Wednesday, June 15, 2011

A Study in Green

This is the first card I've done in a while, that is just "because"....
This gorgeous girl is "Flora" a Sugar Nellie digital stamp from Funky Kits.  They have quite a few stamps in this style...I'm working on my collection :-) Today's photos may be a little dark, as we actually got some rain today (yay, we SO need it) and so it was a bit overcast where I take my photographs.
The Sugar Bowl, which is the challenge blog for Sugar Nellie Stamps, has a sketch this time around, I do love a good sketch! and this is a good sketch ;-)
I used Copics to colour Flora and distressed the edges of all the strips with Kaisercraft Teal ink.
The paper is from Kaisercrafts Chapter One 6½" pad, it's a beautiful collection with blue/greens and some blacks....I've stuck with the greens because Craft Your Days Away has Monochrome as its challenge theme and I wanted to enter there: I've never done a monochrome card before (I have tried, but always end up adding other colours, me bad!)  The sentiment is from the same pad, it had "I am" on it and I stamped "thinking of you" in black Stazon ink, which was a bit too strong, so I daubed some white chalk ink over it to soften it down a bit.
Stamp Something has Something Punched as its challenge, I used my Labels Nine Nestabilities to cut the image panel,and cut a butterfly using my Martha Stewart's Large Monarch punch inking both of them with the Kaisercraft ink. I cut the leaves with a Martha Stewart punch and folded and inked them too.
Totally Gorjuss has Flowers as its challenge theme, I added some green ink to the centre of "my" flowers (which were bought on a stem from a discount store, bargain!!) and some green stickles to them and the butterfly, curling the wings for a more realistic look.  I also cut a couple of pieces off the pearl sprays I used in the flower arrangement and used them as antennae for the butterfly.
The Crafty Pad has Just Because as its theme, I didn't even realise that until I just checked their blog so I can enter there - I Love happy accidents!
Whoopsi Daisy has Free and Easy as its challenge theme, so I'm in there too!
I finished the inside of the card with a piece of Flavia scrapbooking paper, it had exactly the right shades of green on...and is still light enough to write on.  The strip at the top is from the Chapter One pad and the pearls around the edge are on a strip...another Martha Stewart butterfly, duly inked and glittered finishes it off.
I really enjoyed making this card, the image was a breeze to colour; most of the shading's been done for you!  Hope you liked it too. 
I'm off now to work on some DT cards for next week....All That Scraps has another digi release coming up...cute! and Here Come The Boys will be done with "Myth and Magic" (have YOU entered yet?!) and will be on to their next challenge!  So you'll have to pop back and see wassup, lol.  Until then, Happy Crafting, Dee

17 comments:

Hayley said...

Gorgeous card Donna! I love the colours and the pearl sprays, so pretty =)
Hayley x

Vicky said...

Absolutely stunning Donna..! such a gorgeous image, coloured beautifully and I love the colours too sweetie...

hugs Vicky xx

jackid said...

Hi Donna it really does look like you enjoyed doing this card too I love it everything about it is stunning no other word can be used
Jacki xx

craftymum said...

Wonderful card. Thank you for joining us at TG this week
hugs sarah x

Teresa said...

WOW!
Donna I have just made a card with this little beauty, I have to say yours is absolutley adorable, love the colours and the layout, it's perfect! Teresa xx

Debbie said...

Super sweet card - stunning image and beautiful soft colouring. :)
Thanks for joining us at The Crafty Pad Challenge this week. :)

Debbie The Crafty Pad

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous.

Thanks for sharing this with us at CYDA

Brenda said...

STUNNING!!!!! The only word that comes to mind!! Your coloring is fabulous, the colors and design perfect!!!
Hugs~Bren

* Shaz * said...

Fabulous card thank you for joining us at CYDA this time good luck xx

Wendy said...

stunning card, so lovely and soft well done

Maggie's Crafts said...

Thank you for taking part in JUST BECAUSE YOU CAN challenge at The Crafty Pad!

Your creation is stunning!:)

So happy you've joined us!

Maggie
xx

Gaynor said...

What a fantastic card IRL it a lot, Thanks for sharing with us at CYDA and good luck, Gaynor DT x

Wishcraft said...

Beautiful card Donna! Sweet image, GORGEOUS papers and love the pearl sprays :o) Lisa x

Hippieaud (aka Audrey) said...

This is AMAZING!! I seriously thought the image was a photograph, your coloring is absolutely perfect. Thanks so much for sharing this with our challenge at WHOOPSI DAISY:)

Berenice R. said...

Gorgeous card! :)

Di said...

Hello Dee, this is just so gorgeous! Super colouring and it all goes together so well! You now have a new follower in the UK :) Di xx

Donna Mosley said...

A stunning card Donna, love your fab colouring and gorgeous details. The daisy punch you asked after is a McGill one. I'm another new follower too. :o)

Donna x