Sunday 31 May 2015

Going cuckoo....

How thrilled was I this week, when I got to play with 'Ikes Art - Cuckoo Clock'!?!
The theme over at Glitter n Sparkle, is..
"include an animal"
(on the last count, there were:
2 birds, one owl, three butterflies and a squirrel)
I love this image -
although it was a real challenge to colour! 
(You kinda think it all needs to be brown,
like a wooden cuckoo clock....)

...but I took that challenge and did my best with it. 
(Actually, I made a card after colouring the image, and just hated it, 
so ripped it up and binned what I couldn't reuse.
I had to print out the image again and I had a much better stab at it... )
So this is card number 2.
I'm much more pleased with it!
I coloured this with my promarkers...and used about 6 different shades of brown
 and 2 different greens
The two little birds (underneath the clock)
 were from my memory box die, which just fit beautifully.
The diecut corners are from a cuttlebug die that I got recently
(a bargain £1 for 4 corner dies,,,still sealed!)
and the butterflies are punched from my old favourite..Martha Stewart.
The distressed looking background is another fairly new item I have...
I won this on a blog challenge last year and hadn't got round to using it yet.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges...

Crafty calendar - things with wings - 5 June
Fairytale  - feathers and wings - 6 June
Simply create too - KISS - 5 June
Simply papercraft - anything goes - 4 June
Crafty creations - all creatures great and small - 8 June
Crafty gals - critters - 2 June
Pennys papercrafty - anything goes - 2 June
Through the craft room door - anything goes - 2 June
Tuesday throwdown - anything goes - 2 June
The pink elephant - anything goes - 1 June
Love to craft - anything goes - 1 June
Crafting from the heart - anything goes - 31 May


FiestyCrafter (Tina) said...

I think your coloring on this image is amazing. Love the fall colors. Beautiful CAS card. Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap! Challenge Blog
Tina dt

Lillian A said...

You have mastered the coloring and the embossing background doesn't detract from it at all. Great job and thank you for entering our anything goes challenge at Love To Scrap.

Jackie said...

Beautiful card, lovely colours. I love the girly card below too :o)
Jackie xx

AndreaNorris said...

Looks fab and well done with sticking with it - I know how you feel LOL! Thanks for joining us at TTCRD this week and good luck
Andrea x

ike said...

Just beautiful :-) This is a stunning piece and your colouring is fabulous. Thank you very much for choosing one of my images :-D

IKE xx

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Erica said...

You've done just the right amount of coloring. It's a fab card. I have these CB corners and don't use them nearly as much as I could...thanks for the reminder.
We appreciate you submitting your creation to Simply Create Too for our no. 86 challenge, Keep It Simple. Join us again soon.
Erica (Simply Create Too DT Member)

Nance said...

Beautiful coloring job and fussy cutting! Pretty image and love that background embossing, very earthy. Thanks for playing along at The Pink ELephant Anything Goes Challenge!

Anna-Karin said...

Beautiful card. Love the diecut corners. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations Challenge. Hugs Anna-Karin

ike said...

Me again - wearing an official hat :-)
Thank you for making such a fabulous project using our images.
It is a pleasure to sponsor you and I hope you have enjoyed working with our images.

Best wishes,

DT for StitchyBear Digi Outlet

Dawn said...

Oh my life VVic, this is just gorgeous!
What a fum image! beautifully coloured & put together!
Dawn xx

chanya13 said...

Fabulous card with lovely colors and design. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Gals Corner Agnieszka DT

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful card love the image --Thank you for joining us at Simply Papercrafts
Carol DT x

Bianca said...

Hi! This is such a lovely card and it fits perfect for our challenge! Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challengeblog! Bianca XX