Wednesday, 21 July 2010

It's Isabella Time!

At the risk of being repetitive, once again I can hardly believe that Wednesday has come around again!  It has been a full and somewhat hectic week in York, culminating in my computer throwing a major wobbly last night and me having to borrow Darling Daughter's laptop to post this.  Oh hum! Technology is a great thing, except when it doesn't work!

Have you checked out Isabella's new look Challenge Blog yet?  Not only is it beautiful, but Isabella has introduced lots of new links at the top of the page, so that you can access everything Isabella from one page.  And, of course, that's where we always love to see your challenge entries - we really enjoy seeing your creations each week. 

Additionally, this Wednesday only, Isabella's Sketchbook will be having a ONE DAY SALE, with all images at $2.00 so it's a perfect time to stock up on Isabella's images ready for your challenge entries.

This week, we are asking you to "Cut It Out" Use 3-D, paper tole or decoupage on your card.  I can't wait to see what my Teamies come up with - here's my 'take':

Image:  Isabella's Sketchbook, 'Seed Catalogue Cover'

Papers: October Afternoon.

 This is a really lovely vintage image, don't you think? I coloured the image with a mix of Copics (for the flower spray, border and title) and Prismacolor pencils (field scene). I printed the image out twice and coloured the flowers on both images, using one of the images to cut out the flowers and layer them, decoupage-style, over the bottom image, for depth. I apologise for the lack of detailed photograph this week.

 So, it's over to you now.  Please remember that you must use an Isabella's Sketchbook image for your challenge entry - sadly, entries that do not use an Isabella's Sketchbook image cannot be considered and will have to be removed from the challenge, which we don't like having to do.

Don't forget to check out the rest of the DT's creations - with such a talented bunch of ladies, there's bound to be lots of wonderfulness to inspire you.

I look forward to seeing your fabulous creations.

Happy crafting.


  1. Oh my word,what a stunning card!!!!x

  2. Whoa, Peri, absolutely AMAZING job coloring that wonderful image. I just LOVE your card - so bright and beautiful!

    Hope you are having a good day!


  3. Beautiful, cheerful and simply fabulous. Your colouring knocks my socks off.

  4. Not only are you a marvelous colourist, your cutting is brilliant as well! Never in my life would I have achieved such a clean, perfect result!!

  5. This is just gorgeous Peri ! The colours are just so rich and your shading is stunning ! Sue x

  6. Beautiful vibrant card and great colouring.

    Jackie :)

  7. Gorgeous Peri! Love your colouring, your cutting out is perfection and the papers you've used have that real retro flavour! Viv xx

  8. Oh wow Peri, your cards are a serious eye candy. Perfect colouring skills and layout technique on this one. hugs Sharon x


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