Thursday 11 May 2017

It's Been Quite A While

It's been ages since I posted a card. Got the flu, they thought it was Whooping Cough but no it was just the flu. Its taken me four weeks to get back into the craft room. I have coloured and coloured so many images but today was my first day for making cards. I made six but just have three here today and two need to be posted asap. So will keep the chit chat short and get straight onto the cards.

This card here I have used a digital image from Vanilla Arts
You join the club and you get free digital images and colouring
recipe  and videos and she is just brilliant.

I watched the video and I read the instructions then I did my attempt. I wanted to stay as
close as possible to what Amy did with the candles as I loved the look. I had to work out
my own colours for most of it as I didnt have the ones recommended so I picked what 
I felt was as close as. I love the bit of purple in the candle flames.

I ended up cutting with a wonky die then added to a piece of bright orange
pattern paper that I had added to the front of the card. I put some yellow fun
foam unbeaten the layers to lift it a little then finished of with 'Make a Wish'
for a birthday card.... ohh and some Wink of Stella to the flames and the icing.

This beautiful stamp is from Concord and 9th. I haven't
coloured this before and in this instance I have stamped the flowers and not worried
about the paint/fill one.
I copic coloured with light pink and mint green then sent over the
layers with my new Polychrome pencils. Bit of yellow copic
in the centre and White Gel pen dots. Went over some of the dots with
yellow as well sit looked wrong at first.

I was really please with the look in the end. Gold splatter.
The sentiment is from Altenew, haven't had a chance to
use the flower stamps that go with the sentiment yet.

This card I have used a new The Ton Stamp  (Edited here as I accidentally named another company and TaeEun pointed it out, thank you sweetie) set and the sentiment that came with it.
This group of flowers are set up like this. This was a last minute decision
as I decided it would be perfect for a couple of challenges.

Stamped with Hero Arts Grey ink then Copic coloured with yellow Y02 and Y08 
and greys C-1 C-3 nd wee bit of C-5.
Had to be careful not to over blend as the ink was being removed by the copic
and I didnt want no line. Finished off with the sentiment and a few yellow enamel dots
that needed to be added as I had finished and realised I had added some black ink smear.


Wishing you all kinds of Happy

Wishing you all kinds of Happy

Make A Wish Cupcake card

Nothing Like a Mothers Love

Nothing Like a Mothers Love

wishing you all kinds of Happy

Make A Wish Card

Well thats it, now to link them all. Thanks for coming to visit and I hope you come again soon.


Jane said...

Fab threesome, but especially like the last two flower ones. Thanks for linking one of them up at AAA Cards.

Anonymous said...

i'm sorry to hear you had the flu, aileen; no fun at all, but glad you're feeling well enough to create again. you've made some beautiful cards and have done some fabulous colouring on all of them! i can't pick a favourite.

Esther said...

These are all gorgeous! The cupcake card is SO much fun and I love the hint of shimmer. Your floral cards are beautifully coloured, so elegant, and the grey and yellow one is absolutely perfect for our colour challenge - totally fabulous! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Less is More :)

Gingin said...

Love the cupcake card Aileen!! Perfect for a kids bday. Your coloring is fabulous! Thank you so much for joining us this week at Stamp Ink Paper:)

Nonni said...

Wonderful set of cards! I love the simple elegance of your card for LIM -what more does a card need than a gorgeous floral image with beautiful coloring? Nothing! :) I'm adoring your coloring of the Hello Lovely-flower that you made for other challenges... Must be one of the best colorations of this image I've ever seen! Thanks so much for joining us at Less Is More!

Maria said...

What beautiful cards! I love them all. That coloring for the big flowers for Just Us Girls is stunning! Thank you so much for playing along with Just Us Girls.

LeAnne said...

All of your cards are stunning! Beautiful coloring! I think the cupcake is just delightful, too! The depth of your shading really makes it stand out! Thanks for playing with my Sweet Treat challenge this week!

Vicki Dutcher said...

WOW! You bounced back beautifully! That Concord 9 card is breath taking!! Thanks for joining in at JUGS too!

Maria Rodriguez. said...

Well my friend, I'm sure happy to see you getting back into your creative mode, just look at this amazingly gorgeous cards!!
I love all three of this cards, I just can't pick a favorite.
The look of markers with pencils is amazing, it's one of my most favorite techniques.
So glad to know you are feeling so much better, my friend.

Darnell said...

You've been missed, Aileen!! You color like a professional artist even when you are down on your flu bed! These are all spectacular cards, especially that birthday cupcake and candles!! You take care now and don't have a relapse; you've got a ton of colored toppers to turn into cards now. That's the not-so-fun part, lol! Hugs, Darnell

Anonymous said...

Absolutely wonderful to see you recovered and back Aileen!! And I see you've not lost even a bit of your creative skills!! The cards are all drool-worthy, bu I just think the coloring of those Concord and 9th flowers are out of this world.. glad for the closeup shot, since I can see those beautiful details.. so amazing!! Super glad to have you back!!
xx Ashwini

Sarah G said...

Wow, your colouring is totally stunning, Aileen and you have created 3 fab cards here! I love the bright, vivid colours on your cupcake and the two floral cards are so elegant. The yellow and grey design works perfectly for our challenge this week and is beautifully CAS. So glad to hear that you have recovered from the flu and are back in your craft room! It is great to see you at Less is More :)

TaeEun said...

So glad you feel better now and can craft again, Aileen! Your coloring is amazing even with flu!!!
I love how you colored the candle flames too! The flower cluster on the second card with added pencil details is really beautiful and elegant! Gorgeous copic coloring on the last one! I thought you watercolored the flowers! Love the gray leaves! Btw the wildflower stamp is from The Ton :)!

Mac Mable said...

Glad you are back and sorry to hear you've been so unwell. All your cards are fabulous but for me the second one is amazing with fantastic colouring x Congratulations on the win at Just Us Girls, so very well deserved x

Cara said...

Glad to see you back in the craft room. All stunning cards, but your candles on the first one are just amazing. Cara x

I Card Everyone said...

It doesn't appear that your illness caused any lapse in coloring skills, Aileen! OMG do I love the cupcake ... and those candles!!!! all beautiful! Glad you're feeling yourself again!

Crystal Komara said...

Wow, Aileen! Now that's MY kind of cupcake! Enough candles to burn it all down. Love it! Thank you for joining us this week at The Paper Players! Crystal, DT

Crystal Komara said...

Aileen, so nice to see you also joined us at Stamp, Ink, Paper this week!

Viv said...

So pleased you are feeling better at last Aileen! Such beautiful cards here too, I have that middle flower stamp and love it. Great colouring also 😀 hugs Viv xx

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

Love that cupcake Aileen - those candles are amazing and your colouring is beautiful! Thanks for joining us over at The Paper Players this week!

Anonymous said...

Aileen hope you are feeling much better now.
Your cards are all magnificient. You really are very talented.

Carla's Cards said...

Lovely work, thanks for sharing with Crafting from the Heart!

Sue said...

Three stunning cards, Aileen. The candles image is amazing and beautifully coloured as are your lovely flower cards. Sorry to hear you've been unwell for so long and I so hope you're feeling much better now! x

Bobby said...

It's hard to get the ideas flowing after you've been off a while but it didn't seem to affect you at all, Aileen. All three of your cards are so wonderful. In fact, I know you won the challenge at Just Us Girls with your lovely pink flowers. Congratulations!

Coralynn Murray said...

Fabulous cards! I love the bright colours you've used and I love both the flower cards! Thanks for playing along with us at AAA Cards!

lostinpaper said...

These are so beautiful Aileen, your colouring is amazing!

Valentyna Komisarenko said...

Amazing cards! Thank you for sharing your card with ATSM!