Saturday, 3 March 2012

Mother's Day Jake

It's Mother's day soon, so I thought that I'd better get a card made for my MIL.  Her favourite colour is turquoise, so I picked out some of my lovely new glittery papers, and complemented with some cheery springtime yellow and orange accents.

I coloured this cute little bear, Jake, from Stampfairy, using my pencils and sansodor, but I'm still a novice with the pencils and struggle to colour something that I'm happy with.  Despite that, I don't think my colouring on this bear is too bad. Perhaps the browns are easier to blend than other colours!!

I'll never be as good with pencils as the extremely talented Larissa.  She's definitely my idol when it comes to pencils, and I'm definitely the student!!

Card Recipe:
  • Image -Thank You 4 from StampFairy
  • Sentiment - Typed
  • Papers - First Edition
  • Colouring - Pencils and Sansodor, white gel pen
  • Nesties - Lacey circles
  • From my stash -  Pearls, ribbon, glossy accents, brads
    I've been inspired by:
    Happy Crafting


    Doreen said...

    This is gorgeous Annette,your image and colouring are

    Pink Dandelion said...

    Really lovely card Annette. Your colouring is fab. Debs xx

    Christine L said...

    Well your pencil colouring looks fab to me! I can't colour bears at all so i steer well clear!

    Fab card hon..
    Christine x

    BrossArtAddiction said...

    Ahh super adorable card! Thanks for joining us this week at Sketch Saturday and Good luck! :D

    Hugz & TFS,
    xx Tracey/SS-DT xx

    ThePurplePlace said...

    Hi Netty,

    This is soooo adorable....! I was very excited to see this cutie over at CMC! I knew it was a StampFairy Bear right away and it made me smile to see you were the creator!!

    I hope you have been fine and well and that everything is happy for you. I miss you all and think of your often!!

    Please take care and keep on sharing your wonderful creations.


    Unknown said...

    What a beautiful card Annette
    Hugs Elaine

    Larissa said...

    I was I need to go practice my coloring a lot more ! Someday, maybe, I can dream about doing this well with my copics. Wonderful card .

    Kay S said...

    Annette - your card is lovely! You did a beautiful job coloring that adorable bear. I love to color but find I do much with markers; pencils are very difficult for me because I can't make them blend well. You did that very well here and made the bear looks fuzzy, too! Well done!

    Debbie said...

    Hi the papers and your image is just so cute. I love this sketch too.
    Debbie x

    Sheryl said...

    Well Annette, You may think that you are a student when it comes to pencil colouring but you are definitely at the top of the class in my book. Your card is lovely and I'm sure your MIL will love it. Thanks for joining us at CRAFT this week, good luck Sheryl xx

    kay said...

    adorable card and your colouring is fab,x

    Mojca said...

    Love the glossy flower and nose :) Lovely cartd Annette. Hugs! Mojca

    Michele Spera said...

    Adorable little guy you've colored:-) I love the added circles with this too:-) Thank you for joining us at color me creative

    Lisa Minckler said...

    What a wonderful favorite've done an amazing job on this card for your MIL. Really love how you colored the petals on the flower too. So much depth. She'll LOVE this!
    Lisa xx

    Heather said...

    A gorgeous card, your colours and papers are fabulous and your little image is so sweet and beautifully coloured.

    Thanks so much for joining with us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge
    Hether xx

    Céline said...
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    Céline said...

    Hi Annette
    fab card, love the cute image and gorgeous papers
    thanks for playing with us at paperplay this week
    céline dt member

    Pam said...

    I think your coloring is great on the bear!! Very sweet card!! Thanks for joining us at 2 Sister's!!

    Justyna Cieslinska said...

    Hi Anette,
    Lovely card.
    Thank you for sharing with us at Critter Sketch, good luck.
    Justyna x

    Trimgym said...

    Great project, thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week and good luck! Don't forget to check back with us again on Thursday for our new challenge and to check if you have won or made our Top3.
    Jo and Tigerlover.

    Gaynor Greaves said...

    Wow stunning card, I love the colours, thanks for joining our Mother's Day challenge at CYDA, Hope to see you again soon, Gaynor DT :) x

    KraftyKoolKat said...

    This is so cute sweetie. Please could you change the name on your link to Craft Your Day's Away instead of Craft Your Passion. If you click on it it does go to our site okay. Thank you so much for joining us at Craft Your Day's Away this time and good luck.


    Sylvia x said...

    Thank you for joining us at CRAFT challenges this week. I love the DP you have used and the image is sooo cute

    Sylvia x

    Melissa Bove said...

    Super sweet card! I love that adorable image!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!


    Berit Synnøve said...

    What a sweet image :)
    Great coloring and lovely paper.
    Thanks for sharing with us at CYDA.
    Hugs Berit

    Michele Roos said...

    This is such a wonderful card. I love the image you've used and the colours also. Hugs Michele x

    Unknown said...

    Oh What a beautiful Card, Thanks so much for playing along at Paper Play this week:-)

    Maire Gamber said...

    I just love your furry little guy! Great fur technique1
    Thank you for joining us at CMC!
    Marie XX

    Patricia St Martin said...

    Just a darling card. Thanks for joining at Color Me Creative chellenge. We love seeing your creation. Good luck on the challenge.
    Hugs, Patricia