Thursday, January 24, 2013

The Chicken or the egg ?????

So what came first - the chicken or the egg ? For me the question has always been, what do I choose first - the papers or the colors on the image?
Usually, I choose the papers first, then the image and then color the image based on the papers. But this time, I decided to color the image first ( won't bore you with reason though) and boy, oh boy, was it tough getting this card together...May be because I do not have enough stacks of paper- hubby dear is rolling his eyes :)
Anyway, I started with this sketch at Willow Sketchie Challenge

And this is what I came up with

I really like the image, it is so full of life and energy and with the brutal cold that we are all enduring this week, I needed to have this as colorful as possible. Orange, yellow and red - warmth and life, right?

 The papers are DCWV, actually from three different paper stacks. The sentiment is Inkadinkado. The butterfly on the right side is Martha Stewart punch. The flowers are all hand made except for the small orange rose that I used as a flower topper. The long fringed leaf were also made by yours truly :) . Don't have a die cut for that and anyway they are not tough to make.

 The inside of the card is lined with the same background paper. I did not have a stamp for balloons so I just drew them. Not too bad, eh?


Submitting for the following challenges

Willow Sketchie Challenge

Use it tuesday - colors red, orange and yellow

7kids challenge blog - Use something new and something old. The "Celebrate" stamp is new - infact the first  time I am using it. Bought it, surprisingly, at TJ Maxx. The papers are from old stack and also the flower topper, bought in, can you believe it 2009 !
Sarah Hurley challenges - Celebrate

Paper-crafting Journey - For a girl

Thank you for stopping by...


  1. Lovely card in those bright colours...thanks for using our sketch and sharing it with Willow Sketchie!
    xxx Margreet

  2. What a pretty card! Those flowers are gorgeous! You drew those balloons? They are awesome! Thanks so much for joining us at Use It Tuesday!


  3. Adorable little card. Thanks for sharing it with us at Use It Tuesday.

  4. Beautiful card, thanks for joining us at the Sarah Hurley Challenge Blog this month, Carol :-)

  5. Great card, this time I am wearing my Willow Sketchie Challenge hat lol xx

    1. @ Carol, this is so adorable...Enjoy all ur "hats" :)

  6. It's a lovely card.I really like the colour of the papers.Thanks for joining us at Sarah Hurley's Challenge Blog.

  7. Absolutely BEAUTIFUL creation with Tilda~.. love it.
    Thanks for joining us at WSC. Good LUck!
    -Sony WSC-DT

  8. This is beautiful.Love the warmth of the colours and your super take on the sketch.Great job on the hand drawn balloons.Thanks for joining us at Willow Sketchie Challenge.Hope to see you again next week :D
    Lisa x

  9. So pretty! Thanks for joining us at PCJ this challenge.

    Lisa xox