Thursday, February 18, 2010

Mo's Challenge #19



Clean and Simple! Uh-oh!

Dawn's challenge for us this week was a difficult one for me....I don't do C.A.S. cards easily. I always want to add layers, flowers, charms, or fancy punched edges!
None of that would fly with this challenge, though...it had to be no layers and only one ribbon.  I chose to use Mo's "Secret Garden" because it can be printed large enough to cover most of a 5" by 7" card. I love this image, but I have to say that it's not the easiest to color. I used twelve shades of green Copics and at least another dozen assorted colors! 
The faux stitching around the the sides was done with a Micro-liner pen. The 'happiness' stamp from SU!'s Warm Words and gingham ribbon finish it off.
I did have a problem with the Copics bleeding through my PTI white because I tend to do a lot of blending, so I ended up having to layer it onto another card.
Here's my finished card. I think the miniature twig chair goes well with the garden theme. I love tiny chairs!



Here's a close-up view



8 comments:

Catherine said...

What a beautiful card ! The image that you have coloured so wonderfuly well - is so outstanding that it doesn't need anything else ! Smiles from Catherine

Guylaine said...

very lovely card
great coloring

joey said...

Hi Elaine

this is beautiful, I love how the image nearly fills the whole card.

Joey.x

Cathy said...

Elaine, you did a wonderful job on the CAS. Your coloring is beautiful as always. Love it!!

Cheryl said...

This is GORGEOUS Elaine!

Sandy Hulsart said...

Beautiful card, Elaine. Lovely coloring and fabulous ribbon.

The Wired Angel said...

You did very well Elaine with the CAS challenge.. I agree with you that it can be hard to do. Isn't this image terrific to color? Hugs, Peggy

Elizabeth said...

Gorgeous card with beautiful coloring!!