Tuesday 19 April 2011

In the Summertime, when the Weather's high...

OK, OK, not quite summertime, but we have certainly been having some fine, summer-like weather here in Liverpool over the last couple of days. When I saw the Teddy Bea image that I have used on this weeks card I just thought to myself, she sooo looks like she is enjoying a lovely sunny day and with the sun streaming in through my patio window as I coloured her in I knew exactly how she felt.

It's time for another challenge over on the Teddy Bo challenge blog and this time our theme is...

Tag It!

so show us your cards or projects that contain a tag/tags, the lucky winner gets to choose 10 digi stamps from the Teddy Bo store, definitely a prize worth having!

For my card I used - Teddy Bea in the meadow - one of this weeks new releases, I coloured her in photoshop as usual, printed the full image twice (one a mirror image for the inside) and also just the flowers, again twice, then did lots of cutting out. The flowers are all shaped and layered. The papers are Claire's Swirls paper, (my very talented teamie Claire doodled the design, and then I turned it into papers in various colours and textures). I have used the papers for the card, the tag and paper piecing of Bea's dress and hat scarf.  The ribbon is Anita's Sticky ribbon. I sprinkled yellow glitter in the centre of the flowers and a touch of glossy accents on the little buzzy bee. The butterflies where punched out of pink pearl card which had been embossed with the Swiss Dots embossing folder first.




Close up to show Claire's Swirls papers

Close up of layered flowers

Back of card with space for message.

Don't forget to check out the store for this weeks new releases

and make sure you enter the challenge for a chance to win your choice of 10 fabulous Teddy Bo images.

Just wondered how many of you (especially over a certain age LOL!) have got the Mungo Jerry song I used for the title stuck in your heads, I know it has been going round and round in mine while I have been writing this post.
Altogether now:
In the summertime when the weather is high, you can stretch right up and touch the sky!

Challenges entered:

Incy Wincy Designs - Bright and Bold
Make It Monday - Anything goes
Nettie G's Digital Gems - Use your favourite digi
Squigglefly - How do YOU like to use your digi's
Card Mad Fairy's digi days challenge - recipe 1 digi, 2 patterned papers, 3 embellishments
Digi's with Attitude - Spring has Sprung
Totally PaperCrafts - Spring time


Jane said...

WOW! This is so clever & beautifully coloured. Perfect for Easter xx

Clairebears said...

I love this :0)
And I spy something on it that I had a hand in, only a little hand lol!!!

Kerrie said...

She sure does look like she is enjoying her self!... Well, I have learnt something new... I had heard you could colour in photoshop, but haven't seen it done. This looks amazing.Thanks for sharing your creation with Make It Monday.
Second prize is awarded to a randomly chosen comment left for a entry on MIM. Comment must state that entry was seen on MIM to be eligible.

Lynda said...

Stunning! Thanks for joining in with Daring Cardmakers.

Lynda xxx

Grace said...

WOW!!! This is amazing! You do wonderful things in photoshop!!! I'd never know where to begin to color an image in PS! I saw this on MIM and had to come have a look! Beautiful!

Merry said...

I was fine with the song until I read the end of your post....lol. Now it's in my head. :-) This is a stunning card. I so love all the details and the fact you have reversed an image for the inside and then cut it out. Beautiful. Thanks for taking part in the Recipe Challenge at Cardmadfairy Digi Days.

Holly Young said...

SO CUTE! Love your coloring! Thanks so much for playing in Squigglefly's challenge!

chrissy xx said...

Just Stunning!

Rosietoes said...

Another fantastic creation Colette. Love it.

Edna x

Ellis said...

Lovely card, thanks for joining us at NettieG's favorites! =)
Hugs, Elenor

Karen said...

Oh, your cards just get better and better - this is fabulous! The image, the design, the colours, everything is just beautiful - honestly. And as for the colouring done in photoshop, I just don't know how you do it. You are amazing! Also love Claire's Swirls paper, it's very pretty! Well done Colette.

Debra said...

Hi Colette
This card is just stunning! I need to get some of those "Teddy" images.

Thank you for joining us at the Digi's With Attitude! Spring has Sprung Challenge. I hope you join us again next week, good luck!

Digi's With Attitude! Design Team

Michelle said...


Wow, this is absolutely gorgeous!! So very clever the way you have reversed the image on the inside.

Thank you for sharing with us over at Make It Monday this week.

Michelle :-)

Don't forget......... if you leave a comment on another entry, mention that you saw their card on "Make It Monday" for a chance at second prize. The more entries you comment on the more chance you have of winning second prize

Anonymous said...

Oh my word this is so precious!! LOVE the cut outs and colors!! The paper piecing is lovely! Such a beautiful creation!! Thanks so much for joining us at the Squigglefly Challenge this week! Smiles, *Vicki* ~ Squigglefly Team Leader

Chris Hanselman said...

WOW!! I love the way you made this card. Thanks for taking part in NettieG's favorite challenge.

Lead Designer

Anne said...

oh wow, who's a clever crafter then. Stunning card, gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!!!
Thanks for joining us on Totally Papercrafts
Anne x

Gillian said...

Stunning card Colette, love the layout and all the extra details which really make it come to life. Thanks for joining in at Cardmadfairy's Digi Days. Gillian x

Sonia said...

Stunning Colette I have bought this image and coloured it in almost the same colours, how spooky!! Have still to make the card yet lol..
Hugs Sonia xx

Claire said...

ooh what a beautiful card!! So clever and so delicate and pretty! Thanks for joining us at Digi's With Attitude! and good luck
Claire xx

Becky said...

wow..this is just stunning. I love how you did the flowers.

Dotty Jo said...

So clever! Jo x