Thursday, August 4, 2011

Somewhere Out There

Hi Everyone!
Wouldn't it be nice to be at the beach right now? Not gonna happen but it would be nice!
This week's challenge at Mo's is " An Easel Card with animal or bird".
Although I chose a fancy fold ,I kept the decorations to a minimum to keep the focus on the image.I'm pretty pleased with this one. Doesn't that make a nice change~!. :-)

My Recipe:
Papers: assorted
Image: Mo Manning
Colors: Prismacolors on Kraft cardstock
Banner dies: Whimsy
Scrolly corner die: Sizzex
Charms: from stash
     

Challenges:
Crafting for all Seasons -  beach/ocean (2nd wk)
Divas by Design - summer (2nd wk)
Clear It Out! - Use Old Supplies - Summer project
Craft Room Challenge  - Summer Holidays 
Creative Craft Challenges - - Summertime
Paper Take Weekly - Anything goes with optional metal
Tuesday Throwdown - Summertime
Always Something Creative - Water (see site for examples)
Card and Scrap - - Summer
Creatalicious Challenges - - Theme of 1920's
Scrappin Chic Challenge - - Pennants / banners

Thanks so much for stopping by!







54 comments:

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous cards you have made dorcas.
beautiful images and coloring as always.


greetings karin

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

Awesome clouds and waves! Actually awesome coloring everywhere! Love the charms, banners, & twine too!

Clare *Littlebear* said...

I love, love, love this card. It's gorgeous!
Hugs, Clare x

Anne said...

AMAZING background and all round stunning card Dorcas! Lovely!
Anne
x

Linda said...

Love the simplicity of the card. You were so right in keeping the focus on the image. Sometimes our cards get too busy and it can be overwhelming.

Anniebee said...

Gorgeous card, Dorcas! You have become the master of Prismacolor on Kraft in my book!The image is adorable and you did a wonderful job on the background. Love all the little details too. I can see why you're pleased with this one.

Hugs,
Anniebee

debby4000 said...

Love your beautiful, adorable card Dorcas.
luv
Debby

Shazza said...

beautiful card, love the background on the image x

Marianne said...

Gorgeous card you made. The clouds and waves are so beautiful and I love your flags with the buttons.
Hugs Marianne

Joey said...

Dorcas this is one beautiful card, love the theme over the whole card, your colouring is stunning, love the bunting. Joey x

Debbie said...

Hi Dorcas, What a stunning card, absolutly love it...What a gorgeous Mo image (and I love Mo's images!). the sketch and papers used + that banner are gorgeous.

Hope you don't mind me saying but I saw you had entered "Craft Room Challenge" and I thought I would go take a look. I couldn't see your gorgeous card entered!!
Just thought I would mention it. Debbiexx

Tine said...

Hi Dorcas. Fabby card. Great image of course, but just love your easel interpretation & the scene you have created for him.
Tine :)

Boxofcolours said...

Love the sea & sky Dorcas, very realistic - great job! ~ Jane

Laura said...

woooooow! I love it! Love the whole "sailor" theme and the way you soft-colored the background! so sweet!

Cheryl said...

Oh wow - your coloring is amazing! Gorgeous card!



P.S. I gave you a shout out for your fabulous coloring on my blog.

Debbie said...

Wow love the scene you created with the clouds in the background. and even though I live at the beach it didn't happen to me either. haven't even stuck my toe in the sand yet...sad right. Anyway, love the card as always, loving how you are coloring on the kraft papers and how you kept this one so simple. It added so much to the card.

Hugs
Debbie

Anita said...

Beautiful card Dorcas. That scene is fabulous and as always your coloring is the best!

Yenni Natalia said...

Awesome clouds! :) you are still in love with colouring on kraft cardstock and it just getting better as the days goes :) love the cutie boy boy

Kim B said...

beautiful card, love that little boy image. Hope you have a wonderful day and thanks so much for joining us at Craft-Room Challenge. Kim xx

Anne Bente said...

wawww it is beautiful

thanks so much for joining card and scraos challenge

hugs

Dana said...

There you go raising that bar again!! I think this is the new standard for doing awesome water and skies! Absolutely amazing and I love that soft, dreamy palette.
Hugs~
Dana

dj1952 said...

I love this image and your coloring. It's one I've wanted to get for some time, but just have never gotten around to it. Beautiful job. Hugs, dj

Carla S. said...

Wonderful card, Dorcas! I love the beach scene you created and the cute sailor! Great coloring and details!

Martha said...

such a beautiful card, thanks so much for sharing with us at Clear It Out

Ulina /Apricot Bubbles said...

Sooo adorable!!! This is my favourite from your last weeks´ cards! I love everything about it: the color-combo blue/yellow, the banner, the incredible perfection of your coloring and those cute charms!!
Oh, yes, I´d love to be at the beach now! Unfortunately we don´t have a summer this year - it´s always cloudy, rainy and most of the time too cold for summer :-(
Hugs,
Uli

Annika said...

whoa - I watch and learn! The way you have done the sky and sea is just SO cool!!
Hugs
Annika

Zoechaos said...

Very Sweet card, thank you for sharing with is at Craft-Room Challenge and good luck in the draw XOXO Zoe

Babs said...

This is one of my favourite cards of yours Dorcas. I love the whole *nautical* feel of it. The color combo works so well together. I like how you have paper pierced this one....bet your sewing machine is feeling a little neglected. lol
Luv, Babs

Alice Wertz said...

absolutely fabulous coloring, Dorcas! love that banner, too. beautiful card!

Pat said...

Hey partner in crime! I am lovin' this card! Of course, you know how much I love your images colored in kraft paper! And this one is another stunner, m'dear!! Love the banners and charms and bakers twine! You nailed this, kiddo!! Hugs. Pat

Debi said...

Dorcas, this is just gorgeous I love this image and beautifully coloured- Thanks for joining us at craft Room Challenge- debi x

Lisa Lynn said...

Your card is adorable. Love the way you made the scene. This image is wonderful on the kraft paper.

Cathy said...

I always love your creations on Kraft but I think this one is my favorite so far. not to mention I have always loved this image :) It is just Perfect!!!!

Annemaritta said...

Hello there :) When I read the challenge, I was expecting ducks. How are they? How is "difficult name" doing?

Was it difficult coloring sea on kraft? You should be pleased with this card, you are right, hih! Twine and decorations are in balance with the theme and dp and flags are sooooo good.

Iulia said...

Hey darlin'! Yes, you have all the reasons to like the way this one turned out! You know I love this image, now I really have to include it in my next request from Peggy:) Love the way you did the sand around its feet, the waves and the foam; looks like a Monet to me:)
I would have let you know had I received the cards, no, unfortunately I think they have been lost. It's really such a pity. I wouldn't want you to waste your cards like this again; mine has arrived quicklier because hubby thought it was something urgent and sent it via some fancy courrier. But I haven't got a clue how long they take the normal way.
I shall inform at the post office and do another swatch. Just let me know of another card you want from my blog. I don't want you to send me one again without me doing the same. Hope this time we'll get them:)
Hugs and have a happy weekend!
Iulia

Nannieflash said...

Hi Dorcas you and me to, would love to be on a beach relaxing. Stunning card love the chalk look of it, your colouring is always gorgeous. hugs Shirleyx

hazel said...

Your card is lovely Dorcas - I love the image. Thank you for joining us at Craft-Room Challenge.
xxx Hazel.

Jani said...

Gorgeous card!
Love the crafty cardstock you used for the image!
Thanks for joining us at CFAS!
Jani x

Maria said...

Beautiful card! I love the effect of the prismas on the Kraft cardstock! Good luck, and thanks for joining in at the Craft-Room Challenge. Maria x

Sylvia x said...

Thank you for joining us over at Creative Craft Challenges...great card and i love this image

Sylvia x

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is so cute!! Love the style of card!!

Esther said...

This is just gorgeous...love the colouring on Kraft card, the image..well just everything....Thanks so much for joining our Craft-Room challenge..Esther xx

Vicky said...

Such a gorgeous card hun..!

thanks for joining us at Divas...and good luck..!

hugs Vicky xx

Natasha said...

Hey Dorcas!
Aw this card makes me wanna go to the beach, too! And I love that bunting - always love bunting :) x

Nikki Byrne said...

Brilliant!! Love how you have created the waves and the sky, and the image is just soooo cute! Thank you for joining us at Craft-room challenge. Hugs

Nikki DT

Schnipsel und mehr...die Papierwerkstatt said...

Gorgeous Card. Beautiful.

Thank´s for joining us at ASC.

Hugs Andrea

MarikaVaan said...

Hello lovely.
Your card is gorgeous. Lovely colors and wonderful details. Thank you for your participation in the PTWC in the week.
Hugs August GDT Marika

Janne said...

Cute card! Lovesd the colours you have used. Thanks for joining us at Creatalicious Challenges♥
♥♥Janne♥♥

laney said...

gorgeous card hun I love this image!
Thanks for joining us at Diva's this time hope to see you next time too
hugs
laney

Tracy said...

This is one of my favorite Mo images. I love the banner as the stop for the top of the card. Your coloring is amazing as always. :-)

nedergaard said...

Wawww, it's so nice... love it.

Tusind tak for at du deltager på vores udfordring hos Card and Scrap!!!

Manuela said...

Eine wunderschöne Karte hast Du gemacht. Da passt einfach alles.
Vielen Dank für Deine Teilnahme bei AllwaysSomethingCreative.

Liebe Grüße
Manuela

Carlene said...

This is so pretty! Thanks for playing at SCCB!

Kathy said...

Love your card! What a creative way to use a banner! Thanks for playing along with the Scrappin' Chics!
Kathy, Scrappin' Chics designer
http://kathyand3kids.blogspot.com

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