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Monday, 18 November 2013

New Sketch N Stash Challenge

Today's card is for our new challenge over at Sketch N Stash and as we're being sponsored by Lili of  the Valley, I used this gorgeous and new image I bought recently.
  For once I haven't deviated too far from the sketch, nor twisted, flipped or rotated any part!

I decided to depart from my usual colouring medium for today's card and got my Distressmarkers and Inktense pencils out.  This is quite out of my comfort zone and I did spend a couple of hours practising with them while we were on holiday.   I wasn't entirely happy with my colouring here, but liked the effect overall - just don't look too closely!
The papers are a My Mind's Eye 12x12 pack, the sentiment is also LOTV, and the rest of my embellies are from stash.
You can check out the rest of my SNS teamies' cards here - take a peek and be inspired to play along with us.
I'm still catching up after our holiday, and my yourngest daughter Emily returned yestgerday from her three months' travelling around Europe - she had the most fantastic time by the sounds, and it was everything she hoped it would be.  She also looks so well, which  I didn't really expect.  We had a lovely family dinner - Sunday Roast - her request - and now it seems hard to imagine her ever being  away!  Glad to have her back safe and sound though!  I will try and visit you all soon though, I promise.

13 comments:

Sammy said...

Just gorgeous! Love the colours, and I think the colouring looks fab! x

Chrissie said...

Such a gorgeous card Julie, I love the colour palette you chose for this and your beautiful bow and flower look stunning sweetie.
Chrissie xx

Gemma said...

Truly stunning Julie and beautiful colours too...
hugs and xxx
Gemma

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous card, Julie! I love the colors and sweet image! Fantastic design!

Sabrina said...

Oh my.. Your card is so cute and adorable!!

kay said...

Stunning card and the colouring looked good to me when I zoomed in :-)

Debs said...

Gorgeous card Julie - stunning colouring and fabulous details.
Debs xx

Claire said...

Absolutely gorgeous card - fab colours and such a sweet image. Hugs, Claire x

coops said...

so stunning julie.lush bow and i love your colour combo and sweet image :D

xx coops xx

Sue said...

Stunning card Julie, I love the cute image, wonderful colouring and such gorgeous detailing too.
Hugs Sue xx

Daniele said...

totally gorgeous Julie, love the blue and red with he gingham
hugs and best wishes
xx

Lou said...

Hi! love this so much Julie,your colouring looks amazing**and gorgeous detail too. How special to be all back together again,not that we would ever stop them from exciting things but can't help miss them.
Have a lovely week,hugs Lou.xxx

Grenouille Greetings said...

Excuse me? Distress markers? You have Distress markers? Well you did a brilliant job and this is a lovely, lovely card. Great DPs and super bow too! Hugs, Lesley