Monday, 27 April 2009

Ismaki Challenge - A Sketch and the Colour Purple

Evening folks!

I haven't had the opportunity to join in with the Ismaki Challenge for ages, so after tea tonight I settled down to make a card. There's a fab sketch to follow and an extra option to use purple. As hard as it is to part with the scrummy papers, I used my Basic Grey Wisteria pad again. I think this design is my favourite of the collection - those blooms are so gorgeous!

I also got to use my new Nestie leaves and flowers die to create the layered floral embellishment. I think I'll be using this lots more as I love the way the flower looks. Lucky old me was able to play with another scrummy Hanglar image thanks to my super duper blogging buddy Judy. They are just such gorgeous images and I so wish we could buy the stamps in the UK........ who knows, one day?

Image - Hanglar
Sentiment - Studio G
Papers - Basic Grey Wisteria
Colouring - Copics
Die - Nestie Flower and Leaves Layers
Embossing - Cuttlebug Divine Swirls
Punch - Martha Stewart Doily Border
Embellishments - Ribbon, Pearls and Sentiment Sticker from my stash
Accents - White Gel Pen for highlighting, Distress Inks for edging

I've really enjoyed making my card tonight and even managed to catch the light to take my piccie in the garden. Thanks so much for stopping by to visit my blog, I really appreciate it ;o)

I hope to be back tomorrow with my card for the Just Magnolia Challenge.

TTFN and TFL xxx


Mina said...

wow fabulous card Tara, I so love this Hanglar so cute and pretty, those papers are so crying out to me to buy them lol xxx

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Fabulous!! I love your Hanglar image. Your coloring, colors and design are fabulous!!

100drine said...

Superbe carte et ta fleur est magnifique !!! bravo

Vicky said...

Ooooh this is fab Tara! Love your flower. How did you mae it? Is there a tutorial?
Hugs, Vicky x

Tab said...

Fab card hun! Oh I hope and pray everyday that these HS images come to the UK, its so not fair LOL! Love the new flowers and leaves, they look fab......ooooh can feel a spend coming on lol!
Hugs Tab xxx

esyram said...

très jolie carte j'aime beaucoup les tons bravo

Ruth said...

Super card. The flower is amazing and the papers are scrummy, Ruth x

Kim Piggott said...

Tara what a fabulous card!
You are so lucky to have this sweet image and your paper is delish!
Really love that flower!
kim x

Moni said...

Gorgeous card, love the image and the papers! Fab flower! Hugs, Moni

Donna said...

Gorgeous card Tara and such pretty papers :) Donna x

Karen said...

STUNNING !!! Love the papers, colours and that flower is just gorjus.

Love Karen xxx

SBL said...
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SBL said...

What a wonderful card. Love the picture colouring.

image coloring

Riet said...

Ohh woww Tara,what a beautiful card,l love the stamp and colours.
so beautiful papers.

Hugs Riet.x

cats whiskers said...

What a stunning card hun, just adore the image and the colours and your colouring are just perfect
Hugs Jacqui xx

Rica said...

Oh Tara my love - this is positively breathtaking - such fantastic colours, beautifully coloured Hanglar girl and stunning embellies.
hugs Heather xx

CraftyTracy said...

OOH! Pretty

I love the distressed flower.


Anonymous said...

this is fantastic hun, love your sweet image and that flower is amazing. hugs Rachxx

Mu42800 said...

oauoh fantastique cette carte ! le tmapon est genial
tres jolie carte
bizz Mu

Amanda's paper palace said...

Awwww Tara this is gorgeous!love everything about it!
hugs amanda xx

Tova said...

beautiful card !

Kianel said...

beautiful card!
thanks for playing with ismaki!
love, Kianel.

Georgia said...

Wow Mum! This is ace! The colouring is brilliant, see I told you you'd get the hang of it! I love the flower too!
Love, Georgia xxxxxxx :)

claudiprisca said...

magnifique carte bravo!!!!

Paola said...

Fabulous card. I love that pattern paper as well. I just love the embellishemt flower, everything goes together so well. I just love your work. Lovely.
Take care,

BC Canada

poupetteval said...

lovely card , love the flowers

Anne said...

Wow what a cute image, lovely card!

Bev said...

Stop it!! Now I need that flower die lol - it's gorgeous hun - love how you have distressed the edges. Such a gorgeous image too and coloured to perfection x

CraftyC said...

Gorgeous card Tara and I love your handmade flower, looks fab!

cats whiskers said...

Hi tara just me again can I ask where you got those great flower dies sweetie, I must get hold of them
Hugs Jacqui x

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Oh wow, fabby, fabby, fabby ! I just love the colours you have used and that nestie flower is fantastic. Oh dear, I can feel my purse opening again !

Speak soon and hugs,

Jo x

Christine said...

This is a lovely card Tara the image is sooo sweet & your DP paper is so lush love it all.

Christine xx

Debbie said...

Oh this is fab Tara, the Hanglar image is you say I wish we could buy them here in the uk :(...and I love the fab papers and the funky flower you have created. Debbie x