Friday, March 12, 2010

Wags n Whiskers Flowers Challenge

Here's my Guest DT card for this week's 'make your own flowers' challenge over at Wags n Whiskers. You know from yesterday's post how thrilled I am to have been invited for a one week guest spot. Wooohooo!

Well, this Angel Whispers image is just the sweetest and of course the artist is none other than the very talented Crissy Armstrong. I found colouring the cute puppy a real challenge. I find animals in general tricky to colour. But its good to try something outside your comfort zone and overall, I'm really pleased with my card.

Angel Wags Guest DT

I have been hoarding these gorgeous Imaginisce papers - Fairest of Them All - since last year just for the right card and image. Flowers were made with the EK Success Medium Retro Flower punch and then I added the lovely charms and beautiful Bazzil pearl brads, all of which I've also been hoarding and saving. Anyone else do the hoarding and 'saving' thing too - wink and lol?

I'm also entering the card into this week's Sketch Saturday challenge. I love this layout and will use it again and again.

Here's a close-up: I used the blender pen a bit more and left some white spots - oh shocking I know - but again I like to try new techniques and usually after a few tries, it grows on me. e
Wags Guest DT

Hop on over to the Wags 'n Whiskers Challenge Blog and feast your eyes on the wonderful DT creations. Have some fun, get inky and join in this week's challenge. There's a new challenge every Friday and the chance to win one Wags 'n Whiskers stamp of your choice.



Melanie said...

Maria...this is stunning!! I love the white spaces. This is a technique I would really love to master. I have a hard time with it though. It creates such a soft, pretty effect. Stunning!

Have a great vacation!!

Leah the Orange said...

WOW, Maria! they obviously made the right choice when they asked you to be their Guest Designer! absolutely BEAUTIFUL card, my dear! i think the puppy turned out great!

have a wonderful vacation! xo

craftyb said...

Awww maria, this is cute as a button....your lil doggie looks FAB! Your colouring all looks great....and your whole card is so fresh and spring-like...congratulations on a gorgeous DT card! bx

PS Hope Spring Break is totally AMAZING! bx

Carole said...

Totally gorgeous card Maria...hope you're having a great holiday!
Carole :)

Zoe said...

talk about STUNNING! This card is divine. The colouring is wonderful and the papers so pretty and those flower centers are just gorgeous!

Bunny Zoe's Crafts said...

Your card is so pretty Maria, I just adore your colouring and the gorgeous colours and details, Love your punched flowers, Thanks for joining us sweetie! Hugs, Nikki x

bonnieR said...

This card is gorgeous and i love the layout too. Those paper are bright and beautiful and springy.

Crissy Armstrong said...

Hi Maria! This looks really great! I love the highlights in her hair. The white spots you left make it look like Prisma pencils rather than markers. You have created a really soft look. Well done! The whole card is just lovely, and I am honoured that you used these papers on her! The flowers are so stunning too!!