1st Wedding Anniversary

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

I've still got a horrible cold - my "m"'s still sound like "b"'s!  I think it's starting to get a bit better though, so hopefully it won't last too much longer.

I managed to get my photoshop loaded onto my computer today.  There's not a big lot of instructions with it on how to use it so I thinks it's gonna take a while to get to know how to use it properly.

I was asked to make a card for a 1st wedding anniversary, so I thought I'd go with a paper/printed theme as the traditional present for a 1st anniversary is paper.

Here's my card

I used my favourite "couple" image again - it's called "You & Me Baby" from Tiddly Inks.  I coloured it with copics and prismacolour pencils.  (colours: Skin; E13,21,11,02,00, R20.  Clothes; YG97,95,93, B16,14,12, RV13,11,10.  Hair; E49,44,43,41,55,37,35,33. 0)

I made it into an easel card and the papers are Basic Grey "Out of print".  The sentiments are computer generated using a font that looks a bit like a typewriter font.

I made the flowers using Spellbinders Dahlia dies and for the larger one I cut a heart (also Spellbinders) and sprayed it with water and squished it up and flattened it out again to distress it.  I also cut squares of some left over cross stitching fabric and held it all together with a brad which I then covered with a button threaded with some bakers twine.

I gave a piece of white paper the same treatment as the heart after I used the note-book punch along the top.  Everything was distressed with Tes Dye distress ink.

I'm entering this in the following challenges:

Sketch Saturday; Sketch
CRAFT Challenge; Use numbers
Craft Your Days Away; Distressing
Cupcake Craft Challenges; All you need is love
Delightful Challenges: Distressed
Fab & Funky Challenges; Bingo - Top line
Oldie But A Goodie; Have a heart (my stamp is more than 6 months old)
Stamp With Fun; Cute vintage
Stamp, Scrap & Doodle Saturdays; Have a heart
Totally Papercrafts; Make your own flowers
Basic Grey Challenges; Favourite things - the stamp, copics, dies, everything really!

Thanks for looking and for your lovely comments!



Hi Sheena: this card is wonderful. what fabulous images and your shading is stellar! Thank you for coming to DELIGHTFUL CHALLENGES and best of luck! LUV Samara

Dreamtime Designs said...

Hi Sheena,
You have yourself an absolutely wonderful design on your hands there :) It is very elegant & I love the colours you have used. I love it :) Its a great vintage/distressed theme that fits perfectly with our Delightful Challenge. I totally hope you join us this week with the next challenge :) Good luck.
Oh nearly forgot...I have been using Photoshop for sometime now & I found out lots of ways to use it by googling for PS Tutorials. There's lots out there :)
Lisa Walsh
(Dreamtime Designs)

P.S I have blog candy if you're interested.

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Wow! This is STUNNING! I've just used this gorgeous image on a card myself and it's great to see it coloured like this - so beautiful.
Thanks for playing along with us at Totally Papercrafts this week.
Caroline xxx

Liza said...

A gorgeous card and image, I love the vintage look too. Thanks for joining us this week at CCC.

Liza x

Sheryl Hare said...

What a stunning easel card Sheena, I love it. Your colouring is super. Thanks for joining us at CRAFT this week. Good luck, Sheryl xx

Violets Corner said...

Stunning card, many thanks for sharing the love at Cupcake Craft Challenges this week!

Warm hugs

Sarah said...

Oh WOW Sheena, that is just the most amazing colouring! And the card is pretty perfect as well ;-) Love the distressed look and those heart flowers. Sarah

Sheryl Hare said...

Congratulations you made top three at CRAFT. Don't forget to get your badge. Sheryl xx

coops said...

absolutely stunning card sheena.the image is fantastic and i love your fab papers and design :D

xx coops xx

Delphine said...

Gorgeous card! I love your image, so beautifully coloured and your layout is fab! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake and good luck! Delphine xx

Susie Little said...

Beautiful card Sheena ,I love the colours you've chosen and the colouring is perfect! Thank you for playing along with us at Sketch Saturday! xx

Tracy said...

Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Oldie But A Goodie challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Tina46 Kreativblog said...

beautiful Card !!I love the sweet Stamp.Thank you for joining Stamp with Fun this week.

tt.scraps said...

Great image, great coloring, great card!!!
Thanks for joining us on SSDS!
Tammy, SSDS DT

Buladi said...

Gorgeous card for the wedding anniversary. The image is fantastic and i adore your fabulous papers and design.

Plastic Card
Plastic Card Printing

Jacqui P said...

wow totally stunning!! Great layout and your colouring is amazing!
Thankyou for joining us this time over at basicgrey challenges
Jacqui P x

Amanda said...

Lovely card.
Thanks for joining in with our challenge at Craft Your Days Away.


Debs said...

WOWZERS this is stunning. Love the image and your perfect colouring.
Thanks for playing along with my challenge at An Oldie But Goodie this time.
Good luck.
Debs xx