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Saturday, 30 June 2012

Sketch Saturday #214

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I won this absolutely gorgeous Elisabeth Bell image last year from the Belles 'n Whistles Blog which sadly is no longer running challenges and I knew I would have to wait until our Grandson's birthday to use it for the first time.  He is going to be 3 in July.  I can hardly believe it.
My digital image is called "Toot Toot" and you can find him here.
I coloured him with a combination of Promarkers and Copics, using Lime Twist "Out of the Blue" papers for my background. I found this fabulous train by Sandy Lion in my little-used "boys' embellishment drawer" (I also have embellishment drawers for "girls", "romance", "nature", "gifts", "frames" ... a girl has got to be organised don't you think?) and I knew it would be a great accompaniment for the image if only I could work out how to incorporate it in the fabulous sketch we have this week.  I saw that criss cross in the background and I instantly thought "train tracks". I had to move them further down my card in order to make them visible behind my rather long image and the train itself replaces the 6 little squares on this fabby sketch. I do hope my teamies don't mind these little changes. I still managed to incorporate the sentiment (which is by Forever Friends I think) and the second criss cross (I used black and white baker's twine) in the right place at the base of my card.
The other Saturdays have provided some wonderful inspiration.  Do go to their blogs and share some love with them and then come and play along with us this week.

I am entering my card into the following challenges:
Crafts and Me - 90 Birthdays; and
Anything Goes at Charisma Cardz 25, and Creative Inspirations 169.


Marianne said...

What a great ard, colours layout everything is beautiful.
Thanks for the sketch.
Hugs, Marianne

Faye said...

I just love all the different train details which you've tied in perfectly with your image. Have a great weekend. xxx

Céline said...

Hi Lesley, your card is so amazing, so many wonderful ideas!!!! i'm totally fan!

RoseC said...

Lesley, your wonderfully colored EB Toot Toot image looks fabulous on this fun boy's birthday card. Your train tracks and train make the PERFECT accents! Love it! So glad to see your entry at the Crafts and Me Stamps' digi team's Birthdays challenge. Hugz, ~ Rose

Pysselbus said...

Stunning card!! Love the image and your coloring is fab!! TFS!


The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Gorgeous card, love the sweet little image you have used hugs Heidi x

mandy said...

Really fab card Hun, love the stamp he is a cutie and I love the papers and train embellishment

Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz Challenges

Hugs Mandy xxx

coops said...

so gorgeous lesley.really stunning colours and image and your design is fab :D

xx coops xx

Anonymous said...

What a delightful card, I love the train you added, just the perfect choice, beautifully done
Hugs Julie P

Jane said...

Oh my goodness Leslie, that is an amazing card, I absolutely love it.

Zimtschnecke said...

Wow, such a gorgeous and so cute card! Love the colours and papers you've used! Fantastic train card! ;-)

hugs Bine/Zimtschnecke

Unknown said...

O M G I love this card - the train is perfect xx

Unknown said...

Brilliant card Lesley. I love what you've done with the train and tracks! Such a cute image too! Luv & Hugs, Trish x

Julie said...

Hiya Lesley! this is just fabulous- as always, meticulous attention to detail - love the train tracks and your colouring is also gorgeous!!! Having seen this in real life yesterday, it was even better up close and personal!! Had a great day, thank you matey!! Juliexx

Dena said...

Girl! You are always so clever with your cards! I love that "thinking out of the box" stuff you do. The train looks amazing! Super sweet image too and colored beautifully!
I hope all is well with you.
Take care girlie!

Unknown said...

Oh this is fabulous what a gorgeous image and what a fabulous card well done Hugs Elaine

Marianne Reijgersberg said...

Hi Lesley, Sorry but I missed a few cards. It's so busy this weeks. But I hope next week when my holiday starts, I catch up with blogging.
I love this boy's card. Especially the train in combination with the paper.
Hugs Marianne

Donna Mosley said...

Aww! Lesley, this is so adorable, love the very sweet image and the gorgeous lil' train.

Donna x

Mina said...

wow wow wow Lesley this is a complete stunner...I love everything about this perfect card...thanks for joining in with the Crafts & Me challenge
Mina xxx

kavitha said...

Great card,love the colors n your details.
Thanks for joining our anything goes challenge at charisma!!

Shelby said...

What a perfect card for a little 3 yo! Love your coloring and the train across the front is brilliant.