Monday, August 12, 2013

Fairy Glen

     The image on this card is called "Mushrooms in the Forest" and it's one of the new (to me, at least) digital images I found over at Sparkle n Sprinkle, where they have a color challenge this month.  Although I've already done one card for that challenge, I bought this digi and used the colors again just because they seemed to really work for this image.

  Aug - Color Challenge

I took my design sketch from The Outlawz.

     I colored the image with my favorite alcohol pens, ProMarkers, then cut and mounted it on a doily.  I used green CS for my card base, added glittery sheer ribbon and a bow, then layered on the image piece.

     The corners are done with a die from Cheery Lynn Designs and those are the punched out, 'negative' pieces which would normally be thrown out.  I added glitter to the corner pieces, though it's a bit hard to see in the photograph.

     The sentiment is my own, computer printed and cut out, then added to the image piece.

Addicted to Stamps and More -- Make your mark (Coloring)
Crafty Bloggers Network -- Favorite things (mushroom images)
Get Inky -- Ribbon
I {heart} ProMarkers -- Doily
MarkerPOP -- Anything goes
Paper Girls - Glitter
Paper Playtime -- Lots of yellow
Stamp and Create -- Glitter

     Happy Monday to all of you.  It's going to be a long day at work for me today but I'll get to rest when I get home this evening.  Little time for any crafting much before Wednesday afternoon (my treasured mid-week, half-day off) so you know I'll be looking forward to it.  In the meantime, Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie


Jennifer Swandells said...

What a lovely card Connie, your colouring is brilliant and your use of the doily is great. Thank you for the tip of using your doily, I keep forgetting about the use of doilies. I love the colour of your card and your corner flourishes they are lovely. Hugs, Jen x
Krafty Keepsakes

Beth said...

You are right the colors are just right for this image, Connie and you've done a wonderful job with the coloring. I really like the accent pieces you've used & the sheer ribbon is perfect. Great job!

Thank you for joining us at Get Inky! Challenge.

~Beth – Get Inky! DT

Shona Erlenborn said...

This image works really well with the colors. Great job on this . Love the ribbon too!

Benzi said...

I love that image, Connie. It is just the cutest. And, it look great with the doily behind it.

Anonymous said...

What a pretty card, great take on the design sketch. Love that you created your own sentiment. I am sure that fairies live there! Thanks for joining the fun at ATSM. Good Luck! Monika

*Vicki* said...

So pretty NC!! Lovely image and a gorgeous take on the sketch with the yummy ribbon and fancy corners! :)

jimlynn said...

Just beautiful. I can see fairies living there too. Love those corners you added.

Linda Simpson said...

This is fabulous Connie, I love the image and the answer to the sentiment is surely they must :)

Linda xxx

lalkygirl said...

Fab card connie ,perfect colour combo and a great layout
Thanks for joining us at I love promarkers and good luck
Tracey x

Donna Ellis said...

Lovely use of the sketch, Connie, and beautiful colors for the color theme challenge - I am partial to that image, as I had requested it LOL glad you like it, too. That white doily is just right to "pop" all the other neutral colors! Now I will switch hats to thank you for playing at the SNS challenge blog - hugs, de

Glenda Atkins said...

Fabulous card and lovely color combinations! I love the image you've used and there is no doubt that fairies live there:O)!

Dawn Lancaster said...

A lovely image & I agree those colours work really well for it!
Love the crners too!

Lorraine said...

A lovely card. The image and colours look fab.

Thanks for joining this weeks challenge at I ♥ ProMarkers.
Lorraine x

Sandra said...

So nice to hear from you today over on my blog! I miss you too, and the various motley crew around blog-land. Your card is gorgeous and your interpretation of the sketch is perfect. I see why you bought the digi, it is so very pretty.
When the summer winds down I most likely will hang out again at the Outlawz, but this time as a participant instead of a DT. That way I can still stay in touch. Keep well my friend :)S

Danielle Vincent said...

So lovely! You chose terrific colors for this image and I really like how you used that sketch. thanks for joining us this week at ATS&M.

Sylv said...

Fabulous card, I love the mushroom image and wonderful choice of colours used. Thank you for joining us for the Crafty Bloggers Network Challenge.

Sylv xx
Crafty Bloggers Network DT

Asha said...

Lovely card, NC. Fab colour combo and there's something decidedly mysterious about that image... I believe fairies do live there! ;-)

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

Love the colors for this!!! And wow punched out pieces that are just fabulous.

Kelly L said...

Fabulous! Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Bloggers Network.

Kelly x