Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Today I have a new card to show you. This darling image is a digi from Silvia Zet who designs for Wee Stamps and is called Rosies Bike Ride! Isn't she just so sweet? I had a bit of a problem with the ink from my printer smearing, but I refused to throw her out and just forged ahead anyway. It's not easy to see where the smearing is. It's the first time I've had a problem with it.

I used Basic Grey "Capella" dp for my backgrounds and Bazzill Chocolate Brown for my contrasting card stock. The image is printed on Cryogen white. I don't remember where I got the sketch from as I search many challenge sites and go back sometimes several months before I find a sketch I really like!

So here is my card:

Here is a closer look at the image...

A couple of artistic views...

And finally, how I finished the inside of my card...

I used the following Copic Markers:
Skin - E00, 000, 0000, 11 and Chalk for the cheeks
Hair - E34, Y26, 32 and Blender pen
Roses - R81, 83, 85
Leaves - G24
Dress - BG72, 93 and Turquoise Spica Pen
Bike/Basket - C01, 00, BG72, E34, 35, 53

All flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts, sprayed with Perfect Pearls Mist
Corner adorners are cut ends of SB Fancy Labels Dies
Rhinestones - stash
Ribbon - Silk from stash, Chocolate Seam binding and Chocolate and white Bakers twine
Sewing Machine and thread
Sentiment - SU

Thank you so much for visiting my blog and encouraging me with your valued comments.

Blessing and hugs,


  1. Toooooo cute and tooooo sweet Barb. I love this image soooo much. Fabulous coloring, and love your color combination very much. This tender blue is just perfect to bring out the sweetness of this cutie. Beautiful

  2. Oh my gosh, Barb! I just finished the Wee Stamps blog hop... you should have been included!! This little darling is just that, darling!! I looked and looked and can't see any smearing!! LOL!! Colored to perfection, as usual!! I just love the way you did the ribbon on this, inside and out!! Just beautiful!!!!

  3. Oh Barb, she's precious. I have one of Silvia Zet's digis too--her first one of the girl with the flower pot. I have the same problem with the smearing. Tried changing inks and printing 'draft', but no better. Me think I need a new printer...LOL...or get the rubber stamps.
    You did a fab job on this card. Love the colours and the design. Gorgeous DP's. Love the corners--I must look through my dies and see what I can use as corners too. Thanks for the inspiration.

  4. I love the sweet image- beautifully done! I get your posts in my mailbox and am always drooling- so thought I'd stop in today and tell you how much I admire your work! Hope hubby is improving daily too!

  5. Oh Barb. I've been catching up on all your gorgeous cards and must say I'm luvin' each and every one. These are all breathtaking!
    Sue S.

  6. WOW!!! Totally gorgeous, Barb!!! Love the elegant papers you used which are perfect with her! Stunning coloring as always! LOVE it!
    hugs, Sharon

  7. Oh Barb, She's a delight! I don't have any Wee Stamps but this is the third gorgeous card that I've seen today with them, I'm definitely going to have to rectify this situation I just adore your card! And that Capella DP is a favorite of mine, Just Lovely
    Hugs Julie P

  8. Hey Sweet Lady - this card is precious and looks just like you --- wonderful design, yummy papers and the most beautifully colored and cutest image - love it!

  9. ahhhh such a sweet image! The card is so pretty! You picked the perfect colors, too! Awesome! Just love this.

  10. she is adorable and your coloring is fabulous!

  11. Gorgeous. Love the ribbons and the layout.

  12. So adorable Barb... just get nostalgic looking at her remembering my bike riding days as a kid! So charmingly colored and created! TFS!

  13. Oh Barb...she's so stinkin' cute!!! I love this card! Such fun designwork...and, as always, your coloring is gorgeous! Hugs. Pat

  14. Barb,

    This "Rosie" image is just the sweetest thing. I can see why you didn't give up. I have never used digis and am so afraid of smeared ink. BUT I could not find yours, so you did a wonderful job distracting my eye!!!! I love the soft colors and the corners are a perfect contrasting element. You leave just enough negative space that I do not feel my eyes are over whelmed with layers and stuff to look at. You are truly a card crafts woman! Great work.

    Love, Martha


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