Saturday, 12 September 2009

Basket of flowers

I made this card following a sketch from the sunday sketch and stamp. It was pretty basic and since there is a GDT spot at stake I thought I'd make it a bit more advanced. Usually when I try to do that I totally fail, but with this card I think I naied it! LOL.

I'm so extremely happy about the colouring. I get a nice comment about my colouring skills almost every time and I'm quite happy with how I colour, but I think this time I took it to a whole new level! I adore this stamp, it's from Whiff of joy and one of my first ones. I knew I wanted it the first time I saw a sneak peak of it. Finally it's mine :)

I wanted the image to be in focus so I didn't add any embellishments. I just sewed around the edge and used the patterned papers. The card is single, the message goes on the inside of the two panels.

Hope you liked it :)

promarkers used:
cool grey2, cool grey5, slate, lavender, blossom, pastel pink, rose pink, saffron, pastel green and cornflower. I also used a aquarell pencil to add to the sleeve and bottom of blouse (hopefully) making it look like sheer fabric.
I used so many colours because I needed to mix pastel pink and rose pink to get her shirt in the exact nuance, same thing with the purples and blues. I like the way the pants look - both colours show through making them resemble fabric more.


Barb said...

Wonderful take on the card and beautiful coloring! Thanks for playing along with us at Sunday Sketch and Stamp.

Barb, DT

Holley said...

Simply beautiful! excellent coloring.

Louise said...

It's beautiful, Katarina :)
The colours scheme is lovely.
Louise x

Sharon Caudle said...

Katraina, this card is beautiful! the papers are totally yummy, the image is adorable, and your coloring is spot on! Fabulous card! Good luck! :) hugs!