Monday, August 29, 2016

Earth's Bounty

     Today I did a card all in wonderful fall sepia tones and it's very different from my normal, inside-the-box, coloring ideas.  :-D  The image is "Earth Fairy" by Fabrika Fantasy.


     I used my polychromos pencils again but colored the fruits with my ProMarkers and added highlights to her wings with a white gel pen.  I knew I wanted it to be really CAS so I cut the image into a simple but fairly large square, inked the edges, then added it to a kraft card base, tilting it at an angle.   

     I do love large, square cards because they give lots of room for writing personal notes inside or even letting a group of people sign the card without having to squeeze their greetings and signatures into tiny spaces.  Square cards also make CAS look even more CAS because there's more 'white space' on the front.  :-D

     I used a scrap of paper lace and added die cut leaves (Die-namites) stacked together, and three tiny, hand-cut acorns to make an autumn embellishment.  It's CAS and flat, so it will be easy to mail.

     Challenges:

     Happy Monday everyone.  I understand that my friends in the UK are on a Bank Holiday today and I know my friends in the US are looking forward to a long weekend coming up with Labor Day being next Monday.  I'm going to be stamping and coloring both of those days.  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie

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20 comments:

Darlene said...

Beautiful coloring on this sweet image! Great job Connie! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Neutrals’ challenge! We hope you’ll come back often.

Darlene
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Leslie Miller said...

Your pencil coloring on this is amazing! So smooth and beautiful. Love the whole autumn theme of this with the "earth's bounty" and the acorns. A gorgeous image. Thanks for sharing it in our Neutrals challenge at Double D!

Donna Hanley said...

Very nice card and your did an amazing job with your sepia tone coloring.

Anet van Zyl said...

Beautiful card Nana Connie. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Digi Designs. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

Teresa Arsenault said...

Beautiful coloring and lovely card. hugs, Teresa

Di said...

Love this card Connie! I do like how you mixed the pencils and markers for the different depths of colours.

Good to see you in the Playground!

Hugs

Di xx

Linda Simpson said...

WOW this is stunning, loving your colouring of the earth fairy!
Hugs
Linda xxx

Elizabeth Hart said...

Loved your use of sepia colors - make a lovely card with the soft tones. Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Pile it On Challenge, ELizabeth (DT)

Hazel said...

Thank you for sharing your lovely crafting for Penny’s challenge 292 – hope to see you again soon – Hazel DT x

jenn shurkus said...

beautiful card!! thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

Sue B said...

This is gorgeous… such a lovely image and I love the sepia tones.
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT for our CAS Challenge! :-)
Big hugs, Sue B xx

Jane Savage said...

Wow this is so effective! Lovely colouring!
Thank you for joining us at The Pencil Case! Jane (DT) xxx

Donna Ellis said...

Did you color on top of the digital lines, Connie? Or do you use a program that changes the color from black lines to whatever you wish? It's a lovely shading job, and a delightful card. I prefer larger cards, as well. The white space beautifully features your gorgeously colored image! Hugs, de

Cass said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin'
Cass xx

Cass said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin'
Cass xx

Zw@@n said...

Beautiful card! I love the colours and the image. Thank you for joining us at As You Like It. Luv, Wilma

Cara said...

Oooh, love this, it has such an intense feel to it. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin'. Cara DT x

Glenda Atkins said...

Love it, looks fabulous in the sepia tones. The whole card is wonderfully coloured Connie!
hugs
Glenda

Scrappy Scatty said...

lovely - thank you for joining us at The Pencil Case
xx

Deborah said...

Gorgeous card. Thank you for joining us for our “Anything With Wings" challenge at Di’s Digi Designs. Hope to see you again.
Deborah A