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Sunday 6 May 2012

Blanche - Saturated Canary

Hi everyone from another sunny day in Sunderland. Can I begin by welcoming my new followers I am very grateful for your interest.
Well today I battled through a chest infection to make this new card, coughing and spluttering everywhere.... waits for the awwwwwwwwwwwww... :)
And what have I done but the typical mistake that all cardmakers do at some time or another, didn't read the challenge correctly. I thought it was just Black and White, but not solely black and white. duhhh.
But I don't mind, well not much :)

This is Blanche, yet another Saturated Canary image, Krista really does draw some fantastic images.

I really had fun colouring this, and it certainly took my mind off feeling ill. I wish I looked as good as the lady in the image lol.  I used Spellbinders Labels 25,  Floral Ovals and used Mystique embossibility folder on the background.  I added a Memory box corner and buckle which I sparkled with glitter and WOC flowers.  Ribbon is from Mei flower and pearls from my stash.

She is coloured with Promarkers and Prisma pencils and I added Black soot distress ink to the edges.

The inside reflects the front.

I am entering Saturated Canary challenge # 'Happy Birthday', Divas by design challenge #33 'Monochromatic'    Deep Ocean Challenge # 24 'Use punches/dies'   My Mums Craft Shop challenge #55 Embossing and I don't know if black could be counted as bright, if not it will be disqualified but am going to try again at Passion for Promarkers challenge #147 'Bright and Light'.

Thank you so much for taking the time to look at my card


Lorraine said...

Awwwwww Eileen!! This is absolutely gorgeous, I love the image and the way you have coloured her.
Hope you are feeling better soon.
Hugs Lorraine x

Inkypinkydelights said...

Oh WOW Eileen this is fabulous! Doesn't our shapely miss look so sophisticated! Just like your card! I love it! Judy x

Doreen said...

Ooh this is gorgeous Eileen,love the image and fabulous

Loopylou. said...

ooooh Eileen she's gorgeous hun and I love the B&W, it looks superb.
thank you for popping in and playing along with us over on the saturated canary challenge blog this week
hugs Lou xx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

Eileen this such a stunner! I love this image I wanted to get it but didn't think my colouring would do it justice but you have certainly done it justice! It's fabulous and the mono look is brilliant xx

Kara Lynne said...

Gorgeous monochromatic coloring, it really highlights your skills. She is lovely. I do hope you feel better, no fun to be coughing up a lung!

debby4000 said...

Oh WOW wonderful fabulous card Eileen.

coops said...

wow this is fabulous eileen.i love the mono colours and really gorgeous image and desgin.
thanks for joining us this week at PFP :D

xx coops xx

scrapbookertink said...

Wow, this is fab, love the dress and the added pearl, so gorgeous, take care, Doreen x

Shelby said...

Oh girl you rock this one out of the park! Fab coloring and the black and white is completely awesome. Love it


Gaynor Greaves said...

Now this is a gorgeous card, love all your details, thanks for joining our challenge at My Mum's Craft shop, hope to see you again soon, Gaynor DT xx

Unknown said...

Eileen this is FABULOUS love her hair and the colour combo , must get het out again shes a stunner Hugs Elaine

Diane's Card Designs said...

Oh wow such a classy card. The black and white colour combo looks fantastic. Love the image and your colouring is perfect.
Diane xx

The Crafty Blonde said...

WOW fabulous card, love the image and your colouring is perfect. Gorgeous embossing and beautiful embellishments. Thanks for joining us this week at MMCS.
Lyndsey xx

Pat K said...

Beautiful card Eileen and congrats on your well deserved SCS win. I'm your newest follower. Pat K. xx

Kelly L said...

wow, this is stunning! This lady just radiates confidence and looks so sexy. I am stunned how real your coloring is! :) Thanks for sharing your talent with us all. Hugs, Kelly

Unknown said...

Hi Eileen have a nice weekend Hugs Elaine

Unknown said...

Hi Eileen Have a nice weekend Hugs Elaine

Hazel said...

Hi Eileen

I just adore this card and the SC image - the monochromatic look is just brilliant.

Thanks for popping by to see me.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Toodley Pip

Hazel xx

Pauline said...

This is gorgeous Eileen, I love this sassy image, she looks fab in black and white!

Andy Llewelyn-Brinsley said...

Hi Eileen, nice to see a Sunderland girl using my beloved Newcastle colours!!
Hope the chest infection is clearing up okay and I just wanted to thank you for your comments on my blog, always welcome and always wanted too! It's amazing how talking about religion can even get you to open up and talk about things maybe you weren't expecting. In answer to your question about how God can allow all these horrible things to happen, my ex-mother-in-law always used to say that there was no such place as hell, we already live in hell, that's why there are so many things sent to test us during our lives and that when we die we must go to somewhere better than this! Bears some thought I think, it's got me through some tough times.
Good Luck with the DT call, I will be keeping my fingers crossed for you, you really really deserve it and I hope they take a good look at not just the one card but at your whole blog to see how good you are.
Take Care
(OMG, another long one!!)