Monday, 15 June 2009

A GIFT OF A FLOWER – THE NEXT LEVEL – CHALLENGE 3


This week on The Next Level the Challenge is a Sketch with pretty curved detail which can either be cut away or matted and layered into the design. I decided to keep a solid front and chose as the basis of my design some really pretty paper from K & Co. called Chateau Florals. From this I chose a selection of other complimentary papers, all the rest being digital from my vastly growing stash. I have detailed on the Hints and Tips section of The Next Level how I select my papers for a design and this makes it very easy to pull a theme together.



The images I used are from the new collection from h'Anglar and feature a little boy and girl holding a pretty flower. I added some stitching to the front and chose to add just ribbon detail, the ribbon being from a past Raspberry Ribbons kit, and keep the rest of the card fairly embellishment free, as the papers themselves were quite busy.



On the reverse of the pull out tag is another image of the little boy holding the flower and inside the card I have matted and layered the papers and added more stitching.


I made a Box envelope to fit the card, making it slightly thicker this time to take the height of the ribbon comfortably.

The images were coloured with Copics and the colours used were :
Clothes : G000, G00, V91, V95, W1, E31, E43
Skin : E000, E00, E11, E50, R20
Flower : G21, G63, V91, V95
Hair : E55, E57

I hope you have time to leave a comment if you pass by.

Thanks Ann xx

24 comments:

papercraftsbyrach said...

gorgeous!!! fabulous detail and colouring sweetie, hugs rachxx

Elaine aka Quixotic said...

Nothing short of gorgeous! Love all the detail, and your colouring is fantastic.

Judy's Crafty Moments said...

I agree! This is wonderful! So pretty and you always have the most wonderful papers. Gorgeous detail and colouring!
Judy xx

Abby said...

Another stunning creation Ann! Your work continues to blow me away with their beauty!

Abby:)

Andrea said...

Such a beautiful card! The papers and colours are gorgeous, and your coloursing is fabulous!

Jilli said...

Gorgeous card Ann, love the papers (what are they called?) and your detail is fab. Amazing colouring too! hugs Jillix

Dawny P said...

Oh Ann, this is just gorgoeus. I love those colours - they're ever so pretty. Hope all is well xxx

Desire Fourie said...

Just stunning Anne. Love the pull-out tag idea. Great colour combo as well. Hugs from Desire

Julie said...

Really beautiful, such gorgeous colours and papers.

Vicky said...

This is just stunning Ann! Love the beautiful papers you've used!
Hugs, Vicky -x-

kaylou said...

this is just delish...absolutley love the papers...gorgeous
hugs kAYLOU XOXO

Elizabeth said...

Ann, You are awesome I love th PP you used for this card. The little Magnolia is so sweet and I love your coloring. Hugs XXX Beth

True :) said...

Very sweet card Ann! Love the colors and your image is colored so sweetly! Great sewing BTW! ;)
Thank YOU for all you do! TNL has to be tons of work!
Hugs!

Tammi said...

Love your paper selections and your beautifully designed card, it's stunning! Just found your blog, will def. be back!

Jennie said...

Love the card, so much detail :0 Thank you for commenting on my humble creation
Hugs
Jennie

Nixe07 said...

OMG what a gorgeous card! Love the fab colours and the cute image. You´ve coloured her so beautifully. Love also the inside of your card.
Hugs
Moni

Di said...

This is just lovely so pretty i may have to enter this cahllenge only just stumbled across your blog!
Hugs Di x

Stampin Mindy said...

WOW you did such an amazing job. I LOVE this paper and your image is adorable. Beautiful!!

Hugs, Mindy

Jammmie said...

Wow. you are talented. It woudl be really fun to se you join us in the inch by inch art project done each week. If intersted, follow me to my blog.

I love how you make your stuff 3d with the ribbons, etc. Very creative indeed. how long does it take you to do such works?

judith@poppy cottage said...

Thank you for your kind comments on my blog, if you look on Friday, you'll see I've used a lollipop flower with my Diane Duda stamp for the blog hop! (Courtesy of week one's Next Level tutorial). Love your card here, such pretty colours, and a lovely design, Judith x

cabio's craft corner said...

Gorgeous card with lovely details. Layout and everything are cute yet also elegant!
Hugs,
Cabio

Jeannie said...

I'm enjoying your blog - I have an award for you over at my blog
www.lilackittycreations.blogspot.com

BA said...

this is so lovely ann
xoxo BA

Spyder said...

Gorgeous, brilliant cards, all of them I love your colours and designs

((Lyn))