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.

     Challenges:
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

19 comments:

  1. 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

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  2. 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


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

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

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  5. 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

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

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

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

    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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

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  10. 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

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

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

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  13. A lovely card. The image and colours look fab.

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

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  14. 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

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  15. 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.

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  16. 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

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

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

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

    Kelly x

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