Saturday, October 22, 2011

Sunny Challenges 012/11 Sketch and Flowers

Thank you so much to the girls of the Sunny Challenges.  I made the Ray Of Sunshine award this week with this card.  It's grown on me somewhat and I quite like the non traditional colours for Christmas.  It would be so wonderful if there were a few more entries.  It's a fabulous challenge..once a week.
The Sunny Challenge this week is a sketch and flowers, flowers, flowers. So this is my card for this challenge.  You know how you start a card with an idea then it takes a completely different direction...well this is what happened here.  The end result is totally different from what I envisaged..BUT I love it!!! lol
The colour combination came from the Colour Coach which is such an invaluable tool.  I used Island Indigo, Lucky Limeade, Daffodil Delight and for a highlight..Pool Party.  This is the first time I had used my Field Flowers set and a very, very long time since I had done two step stamping but it all came together so well.  I did have to stamp my image panel twice because, silly me, stamped the little flowers upside down!!! The centres of the flowers have been coloured with a Daffodil Delight marker.  I think the rest is self explanatory.

In amongst making cards, I'm stitching and making a Block of the Month quilt. I'm also trying to practice my colouring techniques with my copics.  My new toy arrived on Friday...an air compressor!  I love it but I do need to practice with it as well. lol 

My Chiropractor visits continue, once a week now and I'm feeling so much better. Thank goodness. Now at least I can keep up with my father when we both go walking.  While I wasn't well, I was dragging the chain a bit, it looked a bit like Brown's cows with me in the rear. rofl 

Thanks for visiting my blog and hope you enjoy the rest of the afternoon.

10 comments:

Miss Vicky said...

Beuatiful Leigh. I love your take on the sketch & the flowers are just perfect! Thanks for playing along with us at Sunny Challenges & Creations

Gwen said...

What can I say but ....Stunning! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Sunny challenges and Creations this week Leigh.

stampingwithkris.com said...

This is gorgeous. Love the way you have used the flowers on the sketch. The colours are beautiful too. Really stunning. Thanks for playing along with Sunny Challenges and Creations this week.

Jean McKenzie said...

Love it Leigh! Great colours you picked for the flowers - they are really pretty! The bud stamp is tricky - I have stamped it upside down a couple of times!

Petronela said...

I really love this colour combo, great card, xx

Cheryl said...

OMG WOW this is so very BEAUTIFUL and the colours are so striking!!!
xx

Alicia said...

A stunning card and your compressor arriving...ooohhh...how exciting!! I cant wait to see some creations!! Hope your back continues to heal quickly. xx

Joanne Leddy said...

Beautiful card Leigh. The color combination is fabulous!

So glad you're feeling better with more "pep in your step". Hugs!

Leslie Miller said...

These two step flowers are absolutely gorgeous, and so is your work with thse Sunny Challenges sketches! I took a look at the challenge blog, and I might give it a go some weekend soon.

Curt in Carmel said...

My gosh this is beautiful! LOVE the 3 panel look and the image you chose for it is absolutely perfect. Gorgeous card! I'm sorry to hear that you weren't well, but glad to hear you are getting better. I hope that continues. Wishing you a very Happy Halloween! Best, Curt