Thursday, January 27, 2022

Thinking of You

      In the midst of all the Valentine themed cards I've been doing for the last couple of weeks, I took the time to do this one which features an image by Christine Karron, the January sponsor for the Thursday Twist challenge over on the Outlawz.  I have the honor of being a Guest Designer this month and it was through that GDT spot that I first learned of Christine Karron and her lovely art work.

     Thursday Twist challenges always have an "Anything goes" theme but they also give an optional twist which you can use if you want to enter twice.  The optional theme this fortnight is "Fantasy."

     I used ProMarkers and polychromos pencils to color the image, then cut it with a stitched die from Die-namics.  The black frame was cut with a QuicKutz die.  The background was done with watercolors.  I tried for an ombre effect but watercolor is often hard to control and I'm not sure I really got the proper definition between light and dark.  But I did love how it turned out so I ironed it dry (medium cotton setting) and used it for the background.  I printed the sentiment and cut it with an Avery Elle die, added a black mat, and sewed one of my signature, satin bows with a pearl for embellishment.

This is based on Sketch 221 at Sweet Sketch Weds,
turned a quarter turn.


*Vicki* said...

Really loving that watercolor background as it turned out so pretty! Fabulous image and congrats on your well deserved GDT friend!

Lori m said...

Very pretty card, gorgeous background, hugs, Lori m

anne said...

Your colouring is fabulous and the layout and watercolour background really show the image off. Thank you for playing along with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.
Anne SSW2-DT

Jackie C said...

Just perfect for the Challenge!
Great project!
Fabulous that you have shared this with us here at Colour Crazy.
Good luck and we hope you will come back again! Jackie DT Member xxx

Diane said...

Beautifully colored image! Thank you for joining our challenge at Dies R Us!
Diane DRU DT {Nellies Nest}

Paper Scissors Glitter said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations this month and good luck, Jayne DT

OlgaB said...

Wow! Gorgeous colouring! Love it!
Thank you for joining SSW2!
Hugs from Africa!

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

What a very beautiful card and image, love the background which is perfect for her Connie. Ironing the card dry? Now why didn't I think of that?
Faith x

SarahR said...

Hello there, what a stunning image - coloured so well - and a gorgeous background. Your card is fabulous!

Thanks for joining in with us at Colour Crazy Craft Challenge this time and look forward to seeing you again.
GDT Colour Crazy Craft Challenge.

Doris Klein said...

Oh this is so pretty! Beautiful image and I love the the sentiment and the bow! Great colours, too!

Thanks for playing along with our Challenge at Critter Crazy and good luck!

Hugs and please come back soon!
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Helen said...

Beautifully coloured - you've showcased the image so well.

Thanks for joining us at Penny's Challenge Blog.

Helen x