Wednesday, 16 June 2010

It's Isabella Time!

Happy Wednesday all!  It's another Isabella's Sketchbook Challenge and this week we are honouring fathers. 

My Dad is my superhero - nuff said, really.  He has given me my love of music, art and architecture and is a talented artist himself.  He will be celebrating a big birthday this year, although he looks much younger and still has the ability to act like a teenager, if allowed!  He's wonderful!  We're both known for our love of steak pie - I mean, we reallllllly love it - and, in fact, most other sorts of pie (apple, cherry, rhubarb, chicken, vegetable - just pie!) but neither of us is supposed to indulge as we also share some health problems.  But that might help to explain the card I've made for this week's challenge:

Image: Isabella's Sketchbook, 'Blueberry Pie'

Papers: October Afternoon, 'Farm Fresh'

How scrummy does that pie look?  And there's ice cream too - mmmmmmmmmm.

I couldn't resist the sentiment - and it's quite true!  Even more than pie! Although pie with ice cream ...... that's a toughie! (Only joking Dad!)
Unusually, I coloured this image with my Prismacolor pencils - I wasn't getting quite the right quality of finish with my Copics, probably because I don't have quite enough of the intermediate colours yet. So out came the Prismas for a change.

So, why not join us at Isabella's Challenge this week - we always love to see your creations.  Remember to use an Isabella's Sketchbook image, though.  You could win two free images from Isabella's Sketchbook and a beautiful 'I Won' badge for your blog.

And don't forget to have a look around the DT blogs - I'm sure they'll have much gorgeousness for you to see.

Happy crafting.


  1. Wow, Peri, this is just wonderful! I love the sentiment. I often reach for my Prismacolor pencils after my Copics just to add a bit of detail and shadowing. Have a great week!

  2. oh my ... Blueberry Pie. I love it. very sweet card.

  3. Absolutely gorgeous and utterly mouthwatering! Love it even more now after reading the background story!

  4. This is lovely Peri and the pie looks good enough to eat..!!

    Tracy x

  5. I love this card Peri! The colouring looks great and the sentiment cracks me up! The square gems are the perfect finishing touch! Viv xx

  6. Having trouble leaving you a comment Peri, this is my 4th attempt! Blogger is being naughty!
    I LOVE this card! The sentiment cracks me up and your colouring is perfect! Just gorgeous! Viv xx

  7. That pie really does look yummy ! Beautiful card Peri, I love the background papers you've used too they really make the image pop ! Sue C x

  8. Your coloring is fabulous Peri... I always love the cards you create. Fab job. Hugs, Peggy x

  9. Loved reading your post and most importantly admiring your card. Fab colouring Peri. Hope you and your Dad enjoyed some pie!


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