Sunday, 26 February 2012

Winter Blues - AFA DT Post

Hi everyone! It's Sunday and that means another challenge over at Anyone for Anya! This week we have Winter Blues: Add shades of blue to your card. It is Summer over here in Australia and very much a hot hot day, so I grabbed the cute Neva from CC Designs to get some inspiration!

I wanted a really nice vintage-look card with touches of bue, so I used some beautiful paper from Bo Bunny, and some Kraft card. I distressed the edges of the papers and used Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Vintage Photo to create an aged effect.

The blue border is from Core'dinations - I love these 6x6 paper pads! I have also used some twine, mesh lace which I picked up from the Brisbane Papercrafts Festival, and some flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts. I have also embellished Neva's outfit with Kaisercraft Pearls and Martha Stewart Sterling loose glitter powder.

Here are the Copic Marker colours I used to colour up Neva:

Skin: E50, E00, E53, E11
Hair: Y21, YR31, E50
Dress: B00, B12, BG05

Make sure you pop over to Anyone for Anya to play this week as we have some fantastic prizes up for grabs :D

Other Challenges that I am entering:

Thanks for stopping by!


Annie Rose said...

Gorgeous as always, girlfriend! :)

Patrice said...

Oh Alyce this is a gorgeous card. Loving those shades of blue and your colouring is superb as always!

Shelby said...

Beautiful coloring and just love the blues and browns together!


Loz said...

Gorgeous card and colouring Alyce. Loz

Vicky said...

This is gorgeous sweetie I soooo love this paper pad, I love Bo Bunny papers & the image is so so sweet, she is just lush!!

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous creation, love the layout & embellishments you have used!

Thank you for sharing with us at CES Challenge this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Rachel Parys said...

Holy cow! I saw this on AFA this morning and fell in love! Love your papers and layout! She is a very pretty image, just perfect for this theme!

Jayne said...

This card is wonderful, love it! Hugs, Jayne. x

eva said...

so pretty! love how she stands out against the background! really pretty color combination!

sue cunz said...

Absolutely gorgeous card- you are so creative and talented! How cute was the card your partner made you- obviously some of your creativity has rubbed off on him- maybe he should start his own blog! Happy crafting, Sue x

Charlene said...

Gorgeous image and coloring!!Thanks so much for sharing your adorable card this week at The Shabby Tea Room :-)

Lorraine said...

Oh Alyce, this is gorgeous! I love your coloring and the blues! and your vintage background! Cool!

Samantha Ball - aka (Craftychick74) said...

Alyce, your card is stunning! I hadn't been interested in this range of stamps until I saw this.


Happy Crafting
Sam xx

Curlybear said...

Oh wow this is a wonderful creation, beautiful colour theme and image is adorable and so beautifully coloured and its just perfect for this weeks challenge

thank you so much for joining us at the Crafty Catz Eye Spy something beginning with B and we hope you stop by next week and join in with the fun,

Good Luck with the challenge,
Hugs Bridget :0) x

Crafty Cat Dt

Wilma Z said...

Gorgeous card and amazing colouring. Thanks for joining us at Di's Digis.

Janine said...

oooo she is so pretty
i bought me the paper too

Sheena said...

Gorgeous - what a lovely image and I love the distressed look! Thanks for joining us at CES this week, Sheena xx

Craftyrose said...

Wow, beautiful card hun. Thanks for joining us at Di's digi challenge this week. xx

Cathy Lee said...

How sweet...I love your little Neva Stamp, she's adorable.
Cathy Lee

Kelly Schelske said...

Gorgeous, wow, love it!!

Thank you for playing along with us for Di's Digi's challenge last week, we look forward to seeing your creations again!!

Hugs, Kelly