Tuesday, 17 January 2012

I'm ready for my close up

This is my second post for today. Please scroll down for a layout of New York photos.

The main colours of blue and green for this card were used for the Facebook Sugar Nellie colour challenges. Not my usual colour combo but once I found these Prima papers in my stash I was happy with the colours. The image is another of my new Simply Sassy girls coloured with Promarkers and Flexmarkers. I've distressed and inked all the edges with a Tim Holtz distresser and DI Broken China. The tag, which goes so perfectly with the posed girl as it says Photographic Studio, is from Crafty Individuals, sentiment Craftwork Cards, metal scroll Jolee's Boutique and an MS punched butterfly on Kraft to finish.
Challenges:
ABC H is for Happy Birthday
Sugar Bowl Sketch and Birthday
Charisma Birthday
2 Sisters Use metal

I've received 2 lovely commissions in the last couple of days. One to make some cards for a stamp company and the other to make 100 clean and simple cards all the same to go with a sixpence for luck to give to brides. We finally agreed on the design yesterday so I started a production line today. I've a busy time ahead. Good job my DT cards are made for this week.

28 comments:

Jo Davies said...

Gosh marianne i so love this image....fab card Jo xxxx

dolcreations said...

Wow..you are going to be very busy Marianne! Good for you! Sounds like you are extremely organized though.
Love this card. Not your usual colour scheme...I love it with the tag you attached at the side...very nicely coloured too!

Pink Dandelion said...

Beautiful card. Debs xx

downrightcrafty said...

they are gorgeous papers and beautifully coloured to match, stunning embellie
Hugs Kate xx

julieprice3 said...

Delightful card, such a sweet image. Thanks so much for joining in our H for Happy Birthday Challenge at ABC this time
hugs Julie P

Sandra said...

Hi Marianne, So beautiful is your card and those papers and image are stunning:) Sandra H

Donna Mosley said...

So gorgeous Marianne, love the image and gorgeous papers and details.

Donna x

Lisa Jane said...

oh this is so pretty .. and that tag is fabulous!
Lisa x

mags said...

Great card Marianne. Love the image and the colour combo. Sounds like you are going to be busy but well done on the commissions.
Mags
x

Cat's sCrap said...

Hi Marianne,

Wonderful card. Interesting layout. Original style. Congratulations!

Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz on our 3rd birthday this week.

Hugs from France.
Catherine.

julie_woolston said...

Gorgeous card Marianne such a sweet image,I love the aqua colour.

Hugs Julie x

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Stunningly beautiful card, love those colours and the distressed edges and the tag and the metal embellishment look gorgeous, love the image too
Lindsay xx

Danielle said...

Beautiful card Marianne - love all the distressed and inked edges! Congrats on your 2 commissions - very exciting and busy times for you!! :)
Hugs, Danielle

Jill said...

Gorgeous card, what a lovely image and anything distressed around the edges like that gets my attention!! Jill x

Mamma Mia said...

Simply gorgeous Marianne - I love it! Congratulations on your commissions ... sounds like you'll be busy for a wee while :o). Helen x

Nannieflash said...

Hi Marianne that is just gorgeous I do love your colour choice and the distressed edges are fabulous. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

coops said...

so stunning marianne.i love this image and your colours and design are gorgeous :D

xx coops xx

Rebekah said...

Ooo I really do like that tag how fabulous! Stunning work Marianne hugs rebekah xx

Amelia (Mimi) said...

wow, you've used a lot on this card, it makes it look even better!
xxxxxxxxxx Amelia (mimi)

Kezzy said...

Wow your card is stunning, I love every thing about it, and the colouring is amazing. I love the distressed look and the papers go really well together. Well done on your commissions, I bet your really excited. Sorry I'm late this week, blogger has been having issues lol. Thank you for joining 2 Sisters Challenge blog this week :-) Kezzy x

Vicky said...

Totally gorgeous card sweetie loving the image & the colours are so pretty.
Well done on your commisions hun wow you are gonna be very busy.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Gemma said...

a lovely birthday creation! thanks for joining in with our 3rd Birthday celebrations this week at Charisma!! Gemma :)

Lynsey said...

Wow Marianne this is a wonderful card! Such a cute image. I love the new look blog, it looks fab!
Hugs Lynsey x

Allison said...

lovely card
thanks for joining us at Charisma
AllisonX

patrycja said...

Your cards are wonderful :)I'm very impressed

patrycja said...

cute:)

Cathy said...

Fabulous marianne, I love the decorative tag, and great colouring. Thank you for joining in the Sugar Bowl this time.
Cathy xx

coldwaters2 said...

Wow Marianne this is so beautiful that image, the embellishments and design look stunning.
hugs
Lorraine x