Thursday, June 2, 2011

Just Because

 Hi All!
 I hope your day has started off well. :-)
Today's card I made using one of the cutest Mo images ever! I don't know why but I just love this one. I colored it with Prismacolor pencils on Kraft cardstock . Loved every minute of it. There's something very relaxing about coloring on Kraft. I love how the layers of color build until you reach the point where everything just kind of "comes to life".

Sketch Challenge
So this week's challenge at Mo's DP2 is a sketch and a very simple one at that so there should be no hang ups. I stuck to it as best as I could. :-) I thought that for once I had followed the rules to a T and then looked at the sketch again and saw flowers on the bottom right. Hmmmmmm Do you think thats interpretational? Cos they metamorphosed into buttons!


Oh! By the way, the paper is DCWV and the paper punch is Martha Stewart. The ribbon is from Crafty Ribbons. And the buttons are from Home Sew. Love that place! The frames are Spellbinder's Nestabilities.
I Think that's it.


A few challenges:
Bearly Mine -  Die-cuts and Lace
Digital Tuesday -  Animal Friends
Partytime Tuesdays - Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday -Wrap it Up with Ribbon
Crazy Challenge  - Pets
Stamp with Fun - In the Garden
Card Cupids - Ribbon and/or Fibres
Gingerloft  Tie a Yellow Ribbon

Happy Crafting!




38 comments:

KarinsArtScrap said...

this is so sweet and beautiful dorcas, like the image.

greetings karin

Boxofcolours said...

Great card as always Dorcas, I love it when you colour on Kraft Paper, I'm going to have to give it a try myself!! ~ Jane

dj1952 said...

This is an adorable image and your coloring is awesome. I do love the effect you get with craft paper. Hugs, dj

Julie said...

Oh Dorcas,you know how much I love your cards but I'm afraid with this card it goes just a bit deeper lol! I adore it,you are the queen of Kraft,not a technique I've ever tried nor think I could ever achieve..... Everything is just stunning,the colour scheme,the perfect layering,you've started my day happy:-) have a good one my friend x

Cheryl said...

oh hun this is stunning see why you love the image and the papers and detail are just brilliant hugs cheryl xxxxxx

Marianne said...

OMG, this is so beautiful. I like your image on kraft. I never did it, I can't find it in a shop, but it is stunning. Love your gorgeous layout and the way you stitched.
The heartboarder makes this one complete.
Hugs Marianne

debby4000 said...

Oh this is gorgeous Dorcas, beautiful image and papers.
luv
Debby

Tine said...

Gorgeous card, Dorcas. The darker dp ground really make your colours 'pop!' You really do have a way with your pencils on Kraft.
Tine :)

Lindsey said...

oooh think this is one of my favs yet! Gorgeous x

Randi Th. said...

Beautiful card!!!
Have a nice day!
Hugs

dolcreations said...

Girl, you sure know how to colour on kraft cardstock that is for sure. I adore this image! Cute card Dorcas!

Doreen said...

This is one gorgeous card Dorcas.xxx

uksharon said...

Fabulous card as ever Dorcas - just gorgeous.
Thanks for joining us at DT this week.
Best wishes, Sharon

Cathy said...

Dorcas, this is beautiful. Love this image colored so beautifully on Kraft. Hugs Cathy

Country Mouse said...

Wow! I love it on the Kraft paper! Super cute card!!! Great job Dorca!

CanadianScraps43 said...

Love what you shared here today. Love the bold and bright colours and the image is gorgeous! Hugs.

Ulina /Apricot Bubbles said...

Cheerful, bright and "smile-creating"! The pic is really cute - and you bring it to life with your awesome coloring - for me the ballons would be the most tricky part... ;-)
Hugs,
Uli

Nannieflash said...

Oh Dorcas that is gorgeous I love that cute image and your colouring as always is stunning. Thanks for joining us at Bearlymine, good luck with the Challenge. with hugs Shirleyxx

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

Just when I think it is impossible for your coloring to improve, I see this and realize you get better and better. Your skin is getting perfected with each card you make! Love the paper and sketch too! When you are famous, I can say I knew you you way back when no when knew you! LOL! No one will turn down your cards then! LOL!

Ellie said...

Your card is beautiful Dorcas. Love your coloring, such pretty colors too, and the buttons are a great alternative to flowers. Love it!
So happy you shared with us at digital tuesday!

petra,s cards said...

wauw what a great talent you have!!!! your card is gorgeous!!!!
xx petra

Grenouille Greetings said...

STUNNING, stunning colour work, Dorcas! Beautiful card!
And I think I need to thank you too! I was in Florida for 25 days and when I got home, there was a candy package. I think it may have been from you from a recent Mo hop - if so, THANK YOU! It's lovely! Hugs, Lesley

Pat said...

Oh Dorcas...absolutely gorgeous yet again!! I swear, you are my Prismacolor pencil IDOL!! And the craft paper is just perfect! I love your card...and, I'll tell ya, I think pushing the envelope when it comes to "rules" isn't such a bad thing! Hugs from your fellow "rule-breaking" Design Teamie! hehehe! Pat

Dana said...

I don't think I've met a Mo Manning image yet that I don't absolutely adore but a kid, a kitty and balloons.. c'mon.. what's not to love?? I love how your balloons turned out. The whole card is just "wow"!! And when it comes to sketches, I can't follow one.. ever! I get completely lost in the process.. lol. Glad I'm not the only one : )
xx

Linda Carson said...

You've inspired me to try coloring on kraft after seeing this beauty! Love it!

Iulia said...

What an adorable happy card, Dorcas! Your coloring on kraft cardstock looks amazing, one can see you really enjoyed it! Simple and yet so precious, love it!
Hugs and have a happy day!
Iulia

Gaynor said...

Dorcas you are amazing, I just love your cards and am an avid follower. Thank you for sharing your gorgeous card with us at Gingerloft and good luck with the challenge, Hugs Gaynor DT x.

Elaine Stark said...

A beautiful card. I like the image coloured on Kraft and the shade you have used. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

Amy Johnson said...

Such a sweet and pretty card. I love how the image is colored on Kraft paper.

Gale said...

Beautiful card. I really love the layout and colors.
Thanks for playing with us at GingerLoft Challenges.
:) Gale

Dawn B. said...

This turned out fabulous Dorcas. I have not colored on Kraft in a long time. I love the look. This is perfect for the sketch..

Anita said...

Oh, this is gorgeous. That image is so adorable and I love the colors on the kraft paper. Those balloons look translucent.

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

Beautiful cards...such cute images...thanks for joining us at Bearly Mine ……..
Hugs Judith

Tracey said...

This is absolutely beautiful Dorcas, love the colours & the stitching & that image is stunning :)
Hugs
Tracey
xx

Elaine L. said...

This is wonderful, Dorcas! Your coloring is always beautiful, but those balloons are perfect!

Laura said...

Oh, coloring on kraft must be nice... for you :) coz you always get the nicest colors and shades and manage to "bring them to life". I am using the kraft you sent me for more...simple stuff :) I am ruining it with colors :(. Your coloring is so perfect! Oh and I LOVE that paper combo :) the contrast is so striking and beautiful! This must be my fave card!

Jessie/knightrone said...

Oh, how FUN!!! Love your coloring!

Lynn said...

Fantastic card and the image and colouring is so perfect! Love the bow too:)
Thanks so much for joining at GingerLoft Challenges..Be sure to stop by GL on the 12th June for our Asian Blog Hop:)
Huggs
Lynn xx
PS: I have some nice candy up for grabs too xx

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