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Saturday, 16 February 2013

Eleanor and Pickles Back to School

Seeing as the first challenge at the Lacy Sunshine Challenge Blog  closes soon, I thought I'd show this card and enter it in the challenge while I had the chance. The image I've used this time is a retired digi, but there are plenty more to choose from at the Lacy Sunshine shop. This is the only official place to buy the wonderful JPEGs and PNGs of Heather's work. Although I have used "cute" images on the three cards I've made recently with Heather's digis, there are darker, gothic designs as well. Do go and have a look.

I edged an 8"x 8" card blank with a Powder Blue Promarker before layering with a paper I made in MCS. I created a panel of blue striped paper from Polkadoodles Candy Doodle matted onto card edged with blue. I made the mat for the image the same way.

This image is called Eleanor and Pickles Back to School, and judging by the look on Pickles face he might have forgotten his homework. I used Promarkers to colour the image and stuck to pastels this time.

I used dies from Marianne for the flowers, fence and birds and coloured them all with Promarkers. The butterfly is a Joy Crafts Floral Flourish Butterfly which I cut twice and layered. The other flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.
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  1. Fabulous card Andree. Such gorgeous colours and your colouring of Eleanor and Pickles is Superb! And your gorgeous embellies are just stunning and fit in so perfectly. Yep...pretty good card! :)

    Thanks for joining us over at the Lacy Sunshine Challenge. Good luck.

  2. Stunning as always Andree, love the gorgeous flowers and the beautiful colours. Thank you for joining us at Lacy Sunshine this time and good luck.

    Linda xxx
    Lacy Sunshine DT

  3. Beautiful card Andree, the images are great and your colouring is fantastic. Love Jean xxx

  4. This is totally adorable!!! Just love the wonderful spring colors you have used!

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Lacy Sunshine challenge. Hope you will join us next time. DT Crafting Vicky

  5. Absolutely gorgeous! I love the pretty colours and the image is adorable, it really made me smile
    Lindsay xx

  6. Another fabulous card Andree, I don't think Pickles wants to go back to school! lol

  7. such a pretty and bright card, you've done a lovely job Andree. Love that image too xx

  8. Andree I absolutely adore the colours you have used!! What a gorgeous card!!

  9. gorgeous image, stunning colours have been an bought images Txx


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