Sunday 2 May 2010

Two Sweetpea Cards - One Aqua, one Lime Green

This first card was a challenge set by my lovely friend Cathy. I gave her the colour pink, ok not her favourite colour but I got lime green! I decided to use distressed inks to colour her and basically blended all my greens until I go the right shading. I thought she looked very wood nymph so I distressed tea dye in the background and added a leaf charm. The papers are Basic Grey Origins, which have been distressed and torn.
challenges -
*Stampavie and more - Distressed
*stampsomething - sketch

This was a trial I decided to see what she would look like with blue skin to reflect the pael light of the moon and the sea. I actually think that it has come out very well, although due to the light this morning you can not see the twinkle of the moon which was painted in H2O's and also the stickles which I have dotted to make waves and on the stars and round the image. I punched out the waves with a martha stewart flourish punch and used my wave inspired lace with a little anchor charm attached. I did not want to loose too much of the backing paper which is DCWV Once upon a time mermaid sheet as she looks as if she is leaping out of the waves.
challenges -
*sweetpea - under the sea
*crafts and me - sparkle


Cathy said...

Stunnig cards Vicky, love both of them. Your colouring is fantastic and I think you rose to the lime green challenge brilliantly!!
Cathy xx

Riet said...

So beautiful cards Vicky,i love your images and colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Jen said...

Hi Vicky,
I love both cards. The one with the moon is one of my favourite Sweet Pea stamps and I love the way you've coloured her skin, very realistic.
Jen x

Juls said...

these are so so gorgeous!! Love the distressed feel of your first project!!

The DP's you have used on the 2nd card are just perfect for this image!! Love it!! Hugs Juls

Dotty Jo said...

These are stunning Vicky, you and Sweet pea stamps are a perfect combo! Jo x

Anne H. said...

Your cards are gorgeous!
An adorable image, lovely details and beautiful colors. Your distressing is wonderful.
Thanks for joining us this week at Stampavie and More.
Anne :)

Rach said...

oh wow hun, two fantastic cards, so pretty.xx

Anonymous said...

Your card is SOOOOO beautiful.
Lovely colors and choice of image.
Thank you so much for joining us at Stamp Something this week.
Dorte aka dot-scrap

Diamond Doll said...

Two gorgeous cards Vicki, love the colours on both.Beautiful embellies too.
Thanx for joining us at Crafts and Me.
Trish (-:

tanjaak said...

Lovely cards. Thanks for joining us at Stamp Something this week.
hugs, Tanja