Sunday, 13 June 2010

DP2 Challenge card

I've managed to use another of Mo's delightful and as yet unused images, Not many to go now and I'll feel justified in buying more - yippee!! This week for the DP2 challenge it's an easel card.


This was an absolute dream to colour and I've used mixed media - both Copics and distress inks - just felt like experimenting yet again.  The papers are Crafty Indiviuals bp - Trees. I cut the frame with the MS round the page double loops punch - at least I think that's what it called, and the sentiment with Spellbinders fancy tags. Now came the bit I really struggled with - embellishments. I don't usually over embellish Mo's images as I really think they speak for themselves.  For this one I had out flowers, ribbon, pearls, flourishes, punches, corners - you name I had it out - nothing worked and I trashed my room yet again into the bargain.  Then I remembered what an artist friend once told me "A truly gifted artist always knows when to STOP" - that definitely rules me out of the truly gifted status but I did take on board his words took everything off and looked - it didn't really need anything at all, but I couldn't resist adding a couple of flowers either side of the image.

Well I hope you're all having a great weekend and the weather is better where you are than it is here - it's not wet, it's not dry, it's no sunny, it's not dull, it's not warm. it's not cold - it's a NOTHING day!!
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18 comments:

Christine said...

Hi Heather gorgeous DP's love the frame work fab image stunning colouring..another cracked record..think I feel the same as you..rotten head cold is driving me nuts..

Hugs Christine xx

Chrissie said...

You've made such a wonderful card Heather and shown this cutie off to perfection!
Like you, I find it difficult to know when to stop with embellishments, I think my cards sometimes look like they've had everything but the kitchen sink thrown at them LOL!

Moni said...

Stunning as always, lovely image and fab colouring. Love all details! Hugs,moni

Little K Smith said...

Gorgeous card, love the trendy image. Fab papers and love those beautiful flowers too.
Kelly.x

Riet said...

So gorgeous card Heather,i love your image and your papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Sue said...

Hi Hun
gorgeous card,awesome colouring, i still can't get to grips with this punch!! beautifu papers & layout, no mail yet? lol, sue,x

Julie said...

Stunning card, Rica - I love the way your colouring mirrors your background paper - awesome!! Juliexx

Cheryl said...

oh this is really beautiful hun the colurs on this are perfect,such super detail too hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

Dawn B. said...

This is beautiful Heather.. I love the way you colored this image..Stunning.. Thanks for joining us at Mo's this week..Your creations are always fantastic.

Elaine L. said...

How pretty! Wonderful coloring and lovely details. Thanks for sharing it with us in Mo's Challenge this week.

The Wired Angel said...

Totally amazing coloring... delightful card. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Mo's challenge this week. Hugs, Peggy x

Lori aka Lo Lo said...

Beautiful! Fab colouring.

xoxo,
Lori

Cheryl said...

Gorgeous card! I love your coloring!

little angel said...

really sweet! nice colors too

Sandra1968 said...

A great card and the colouring of the image is beautiful!

Sol said...

Lovely! I love the white frames and The colours are great together! Lovely image and colouring! :)

Shazza said...

a stunning card Rica, love your colouring
x

Barb said...

Gorgeous! Great use of the border punch and striking colors. Your image coloring is amazing as always.

Hugs,
Barb

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