Monday, 23 March 2009

A Double Take in Powder Blue!!

This week I have decided to enter both the 2Sketches4you and Papertake Challenges with the same themed card, but making up 2 different cards following the different sketches . I love to take my time during the week deciding on an image, then on the papers, the embellishments etc. and where sketches form the challenge it is easy to make up the whole card on the inside, make the matching envelope and colour the images over the weekend and then wait to assemble the front when I know what both the sketches are.


This week I used a really pretty set of papers which are a mish-mash of digital downloads, that I pulled together to follow my ideas/colour choice. The h'Anglar image is a really pretty one, and I have coloured her to match the papers with my Copic pens with attention to the detail in her hair using Sakura 3D glaze pens to create a raised effect and liquid pearls.



The 2Sketches4you card shows the make up with ribbon from Ribbon Oasis, and silk flowers from Joanna Sheen.


The card insides have been finished with a ribbon tied label, and the envelopes have the same finish.

I have found that when I take the photographs now I am not limited to daylight as I have purchased a really good daylight lamp, and in many instances I do not even need to use the flash on my camera - the colours are really very true now.

I would love your comments if you stop by. Thanks for looking xxx

38 comments:

Desire Fourie said...

Once again just stunning Anne. Thanks for sharing the tip on how you do certain elements of your cards in advance and just complete the final creations once you've got the challenge sketches to work from. Hugs from Desire

CraftyC said...

These are just gorgeous Ann, so much detail!
Clairex

Laura Davis said...

Oh wow the detail inside and out on these cards is fantastic! Beautiful work:) Thanks for playing at 2S4Y!
Laura

My Little Space said...

Two very stunning cards Anne.

Mandy

Tab said...

Oh Ann, you have left me speechless! What totally gorge cards and envelopes, I just love the images and how you have coloured them in. The flowers and pin are to die for too, oh I do enjoy looking at your creations. Thanks for sharing.
Hugs Tab xxx

Berdien said...

Oooh wow...this is amazing !!! Your colouring of the stamp is perfect !!!

~dawne said...

Beautiful cards...love the pretty hues of blue & the darling stamp.

Sue said...

As always Anne gorgeous cards, luv all the detail, lovely paper & colours, just stunning, sue.x

papercraftsbyrach said...

totally gorgeous cards Ann,
love how you do your preparations for your challenges, great idea. hugs rachxx

Marja Sch said...

What a wonderful cards. So happy I have found your blog. Gr Marja

Vicky (Angeldrummer) said...

wow these are beautiful I adore your attention to detail x

steph said...

Aww Ann these are stunning! Beautiful shades of blue - gorgeous papers! Fab! Thanks for joining us for the challenge!

Julie said...

Now I do like to make sets of cards so your idea is a great one and of course both your cards are beautiful. tfs

Hanne said...

These cards are so pretty! Love the colors you have used. Lovely details!

AUsome mom said...

The cards are just beautiful. I love all the details you put into them. They are very, very special.

Savitri said...

LOVE the little girl. Such a cute stamp and card!!

Judy's Crafty Moments said...

Your cards are exquisite!! I love the powder blue tones and the detail is amazing! The flowers are so pretty. I love it all. Wonderful work!
Judy xx

Lyn said...

Both lovely cards, the image is brilliant and the colours amazing

Michele said...

Gorgeous cards Ann. Love the images and the colouring is fabulous. Love the papers and details also. Michele x

Hayley said...

WOW what a stunning card - love what you have done with the image & papers - simply stunning!
Off to have a proper look at your fab blog now.
Hayley
x

Chrissie said...

I so enjoy visiting your blog Anne, you never fail to impress me with your sense of colour and attention to detail.
These cards are just beautiful in every way and I adore how you decorate the insides and envelopes to match, just stunning!

Biscuitlid said...

Beautiful cards and such detail too. You must be very patient!
Victoria
x

Dawn said...

Wow these are so beautiful - stunning shades of blues with those wonderful papers...

debby4000 said...

Absolutely stunning cards what wonderful hAnglar girl and details.
luv
Debby

Lorraine A said...

fabulous cards Ann, they are both just stunning !! wow !!
I use a daylight lamp too, it makes a big difference and I rarely do any crafting without it !
Lorraine

Annika said...

Oh my, your cards are so beautiful and well-finished and your colouring is amazing!
And teh matching envelopes...wow

Jackie G said...

Very beautiful cards....inside and out!!

Angella D. Crockett said...

Wow, your work is amazing! So many beautiful colors and details!
God Bless!
Angella

bex said...

Beautiful cards, I love the way you have finished the insides too ! x

Pam said...

Wow - gorgeous cards, inside and out!

itsabrt said...

How absolutely stunning! BR-T

Steph said...

Stunning cards. Beautiful colours x

Rosie said...

Exquisite work - I love the blues anyway, but your attention to detail is just beautiful. I think I must live quite near you as we are on the edge of the Cotswolds.

My Mom's Crafts said...

Wow what a beatuful card, I love the colors!

Riet said...

wowwww Ann,what a beautiful cards,l love the stamp.
so beautiful papers and dettails.

have a nice weekend.

hugs Riet.x

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

Good afternoon Anne, these cards are both absolutely stunning hunny. I love the images you've used and that powder blue colour is fabulous. Hope you are having a great weekend hunny, hugs Linda x

Sue said...

Hi Anne,
Beautiful, just beautiful again, your blog is so inspirational! Sue xx

Eileen said...

what absolutely beautiful cards - as all yours are!
luv
eileen
x