Monday, 10 January 2011

Feeling blue

It's the card that's blue - not me! 

I bought this stamp just before Christmas; I fell in love with it and just had to have it.  It is called "Looking Chic" and is by Penny Johnson.  I coloured this image up with pro markers, intending to make it into a Christmas card, but never got round to it, so I've turned it into a birthday card instead.  Blue isn't one of my "safe" colours but it's always good to step outside of the comfort zone every now and then.

The flowers are by Petaloo and the pearls and sentiment came from packs that I got from a £ shop.  The paper is from Papermania and there's just a bit of Stickles glitter around the edges.

I am going to enter this card into the following challenges:

Sweet Sketch Wednesday - I used their sketch
Curtain Call color challenge - I used their colour scheme
Fab 'n' Funky - Anything Goes
Stampin for the Weekend - New and Blue (my stamp is new and the blue pearls/sentiment)

Thanks for popping by!



Sarah said...

What a beauty of a card Amanda and in my fave colour too xxx

sweetbloominscraps said...

Ahh, what a sweet image! Love your flowers too! Thanks for joining us at SSW this week!
Judi - SSW DT

Nicki said...

This is lovely Amanda, the image is really cute and your colouring is fabulous.

Nicki, xx

cheryl said...

oh love this hun adore the image and so beautifully colured too hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

mulberry station said...

AJ, your card is so cute. What an adorable image. I love the blues...and those flowers are gorgeous too. Have a great week!
Nancy SSW

Linda Anderson said...

Wowza, this is one totally adorable card!!!! Love your image, colored so beautifully too!! Such a sweet "blue" card!!! Thanks for joining us at SSW.


Sharon Basel said...

This is just the sweetest card Amanda. I absolutely adore that image and you've colored it so perfectly. Love the distressing on this too. Wonderful take on the sketch and we thank you for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday!

heidy said...

Oh gorgeous card Amanda,thanks for joining fab'n'funky this week

Ginny said...

gorgeous image on a fab card, thanks for joining us at FnF :)

Arlana 11426 said...

Oh what a darling image. Love your sweet image. Love your coloring and fun detail. Thanks for playing along @SSW!!!

Kathie said...

Hi Amanda, this is really a lovely card I adore the image and isn't it good that your just not limited to using this image for Chrimstmas cards. I love the colours, what out of your comfort zone I've just seen a Tilda card and a Lili of the Valley card in Blue and both are beauitful. I do know what you mean I'm not the best when using browns they aren't me, my colours are winters even in my clothing the reds, electric blues, hot pink, gade greens nice bright colours I also love aquia, purples and mauves.Great card and great take on Arlana's sketch.
Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday and good luck.
Kathie SSW-Design Team

Jeannie said...

She is just so cute - now I want her!! I love that you gave her green boots and a red purse too! Awesome, awesome, awesome!
Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Peace & Luv,

Genevieve said...

Adorable card. fab image & colours & sweet flowers & pearls. Thanks so much for joining us this week @ SSW :)


Deanne @ Three Trees said...

So pretty! I just love your distressing and your coloring is perfect! Thanks so much for playing with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Deanne :)

BrossArtAddiction said...

Oh so pretty! Love the little flowers! :D


Christina said...

Your coloring is absolutely beautiful, and I love the touches of glitter. Perfect use of the challenge colors this week! Thanks for playing along at the Curtain Call!

WeirdCat said...

Oooo I love that image and those flowers, fab card, thank you for joining us at The Crazy Challenge this week
Ruth x