Thursday, May 26, 2011

Gardening Guru


Hi Guys!
I just love this recent creation of Mo's and couldn't wait to color them up. I merged the potters bench digi with the gardening girl. They're just made for eachother, love it love it.
So this week's challenge at Mo's Digital Pencil is:
Pearls and Flowers.
I don't normally use many flowers on my cards but I dug out some cannibalized silk flowers and buttons and made one for todays card. The pearls are a little hidden. i.e, drawer knobs etc.

The papers are DCWV and the embossed leaves (they're sold as flower petals) are a cuttlebug embossing kit. I just ran some distress ink over them so you could see the embossing a bit better.
Coloring was done in Prismacolor pencils and goo gone. Gotta love them!
Oh! And that cutie patootie watering can charm was found in The Charm Barn. (Stay away from that place its dangerous. lol)  Pat knows, don't you Pat? :-D They're very reasonably priced, the trouble is you "need" one of each. lol
A close up below:

I would like to play with the following challenges:

 Crafting for all Seasons - Anything goes
Crafts and Me - gems and pearls
Divas by Design -- #2 For the Girls 
House That Stamps Built - - Stitching
My Mum's Craft shop -- #7 favorite colors
Papercraft Star -  1 colored cardstock, 2 patterned paper, 3 bling
Paper Shelter Challenge -- #15 anything goes
Clear It Out! - - Projects using Colouring Mediums
Creative Card Crew - Anything Goes
Going Grey With Scrap-Creations -- Use at Least 3 Different DP's
Creative Stamp Friends  - My favourite colours
House of Gilli -  - Flowers
Make it Monday - Always anything goes
Paper Playtime -- add a charm (one week this week)
Stamps & Fun = Creativity - Flower Power
Stamps R Us -  Goin Digital - use something digi
There's Magic in the Air - - Make your own flowers




45 comments:

dj1952 said...

Great card Dorcas. I saw this one and thought it was cute too. Love the colors you've used on it. (See, it doesn't hurt too much to use flowers.) LOL. Hugs, dj

Cheryl said...

oh this is just gorgeous hun,love the colors you have used on this just brilliant hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

Anne said...

Oh, Dorcas, this is so, so pretty, love it and love your colours
Anne
x

Marianne said...

Oh I love this one. The image is so cute. I love the combination with this flower paper. And your flower with embossed leaves are fantastic.
Hugs Marianne

Saskia said...

Your colouring is great!!!! Lovely card! :)

heidy said...

Oh fabolous card Dorcas
Love the embossed flower leaves!
Hugs Heidy

Annemaritta said...

Hi girl friend! Hih, guess what? We have a new member in out "Primacolors are the best" club. She is amazingly talented lady and her cards are stunning. I have been praising Prismacolors and now she "joined the club".

Dorcas, this card of yours is gorgeous. As always. Love you!

Annemaritta said...

out - OUR :P

Iulia said...

Oh, I love it Dorcas! Your coloring is awesome!!! Love the papers and the way you coordinated the embossed "leaves" with the patterns. Love the colors too! Great work!
Hugs and have a great weekend sweetie!
Iulia

Tine said...

Hi Dorcas. Fabulous card. Love your paper choice too- all works so well together. Those sure are your colours!
Tine :)

Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

Love these papers! Coloring is fab as always! I do LOVE those charms. Too cute! I have been refraining checking them out, but I will have to go take a looksie! I saw charms similar in a gift shop and they were $3.99 a piece, so now I can justify it.

Reflections from Granny said...

So sweet, love this stamp and those red clogs are too funny. Hugs, Lori m

KarinsArtScrap said...

beautiful image and card dorcas.
love the bright colors.

greetings karin

Boxofcolours said...

Fab as always Dorcas, thanks for sharing your wonderful work ~ Jane

Ulina /Apricot Bubbles said...

Hi Dorcas!
Your cards always put a smile in my face - this one, too :-)
You choose pretty/funny/... pictures and bring them to life with your perfect coloring technique!
I just saw this little charm on the upper left corner - what a sweet accent to add to your card!
Have a great day, Dorcas!
Uli

Pattie said...

Love the colors, those embossed leaves are beautiful and so is your coloring! Perfectly Springy!

Dana said...

I love this image, especially her crocs!! Amazing coloring as always g/f and I adore how you repurposed the "leaf".
Hugs~
Dana

Debbie said...

Yeah, I can comment again, tried several times on earlier posts and couldn't. So I am so happy that I can comment on this beauty. It is just FANTASTIC!!! And You know when I get home I am going to check out the charm barn..that little pot you placed in the corner is just perfect for this card

Hugs
Debbie

Tracy said...

Love it Dorcas! I waffled about getting these stamps and haven't yet. You're bad for my wallet. You make me want to buy buy! LOL
I have that Cuttlebug set. Got it cheap at Big Lots and I don't think I've ever used it on a project. Thanks for the inspiration! Hugs!

Andrea Ewen said...

Fantastic coloring, Dorcas, your color selections and blending/shading are perfect! Love the awesome stitching and the pretty embossed leaves! I loved looking at the pictures of the baby ducks, too...all those little duckies in the bathtub, my goodness! What sweet little friends!

Tammy said...

This is gorgeous!! Awesome images and your coloring is beautiful! Thanks for playing along with us at Stamps R Us!
Tammy :)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card, Dorcas!

Anonymous said...

Dorcas, I'm really having a hard time trying to leave a comment for you! The anonymous comment above is mine, also! Didn't expect it to work! Take care and love your pretty card!
Marilynv19

Mary J said...

AMAZING! I'm so impressed with your colouring and colour combo!

Thx for linking it up to the Make It Monday party too!

Mary J x

Anita said...

Dorcas, this is beautiful. I love that image and of course your coloring is always perfect. Really like the green and yellow, it's so cheerful. Adorable charm too. Thanks for joining in the Divas by Design Challenge.

Hugs,
Anita

Dawn B. said...

This is fantastic.. I LOVE the coloring you did here. It is soft and so effective with this image. It is not one you can color much. Great job.

debby4000 said...

Oh this wonderful Dorcas those images are so perfect together and what a brilliant job with the colouring.
luv
Debby

Nadell said...

Wonderful card. Love your coloring. Thanks for joining us at SFC.

Hugs Nadell

Brenda Brown said...

Love your card Dorcas, great colours and design.
Thanks for sharing this with the Divas by Design.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Sara Ament said...

Beautiful Creation and I love all the extra goodies that you have added! Thank You for joining us at Get Hippity With Ippity! I hope you have a wonderful and safe weekend! Happy Creating! Sara

Peggy said...

I love this! Such a fun image by SS. Thanks for playing with us at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations.

Rachel B said...

Gorgeous! Fabulous image and you colored it so beautifully! Thanks for joining us at Clear It Out.

Dawn said...

Beautiful card Dorcas! Thank you for joining in on our first challenge at CFAS!

Alice Wertz said...

this is so so pretty! i just adore your fab coloring, girl. gorgeous card!

Kitty said...

What a beautiful card hun, i love all your creations!

Thanks for joining in this weeks challenge at MMCS Challenges and hope to see you again next week!

Kitty xx

joy said...

Great stitching detail on her apron! Thanks for participating in the Repeat Impressions Challenge.

Bastelmichaela said...

A beautiful card, a great design and wonderful colors.

Thank you for your participation at Creative stamp Friends.

A nice greeting Michaela

gina g said...

Wow what a fantastic card. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter for our challenge this week. luv gina xx

Elaine L. said...

This card is just wonderful, Dorcas! I love the little pearls you've added here and there! Thanks for the free sentiments, too! I grabbed a few!

Kristen said...

Gorgeous card!!!! Thanks so much for playing in this weeks challenge at Going Greyw with Scrap-Creations.

Pat said...

Oh ya, baby...do I EVER know about the Charm Barn!! hehehe!! I love this card...which makes it right up there with ALL of your cards!! You are the best colorer I know!! I tell ya, I aspire to be this good someday...and I am NOT KIDDING!! Your coloring is just stunning! And your designwork is absolutely inspired!! The pearl drawer knobs are delightful! And the watering can charm is just perfect! You rocked this babe!! Hugs. Pat p.s the ducklings are adorable!! :-)

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

Beautiful cards...such cute images...thanks for joining us this week at SFC…....
Hugs GDT-Bella

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

It's so cute! What a lovely colours you have used…………… Thanks for joining at TPS this week......

Hugs
Judith

Ildiko said...

Dorcas this is gorgeous, thanks playing along with Make your own flower at Paper Cupcakes
hugs
Ildiko

Ps: because of you I have been decorating the inside of my cards in the past few weeks, you are a great inspiration, thanks

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is GORGEOUS....love your coloring!

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