Monday, September 12, 2011

Friends and Flowers

I have been loving all of the Teddy Bo images lately so I decided to pick out a few of my favorites and have a bit of a play with them. The image that I have chosen to work with first is" little ickle elefant".  I have coloured the image with Copics and added some stars and script to the background.

The card has been put together following the sketch from Sweet Sketch Wednesday, which I have rotated to better suit my image.

This is the first time that I have used the new Sweet Threads papers from Basic Grey but they are sure to become a favorite as I love the soft colours in this pad.

After I finished assembling the card all of the edges seemed a bit hard for this soft, sweet image so I pulled out my stash of Wild Orchid flowers. As I don't work in pastel colours often I had lots of flowers to choose from and easily put together a bouquet which softens everything up and pulls it all together.

I want to thank you all for stopping by.

This card will be entered into the following challenges.


Rosietoes said...

Stunning card Carissa. Adore your colouring - it's beautiful.

Thank you for joining us at Teddybo.

Edna x

Michelle's Blog and Cards said...

Hi Carissa - this is a darling card and beautifully coloured. I love everything about it and adore your floral embellishments - thank you for sharing with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday - Michelle SSW DT x

mulberry station said...

Your card is stunning. I love your beautifully colored image and gorgeous papers, embellishments and colors. Thanks so much for joining us.
Nancy SSW-DT

Sandra H said...

Wow what an adorabel card l so love the image and its colouring also the background too!:) Sandra H

Debbie (Little Gingham Bear) said...

Absolutely gorgeous - love the script round the image and those papers are gorgeous - thanks for sharing with us at Teddy Bo
Debbie xx

Annette said...

Carissa, this card is beautiful. I just had to come over here when I saw it in my reader. The image is adorable and the papers and flowers to so well together. Really pretty pink inking around the edge too. Love it. Annette xx

Jeannie said...

Your coloring is just perfect on this adorable image and the flowers look amazing with these papers! I really like how you edged around your image in the did you do that? Thanks so much for joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Peace & Luv,

Kathy said...

Absolutely sweet!!! Love this image sooo much and the colors are beautiful!!
Thanks so much for playing along with us at Teddy Bo!

Chrissy said...

Adorable image Carissa, lovely colouring, a fabulous card.


coldwaters2 said...

Carissa this is absolutely beautiful what a wonderful image, I love the papers and flowers, awesome card.
Lorraine x

Elizabeth Hart said...

So darling - the image is so sweet and such pretty colors and papers!. Love it! Thank you for sharing your creativity at Pile it On this week.

Becky Garrison said...

Oh Wow! Amazing card . . . that image is the sweetest, and all the flowers are beautiful! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Alphabet Challenge Blog!

Jill said...

Such a sweet card!
Your colouring is fantastic and all your flowers are just perfect for your card. Love the inking around the image, beautiful!
Thanks for joining us at Teddy Bo
Hugs, Jill

Patti P. said...

So wonderful, this image reminds me of a cross stitch piece that I created years ago with a lovely stitched rabbit. The softness with those flowers is just perfect.
Thanks for joining in at Sweet Sketch Wednesday this week.
Patti SSW/DT

Kathie said...

Hi Carissa, your card is beautiful. I just adore your image it's so sweet. Love your new papers and your wonderful flower embellishments are the most perfect finishing touch. Great job and thanks so much for sharing your card with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday and good luck.
Kathie SSW-DT

Jackie Randolph said...

Carissa, your card is absolutely Gorgeous!! The colors so pretty! I am a fan of these Teddy Bo's. Thanks for sharing and playing along with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday- HUGS'

Arlana 11426 said...

What a gorgeous card. Love all your added detail. Arlana@SSW!!!

happyglitzygirl said...

Absolutely gorgeous, beautifully coloured. Love it! Thanks for playing with us at the Alphabet Challenge,blessings Hilde

sue said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous colours and colouring!!!
Thanks for joining our blog hop at Southern Girls :)

karenw said...

Such a sweet card! Beautifully coloured and lovin' the flowers.
thanks for joining us on our blog hop celebrations at southern girls. xx