Saturday, 29 January 2011

Sky's The Limit

This is my first attempt at a sky using the old Copics,what do you think? I think it looks like this little girlie is sat on top of a mountain,up in the clouds,she should be chatting to goats instead of a humming bird. I picked up this lovely image as a 24hr facebook freebie on New year's eve,she's called Wonder by Mo Manning,isn't she just fabulous.

At long last I found a pattern for crochet flowers,I'd searched and asked all over the place but when visiting the amazing blog of Dorcas,I found a link.The pearly button looks scratched but it's a tiny thread of silicone glue that I hadn't noticed until seeing it large,don't you just hate it when that happens!

Thought I'd share a close up of the buttons,I threaded them onto embroidery silk then taped the threads to the back of the card. My lovely papers were a little purchase last week,they have a linen look and are V&A Hanoverian 8x8 paper pack.

I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
SSS93,Sketch 5.2.11
CC42,Copics plus new,31.1.11,
JUG's69,Make your own flowers,11.2.11,
Crafty Catz 67,Flowers,4.2.11
Paper Play 4,Layer it up,3.2.11,
FabnFunky 57,Digi,1.2.11,
There's also a fun challenge going on at Make It Crafty where you have to give a definition for Aussie slang sayings,here's mine
You little ripper, the name given to the paper crafting technique of paper tearing.
Crikey,the nick name for cutting machine also known as a Cricut.
Ridgie Didge,alternative name for a ribbler,machine that makes multiple ridges in paper.
Bob's your uncle,My mum's elder brother who moved to Queensland in the 60s.
Good Onya,the twin sister of naughty Sonia.
Hoping you have a great weekend,
Thanks for stopping by,


Dorcas said...

You did a beautiful job, Julie :-)

Linda R. said...

She is soooo cute.. I love that image.. I know I say that every time I am here.. But thats why I keep coming back.. I just love seeing your creations.. Hope you are having a wonderful DAY!!

Hugs, Linda

Shelby Goolsby said...

This card is wonderful!! You did an amazing job with the sky and the flowers are great.

andrea said...

gorgeous image and fab detail love the crochet flower thankyou for joining us at fab'n'funky

Sue said...

OMG this card is stunning, I love the way you have coloured the image and the flower is fabulous. Great papers too :-)
Sue xx

Rica said...

Fabulous card Julie, your sky is fantastic and such beautiful colouring of Mo's adorable image........gorgeous papers.

So glad you could join us at Copic Creations,
Heather xx

Denise Marzec said...

Ohhhhhhhh! Your coloring is awesome. Love the clouds and grass!!

dolcreations said...

Your first attempt at doing the sky is absolutely amazing! I love how you have coloured this image! Stunning!

uksharon said...

Fabulous card, brilliantly done.
Thanks for joining us at Paperplay this week.
Best wishes, Sharon

Anne said...

Fabulous sky and what a lovely card. The pearl will never show that glue until you blow the photo up larger than life!
Thank you for taking the Top Tip Tuesday Challenge, hope you’ll join us again!

Sharon said...

What a cute card. Adore that image.
Thanks for joining us at Fab 'n' Funky this week, and hope to see you again.
Sharon x

Maria Levine said...

Awesome little girl image and fabulous coloring. LOVE your crochet flower, that is amazing! THanks so much for playing along with JUGS this week.


Hi Julie
A gorgeous card,thankyou for joining us at CraftyCatz for this week's challenge,
hugs Dianne xx

*✿*millie meadowsweet*✿* said...

i love these beautiful spring colours appearing ♥

wishing you a lovely first week of february

warmest hugs


Brandi said...

Beautiful card! Love the sky ~ it's amazing! Thanks so much for joining us at Fairy Knoll! :)

Mina said...

wow Julie your sky is just perfect and how brilliantly does it showcasde your stunningly coloured Mo's image...beautiful
Mina xxx

Kathryn B said...

Your card is just beautiful and I love your little crocheted flower! Another place that has a tutorial for a crocheted flower is Paper Trey Inks Nicole Heady here's the link if you like.

Thanks for playing along with Just Us Girls this week!

Suzanne said...

A gorgeous card. Thanks for playing at Crafty Catz x

Shelley said...

What a gorgeous card! Thanks for joining in this weeks Fairy Knoll Challenge. Hugs Shelley x

Zoe said...

Julie I love how you came up with papercraft terms!! That's soo funny! Is Bob still in QLD? Thanks so much for playing along for a few laughs! hugs xxooo

Oh and I luuurve your cards. The cluds are spectacular. :)