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Saturday, 11 January 2014

Sketch Saturday #292 Clouds and Purple Linings

It's Saturday and time for another sketch from 
sponsored by our lovely friends at
Simon Says Stamp

I'm afraid I've been playing fast and loose with our sketch this week.  Sorry Jen!   My card had a mind of its own  and although I did keep referring to the sketch, my finished creation is a rather loose interpretation of it even for me!  I wanted to use this wonderful image called Standing in the Clouds by A Day for Daisies for my beautiful Goddaughter who had a birthday yesterday.  I needed my image (which includes the cloud) to be rather bigger that the sketch permitted hence my failure to literally keep to the sketch.

Most of this lovely lady and her cloud is paper pieced using Theresa Collins Fabrications papers.  The banner is cut with a PTI die and the sentiment is Stampin Up.   My colouring medium is Copic and I used some liquid applique for her fur trim.  
Please share some love with my teamies and come and play along with us this week. We would love to see you!  
I am entering my card into the following challenges:
Simon Says - Ice Inspiration and Cute Card Thursday - Cold and Frosty  
(I chose to interpret both of these challenges as needing warm clothes)
Stampin for the Weekend - Anything goes


Alex H. said...

Wow... what a pretty lady... a wonderful card!

debby4000 said...

Oh this is fabulous Lesley, love that posh lady image.

Tracey T said...

What a beautiful card. Love the art deco feel; the TC papers go brilliantly with the image and have given me an idea for an underused stamp of mine... Have a fab weekend. Tracey x

Crafty Cath said...


Mrs A. said...

This is so my kind of card so much so I have hot footed over and bought the image. (Bang goes one of my resolutions not to buy more images this year. You are so naughty but I like you!!!) I love your paper piecing and the shadow you have created under her. Super duper. Hugs Mrs A.

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Lesley :-) I love this image and thr papers and paper piecing are FAB :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Lols x x x

Debra Miller said...

So sophisticated Lesley! Such an elegant lady and papers to match. Love your take on the sketch too. Hugs, Deb

Sandy said...

Wonderful - I would dearly love to have that outfit!!

Carla S. said...

Beautiful card, Lesley! Love the papers and the image! Terrific paper-piecing!

Pat K said...

Stunning card Lesley. I love the image but what you've done with the paper piecing is brilliant. Pat K xx

Laura Sterckx said...

Great card, Lesley!! That image is awesome! The colors and the whole design of your card is just fabulous! Thanks for joining us at the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Blog! Have a great day!

Donna Mosley said...

Beautiful card Lesley, love the image and pretty design. Gorgeous colouring too hun.

Donna x

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card Lesley, I like this image and the design.
Kevin xx

Jane said...

Stunning interpretation of this weeks sketch Lesley!

mixamatoasties said...

Fab card, really pretty.

Susan x

Turtle In The Sand said...

Stylin' and gorgeous Lesley. I think I am going to try this weeks sketch myself.

coops said...

wow this is stunning Lesley.really fabulous image and I love your design and colours ;D

xx coops xx

heidy said...

What a beautiful card Lesley,thanks for joining CCT this week!
XXX Heidy

Vannessa said...

This is lovely Lesley - love how she stands between the words in your sentiment!

Hugs, Vannessa x

Lotti said...

What a wonderful card - just looking at your sunny landscape makes me feel all warm inside!

Julie said...

Beautiful and even more so in the flesh, so to speak! Emily loved it! I love the paper-piecing, your papers, the image, her fur trim - heck I just love it! Jxx