Thursday, 1 December 2016

Special delivery

Hello lovely people,

Wow, it got cold!  Really really cold!  That's not a complaint though, and the thick frost was soooo beautiful when I went out for a little walk yesterday.  I think my heating stayed on all day though - lol!

And I stayed tucked up in my craft room :-)

It seems like I haven't done that much colouring lately, maybe because I am focusing on quicker makes for Christmas and maybe because I've had some new stash that has pushed me towards other techniques/styles such as die cutting and chipboard shapes.

Whatever the reason, I think I need to get back to more colouring so on that note I have a card with colouring to share today!

I made this a few weeks ago for a commission and I think baby girl cards might just be my fave type of cards to make...well, there's so much cuteness and pink you can add!

Shabby chic baby girl card (image from LOTV)

I just realised that this image is no longer available from LOTV (not even in digi format), which is very sad because it's such a gorgeous one.

Since I have this as a rubber stamp and was using such pale papers, I opted to colour it with Inktense pencils and was especially please with my first attempt to colour a cardboard box with them!

Shabby chic baby girl card (image from LOTV)

Once the colouring and basic layout was done it was on to my favourite bit of the creative process...flower arranging!  It's also probably one of the bits that takes me the longest because the flowers all have to be just right and I'm such a stickler for co-ordination!

Shabby chic baby girl card (image from LOTV)

I hope everyone's week is going well and if not, sending hugs your way.

Thanks for visiting and I really appreciate any comments that you leave,



Card recipe;
Image: discontinued (by LOTV)
DP: Vintage baby - Maja Design
Dies: Precious stars - Memory Box
Silver baby feet charm - The Ribbon Girl

Inktense colours;
Skin: Baked Earth, Carmine Pink, Madder Brown, Saddle Brown
Jumper / bear: Carmine Pink
Box: Tan, Saddle Brown, Oak
Label / ground: Indian Ink

12 comments:

Carole said...

This is beautiful Kate...perfection..but then you are one...a perfectionist! Your colouring is superb...your forte I have to say whatever medium you use. I have this cute image too and it is not that easy to colour!...for me anyway. Love all your details and especially the ribbon ad little feet charm. Hugs xx

Chrissy said...

Such a little sweetie Kat..gorgeous colouring and flowers and love the banner and little feet charm...gorgeous card.

luv CHRISSYxx

Sarah said...

The freezing fog didn't lift all day here in Dorset...brrrrr!! This is an absolutely delightful card and the pencils give a really delicate hue to the sweet stamp, love the personalisation too, a lovely font. Keep warm!! xx

Gibmiss said...

Hi Kat
Stunning card... love that cute image... beautiful card ....
Hugs Sylvie xx
Just catching my flight to the UK... hope it's not to cold....

Jennifer Bradley said...

Amazing baby card. It is a shame the stamp is no longer available as its oh so cute. I adore the card construction and beautiful backing papers. Hugs Jennifer xx

Lorraine said...

This is sooo pretty Kat. Gorgeous papers and design and I love the image.
Lorraine x

Karen Knott said...

So gorgeous Kat, love the image and pretty papers especially the Its a Girl 'ribbon' all co-ordinates so beautifully !
Hugs, Kaz x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

So cute, lovely colouring, love the sentiment

Lucy Woods said...

Aww this really is cuteness overload! Love the stars coming out of the flowers! Gorgeous colours and papers too!
Lucy x

Janice said...

Your card is beautiful, such a sweet image, perfectly coloured.
Janice x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Beautiful colouring of that gorgeous and sweet image Kat. Sorry I haven't visited before now, this one slipped through the radar.
The papers are perfect for this theme and I love that you've used the sentiment strip from the collection too.
Lorraine

Annette said...

Beautiful Kat. stunning colouring and gorgeous papers.
xx