I've got another Odd Dog from Lili of the Valley today and it's using one of my favourite dies, Nottingham Border from Memory Box. I love the simplicity of this layout and the focus on the image. He's been painted in DI reinkers and I've added some liquid pearls to the flowers, but otherwise, he's fuss-free!
It's a first time outing for this image, and it was quite fiddly to colour as there are lots of little bits, like the little penguins. I water coloured it with my reinkers and a really fine paintbrush, but I think next time I will attempt it with my Copics instead. I paper-pieced the scarf and enhanced the folds with Copics and a white gel pen which I also used to speckle the trees.
My 1, 2, 3 is 1 paper/ribbon, 2 dies/flower arrays and 3 stamps/pearls. And apart from the fur, I've also used only 3 colours; pink, green and blue.
I've also made another version in a more CAS layout, but still really cute. Instead of the daisies, this one uses a gorgeous background of pompom blooms. This one has a bit less pink, but could also qualify for the challenge with 1 designer paper, 2 characters or shapes (square & circle) and 3 words/pearls/stamps.
Today's card is for my FIL, whose birthday is today. He's been in hospital lately so I'm hoping that this watercoloured card will cheer him up a bit. The image from Lili of the Valley is one that I've not used for a little while so it was good to dig it out again. I kept the layout simple with the large Happy Birthday die. Ironically the papers I chose to match the image are from the Country Lady pad!
The new challenge this week at As You Like It Challenge is to choose either sweet or savoury, and there's no question as to what my favourite is. To be honest it's primarily chocolate (untainted by fruit, nuts or other "unnecessaries") but then I'm rather partial to cake too (chocolate, coffee, lemon drizzle, even carrot cake, but again I'll pass on the fruit cake!).
There's also a new challenge over at Sugar Bowl, so I've chosen a really 'sweet' fairy image called 'let's eat cake'. It's a really clean and simple layout, and I tempted fate by finishing my card completely before stamping the sentiment, but luck was on my side, and it gave a clean image.
I've got a pretty in pink fairy card today that I made a little while ago, but she's not made it to my blog yet. I've used May Fairy from Lili of the Valley, and also used their papers so it's pink all round.
I've got a lovely Lili of the Valley card to share today using one of my favourite fairy images. I have used her for a 'thinking of you' card, but she's so versatile that I've used her here on a birthday card. I've coloured her in DI reinkers, used my favourite papers and lots of glitter! I was quite pleased with the finished result.
I've got another 'Just for fun' card today. Abi left a comment on my blog a couple of days ago saying how nice it is sometimes to make a JFF card, and I can certainly agree. This one was fun as I used the no-lines technique again (I find it soooo hard, but very rewarding when it doesn't turn out too bad). I've also used one of my favourite papers which is from LOTV.
Image - Mimi Stars from Stampfairy - shop now closed :0(