Monday, July 4, 2011

Shades of Blue

I so look forward to the new challenge at Less is More, Week 22 - Colour. The fabulous Ladies at LIM have challenged us to make a card with shades of blue. When I think about blue I instantly think of "boys" and I didn't want to make something for a boy!!

As a result of participating with LIM I have found some wonderful crafters and some wonderful new stamping companies. One particular company that I learned about and am totally impressed with is La-La Land Crafts. I am totally in love with Irina's images. The first imagae I colored is called Fancy Marci and I used their online example and tutorial as my guide for coloring. I absolutely love how this came out. I spent about 4 hours coloring this image...and I think it was time well spent.

I also wanted to shout out a great big thank you to all the LIMettes for all your fabulous comments on my blog!!

As inspiration for the design on the card I turned to The Sweetest Thing - Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #124. Although I wanted to go crazy with the DP and ribbon - I kept it very clean and simple.

Shades-of-Blue
Theresa

Recipe:
Stamps: La-La Land Crafts (Fancy Marci - digi); There She Goes (Bloom - sentiment)
Ink: PrismaColor Colored Pencils
Paper: Bazzill Basics Paper (baby blue medium, huckleberry pie, lillywhite); Elizabeth Park (teal daisy)
Accessories: ribbon and rhinestones (stash)

35 comments:

GinaA said...

The time you spent with the colouring certainly paid off, it is perfect. Must have a look at the link you put on.

Debs M said...

lovely card and great sentiment x

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Cute card Theresa! Great job coloring that darling image! Love how you framed her in a beautiful layered oval!

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi There Theresa, Gorgeous and so sweet, great colouring ahh 4hours well spent I feel, LOL Gay xxx

Jan said...

Gorgeous card and adorable image xx Jan

Wishcraft said...

Aww adorably pretty card! So sweet :o) Lisa x

Angela Maez said...

Love it! She's so gorgeous! Beautiful job.

Willy said...

Cute and beautiful card, Theresa!

Carisa said...

she turned out beautifully!! love just the strip of DP at the bottom. perfect touch!

VICTORIA said...

Very pretty card Theresa. Good luck with the challenge.

Romaine said...

She is sweet! I like the paper ( or is it's stamped?) you used at the bottom! Thanks fro stopping by my blog! :0)

Mynnette said...

Too cute! I love the sentiment! Thanks for sharing!

E.T said...

This looks absolutely fantastic Theresa! Love how you used so many shades of blue.. I am still trying to get the CAS style. I tend to over do it again and again!

juxxboxx said...

Beautiful cute card,i love it.
juxx

Anne said...

What a sweetie, lovely colouring
Anne
x

Carol said...

Perfect, great and lovely card ! Well done !

Carol W

fatmonica said...

Lovely card.That's a great image and I love the blues.

Kathleen said...

Very sweet card, great colouring and lovely DP.

Thanks for your comments.

Kath x

Jill said...

Beautiful card Theresa! Thank you for your kind comment on my own blog.

Jill
N Ireland

Jenny said...

Hi Theresa, A beautiful card. She's a little darling and your colouring is ace, 4hours .....phew, that's dedication to craft :)
Jenny x

The Crafty Elf said...

Theresa your card is so darn cute! Wow, 4 hours.... time flies when you having fun yes?

Hazel said...

A beautiful card, beautifully coloured. Hazel x

Mandi said...

Really lovely Theresa
This is probably just about as intricate to still be classed as CAS
Glad you have found some new places to buy crafting goodies!
Thank you
Diva LIM
"Less is More"

Angelnorth said...

Sweet image and beautifully coloured, great card!

Faith A said...

YOur colouring is awsome, love this card, so CAS

Vicky Hayes said...

4 hours of doing something you love is always well spent! Your colouring is superb Theresa.

Sally H said...

Beautiful card and fab colouring!

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Hi Theresa - I LOVE this CAS card - the image is adorable, and your colouring is perfect.
Thank you for visiting my blog - Hugs, Sylvia xx

Margaret said...

This is super and great colouring.
Hugs
Margaret M

Sandra said...

This is very cute and lovely colouring

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

This is just adorable. I love your pale shading on the image - superb!
Caroline xxx

Zoechaos said...

Very sweet card XOXO Zoe

Linby said...

sweet card and your coloured her beautifully.
Linbyx

onecraftymama said...

I love how you managed to incorporate so many perfect shades of blue! Definitely not the least bit boyish :)

La-La Land Crafts said...

What a lovely card with our Marci!! LOVE your coloring, time very well spent!!

Hugs!!
:) Irina