Monday, January 9, 2012

My first attempt!!!

I really should be in bed as it's nearly 1am here and I am going away tomorrow and still have a tonne of stuff to organise and do before I head off in the morning! But I really wanted to share this card with you as I am so excited about the way it turned out!! My colouring is not the best and I just love the way my friend Sam from Sew Many Crafts So Little Time colours her images especially her pleats that I finally found some time to watch Zoe's (from Make it Crafty) tutorial on colouring pleats!!
So I sat down and this is the result of my first attempt!!

 It's far from perfect but I'm pretty happy with it!!! I coloured Tilda in with Tria markers and I followed The Sketchy Challenge Sketch and went with the White plus one other colour over on the  Wags n Whiskers challenge blog. I just embossed some of the background cardstock then just added some embellishments!!! Not sure this is a card I will want to part with too soon! :) I have it sitting on my desk on my little stand and it has pride of place at the moment!!
Well sorry this is a short post but I really have to get to bed!!

I am entering this into the following challenges:
* The Sketchy Challenge - Sketch
* Wags 'n Whiskers - White on white plus one
* Magnolia Downunder - Anything Goes
* Dream Valley - Anything Goes
* The Paper Shelter - Anything goes
* Really Reasonable Ribbon - Sparkle and Ribbon
* Southern Girls - Show us your Sparkle
* Emerald Faerie Garden - Swirls/Flourishes


  1. You have done a PERFECT job of the pleats hun!!

  2. She's pretty love all the red/white going on perfect for a V-Day card... love the bg embossing also....

  3. It is stunning Leath, love your pleats they look AMAZING!!! As does the whole card I can see why you don't want to give it away too soon. Enjoy your break xxx

  4. Such a beautiful card.. Thanks for sharing it with us at TPS.. Good luck with the Challenge. hugs, Linda

  5. Gorgeous card and perfect swirls and flourishes thank you for joining us at the Emerald Faerie Garden
    Hugs Kate xx
    ps I have some new candy if you are interested :)

  6. Well I think those pleats are fabulous. Beautiful card & your colouring is really good .Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley

  7. wonderful,awesome colors too..
    thanks for joining in on the emerald faeries challenge good luck Hugz Anita..XX

  8. Oh my gosh your coloring is wonderful!! I am still trying to work on pleating. I have taken the intermediate Copic course but still have a hard time with shading. It's lots of work isn't it. But really wow you did an amazing job!! Love the red on white too. Very pretty. Thanks so much for joining us this week at MDUC! Hugs!

  9. gorgeous card love the red and white together very striking and your pleats look fab thanks so much for joining us at MDUC this week
    hugs sara x

  10. ooooooooooo so lovely! Great embossing and coloring of those pleats! You have done a wonderful job of my sketch! Tilda has never looked better! Thanks for joining us at The Sketchy Challenges this time round! Good luck!

  11. Hi Alethea,
    Very sweet card. Cute image, and if this was your 1st attempt at coloring pleats, I think you did very well :-) Thanks for joining us @the Sketchy Challenges.

  12. Such amazing work - you did an AMAZING job, girl. Don't worry about anything, you did a super job with this white on white project for Wags-n-Whiskers. Way to go!! I wish you the very best of luck. Also, feel free to link up at Word Art Wednesday (new challenge each Wednesday) and your work is amazing. Check it out at and we would LOVE to have you join us. The more challenges you enter, the more you can win. Good luck with all of it.

  13. Ale!!!! This is colored perfectly! Well done girl!


  14. This is gorgeous, the red really pops against the white and your colouring is fabulous! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Wags 'n Whiskers this week, good luck and hope to see you again soon! Pami x

  15. Love the red and white color combo and cute layout! Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley Challenges.


  16. This is great and so is your coloring ;)

  17. Oh she is pretty, love the way you got the pleats on, keep practising with the promarkers lol, you seem to be getting the hang pretty quickly, xx


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