Friday, 8 May 2009

gorjuss girly

afternoon everyone its a gorjuss day here, a bit blowy, perfect for drying the washing.
i dont know how you all do it but when i make a card i decide on the papers i want to use first then colour the image to coordinate, i find it so much easier , only this time i'd already coloured this gorjuss girl in !! well it totally threw me(doesn't take much lol) i spent ages faffing around with different papers and ended up with the first flipping ones i pulled out, for a simple card this has taken me about 2 hours to do:( i dont think i will be colouring first again lol

the papers are basic grey and papermania exquisite collection, the image coloured with promarkers, the edges are inked with tea dye and blacksoot distress inks, the punched border is martha stewart, the flowers x-cut punched and the roses wildorchid crafts and the brads are from my stash, sorry about the piccy but i think someones been playing with the settings on my camera.
oooo and its the rubber stamp exhibition at port sunlight tomorrow, i'm so looking forward to it, it should be a great day
Thanks for popping in



Riet said...

Wowwww Helen,what a beautiful card Helen,l love the image and colours.

Hugs riet.x

Suzanne said...

Helen, this is beautiful. I love this image; she's, well, gorjuss! I wish I could get a card like this together in 2 hours, it takes me all night. I always try to choose the papers first now, if not I'm fighting a loosing battle but sometimes the temptation is just to colour, isn't it?

Anyway, this is a lovely card.


Pascale said...

Hi Hun I always colour first and then pick the papers I struggle if I pick papers first, It works well hun I love the dark brown paper you chose. Have a lovely day tomorrow ( not jealous at all) Hugs Pascale

Suzanne said...

Hi Helen

lokks like i stayed signed in on my mum's pc. She seems to have left the previous comment using my profile. I need to make sure I sign out in future cos shes not very good at all this commenting and posting etc. Anyway, your card is 'gorjuss'. Your papers go great. I used to colour first but always ended up in a pickle so now I try and do it the other way too
Phew - you'd think I was writing a book here
Suzanne x

Donna said...

Gosh, super elegant card Helen, everything is spot on with this card, its gorgeous. Hope you enjoy the stamping exhibition this weekend :) Donna x

cats whiskers said...

What a lovely card Helen, fab papers and great image beautifully coloured.
Have a great weekend
Hugs Jacqui x

Jules said...

Hi Helen

Your card is wonderful. Love the shades of brown and the "clean" distressed look you have given to it. (if there is such a thing as clean distressing!).

Really love it.

Love Jules xx

Tammi said...

Helen this is stunning, really beautiful! Enjoy the exhibition, sounds like so much fun! ~Hugs

Jill said...

gorgeous card Helen, I love the colours and your colouring hugs Jill xx

Kirsten said...

Helen this is truly stunning the papers go great and your colouring is fab hugs kirsten...x

Bev said...

Wow, this is fabulous hun - love the rich colours and gorgeous image x

Gry-Heidi said...

Thank you for nice comment in my blog:) You have a really great blog, your cards are sooo beautiful!

Hugs, Gry-Heidi

Sonia said...

Wow Helen just discovered your blog through Dawny, have to say your cards are beautiful.
I was at the Port Sunlight show on Saturday :)
Hugs Sonia xx