Friday, 13 April 2012

Alicia and Aliana: Crafts and Me DT!!

Hi everyone! I have more exciting news today...I am so happy to announce that I am the newest design team member over at Crafts and Me!! WOOHOO! Have you checked out their images yet? If you haven't you are seriously missing out! They have beautiful images...lots of fairies too which I LOVE! They also have a neat weekly challenge blog with fab giveaways and you can use any image you like for the challenges!

There is also a fantastic giveaway this week where you can win the complete next release set of rubber stamps from one of their artists!! Head over here for details.

For my card this week I have used the brand new digi Alicia and Aliana. How amazing is this! But let me tell you it was a little mission to colour but so worth it in the end :) This is my first time colouring scenery so please be gentle :)

 I have used some gorgeous Kaisercraft paper, some cheesecloth, some Wild Orchid flowers and some Make it Crafty flourish chippies. This was a hard card to do up as I didn't want to take away from the image. I coloured the image with copic and here are the colours that I used:

Skin: E50, E00, E53, E11, R11
Hair: E21, E25, E29
Dress: R81, R85
Dragon: G000, G00, BG13, BG34
Grass: G82, G85, YG03, E43
Cliffs: E41, E35, E37, E15, E21, 0
Water: BG000, BG01, 0

Phew! My copic pile was massive for this one! The image turned out really nice and bright though I think if I was colouring it again I would try and tone it down a little. Anyway, hope you all like it! :D

Challenges I am entering with this card:

4 Crafty Chicks - Material (I have used Cheesecloth :)
Chocolate, Coffee, and Cards - Lace and Pearls
Crafty Catz - Animals
Crafty Ribbons - Things with Wings
Cute Card Thursday - Spring Flowers
Paper Play Challenges - Things with Wings
Just Inspirational - Inspiration Picture (I have used the colours and was inspired by the butterfly wings :)

Also, don't forget to pop back later this week as I have some more exciting news and a little suprise for you all!



Hanneke said...

Wow, what a stunning card! The image is gorgeous and co well colored! The flowers are so pretty! Hugs, Hanneke

Janine said...

oooo love the image..and the card
sad news....i quit DTAFA to

Trina said...

Congrats! They're lucky to have you!

Teresa said...

lovely 1st card and post Alyce,beautiful colouring and I just love the colour of the dragon.
Welcome to our family.
Teresa x

Carla S. said...

Congrats on your new DT, Alyce! Fabulous card with fantastic coloring!

Annie Rose said...

Congrats, Sweets! Awesome :)

This card is AMAZING! A great stamp and you colored it perfectly. Oh, I just love it.

Annie Rose

Boxofcolours said...

Congratulations Alyce!

And what a wonderful card to start with - it's beautiful.


Boxofcolours said...

Congratulations Alyce!

And what a wonderful card to start with - it's beautiful.


Rachel Parys said...

Wow, that's a ton of coloring! You did a wonderful job! She is gorgeous! The papers are perfect for this scene! Awesome job!

Kasey ~ in Oz said...

Awesome, Gratz on the DT gig Alyce, you so deserve this recognition. Your artistry is amazing.

Kasey ~ in Oz

eva said...

such an amazing scene! congrats too!

Karen Wilson said...

Congratulations! That's awesome!

What a GORGEOUS card and that image, wow!! Beautiful coloring!

Mary J said...

OMG, that is gorgeous Alyce!! Beautiful colours and those flowers are gorgeous!

Leanne said...

Congratulations Alyce!! That's a great site and those ladies have mad talent. You are going to fit right in! Girl you have nothing to worry about on your scene coloring! It's gorgeous!! And love all the lovely details. A real winner!! Have a nice weekend! Happy Friday!!

Vickie Z said...

Fabulous coloring...wouldn't tone it down a bit... Love the lace/netting?!?!

Carol said...

Georgous card! I love the colors you did a fab job on it. Love the stamp.

Loz said...

Congratulations Alyce. Stunning image and Beautiful colouring.Loz

Pia S said...

Lovely coloring and a sweet card,

Kasey ~ in Oz said...

I have to come by and comment again cause you're linked up to 4CCC!

Fabulous you KNOW I love this! Sweet of you to play along with us this week.

Kasey ~ in Oz
Guest Designer @4CCC

Pop's Cards said...

Morning sweetie this is just gorgeous, love the colours you have chosen, fabulous huggles Pops x x x

Arabella said...

This is totally gorgeous Alyce! The scenery is beautifully coloured!


Crafty Daffy said...

I love everything about this card! The image is great and your color choices are stunning. Thanks for sharing it with us at Just Inspirational Challenges. xx Denise

Kathleen said...

Congratulations!! Well done you! So pleased for you. Gorgeous card coloured beautifully too, fab brit colours, i neeeeed those papers!! Lo
Hugs Kat xxx
Ps, I got my parcel too, thank you so much, love it all! Xxx

Kathy D. said...

Wowsers!! Your coloring is amazing and it doesn't look like your first time on the background. I love all the shadows and gradients of color.

Thanks for playing "go green" with us at Clearly iStamp. Hope to see you next Friday when the new challenge is posted!

Pat K said...

Stunning card Alyce and congrats on your DT spot. Love it because we get to see more of your beautiful work.

Tracy said...

Okay, so what I want to know is when are you going to sleep? LOL Congrats on yet another DT position Alyce. :-) You are rockin and a rolling girl. Everybody wants to snap up your mad skills. I think you did a wonderful job on the scene. :-) Happy weekend!

Elaine said...

Hi Alyce , Thank you for your sweet comment, I am feeling a little better today, sat at my computer in my dressing gown., having spent four days in bed, coughing like an old man.
I have missed seeing everyone’s creations and am now up to a bit of commenting…… so here goes.
Love your new style blog, love the cards you have been making , this one is my favourite what a stunner I love this image fabulous card . Well done on your Designer post well deserved . I am hopping along to see the stamps, I love fairys Hugs Elaine

Tessa en Anke said...

Beautiful card, Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons. Good luck

Leanne said...

Thanks for playing our fabric/material challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks!

Leanne DT 4CC!

Lukrut*s Muse said...

Thats such epic coloring work! so beautiful! ♥

happyscrapper said...

Enchanting. Fabulous coloring. Thanks for joining us at CCCC, and hope to see you back next week.
Christine Dt at CCCC

Scrapaddict said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love everything about your card! Thanks for joining Just Inspirational Challenge this week and good luck!

Amanda R said...

Gorgeous Alyce and I love the bright colored dragon. Congrats on the dt too, didn't get to congratulate you the other day.

Lorraine said...

Woohoo!!! Congrats on making another DT, Alyce! You deserve it! Your coloring of this amazing scene is gorgeous! They have some cool images!

Tamie said...

Congratulations on your DT position. Gorgeous image, coloring and wonderful creation. Thank you so much for sharing your inspiration with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

Heather P said...

Great card- I love that image! And a lovely use of fabric! Thank you joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks! Hugs!
Heather P (Guest DT)

cebelica said...

Fantastic card! I love the image and the design. Beautiful! Thank you for playing with us at Crafty ribbons! Hugs! xx

Shelby said...

Congratulations on your new DT! I'm sure you'll do amazing work like today's design. Love all of the vibrant colors and of course your coloring rocks.


NanaConnie said...

Gorgeous card, Alyce! Love that image. That's for being inspired by Just Inspirational and playing along in our challenge. I hope we're going to see more of your creations each challenge.
NanaConnie CT

Krafty Hugzz Kenzi x said...

Omg, this is amazing...
I love that image and how you put the cheesecloth on too, its awesome..
Thanks for joining us at paperplay,
Kenzie :-) xx said...

Fantastic! I love the image and your colouring and i love your layout. Thank you for joining us at Just Inspirational Challenges this week. Good luck. Hugs , Jill (DT) x p.s Congrats on your new Design Team post :)

Lori said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us this week for our "Fabric" challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks!

Kruemel said...

What a cute spring-ish card!

Thanks for playing with us at Cute Card Thursday this week.

Kathrin aka Kruemel