Monday, 25 April 2011

OLW 50 deserving another effort, methinks!

Simplicity has had 50 challenges so far and I wanted to have a second go at Susan's challenge, which is to dust off an old stamp and show it some ink and some lurve.................and make a Thank You card.

I loved colouring this with my Copics, had a small problem with the background, getting it to fade is not as easy as it looks. What doesn't help is the fact that I can't leave it alone just when it looks finished I go and fiddle, I'm sure you know what I mean :0)






 I did use some glitter on her outfit it's very subtle , black diamond Stickles, you can just see it in this pic, if you screw your eyes up and pretend okay?


Well I have the builders arriving back in the morning, I think I must go and clear the decks. I'll be up early and making tea like it's going out of fashion, again, LOL.
I hope you have a great week:0)


Stamp, Hampton Art, Tea Time
Sentiment, Penny Black, Kindness

32 comments:

chris said...

this is so stunning love it. its superb.
hugs chris xx

Carla said...

beautiful

craftattack said...

Great card again. I love those Hampton Art stamps, still have some here, too! Valerie

nicolet said...

A beautiful card!
Hugs Nicolet

Esther said...

Lovely card - I know what you mean about the shading..and not leaving it alone, I'm just the same..bit more blender, bit more colour...bit more blender..don't know when to stop! I think you've done a geat job of the background, really pretty..good luck with the tea and builders! Esther xx

Dotty Jo said...

What a fabulous stamp!!!! This is simply gorgeous hun, Jo x

joanne wardle said...

well I think your colouring is perfect! it's a stunning card

Dolly Daydreams said...

Wow ! You are a wizz with those pens what fab colouring and such a lovely image. Perfect.

Marie

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

Great card . . . another classy lady. Brilliant! Know EXACTLY what you mean about not being able to leave it alone and carrying on with the fiddling about . . . .

Hugs, Sandra

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Fabulous card MC - love the elegant stamped image. Perfect choice of colours, and the background fades away beautifully. Good luck with the builders/tea-making! Hugs, Sylvia xxx

Jenny said...

Gorgeous card and I love how the lady is sitting in the oval. Your colouring is amazing, do you have to use a blender pen to get the colour to fade out??
Jenny x

Gibmiss said...

Hi Mustavcoffee
Gorgeous card ...love it ...Beautiful stamp....
hugs
sylvie
xx

kingstonmama said...

This is so pretty, and colored just beautifully!

Fleur said...

Fantastic card. the image & sentiment are perfect
Hugz Fleur xXx

Linda R. said...

Hello my sweet friend.. Your card looks amazing.. I just love that image.. Hope you have a wonderful week..

Hugs, Linda

cardz said...

What a superb stamp. The colours and layout you chose show it off to perfection.

Tejal said...

This is gorgeous..love it..me thinks you've done a fabulous job!!

debby4000 said...

Oh this is fabulous, love how her belt falls out of the oval.
luv
Debby

Linby said...

Another fab card, I love that image too. You placed the whole thing beautifully.
Linbyx

Susie said...

Awesome image and beautiful card.

Susan Allan said...

I know all about fiddling...can't leave things either.
The glitter realy makes the dress. Nice one!
Sue xx

Vicky Hayes said...

Oh very good Mustava! This is a perfect card - the image spilling out of the oval, the fade-out of the background, the subtle glitter on the dress - gorgeous!

Spardha said...

beautiful!.. LOVING your one layer cards!.. the stamp is fab!.. love the colouring too :D

Jenny said...

Thanks for the info on copics, I've left you an award on my blog. Hope you like and take part in blog awards, no worries if you don't. Just letting you know what a fab blogger you are :)
Jenny x

Pops x said...

Hi sweetie, this is just gorgeous loving your colours that you have chosen, fab hugs pops x

Susan said...

You know, I think the way people get that faded shading look is by using the air gun with the Copics. I've tried it just by coloring and just can't achieve that "light" look. I LOVE, love, love that stamp!! Can I have it?!?! LOL!!! Beautiful card!

Jules said...

Gorgeous!!!

I really love the colours you have used here and the black sparkle is a great finishing touch (I blew your photograph up for a closer look LOL!).

Love Jules xx

Emily Leiphart said...

This is beautiful, MC! I love the shading the way it is. That is a beautiful image and sentiment. Anyone would be lucky to receive such a lovely card!

Annie said...

a beautiful elegant card!
hugs, annie x

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow I love your beautifully elegant card!
hugs
kim x

Pauline said...

Beautiful image, wonderfully coloured, and the sentiment is fab!

ThinkInk Creative said...

This is divine. Really beautiful...I mean it....really....convinced yet?

cheers,
Malyn at ThinkInkCreative