Let's Call It A Mid-Week Reminder!

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Hi everyone!

I hope you're all well?
For those inquiring about my cousin, he performed brilliantly in the final on Friday night, but the competition was so tight that he didn't win.  He wasn't too disappointed though and it was such a brilliant experience - there's no stopping him now!

We had a fantastic weekend away to celebrate my mum turning 60 last month.  She was so surprised about all the people who came along to celebrate with us - my aunt even came over from the US to join us!  And on Saturday night my little cousin (see above!) and my uncle entertained us all into the wee small hours!  We've all been knackered ever since! lol!

And as I was away for the weekend I didn't get to post about the new Pink Team challenge at Eclectic Ellapu, so I'll add my DT entry now and call it a mid-week reminder! lol!

The lovely Dawn is hosting this week and she has chosen the theme of...

It's In The Stars!

A difficult one I think with a brief of signs of the Zodiac/Horoscopes/Astrology.  Well, I found it difficult anyway!

Here's what I did:

I didn't know where to start and then I found this fab image - Catleya Tangleberry by Lacy Sunshine - and I thought she looked a little mystical!  I coloured her with the following copics:  Skin: E21,13,00,0000,R20. Hair: E29,39,37,35. Clothes: YG97,95,93,91,V17,15,12. Books: E37,35,33,31,30  And I used a gold metallic pen for the rims of her glasses and on the books.

The papers are MME Mischievous and Basic Grey Eerie.  I used lots of starry dies: Spellbinder Star Circles (plus a plain circle), X-Cut Nesting Stars & Dienamics Stacking Stars.
The sentiment is computer generated with the oddly named font: Kingsthings Flashbang.

I hand-drew the symbols of the Signs of the Zodiac onto the different sized stars following this chart that I got off t'internet.

The inside is done to compliment the front and using the Stampin' Up! Happiest Birthday Wishes stamp set for the sentiment.

So go take a look at what the rest of the DT have done at Eclectic Ellapu and have a go yourself - I'd love to see what you do!

There is also a DT-Call open at the moment for another week or so, so why not put your name down and join in the fun?!

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:

Delicious Doodles Challenges; Colour combo - brown & green
Movie Magic Monthly; Harry Potter - I'm thinking of Professor Sybil Trelawny here.
One Stitch At A Time; Use a digi stamp
Paper Crafting Journey; Use a sentiment
QKR Stampede; Punches or dies
Stamp & Create; At least 1 die-cut

Thanks for looking!


Jacki Daniels said...

Gorgeous card Sheena love the image coloured wonderfully as usual love the deatail too hope you had a great weekend how was the surprise

Dawn @ LilyPinkScraps said...

Wow! Can't see how you found this theme difficult......this looks fabulous and so spot on with the theme! Gorgeous main image and I just love your little star signs - genius :)

Laura B said...

Great card! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Movie Magic Monthly!:)

coops said...

so stunning sheena.i really love your design and fabulous image :D

xx coops xx

cotnob said...

This is a fabulous card, such a gorgeous image and great design.
Thank you for joining us at Bearly Mine Designs this week.

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

What a stunning card you have made. It fits our challenge this week well of “colour combination of brown and green”. Thanks for taking part and good luck. Best wishes, Kym (Delicious Doodles Challenge Blog Design Team Member)

Claire said...

Love your card Sheena! I really struggled with this one, but you've made it look so easy!
Claire xx

Anne said...

Wow Sheena you never cease to amaze with your talent. Card is brill. Anne x

Deanne Clarke-Saunders said...

Gorgeous card!! Thanks for participating in our QKR STAMPEDE challenge!! Hope to see you again next week!


Jenn Borjeson said...

Totally awesome - thanks so much for joining us at Movie Magic Monthly! :)

Nikki Byrne said...

Oh my this is brilliant!! Just Love it. Thank you so much for sharing with us at OSAAT this week and good luck. Hugs


Made by Mandy said...

Wow, the colouring on your hair is amazing, looks so realistic. Great card you made for a difficult brief.

Many thanks for joining in with our 'Use A Digi' challenge over at OSAAT & hope to see you back again soon.

Mandy (DT member for OSAAT)

Suzi McKenzie said...

Gorgeous creation, wonderful image choice too. Thank you so much for joining us at Movie Magic Monthly

Laney said...

Fabulous card and great design Sheena!!Thanks for joining us at BMC this time

Sharon said...

This is fantastic & just perfect for our challenge at Movie Magic Monthly!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!

Alison said...

This is fabulous! I think your image is adorable, I love that you incorporated the zodiac signs, and your die cuts are fantastic. Thank you so much for playing along with Movie Magic Monthly!