Friday 11 July 2008

My first Sarah Kay...

I made this card to join in with my friend Karin's Dutch Dare Card Challenge. This week they are asking you to use only 1 piece of designer paper. I have also joined in the new Sarah Kay Challenge - Stamp with Sarah Kay. Thank you for the great sketch.

I have used my copics to colour today and am pleased with how this turned out and love the vibrancy of the colours but haven't quite got the hang of the shading yet - more practice needed! I can't help going back to my Prisma's though as you know how much I love them!

If you are looking to buy some Sarah Kay stamps Silly Monkey crafts have just received theirs.

I hope you all have a great weekend and it is not too wet where you are. I might be back with another card over the weekend but if not see you Tuesday with my challenge card.

Card detail:
Stamps: Sarah Kay - Margaux is painting Stamp & Ticket Stamp
Medium: Copic Sketch Markers
Paper: K&Company by Brenda Walton
Embellishments: Buttons, ladybug embellishment (Tesco's), Ribbon (thank you Agnes), Homemade Orange Heart button (thank you Stephanie), Crochet flower - Rebecca's Scrapbooking Stash
Equipment: Cuttlebug with bloom dots embossing folder.

I received the above award today from the very talented Rach. Thank you so much and it is such an honor to receive this from you as you know I think your work is just... WOW!

I would now like to pass this to the following 3 talented ladies who I love to visit as often as I can, please take the time to pop over and check out their work.
Maria - Maria's Studio


Maria said...

Ooooh Nikki, this is just adorable and your colouring is great! Cheers, Maria

Camilla said...

A really beautiful card Nikki!! Love the bright colours, and the image is supercute:)
A wonderful weekend for you too!;)
Hugs, Camilla.

Karin and the DT-Members said...

Hi Nikki,

your card catches evryones eye. Love the bright colors and the cute Sarah Kay.
Thanks for joining the Dutch Dare Challenge.

Have a great weekend.

cats whiskers said...

Hi Nikki apologies for not visiting much this week, I love this card it is so lovely and bright, and your colouring as usual is fantastic. have a great Weekend
Hugs Jacqui xx

Claudia Rosa ~ Pretty Pressings said...

what a fabulous card.
oh...oh.. i love this ribbon.. :-) i need that :-)
i also love the way you added your watermark!!! fabulous how great you present your work.


pounette said...

splendid, colours are great sympas!

Agnes van Hensbergen - agnesstampcards said...

Wow beautiful coloring with your copics.Great card.Have a nice weekend!
Big hugs Agnes

Mel said...

I love the bright colours you have used. I think the colouring is fab :0)

MichelleO said...

Nikki - this is wonderful! And I am so jealous! I still dont' have mine! Really it is very pretty... and did you know you can mix your pencils with your copics??? hint hint give it a try it is a good way to shade especially if you don't have a lot of copics!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Awesome card! Love the cute image, your coloring, the dry embossed background paper... TFS!

Kristine said...

AWESOME card...LOVE those colors Nikki!! Very bright and fun. SWEET image and that ticket adds that little element of surprise. GREAT CARD!! :)

Murielle said...

Very splendid card!!!
I love your composition and the colours are Fantastic.

Debbie said...

Gorgeous card nikki I love the bright colours you have used,Have a great weekend,
Hugs Debbie x

Heike said...

great colors an a wonderful card!!
The prettiest I saw until now.
Hugs, Heike

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous! Your colouring with the copics is brilliant. I haven't been inspired to try them until now.
Maria xx

Anonymous said...

Very beautiful card Nikki. I love the Sarah Kay image and your choice of colours is perfect. The crochet flower is so pretty along with all the other embellishments.
Have a great weekend.
Carole ;o)

Hanne said...

Really a lovely card, Nikki! Love these bright colours and all your details. The image is so cute, I'll have to buy some of these stamps (my wallet will cry *haha*)

Hugs, Hanne:)

CraftyC said...

A fantastic card Nikki, you see to pick things up with ease, have fun with the copics, they are fab!!!!

My Paper World said...

So beautiful Nikki! Love the colours! the new Sarah stamps are fab! xx

Anne said...

Love your card! Great layout, fab embellies, lovely image, and those bright colours are gorgeous! Would have never thought of putting them together, but they work really well :)

Renee said...

Awesome! Your coloring is so pretty and the colors....perfect!
Wonderful job :)

Renee said...

Nikki I can't believe you're giving me an award! I'm so flattered because I think your blog is one of the best! You are so sweet :)

Big hugs,

jjcreations said...

Thank you so much for the award Nikki. I love coming to see your creations for todays creation...I love the colours and that little crocheted flower is awesome. Congrats on joining SU too! Joan

Heike's Creativeplace said...

Wow, Nikki this is Stunning. Absolut perfect Work, i'm enthusiastic as always. Your coloring is so brillant......

Louise F NZ said...

Gorgeous card! I am still waitng for my Sarah Kays to arrive. Hmmm fingers crossed it's not too long.
Your card has made me all wanty and

Kathy said...

beautiful card!! Love the colors and your coloring looks great!! Good job with using only 1 dp that is tough to do!! (LOL)
Congrats on becoming a SU demonstrator can't wait to see what you create!!
Have a great week-end!

Andrea, said...

Gorgeous card Nikki, love how you have coloured the image. Good luck with the SU

debby4000 said...

fabulous card, gorgeous work using the Sarah Kay stamp. Good luck with SU

Pati said...

Dear Nikki

Your first Sarah Kay-Card is beautiful, like all your other artwork. I love the colouring and all the embellishments.
Thank you very much for having left a comment on my blog!

Big hugs and have a nice weekend!

Deb said...

fabulous card Nikki, gorgeous colours and I so love that crocheted flower

Lana Clarke said...

Wow the colours on this gorgeous card are so vivid and bright!
You did a fab job!
Lana x

Silli said...

Nikki, your card is so fab. I love your coloring! Great job! Thanks for playing!

Unknown said...

really fantastic and so cute ... the colours are so brilliant and all looks so lovely and wonderful
big hugs, bea

kes said...

Fantastic Nikki as always.
love the colours

tracie said...

oh wow Nikki fabulous card. Dnt you just love these images and your colouring is stunning. Love the vibrant colour - gorgoeus.
Hope your having a good weekend
Hugs :)x

Anonymous said...

Hi Nikki :)

Love how this turned out, and still thinking about the copics.. seeing your work with it I get persuaded more and more!!!

Love how you put together the card too.. fabulous.

Marlene x

AlexaCzar said...

your style is great, love the colors

Bev said...

It's absolutely gorgeous Nikki - your colouring is just superb!

Debbie said...

This is FAB Nikki. Your colouring is as always perfect. Enjoy your weekend.

Debbie x

Nixe-Moni said...

Oooh wooow Nikki, your card is just so stunning. Great colouring with your copics and I love that cute Sarah Kay image. The colours and details are great too.
Big Hugs, Moni

The Country Rose said...

Awww! Nikki, that is so cute! I love it!

Ila said...

Totally Gorgeous Nikki!! I love everything about it...and the coloring is Fabulous!!..Hugs, Ila

Simone said...

Your card is so wunderful! I like it very much.
You wrote you started to stamp in february. So did I. :-) Gorgeous works!
Greetings from Germany. Best wishes, Simone

Hollie said...

great card love the colouring.
its amazing how much deatale you have put on it.

Hollie xxx

Christa said...

Greatttttt Nikki! I love the bright colours!! I've the same problems with the shadow ... hahaha!!

ella bella said...

wow this is gorgeous love the colours you have used and the layout, you have coloured the image beautifully. fabulous
have a lovely day
Tracy x

Valérie Goldenschue said...

Très jolie carte les couleurs changent, c'est sympa

Sue said...

wow, stunning, the colours are gorgeous...i love it:-)


Jutta said...

Very splendid card, fantastic colours!!!!

Unknown said...

oh... it's a very nice card... gratulation

Annie said...

fabulous colouring on your Sarah Kay card! aren't they gorgeous images to work with! annie x

Richelle said...

Gorgeous card! love the vibrant, funky colors.

Nice said...

It looks fresh. The little bug on the flower is a very sweet detail. A wonderful card!

Jenn said...

What sweet card! :D I LOVE your coloring and all the sweet details that went into this card. I especially like the little blue flower...just beautiful! :D

Ila said...

This is Beautiful!! I love the image and your lovely coloring!!