Thursday, 24 May 2012

Patriotic Ava

This is my second post today. Please scroll down for today's sneak peek of the new launch tomorrow from Crafter's Companion.

The fabulous Krista Smith is currently giving away this gorgeous girlie, Ava, to all followers of her blog. I couldn't wait to use her and made a patriotic card. She is obviously celebrating the Queen's Diamond Jubliee. She has been coloured with Promarkers and Flexmarkers. I do find these stamps challenging to colour especially all the layers of her clothing and her hair, but that's what makes them such a pleasure to colour too. I've used Papermania Portobello Road papers and DI Faded Jeans.  I've added some lace, baker's twine and used a new Memory Box cherry blossom die and a new Viva pearl pen for the centre. Of course I had to make some bunting and I added some star gems to finish it off.
Challenges:

Kaboodle Doodles Dress for Success
Sketch Saturday Great sketch
Everybody Art Lace and shapes
Papertake True colours
Willow Sketchie Red, white and blue
Crafty Cardmakers Birthday balloon
Fab n Funky New beginning (used new digi, die and pearl pen)

39 comments:

rachel said...

this is lovely Marianne - really fab image and suits the red, white and blue beautifully xx

Debbi Glennie said...

gorgeous card Marianne - love the colours you've chosen for her
Debz
xx

cotnob said...

Fab card Marianne, I love your fab papers and bunting.
Thank you for joining us at Willow Sketchie this week.
Pauline
x

ger76 said...

Stunning card hun love your colouring x

Susie Little said...

Beautiful crad, Thank you for playing along at Sketch Saturday! Good Luck xx

TC said...

Totally gorgeous, love it. x

Linda said...

Gorgeous card Marianne! Lovely image and the colours are stunning.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Lynsey said...

Hi Marianne what a great card! Love the image and it's beautifully coloured!
Hugs Lynsey x

julie_woolston said...

This is a lovely card Marianne, I love the bold colours and the image is so sweet.

Hugs Julie x

Stamps and Paper said...

Super card and great image..lovely colours


Anne

pinky said...

Hey mrs sorry for being a bad visitor, hopefully will be back to my old self soon. I love your gorgeous card, that image is perfect for patriotic colours.

downrightcrafty said...

stunning beautifully coloured and fabulous bunting
Hugs Kate xx

Josefine Skapar said...

Very qute

Abbie721 said...

Isnt she just so cute, love what you have done with her, great colors and design xx

Sammylou said...

Just wonderful xxx

Claire said...

Beautiful card Marianne, gorgeous image, love your papers, layout and distressed/vintage feel. Thanks for playing along with Willow Sketchie this week. Hugs, Claire x

Chris said...

Beautiful card, love the colours. Chris xx

Vicky said...

Beautiful Marianne...love the image and super colours too hun :o)

big hugs Vicky xx

coops said...

so stunning marianne.love the patriotic colours and fab image :D

xx coops xx

craftybunny said...

Super card.She looks fab dressed in her patriotic colours.Thanks for joining us at Willow Sketchie Challenge.Hope to see you again next week :D
Lisa x

Rebekah said...

Wow Marianne she is just so superb! Hugs Rebekah xx

Sandra H said...

Marianne, this is totally stunning!!, xx

Danie May said...

This is gorgeous. You have colored Ava so beautifully and I love the combination of the checks and lace. Great Card!

SharonCallisCrafts said...

Gorgeous card, very strikeing x

saturated canary said...

so lovely!
xx

Brodders said...

Sweet card :)Thanks for joining in with the challenge over at papertake weekly this week - Jane x

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Marianne this is gorgeous loving the colour theme also the design and that beautiful image, super card.
hugs
Lorraine x

Mynnette said...

What a little doll! And all of your embellishments are amazing! Thanks for joining in my balloon challenge at CCM! :)

Tonya H said...

So adorable! This image is so cute! Beautiful job, hun.

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous, beautiful colours and sweet, adorable image.
luv
Debby

Hazel (Didos) said...

Oh this is super, what a great card, Thanks for playing on Willow Sketchie this week, Love Hazelxox

baileyrosy said...

Such a fun card and beautifully coloured, gorgeous distressing and great layout. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakes with this beauty and good luck.

Marie

Teresa - My Crafty Heart said...

Hi Marianne, What a wonderful patriotic card, I love how you have coloured her in red white and blue and your cherry blossom flower looks fab...and you used your viva pearl pen;) Looks great:) Hugs, Teresa x

lis-m said...

Hi Marianne.. Fab card.. love the red, white & blue...Such a cute image too..
Thanks for joining us over at Passion for Promarkers this week with our "Birthdays" challenge , good luck!

Rach83 said...

Lovely card, Marianne. Really great colouring on your super image. I like how you've made use of so many different patterned papers too. Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky Challenges. Happy crafting.

Rachel x

tiggertastic said...

so sweet x

This week at Sketch Saturday we have a Blog Hop and i have some lovely goodies on My Blog

Good luck in the challenges, hugs Sarah-Louise
Designing for:
Crafty Purple Frog , Craft Us Crazy ,Bearly Mine Designs and DT Coordinator Kenny K

Emma H said...

Wow, what a fabby red, white and blue card! Thanks for playing along with Fab n Funky this week!

Kimberly said...

Super cute. I just love this image and your card is fab...love the destressing, lace and your design..thanks for joining us at PFP this week..best of luck

fionalawlor said...

Gorgeous card! I love this digi and your colour scheme looks fab :) Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers.
Fiona x