mention the age!] relax and..."
I used some new K&Co papers with little aqua Morning Glory type flowers for the main DP.  There is Papermania lace vellum on the side panels with two Memory Box flourishes so I can enter my card into "Double Delight" challenge #22 at Paperplay.  A Cheery Lyn brown swirl die cut with some Recollections punched flowers with stickled centres tries to mimic the vine around the window.  My flowers are Recollections and Prima with leaves cut from the Cheery Lyn swirl and the sentiment is Kenny K (I think), mounted on a Stampin Up stamped label and punched with two SU punches.  I added a Making Memories metal Best Friend embellishment with a little added ribbon so I can enter the "add a ribbon" challenge at Crafts and Me and some Craftworks candy.  There is some stickled sparkle on the flowers on my vine too.  My favourite bit, aside of course from the image itself, is my tassle which I coloured with Copics and is supposed to look like the end of this princess' hair.
 In addition, I am entering my card into the following challenges:
Simon Says - Anything Goes


Unknown said...

This is beautiful Lesley what a simply STUNNING card ....wonderful work Hugs Elaine

Céline said...

HI Lesley,
thanks for your lovely comments. i'm so sorry to not passed since age :)!
your card is absolutly amazing, and wonderful box too! love your coloring so beautiful

Faye said...

Woooooooooooooooooooooooooow! Just exactly that! xx

mags said...

Such a stunning card with so much detail.

Mynn xx said...

This is BEAUTIFUL! LOVE the image--and your coloring is fabulous! Stunning creation!!! :)

coops said...

wwo this is fantastic lesley.really gorgeous image and i love your design and pretty details :D

xx coops xx

Liz's creative corner said...

Wow lovely creation, fab image and colouring, thanks for sharing with us at Paper play, hugs Liz xx

Tracy said...

Oh wow Lesley! How gorgeous is this. That large center panel of Rapunzel looks so amazing and you've added such great embellies to the side step panels. This is a work of art! Thanks so much for joining the ADFD challenge! Hugs!

Val said...

Wow - this is fabulous. What a lot of work.

Love the papers as well.


Janiel/ janny said...

This is very Stunning!!! The colors and details are just perfect!!

Big hugs.......

Pat K said...

Beautiful work of art. Love the swirl effect you have going - exquisite. Hugs. Pat K.

Daniele said...

this is so pretty, love these images, also love the gorgeous colour combo that you ave used with all those gorgeos flower

Julie said...

Hi Matey - sorry it's taken me so long to come and comment on my special birthday card. It's because I was blown away by it and have only just landed back on terra firma!! Truly, it is just stunning and is still on display despite my others being taken down!! Lovely to have lunch with you and the hubster - let's not leave it so long next time!! (LOL!!) Juliexx

dolcreations said...

Congratulations on being on the DT on Sketch Saturday! Way to go!
Your card today is absolutely amazing Leslie....I just sat and stared at it.....absolutely beautiful.....your colouring is stunning too! Wow!

Jules said...

Hi Lesley

This is amazing.

It must have taken hours to make and is so very pretty.

Love Jules xx

Arielle H Gordon said...

Thank you so much for your sweet visit! Love your blog, I'm now a follower - I dig anything that mixes crafting and frogs - LOL! This card is really gorgeous - I love your coloring! You have fantastic skills madam! Have a terrific day!