Sunday, August 13, 2017

Mother Earth

     OK, yesterday I did the Element of "Fire" for AuroraWings and today it's another card but this time with the Element of "Earth."  This AW image is called "Autumn Rose."

I was influenced by the colors at Outlawz,
well, pretty much, all but the blue. 
Fortunately, they only wanted 3 colors out of the 5
and a vintage flavor.

     I've colored this image several times before in bright reds and pinks, even a deep purple one time, but since this card was being used to represent the element of Earth, I colored her in the rich but subdued tones of autumn with woodsy tans, browns, and olive greens.

     I colored her completely with ProMarkers, then cut her with a stitched die from Die-namics.  I cut the deep brown frame from a scrap of CS with another of those same dies, and then did an out-of-the-box (literally) layering of the image piece onto the frame.  I used a scrap bit of text dp behind both of those die cuts and wrapped it all with left over scraps of forest green ribbon.

     I tied a quadruple loop bow using my bowmaker and added two metallic brads above and below the bowtie.  The sentiment is written with a VersaMark pen and heat embossed with white EP.  Ask me if I feel proud of myself for using up all those scraps!  :-D

Day Dreamer
Delicious Doodles
Die Cuttin' Divas
Digi Choosday
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends
Paper Shelter
Pixie's Snippets

     We're halfway through the weekend.  Have you had your crafting fix yet?  :-D  Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie


Doreen said...

This is gorgeous, love the

jimlynn said...

Gorgeous!!! Such pretty coloring on that image too.

Linda Simpson said...

Stunning Connie, love the image and your interpretation of "earth".
Linda xxx

Sue Hickey said...

Hi and welcome to our Challenge this month.Thank you for sharing your project with us good luck with your entry hope to see you again soon hugs Sue DT xx

Cumbrianlass said...

A very beautiful card NC And thank you do much for the wonderful comments you left on my blog. The tweet tweet image is a Tattered Lace die hugs Janet xxx

Berni Cuttino said...

Me again. You have done it again. Hit it out of the ballpark. Fabulous images and coloring, no say beautiful composition.

DonnaMundinger said...

Another stunner, Connie! This one has a totally different feel and you've captured "Earth" with your lovely tones just beautifully. Love the bow treatment and vintage feel, too. Thanks so much for joining our 'Elements Challenge' (again!) at Aurora Wings. xxD

Daffodil Cards said...

What a contrast with yesterday's card, but nonetheless just as stunning and VERY beautiful, great choice of colours. Love the elements you added too. A Super card.

Liz said...

A stunning card, so elegant. The image is gorgeous and beautifully coloured. xx

Di said...

Beautiful image and such a lovely card Connie - love the colours you used as well.


Di xx

Sue Nicholson said...

Beautiful card, just lovely for our new first challenge of Day Dreamer Anything Goes Challenges. Thanks for sharing cheers Sue N (DDC DT member)

Mitzi Sato-Wiuff said...

Love your color palette inspired by the element Earth, NanaConnie. The pale brown looks beautiful against the bright lime green, accented with rich red. The card design is gorgeous, too. Thank you for your second entry in our Elements challenge at Aurora Wings. Mitzi xx

Vannessa said...

Beautifully coloured and the image is stunning too. Thank you so much for joining in the Delicious Doodles Challenge this time. Hope to see you again! Apologies for the late comment. Life has been manic recently!

Hugs, Vannessa
Delicious Doodles DT

Sara Pyper said...

This is a lovely use of Earth tones!! The layout of the card is really lovely and showcases your image beautifully!! Well done!!
I'm so sorry for being sooo late on my commenting but thank you so much for playing with us at Aurora Wings Challenge Blog!!