Sunday, 7 June 2009

Birthday Annie

Gawd, you know when you sit there and faff and faff, then faff a little more but nothing you do makes you happy? This card was like that. I wanted to chuck it in the bin and start again several times but that image took me a long time to create and colour in so I persevered. So this was a real time consumer but you would never think so by looking at it,;I just hope the recipient appreciates it LOL

I modified Purrfect Annie and Kitty by removing the kitten and replacing with balloons, cakes and a present. I posted a masking technique on the Delectable blog the other day showing how to combine several images if you are unsure how to do this. Tried to do the hair differently this time but it ended up looking rather grey - a little old lady she looks here LOL

Quite a copious use of glitter on there but as it's for a 40th I thought I would give it a little sparkle. I used Basic Grey papers, Rub-ons and elements, All My Memories rub-ons, K&CO Que Sera SEra Gold pearls, K&Co Wild Raspberry Floral Accent. Annie was coloured in with Copics.

Thanks for visiting. Have a lovely day ♥


Angie said...

Its aboslutely beautiful,
she will love it,

Tara said...

I know what you mean Karen about faffing and faffing - I had the same problem when I made my Colour Create card this week and as soon as I'd posted it to my blog it went in the bin, lol!
I think your card was worth the faf though, it's beautiful and Annie looks wonderful with her balloons. Great paper choice too! xx

coldwaters2 said...

Faffing or no faffing this is one stunning card you colours and design are perfect and love that image and your colouring totally awesome.

Lorraine x

pinky said...

The cards lovely, like the idea of replacing the cat with balloons etc.

Louly said...

LOL well I'm glad you didn't give up! It's beautiful, I love how you've replaced the cat with the gifts.

carmen said...

Put it in the bin?????Just as well you didn't, it's a WOW card, it just has that effect.

Stressed Stamper said...

Your cards never need to go in the bin - they always are fantastic - love how you have brought in the balloons and the whole layout...another stunner as always!

Lea said...

Wow Karen that's gorgeous. As the others have said your work is always fabulous and this is no exception.


Anonymous said...

A gorgeous card Karen, love your colouring of sweet Annie, and how you have replace her kitten with the balloons, cakes and gift.. just shows how versatile these stamps are.. gorgeous colours and i love the glitter. well worth the faffing. hugs rachxx

Nicole Bailey said...

what a gorgeous card! Love those yummy papers and the image is so adorable!

Sarah C said...

Karen, thank you so much for taking the time to try and try again with my card. It is so beautiful. I absolutely adore it. I hadn't realised how much trouble Annie had given you when I e-mailed you earlier. Thank you. It is so appreciated xxx

Nicki said...

I wasnt sure on this image at first, but the more i see it the more i like it! love what you have done by the way!
really nice


This is such a lovely card Karen, love the way you've added those cakes to the image, done, very nicely and looks like they were always there! hugs Linda x