Sunday, July 10, 2016

Rose Girl for a Birthday

     I haven't colored up an ArtbyMiRan image in a while but this one was such a delight and she's going into my stash of birthday cards.


I started with the color challenge at Connie Can Crop.


     I colored this image with my Koh-I-Noor pencils and gamsol.  I learned some real lessons about blending and shading.  I'm not sure I'm completely satisfied with it but maybe in my head I'm still just comparing it to coloring with alcohol markers.

     The two papers are both from the same Authentique pad and I used sparkly, black ribbon over the join point.  The image is cut with a die on the top and two sides, and then hand cut across the bottom to keep the sentiment where it was printed.

     I matted the image with seafoam CS and tied a "bowtie" bow from satin ribbon to pull out some of the darker salmon shades in the paper.

     Challenges:
Addicted to Stamps
Crafty Addicts
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper
Crafty Sentiments
Deep Ocean
Fab 'n Funky
Lemon Shortbread
Penny's Paper-Crafty

     That's it for me today.  Hope your weekend is going well and that you've found some wonderful "me" time for restoring your soul and feeding the creative muse.  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie

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14 comments:

Linda Simpson said...

Oh I do love this image, I haven't used it myself in a while. Gorgeous card as always my friend.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Connie Wallenbrock said...

This is gorgeous!! You should be proud! Thank you for entering this month at Connie can crop.

Teresa Arsenault said...

This is gorgeous. I love the distressing on the papers and those roses are lovely.
hugs,
Teresa

Julie Odil said...

This is beautiful, and perfect for our flower challenge at Crafty Sentiments. Thanks for joining us this week! Julie, DT member

Nannieflash said...

Fabulous card design and i love the bps. Thanks for joining us at CHPPC, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

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Alison Barlow said...

This is absolutely gorgeous - beautiful image and papers - and I love the way you've cut the lower edge to accommodate the sentiment. Thank you for joining in our challenge at Fab'n Funky.
Alison x

Dawn Lancaster said...

Gorgeous image & I absolutely love the papers you've used too!
Hugs
Dawn xx

Daffodil Cards said...

Beautifully put together and coloured. Whoever get's this is so very lucky.
Faith
x
PS thanks for all your lovely comments, I'm catching up too LOL.

Glenda Atkins said...

Great colours and the image is adorable, you did a fabulous job of colouring her!
hugs
Glenda

cazazzled said...

Gorgeous project good luck
http://thecraftyaddicts.blogspot.co.uk/2016/07/challenge-19.html?m=1

Veronica Tovar said...

very adorable card and image. i love the colors you used. the color combination is a great match for this month challenge at Connie Can Crop. thank you for enterinh. good luck.

Veronica Tovar said...

very adorable card and image. i love the colors you used. the color combination is a great match for this month challenge at Connie Can Crop. thank you for enterinh. good luck.

Angela Corcoran said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for entering at Connie Can Crop!