Tuesday, 31 March 2009

Happy Easter in Lilac and Mint


My entry this week for the Papertake Challenge is an Easter theme, using 3 stamps, a pretty h'Anglar girl holding an easter egg, a Magnolia Easter Egg and also a Magnolia Butterfly. I decided to do something different from my usual 6 x 6 shaped card and opted for a flap down card with a shaped top. The card is hinged uder the Happy Easter circle which is held in place with a flower eyelit.


The front of the card features all three stamps, layered up to give a 3 dimensional effect and this is shown in the picture. The papers are all digital downloads, mainly taken from Nitwits - Lilac Flowers.


The inside of the card again shows the same colour theme, with Prima flowers. The really lovely lampost was a freebie digital download and I thought the colour and design fitted in really well with the papers I was using. I made a matching envelope and again followed all the design shapes and embellishments onto the front of the envelope and the rear is sealed with the Happy Easter circle.



I have been asked if I could give details of the Copic colours I have used on the image, so here they are :-
Lilacs : V17,BV000,BV11
Greens : YG05, YG06, YG07
Yellows: Y11, Y13
Hair: E31,E57, Y17
Skin: E000, E00, E11,RV11

I would love your comments if you stop by. Thank you xx

26 comments:

Michele said...

Gorgeous card. Love the images and the colouring is fabulous. Yummy papers also. Hugs Michele x

Tab said...

Well, my jaw just hit the floor, Ann! Stunning work of art, yet again! You never let us down, I just adore the images and I love the papers, they're delish! You colouring skills, are awesome too!
Hugs Tab xxx

Sue said...

OH my Ann
what can i say, Beautiful, stunning, gorgeous, lovely card, all that work in it, gorgeous colours, colouring n papers, i LUV it, sue.x

Ellepiggo by Vanessa said...

Absolutely stunning! :)

Vanessa.

steph said...

Aww Ann - it's another stunner! Love it! Great colours as well as design! Thanks for joining us for the PTW challenge!

Hazel (Didos) said...

This is amazing, wow it is stunning, I love it you put so much into your cards it is fab. Hazelxo

Riet said...

wowww ann,what a beautiful card,l love the stamp.
so beautiful papers.

hugs Riet.x

joey said...

Hiya wow! this is an amazing card, the layout, colour and details are gorgeous, so well put together. I love this. Joey.xxx

Desire Fourie said...

Just stunning Ann. Such beauty to feast one's eyes on. You are very talented. Love the lilac and green colour combo and the inside nearly exceeds the beauty of the outside. Even the envelope is a creation of beauty. Keep well. Hugs from Desire

papercraftsbyrach said...

oooooo!!!
Ann this is gorgeous, what a fantastic work of art hun. beautiful. hugs rachxx

Dawny P said...

Just when I think you've made my fave ever, you do another one which I love even more - this is stunning!!! I absolutely love it - those colours are heavenly Ann. Fabulous xxxxxx

Andrea said...

This is absolutely stunning! By far one of the prettiest cards I have ever seen. Love it.

Margreet said...

Give me a towel, i'm drewling al over the place! Ann this is gorgeous!!!! I just wish i could have 10% off your crafting skills.
I really enjoy reading your blog,
hugs from holland, Margreet

CraftyC said...

This is stunning. Gorgeous colour combo and a perfect LO!
Clairex

Saskia said...

Lovely work!!! You are so talented!!

Greetings,
Saskia

loftylass said...

I've just found your blog from scs.
This is a simply stunning card, the images, colours and paper used to perfection - even on the envelope!!! I am speechless.....
Hugs
HW
xx

Steph said...

Stunning as always!

Kim said...

Gorgeous Ann and your colouring is wonderful. I love the lamp post too! Kim

Chris said...

Luscious card Ann and such beautiful colouring, papers and design. Gorgeous little image and I love how you carried everything through to the inside and the envelope. Hope you're well and have a Happy Easter. Chris x

CRAFTERESA said...

oh wow
what a gorgeous card
the images, the colours, everything about it is beautiful
you have really wowed me with this

by the way do you have instructions or a link as i cant quite "get it" from the photos

Hugs

Teresa xx

Alenka said...

Very beautiful card, love image and coloring.I discover your blog today. It is very beautiful- great cards.I linked your blog on my side bar of my blog.

sassy said...

what gorgeous cards..and a fabulous blog full of inspiration ...sassyx

Monica said...

Oh my goodness! What a gorgeous card...a true work of art!

Diane said...

Ann your cards are stunning.There is something over on my blog especially for you, please take a look. Thanks, Love Diane

Trudy said...

Very beautiful card, love image and coloring.
Trudy

Tammi said...

Wowza, what a cool way to do a card, this is CUTE!