Monday, 10 September 2018

Succulent Sprite!

Hello Everyone, here we are at the start of another week... I hope you had a lovely weekend and got to do something you like. I was one my own for Saturday, well with Teallach, but he just ate and slept, as Alistair was away to have a meet up with some of the guys from his Mountaineering Club which they held in a Bothy near Newtonmore. There are guys who are in their 80s, but still climb mountains, Alistair at 72 is considered a mere youngster. Anyway they had a good time, but were rained off from doing much on Sunday, so he came home early.  

We had been a  fab Traditional Music concert on the Friday night, just a trio  of guys playing fiddle, whistle..various sizes and guitar and bouzouki, and they were brilliant, real foot tapping stuff, lots of music from Cape Breton.  Had to travel outside Inverness, but so worth it.

Right then on to my card;
Another image from Aurora Wings, Succulent Sprite. Coloured with water colours, having first sprayed the image with fixative, and it's worked well. The background is coloured with burst of Pixi Powder and I've embossed a panel at the edge. I sprinkle some gold paint on to the image and added pearls and Star Dust. A few wee flowers to embellish and a lovely sentiment from Chocolate Baroque.
This is a new image from AW and I fell in love with it as I love succulents... I can't kill them as I do other plants, but she was fabulous to colour. I hadn't meant to use such vibrant shades when I started out, but it sort of took on a life of colour all by it's self, if you know what I mean lol.

That's me for today, but before I go, just to say thank you for all the lovely comments on my last card and a warm welcome to Tante Kiki who had clicked the follow button, I hope you will come back often, and I will be over to see you on your blog soon.

Take care everyone and see you soon,


     

26 comments:

meg said...

love the colours Kate, she's beautiful in those vibrant shades, great background too.

Linda Simpson said...

This is gorgeous Kate, love the background, sentiment and beautiful sprite.
Hugs
Linda xxx

dutchess said...

A lovely vibrant card Kate and that image looks a joy to colour....I had a lovely weekend crafting and made a few cards,but sadly went onto the naughty step as Zoe had sent me the stamping up catalogue and I fell in love with just about everything...pacing myself and just going for one set at a time.....I did at least manage 8 days of being good.....and still nothing from selly telly which is my main objective.....
Hope you are enjoying your day today xxxx

Marlene Atkinson said...

Gorgeous colours, image and design. Marlene

Jo said...

Lovely card Kate, the colours are just beautiful.....and a lovely sentiment too! xx

DIMI said...

Hello dear Kate!
Wow!Such a gorgeous card! Love the image and the beautiful colors that you used!
Well done! You are so talented! Tante Kiki is a Greek Food Blogger and a friend of mine!
Thank you for your kind comment on my post!I really appreciate your visits!
Have a lovely evening and a happy week!xxx
Dimi...

Mrs A. said...

Your water colouring is beautiful and she is a gorgeous image. Love those colours. Hugs Mrs A.

rachel said...

Pretty card Kate and I love that pixie powder background. Brilliant! Your Alistair really knows how to enjoy himself doesn't he!! Hugs rachel x

Rita said...

Gorgeous card Kate. Beautifully coloured too. I bet the concert was wonderful too, shame about Alastairs weekend. The rain and wind here today has barely stopped. Hugs Rita xxx

scrAPpamondo said...

Fabulous colouring and background, lovely card!!

MaryH said...

You are working with some fabulous images in these last few cards. This one is SO pretty, and I love the bright colors. Good job on the water coloring..I struggle with that, so really admire your work on this one. The background is wonderful, and liked the embossed bit. You always are doing the 'funnest' things. Your concert sounds grand, and hooray for Alistair that he's still able to do so many of these adventurous things. Bet you enjoyed the 'me' time. We all need a little of that, from time to time. TFS & Hugs

Sue said...

She is fabulous, Kate, and I love the bright colors. I like the background you created too.

Hugs
Sue

aussie aNNie said...

Oh woah! Kate this is gorgeous...love your fabulous colours on this sprite, and your burst of powders in the background...love big love it.xx

Wendy L said...

Gorgeous card Kate and I love the Pixie background, xxx

brenda said...

What a delight Kate, the image is sopretty and love all the bright and cheery colours you used and the burst of Pixie Powders in the background.

B x

DonnaMundinger said...

Sounds like you both had a wonderful weekend doing what you love, Kate. Isn't retirement grand!?! I sure do love your gorgeous little Sprite in the fun bright colors. Your background makes me want to pull out my powders and try them again too. Looks fabulous! xxD

Lisa said...

This is so gorgeous, Kate!! The background looks amazing!! I love the colors!! She's so sweet and colored beautifully!! It sounds like you had a wonderful weekend!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Mi bitácora artesanal said...

Qué colores y diseño tan lindos.
Besos y feliz semana!!!

Jennifer Johnston said...

Love this gorgeous card Kate, such beautiful
colours and a really sweet image.
Hugs Jennifer xx.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

What a cutie, has a Russian look to her, love the bright colours

Boris Estebitan said...

Está muy lindo lo que has hecho, abrazos :), gran talento. Saludos desde El Blog de Boris Estebitan.

cotnob said...

A beautiful card Kate, she is gorgeous and I love your fabulous background.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Mia said...

I love Aurora's sprites images, Kate. What a gorgeous card! Kisses, my friend.

Mac Mable said...

What a wonderful image and your card is absolutely beautiful. The succulents look so pretty and vibrant x. Yes I am not so good with indoor plants x. You paint such an idyllic image of our wonderful Scotland with Alistair and his pals and then the music....Very true to life and so wonderful x.

Karen said...

Absolutely stunning Kate! Your colouring of these images is just perfection huni, I'm not surprised you enjoy using them because it shows xx

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Kate
Did smile when you said about traditional music with a bouzouki.........was wondering if there was a Highland ex pat community in Zakinthos lol!!!
Your colouring is fabulous. Not something I feel I tackle well.
Best wishes.
Ang x