Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Simon Says.............Domi's Sketch!!

I'm back - just about!!! The plane had a fault so we had to wait for another one to arrive, consequently my late arrival home ended up being extremely late. I've only managed a few hours sleep and am somewhat zombiefied this morning. I'm usually sad to get home but after such a manic holiday I'm looking forward to a rest, but missing my friends and family so much!!

Right onto this week challenge at Simon Says Stamp - we have a fabulous sketch for you by the lovely Domi and the DT are featuring Penny Black. Penny Black very kindly sent the DT some images to use for this challenge so a huge thank you to Penny Black for being so kind and generous ! The Simon Says Stamp Store sells a fantastic range of Penny Black stamps - check them out !  We would love to see you use Penny Black stamps if you have any, but if not, we would still love you to join us !

Do you all remember the Winnie the Pooh books that had the beautiful water coloured  pictures in them - this is what I as trying to achieve when colouring this adorable Penny black image. I used the watercolour technique  with my Copic Markers  to lay down the base colour before continuing with normal copic use. I masked my bear so I could stamp the tree behind him - I've never done a tutorial on masking and combining images - if anyone would like one please just let me know and I will do one with pleasure.

The papers are Basic Grey's Origins and in reflection I wish I'd used a book page behind the image where I've used the paler green paper. The sentiment is also from the Penny black sheet. I resisted the temptation to add lots of embellishments - I wanted the image to be primary focal point and the eye not be distracted by too much else so I simply added a couple of butterflies, in keeping with the image, cut with Martha Stewart Monarch  and  Royal butterfly punches to which  I added some Hero Art pearls

As usual Heidi will be giving one lucky entrant a $50 voucher to her FANTASTIC Simon Says Stamp Superstore !! See the NEWEST stuff on the All New Just In Page For fabulous tutorials, inspiration and candy you should keep an eye on the Simon Says Stamp Blog too !!! :-) 



nessy said...

oh heather this is delightful ~ love the cute image and all those butterflies!!
vanessa xx

Kristel said...

That is a gorgeous card Heather! Looks so stunning!
Hugs Kristel

angelwhispers said...

Glad you had a safe journey home Heather sounds like you really do need a rest!! lol

Loving the card the colouring is amazing! Chanelle xxx

petra,s cards said...

wauw this is gorgeous, great colloring!!
xx petra

Liz's creative corner said...

Hi Hunny, glad to know your home safe, hope you catch up with your sleep soon, prop up those eye lids lol,
gorgeous card hun, fab detials, I've lost my mojo, come back and bring it with you lol,

speak soon, hugs Liz xx

Tasha said...

Beautiful card Heather, your colour work is exquisite
love tasha xx

Dianne said...

Absolutely gorgeous Heather. Kinda reminds me of Winnie Pooh (just in a different color). Great colors and layout.


Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Heather :-) When I saw this on the DT blog I did think of the pooh books ! :-) Gorgeous colouring and the papers and design are fabulous :-)
It sounds like you had quite an eventful trip home, hope you managed to put your feet up today :-)

It was just sooo nice to meet you and I'm looking forward to our next get together !! :-)

Lols x x x

Sue said...

Hi ya hun
glad you home safe n sound, grab an early nite, totally gorgeous card as always,fabulous colouring, lovely papers & design, luv the flutterby, sue,x

Paula said...

Glad you're home safely. Thanks for the names of the MS butterfly punches - now I'll know what I'm looking for as I've actually those two on my list but didn't know which they were - love how you've layered them with the orange beneath to match your coloured ones. The tree behind is brilliant & I love all those little grass detiais that are picked up in the light green BG paper. It made me smile to see you colouring another bear too - properly bearified then? Popcorn plus Teddies Bo & Bea have worked their charm!
Hope you get some rest.
Much love
Paula (PEP)

Dorcas said...

Gorgeous coloring, Heather! Really really lovely!

Cheryl said...

I love this card Heather! The image is just adorable and the papers are fantastic with it.

debby4000 said...

Oh this is so cute Heather, gorgeous card. Hope you had a safe journey back to Germany.

Moni said...

Hi hun, welcome back home. :)
Your card is awesome, love the image and the butterflies you added. Hugs;Moni

Jane said...

This is so gorgeous hun! fabulous colouring as always! hugs, Jane xxx

mustavcoffee said...

Hello there Heather, glad to see you got home safe if a little late:0) I love your pretty card. It's very reminiscent of the Winnie the Pooh illustrations, well done you, I just love it :0) xxx

Annika said...

Absolutely beautiful and such fresh rich colours - love it! Your colouring is such a joy to look at!

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Gorgeous work, Heather!! I love the coloring and the butterfly is just beautiful!

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