Friday, 21 August 2009

Vince's monsters, KT's challenge

I made this yesterday, but have been unable to take a picture until now because I had to re-charge the camera batteries.
KT has put up a challenge on her Mum's blog, here. She's provided us with a lovely sketch and the challenge to make a card for her parents' wedding anniversary. I do hope lots of you will have a go and encourage this up-and-coming young crafter :)
I've been wanting to use this image since I got it a few days ago, and it was such fun to work with. You can find this one, called Fairly Fairy, along with other great images, on Vince's blog, Crafty Moments. Thanks so much for the downloads :)
I used the pre-coloured image, since I'm still very much learning about colouring things digitally, and I love the shaded background but can't do it myself yet :P Then, I picked out about four of the colours in the image, and made some backing paper and matting layers and the sentiment in those colours. The gems, butterfly, ribbon and flowers all came from my stash.
Also, I've taken about 20 pictures so far, but it keeps coming out looking darker than it really is.
And yay, I finally worked out how to make the images here link to the full-size image, so if you click on the pic, the text will stop looking so fuzzy ;)


Vince B said...

Lovely card Susan you did my image proud!
The colours are matched perfectly.

Your pictures could be coming out too dark because you used a dark background !??
Try using 2 sheets of 12x12 white card behind and under the card to reflect the light.
You may need to "brighen" the image in an art package, but even the free ones do this nicely.

I'm so glad you liked the images, keep up the fantastic work.

Vince X

Heather said...

its gorgeous Susan, the colours are really lovely

Liz said...

Hi Susan thanks for doing this Mine is on my blog too managed to do it very quickly before I downed my tools lol!
Well done lady you have a heart of gold

Liz xx

June said...

I really love this card susan its so unusual and pretty and i always love your magical text ideas
hugs June xxx

Kim Dellow said...

Fabulous card love the little monster and the colours are gorgeous. Kim

shellshearer said...

Hi its KT, thank you so much for entering my challange.
Absolutely love everything about your card, especially the image and the colours you have used

huge hugs KT xxx

jackiescrafts said...

This is great Susan
Hugs Jackie x

jackiescrafts said...

Susan it's me again, just realised I owe you an appology I thought I was following your blog but it appears I wasn't think things must have gone awol a while ago when I had blog problems. I'm so sorry, I wasn't ignoring you, just thought you hadn't been posting
Will be following you now, (unless blogger goes wrong again!)

hugs Jackie x