Thursday, January 15, 2009

Alf's Wish-Full Thinking- ROP DT

Oh boy... I fell in love with this gorgeous boy. His name is Alf!! His droopy eyes, that whimsical one-sided smile, those freckles... and that black wavy hair... he's so darn cute!!!
Don't you just love him?? :)

He just seems to be up to something.. but in this image he's like playing the "innocent- I did nothing- boy"!

As soon as I inked this stamp, I just wanted to see it finished, and mounted.. together with the big Jingle Jangle mushroom, and a couple of smaller mushrooms that a friend of mine had stamped for me some months ago (from the fall collection I think).
I coloured this lovely guy with watercolours, and finished him off with some glittery subtle gel pen colour to deepen the blue in his clothes (to match the DP). I can tell you it won't be last you've seen of my darling Alf... and if you'd like to make some pretty boyish cards.. rush off to purchase these gorgeous stamps.. and also you MUST see Alva.. she's an elf princess herself!! :)You can meet them here :)

I kept the card simple, based on a sketch there is for this week's challenge at Papertake Weekly Challenge Blog. I intend to give it to my brother for his Birthday! (ssshh I hope he's too busy to see this from UK!)
The DP I used is HOTP Earth Palette paper pack, and as you can see I embossed (again!!) the background with Sizix Stylized Flowers embossing folder.I love this folder! Then I chalked it with blue decorating chalks to coordinate it with the rest of the card.

I hope you like it.. and for those who sent me kind messages during this week (as I was sick with flu), I want to thank you so much for your thoughtfulness... especially Summer, and my fellow DT members of Roses on Paper. Don't forget to check Summer's store for lovely Magnolia, Stampavie, Sarah Kay stamps.. and now..
Summer is taking pre orders for the coming gorgeous stamps from The Greeting Farm. For those of you who wanted ant specifis stamp and couldn't purchase because they were all goe!.. keep checking, cause Summer is waiting for another order to arrive this week.

Also for those of you who would like to try colouring with the famous Distress Inks (like most of the colouring you see in those inspirational Blogs)and the re-inkers, you will also find the most yummy colours in Roses on Paper store! Go grab while they last!! :)

I would like also to remind you of Challenge number 3 that is still running on Roses on Paper Challenge blog. Next Monday the wimnner will be announced - receiveing a lovely $12 Gift Certificate to be purchased from Roses on Paper, and another challenge will be announced for the coming two weeks :) What are you waiting for to join the fun??! :)

Thanks for looking


Cardmaking Galore said...

This is lovely Rosette! BDW all the best for the new year!

Dawn said...

Aww Rosette he is a cutie - love the colours and papers you have used!


Jodi said...

Such a nice card Rosette! I love how you colored your image too! =)
Jodi =)

Susan said...

I just love how you color all the images you use on your cards. I sure could learn a lot from you Rosette! Your brother will love this card. Great use of the sketch challenge too!

CraftyC said...

A gorgeous card and I just love the stamps!

Rach said...

fabulous card Rosette, beautifully coloured. hugs rachxx

tiggertastic said...

you are right, he is so cute, what a lovely look on his face, and the colours you have used are perfect

Sarah x

Kari ♥ said...

This is adorable! Your colouring is so amazing!
Hugs Kari

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

This is beautiful Rosette and love your gorgeous colouring of the sweet pixie, Hugs, Nikki x

steph said...

Lovely card! Thanks for joining us for the PTW challenge!