Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Quixotic Paperie - Photo Inspiration

Good afternoon and welcome to my little 'ol blog! It is Wednesday so that means it is time for a Quixotic Challenge. This week Simonne has chosen a photo for your inspiration. I love it perfect for this time of year ! Go check it out on the blog and all the other DT inspiration!

So for my card I chose to pick out the colours, also the polka dots on the cushion and the funky flowers from the screen in the background.

Foe the image I used the latest release from the Greeting Farm called 'Oliver and Amelia -Journey'. It is coloured with prisma pencils. In hindsight I think it might have looked better with copics. I think the card is oozing brightness and vibrancy which copics are definitely more suited for.

The papers are the new Echo Park 'A Walk in the Park' . For the finishing touches I added some adhesive pearls around the image, a ribbon bow and some pins and finally a Tim Holtz sentiment ticket.

Thanks for stopping by today. I am sorry I am not finding the time to comment on all your lovely blogs so much these days. With the summer holidays it is lovely to spend time with the boys and not on the PC and that is the way it should be. I appreciate each and every one of you who takes the time to leave a comment. I really do!

We have been out in the garden lots, teaching them how to play badminton and helping my youngest ride without could be a long process! LOL! Today we head for day trip to Glasgow to meet up with the boys Great Grandma who is 87 and has bravely made it to Scotland from deepest darkest Leicester!

Finally I was challenged by Karen ( Mrs. Sugar Nellie) to show you my desk. I have shyed away from this before now because I do not have a lovely fitted out craft room.....just a dining table !! But maybe many of you out there can relate. I have over the last few months managed to claim part of the boys 'Family room' where they play the Wii and build train tracks. Now I have a little corner of this room which I mainly use for storage.
So the photo above shows you my dining table. On it you can see all my colouring precious pencils and copics. You can also see a door hanger I am part way through altering and a Sugar Nellie image I have coloured in pencil....they will be featuring in a finished form on my blog soon...I hope.....I like being at the dining table as it is on open plan with the living room so I am part of the action while I am crafting and hubbie can hear me when I yell for a glass of wine ;)
The next photo shows my storage in the 'Family Room'. I have a lovely chest of drawers in which I have punches, flower, ribbon, inks, and the plastic drawers (photo below) to the left have all my stamp collections! On the top is a set of drawers from Ikea I altered a couple of years ago si is getting abit tatty. It holds buttons, paints, stickles, etc etc The woven basket is my basket of cards...ready to go...So thanks for sticking with me....

Back soon!

Judy xx
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Maria Therese said...

Gorgeous card!! Love your coloring!!

Lia said...

wonderful card judy and the photo's are so nice you have a fine plce on your desk
hugs Lia

Tanya Rudd said...

Such a pretty card. Love the stick pins!

Kirsti said...

Looks good to me Judy - while I do have a room all to my self it's not kitted out with lots of fancy storage - it's whatever I have been able to get on sale from the likes of Au Naturel in the form of baskets, boxes and lots of old shoe it is all mine so I am not complaining!!!! Hope you enjoy the day with Great Grandma...x

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Your card is absolutely gorgeous Judy, just love the image you have used and those fabby brightly coloured papers.

I'm on the dining room table too and take up most of the dining room now - I just wished it looked as tidy as yours !

Have fun with your boys. We still have another week and a half to go and I can't wait !


Jo xxx

Kat said...

This is gorgeous Judy. I love the bright vibrant colours and what a sweet image.

Your craft space and work area look so tidy. My stuff seems to be everywhere. I need to tidy. Also think I may have too much stash!!

Glad you're having fun with the boys. They grow up so quickly!

Kat xx

Riet said...

So beautiful card Judy,i love the image and the colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Danni said...

What a sweet, sweet card!

Julie said...

Your card is very sweet Judy, and it's great to see your crafing space too - much tidier than mine.

Elaine said...

Hi Judy,
Beautiful card, I love those papers! They are in my shopping basket at Elaines, I just need a little cash injection so I can check them out!
Your little lad will learn to ride without the stabilisers, just takes a little time and confidence and then he'll be off.
Enjoy the summer with them. Hope the weather is ok up there, it's been thunder & lightening here tonight.
Love Elaine xx

CraftyC said...

Your card is beautiful Judy, love the colours and your craft space looks so organised to!

Lilian said...

Your card looks fabby! Gorgeous coloring as always... Thank you for sharing your beautiful craft space - it's way better than mine for sure lol! :) Have fun with the boys..

scrappyjan said...

Hi Judy this is fun to look at your set up!! I don't know how you can keep it all so clean and at one end of the table. LOL.. Mine always covers the WHOLE table and it is 6 feet long and 3.5 feet wide.LOL....

Hugs mu friend....Janiel


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