Thursday, 16 September 2010

Aud Sentiments Challenge #11 "Cheer Up!" DT Card.



Hi everyone and what a fun time we had this last fortnight. Not only are we choosing our winner and top 3 but a few new DT colleagues as well. What a fantastic turnout as well - thank you everyone who took part.

Also don't forget that you get more chances in our monthly candy if you enter the challenge as well. Our new monthly sponsor is...........................


Our challenge at Aud Sentiments this time is to make a card, layout, bookmark etc using the sentiment "Cheer Up!" - remember you must use the sentiment to qualify.

We are being sponsored this fortnight by Robyn's Fetish and we were allowed to choose an image to use...

...............so I chose to use A Little Birdie told me ..........and here is my card...................



I have done lots of layers and lots of soft colours to tie in with the colours on the image - I thought they were quite cheery!! The matting card is all Core'dinations which has been sanded and distressed and the pink and blue papers have been distressed too using my ever present Tim Holtz distress tool and inks.
The sentiment was computer generated using the free font - Black Chancery. here is a closer view of the image.........



........... which has been coloured using Derwent Inktense watercolour crayons.

I would love it if you could visit my teammates - their names and links are on my sidebar - for some more fabulous inspiration.
Now for the challenges I am entering this card in.....

Alphabet Challenge - T is for Trees,

The Sweet Shop - I have used their sketch,

Simple Doodles and Totally Papercrafts both have a spotty and dotty challenge, and,

The Stamp Man - Distressing.

Ingredients

Image:- Robyn's Fetish
Sentiment :- Black Chancery font
Medium:- Derwent Inktense watercolour crayons
Tools:- Tim Holtz Distress tool and inks, Spellbinders Nestabilities Large labels and Labels 8.
Embellishment:- Lace from Quixotic Paperie   
Papers:- Pink DP = Papermania Henbury Lane, Blue DP = Summer Driggs Energy Kit and flower DP = My Minds Eye Quite Contrary.



16 comments:

craftykitten said...

Gorgeous card Ali, we must have been in sync on this one as we both used the same image and they look totally different! Love the layout.
Hugs
Dawn x

Teri said...

Cute card hun - love the soft colours.
Hope you are keeping well?
Hugs,
Teri x

melsanford said...

This is gorgeous! I love the colours and the little bird is so cute! Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Julie said...

Very pretty! You do a great job with the watercolors.
Hugs,
Julie

Maria Matter said...

Beautiful Ali!! Fabulous coloring with those watercolor crayons...WOW! Love the softness of this card, great job!
hugs & blessings!

deesdesigns said...

Everything ties in together so nicely with the DP you used. This little bluebird of happiness will definitely cheer anyone up!

Can't wait to get to know you better through the upcoming DT challenges,
Dee

Sue said...

Hi ya
a beautiful card, luv the soft colours, great layout,thank you for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week, hope to see you next week, sue,x

Juls said...

so adorable! Just love it!! Hugs Juls

dstandard said...

Such adorable cards - love the bird! Thanks for playing at The Sweet Stop!

Ruthie said...

I really like this - all those layers! I never seem to quite "get" layers right!

So many of us used that image and all the cards look so different!

Rx

Amy said...

Awww this looks so sweet, the colors are perfect for the 'cheer up' sentiment! Beautiful coloring, love the card!

Stephanie said...

Wonderful card, thanks for playing along at The Sweet Stop!

Liz's creative corner said...

Hi Ali, this is fab hun,lovely colouring and distressing, your font looks fantastic too, hugs Liz xx

The Stamp Man said...

Your card is really tweet! Love the bird, a very cheerful card!

Thank you for entering it into The Stamp Man challenge

Jill

Rose said...

this is sure to cheer anyone up! super sweet :) thanks for joining us on SD

Netty said...

So cute, love it. x