Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Where's David Bailey when you need him?

                                              Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!!! I have had numerous attempts today to take a pic of this card. Each time the lovely pale blue truned out either a yukky turquoisey washed out colour or even worse a vivid 'need to wear your sunglasses to look at it' bright blue. My normally reliable little digi camera decided today to throw a hissy fit and not reproduce my pics - don't know whether it was the light, the reflection of my (blue) jumper, or me (probably the latter............).
So I resorted to scanning - and consequently the white silk art card the image is on is now glaringly white and the girl and duck (goose?) outlines are not as defined as they are in real life - but hey ho, at least I tried to share today's make with you. You will just have to believe me when I tell you this DOES look better in real life... it must do cos for once I quite like something I've made!
So - image is called 'Sunday Afternoon', coloured with promarkers, cut out with a nestie then dusted with Weathered Wood distress ink and matted onto blue card. The papers are Craftwork Cards and the Forever Friends Springtime pad and oh I stitched again! Pale blue gingham ribbon from my stash as was the button and the tiny blue pearls. I have not yet placed a sentiment on the card - I may well have saved this for my much loved Mum for Mothers Day if she had still been here -  so -  am undecided as to what I shall use it for and will wait until a suitable occasion arises.
Challenges -
Clear it Out - Buttons
Digital Tuesday - Button Up
Papertake Weekly - Mothers Day or something girly
OLLCB - Mothers Day or Special Friend
My Time to Craft - Ladies Day 

20 comments:

Rachel B said...

I love all that blue! Beautiful card and great use of a button! Thanks for playing with Clear It Out.

Martha said...

very pretty, such a wonderful card.
thanks for playing with clear it out

Rose Petal said...

Hi Viv. Well whatever was wrong, it is still a gorgeous card. Love the different papers and that cute image, just adorable my friend. I love it. Happy crafting.
With love, Sandra xxx

Sherry Edwards said...

It looks beautiful Viv - and I love all the stitching x

craftattack said...

Lovely card and colours. And it's a goose!

Jan said...

Such a pretty card.... love all the different blues and the image. not forgetting the stitching, of course!!! xx

Meggymay said...

Its beautiful Viv, the blue is very pretty, love the stitching as well.

CAROL said...

Well it looks fabulous to me Viv, such a pretty blue too xx

June Nelson said...

This is beautiful, my birthdays in June, I love the image xxxxx

Jackie said...

Despite you trials and tribulations Viv, it's a beautiful card :o)
Jackie xx

Maureen said...

Love this Viv, especially the spots,stripes and checks!!!

coops said...

beautiful card viv.i love the gorgeous image and fab soft colours :D

xx coops xx

uksharon said...

I think it looks terrific, love the image and papers.
Thanks for joining us at Digital Tuesday this week.
Best wishes, Sharon

MaggieC said...

That is such a pretty card, so springlike and fresh. Thank you for visiting my blog today and leaving such a lovely comment.

Anne said...

Very pretty, so clean and fresh. Thanks for sharing with us at OLL. Hugs x

Natascha (nata1984) Germany said...

Lovely card! Great color and layout. Thank you so much for joining us at Digital Tuesday this week.

Hugs, Natascha

deesdesigns said...

Loving the blue! This is just perfect for our Ladies Day challenge this week at My Time To Craft - thaks for joining in!

Angie said...

Wonderful card love the image and the colours thanks for joining us at papertake weekly
Angie x

Lesley said...

I can't see your card but thank you for taking part in the MTTC challenge! I hope blogger sorts itself out soon! xx

Shar said...

Beautiful card! I love the soft shades of blue you used.

I've definitely had the same issues with my camera, especially with blues and purples.