Wednesday, April 11, 2012

The Day's Harvest

Happy Wednesday everyone! I hope your week is going well. Things are moving right along with me. Today I may shock you all because I have a card to share with you that wasn't colored with copic markers! Now that you've picked your jaw up off the floor let me show you the card.




I love this image A Perfect Potter's Bench by Lynne Stansbery and think that it looks wonderful just printed off. My first intent was to just add a little color here and there and I didn't want the color to pop too much so I chose pencils over markers. Once I got to coloring it though, I had such fun that I just kept going. I didn't even blend the colors with mineral spirits like I usually do with pencils.  This is one of those images that may look intimidating , but the artist has made it so easy with the shading.

My sentiment is a quotation I found by Robert Louis Stevenson and I found it perfect for this image.  I didn't add much to it - just a piece of cording tied and a small piece of designer paper.  I wanted the image to stand on it's own.

I am not going to push the One A Day in May to you today, but I am going to remind you to join the challenge at Squigglefly's blog!  It's a fun one, so go play!

15 comments:

Tammy said...

Wow, wow, wow Holly! Absolutely stellar card! Beautifully colored.

The Purple Loft Creations said...

Awesome love the coloring and perfect sentiment, great job

Linda said...

Wonderful card Holly, I love the image and that sentiment is wonderful.

Linda W. said...

Oh Holly - You've treated Lynne's image so beautifully! This digi is really fun to work with tho, isn't it!

Shawna said...

Perfect! This image is a knockout!

bumblebee creations said...

gorgeous coloring Holly!! What a super great image!

THERESA said...

WOW, just love this, coloring is perfect and sure is a fun image, perfect!!
lotsa luv

Sharon Jones said...

Stunning card, Holly...very specially done! Kudos, gf!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Great card Holly!

Anonymous said...

Holly, once again you and Lynne make the best combo! I love how the coloring turned out on this. The BG paper really is perfect for this image and coloring too.

Maybe I can TRY coloring without blending on those new images. You have inspired me to try.

Brat

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

now THIS is GORGEOUS! you did it perfectly and your coloring is to die for! absolutely stunning!!! and what a fabulous image!

hope you had a great easter!

hugs :)

Becky said...

This is gorgeous Holly. I love this image and you did an awesome job on coloring this.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Love this potting bench. I scrolled back to look at all I have missed and you sure have been busy! One more week until my DS's wedding. 2 weddings in 6 months has been brutal! Promise to be more "regular" soon!

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

I love the sentiment you used. Its so right. Cute CARD AJ!

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

Wow Wow WOWIE! This is incredible. WOW!