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Thursday, 14 May 2009

Spoonful of Sugar/Papertake Weekly




I have to say I was pretty excited about posting this card. Its a long time since I got my Prisma Pencils out and I've never shaded to this extreme before but have to say I've even impressed myself on this one. Now I'm as much a Prisma novice as the next but I love the way the dress has turned out. I used 5 or 6 shades of red on this and I'll tell you how I did it. Am sure there are more qualified crafters out there than me but we've all got to start somewhere and if it helps then I'm happy!. Basically I started with the lighest shade adding the most colour around around the edges then blended inwards. What I mean is I used circular motions on the cardstock but bigger circles so adding more pencil to the cardstock. Then as I worked my way down through the colours I added less and didn't blend in as much. I found the with the deepest colour which is last, I just had to work it a little. Trying to make it sound simple. Just keep going over and touching up till your happy with the results. I'm sure someone will tell me I'm doing it all wrong, LOL!!! This gorgeous stamp is from Motivet and its called "Doraline holding a ladybug". Isn't it the cutest!
I used Prima Paper and Nesties for the die. Flowers are Prima and all the other bits are from stash. I'm entering this card into this weeks Spoonful of Sugar (buttons) and Papertake Weekly (Animals). I've bought a few of these gorgeous stamps from Motivet and can highly recommend the,. she also offers a great international service. 
Need to get on with a few DT cards and will be out of the house during the day tomorrow, so please leave a comment to let me know you have visited and I'll try and get an 1hrs blog hop in later this evening!
Thanks for looking
Clairexx

48 comments:

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Hi Claire!! What a really super cute card!! Love your coloring of this sweet image!! :)

Cheryl Joshua said...

Very cute!!! I love the beautifully coloured image and papers!
xx

Lil Sis said...

Claire this card is fantastic - the colouring is brilliant and looks so professional. Great colour scheme and papers too,

Neccy x

strawberry fields said...

Oh this is fab! Gorgeous card Claire
Hugs
Fiona x

Cindy Haffner said...

Gorgeous, love your card. Hugs Cindy xxoo

Shazza said...

fab card
x

Angie said...

Stunning,
Thanks for the info on how to shade,
Hugs
Angie

Minx said...

Great colouring hun, and that paper WOW, one striking card :O)

nessy said...

oh claire this card is super cute ~your colouring is perfect ~you should be proud!!!
vanessa xx

Caro said...

this card is so beautiful - love your brilliant colouring !

Caro x

mueppi said...

Wow..... Claire
what a wonderful card with such a lovely image!
Have a nice day!
Hugs Gisela

Nancy said...

WOW, what a beauty she is:O) Love your colouring, fab colours you have used too!
Hugs, Nancy.

Emma said...

Hi Claire
I am very well thank you and hope you are too.
Stunning card, the image and your colouring are gorgeous.
Emma x

Vicky said...

Such a pretty card Claire. Your colouring with the prismas is fab! Love the shading you've achieved on the dress!
Hugs, Vicky x

Anesha said...

Love the colouring of the image.Great card.
Anesha

Tracy said...

It's FAB Claire, wish I could colour like that. The colours are beautiful and what a cute image. I use H20's and it taking a lot of practice but i'm getting better.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Kim Dellow said...

Tee hee, she is a sweetheart. Lovely card. Kim

Kim Piggott said...

Wonderful card!
Love your sweet image and gorgeous colouring!
hugs
kim x

Carole said...

Such a cutie...lovely card Claire.
Hugs
Carole x

Poppy said...

really lovely colouring.great card.
poppy

Kathy said...

I'm sooooo impressed by your colcouring! I'm always blown away by work like this as I'm just so useless at colouring in

Janny said...

love it! and the image is soo cute!

Littleted62 said...

I'm really impressed with your colouring, it's fab, and I love the background paper and all the details. It's an all-round stunner! Nicki, xx.

Lorraine A said...

You have every reason to be proud of yourself on this one !! Your colouring is superb :-)
Lovely card, cute image and the papers are just perfect !! :-)
Lorraine x x

Donna said...

Fantastic card Claire and what a super image :) Donna x

Lyndsey Marie said...

Such a gorgoeous card, love the super cute image. The shading looks fabulous. The papers are just so yummy, they look so rich and luxorious.
Lyndsey xx

6 wacky women said...

So sweet, Claire.
Love the image and your coloring is just beautiful.


Karen x

Ila said...

I agree!!...Doraline is the Cutest!!...Your card and coloring is Beautiful!!...Have a Wonderful Weekend!!...Hugs, Ila

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

Good morning Claire, wow what a stunning card hunny i love this cute image that ladybird is just adorable. The colouring is superb Claire, i couldn't get to grips with my prismas, but looking at your work here i might have another go!!! i just love this card, the red is so striking! have a good weekend hunny, big hugs Linda x

Riet said...

Wowww Claire,what a beautiful card ,l love the image and colours.
So beautiful papers.

hugs Riet.x

wendy said...

so cute....and i love the colouring....

Wendy:)

Terry said...

Hiya Claire what a wonderfull card you made hun..just wonderfull, like the stamp and colouring a lot. thanks for sharing hugs terry

Jill said...

gorgeous card Claire I love the DP, so beautiful and the image and your colouring are wonderful hugs Jill xx

Annika said...

What a sweet image! The colouring is fab, I love the results you can achieve with Prismas! I have that Prima paper as well, quite neglected might I add, it looks lovely on your card!
Hugs
Annika

Sandie said...

Gorgeous card, love the rich colours. That image is so cute.

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Gorgeous card Claire, love the cute image and the beautiful papers. Hugs Nikki x

Deb said...

Fabulous card Claire, such an adorable image, you coloured it so beautifully!
The rain finally caught up with us today! Still, the garden is looking pretty good! A weekend in crafting is called for I think!
Have a great weekend! Debx

Marcea said...

hi there hunny, this image is so cute ... ooh might need to invest in this, how adorable! So pleased to see you getting your prismas out - I couldnt be without mine. You have done a fabulous job and your card looks stunning
-x-

Sharon said...

Hi Claire, this is fab and I love the colouring. I use my Prismas in exactly the same way! and I think they work so well for animals.

stampinfrog said...

This is an adorable card Claire!Love the sketch and your coloring is so fantastic!
Hugs,Connie

Christine Riley said...

What a sweet, sweet card! I love the coloring and that image is adorable! :)
Hugs, Christine

Valems said...

Fabulous card, Claire! Great colour combo, the image is so cute and beautifully coloured.
Hugs, Vanja

Terrie B x said...

Your card is `gorgeous` Claire!!!:)♥

Nicola said...

Wowee such perfect shading Claire, I love this image ... she is just soo cute. Loving your dp and fantastic detail.
Hugs,
Nicola -x-

aardvarkpest said...

Gorgeous card. I love the backing paper. The image is so cute and brilliantly coloured.

Glenda

Tara said...

It's funny Claire but I've been playing a bit more with my Polys and they're very similar to Prismas. It defo takes longer to colour with this meduim but that can be quite relaxing anyway. You did a great job colouring your image and the paper you've used is just gorgeous! xx

Frances said...

Hi Claire,

this is so cute, you did a fab job & I love the colours. Think I need to dust off my prismas soon too, so easy to grab my copics all the time! I've been tempted by this cutie but trying to resist as I've got a ridiculous rubba mountain (probably you do too LOL) but no doubt will cave in soon, especially with you saying how fab the service is! Fran x

steph said...

Cute card! Thanks for joining us for the PTW challenge!

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