Saturday, February 20, 2010

Friday Sketch Challenge #90 with Angelina's Balloons

I had a little time today to work on this card for Friday's Sketcher's Challenge. This will be a very short post, as I have an important date tonight!!! With my new book! Awww, hubby and I had a date night last night so tonight I'm going to delve into a new book.

Here is what that sketch is for this week.

I tried my very best to keep this card very simple and clean - but failed miserably. It looked hopeless without flowers and pearls on it. So after struggling for hours trying to keep it simple, I added the leaf branches, three mini roses and some pearls. Now I feel much better...

I placed tiny half back self adhesive pearls onto each scallop around the circle. I took a photo of the Copics I used, but deleated it by error so now I can't show you what I used. The Circle and Scalloped circle are Nestabilities. The sentiment is computer generated. The ribbon is from my stash and as always, the flowers and leaves were sprayed with Glimmer Mist.

This sweet image is from Mo's Digital Pencil and is called Angelina's Balloons! LOVE the static in her hair! That just tickled my funny bone!!

Here's a close-up of her...

Here is the long promised inside of my card. It took me several days due to a loosing battle with procrastination! I really love how this turned out...

Here is a closer look at each panel...

A close up of the flowers on the lower panel...


  1. Super cute image -- I may be biased though as my real name is Angelina (but I'm definitely not this cute :0)). Love your papers and your coloring is awesome! hugs, Angela

  2. Barbara I love this sketch, can't wait to get mind done. You know Mo's images are the best and sweetest. You did a great job coloring and I love the whole effect.

  3. Barbara, This has to be my favourite of Mo's images (for today anyway!!) and I love what you have done with it- your colouring is incredible.
    Barbara, I don't know if I have picked it up wrong, but does the sentiment have a word spelt incorrectly... is it meant to say 'electrifying'? I hope you don't mind me asking.
    Best wishes,
    Trish x

  4. Wowwwwwwwwwwwww so wonderful and cute.. I love it.


  5. Gorgeous card! Lovely image and fab colors!

    Thanks for joining us at Friday Sketchers this week!


  6. I always enjoy your posts! Your coloring is beautiful- such a sweet image...and I love the flowers and pearls too. TFS

  7. LOL! Oh I'm so glad someone else can't seem to do simple either. Boy do I struggle with that! There's always a place for embellishments on my cards and they look so bare without. This card looks really great! The sentiment and image are perfect! So cute!

  8. Thanks to Trish for pointing out my typo on this card. I will fix it immediately and repost with a new picture...sheesh!

  9. Oh wow this is so utterly stunning!
    Your image is sooooo sweet and beautifully coloured!
    I love your gorgeous paper and your design and detail is perfect!
    kim x

  10. What a fun card. Love the colors.

  11. Barb, I just discovered your site and am just in awe. I am full of admiration for you (& your hubby!). You have such a loving heart and have given your love and care to so many children over the years! I hope you are doing okay after the last 3 you cared for have returned to their parents. It must be terribly hard to let them go.
    And your cards are really awesome! I just love what you did with Angelina's Balloon!! You do such a beautiful job of coloring and the finished product is just so lovely. I can't wait to see more!

  12. Oh Barb this is so cute! Simple isn't easy when we love all these fun embellishments! Love all you did!!! Fantastic work!!!

  13. Your card turned out beautifully Barb! I love the addition of the roses and pearls, and you do such a super job with colouring the image!

    Hope you are enjoying your new book :)

  14. Oh my goodness, this is soooo sweet! I love this fresh combination of colors and gorgeous coloring!
    - Ann

  15. I can't believe I haven't discovered your blog before! Your cards are just absolutely gorgeous and as for the colouring - well, "wow" pops into my head first! Thank you so much for sharing, I'm gonna be a devoted stalker from now on!


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