Wednesday, January 4, 2012


Just when you'd thought you'd seen the last of me (at least til Thursday) I'm baaaaack!
And I'm afraid you'll be seeing a lot more of me this month. I have the privilege of guest designing for ADFD and as such I will be showing you two projects every Wednesday for the whole month of January. How fun is that! Well, at least for me it is, you all have to see more of my projects cluttering up your blogger dashboard. lol
OK, so I decided to name this post "Sunflowers" because well, my two cards feature sunflowers but are presented quite differently.
Firstly, Ive got "Light Of My Life", a stamp that Tammy created based on a real photograph.
 Isn't it superb?

I am using paper by Cosmo Cricket and bakers twine by the Kraft Outlet.
Here's a close up of the digi:

And below we have "Sunflower Girl" based on a photo I sent Tammy of myself. ROFL.
 OK, maybe not.
Here I am using papers by DCWV, a ribbon by Sew Sweet and decorative corner by Wild Orchid Crafts.
The coloring for both cards was done with Lyras and Primacolor pencils on Kraft.

Now I was in a bit of a quandry here with regards to what the fine lady was leaning on. I thought at first it was a silken draped table. My friend Stacey suggested a stump. For the heck of it I made it into a stump since she's such an outdoorsy type of person with all kinds of flowers wrapped around her and stuff.
She's better be careful ;I think crows like sunflower seeds. Has she never watched "The Birds"? lol

And a close up:

OK, I think that's it from little ol me today!
I'll be back tomorrow. I know, I know, but I did warn you ahead of time!
Hugs All


paola said...

wow! the coloring of both of these is just phenomenal, when i grow up i wanna be able to use my pencils like you do, fabulous work Dorcas, love them both

dj1952 said...

Wow Dorcas these are fantastic! Congratulations on the GDT. Both cards have their own beauty. I especially like you coloring of the tree stump. Hugs, dj

Katarina said...

I've been a fan ADFD for a long time now, and my jaw just dropped with these gorgeous cards you've created. Your pencil coloring on Kraft paper just blows me away, a true artist!

Andrea said...

Wow, wow, wow! Two very beautiful cards, and your colouring is just amazing, especially the way you've coloured the tree stump.
Congratulations on your GDT position.
Love, Andrea xx

Franz♥ said...

Hi Dorcas, love both your wonderful cards, i can't say which i prefer!
I love coloring on craft cardstock and YOUR COLORING is perfect, i think!

Hugs, Franz.

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

They both are fantastic! Your coloring gets more amazing every time! And I was there for the process! The image of the boys is so sweet! The papers are perfect! The image of you, LOL! is great too! The papers really made it pop! You did not mention how you cleaned it up a bit! LOL! I changed my mind I think it is a table! Just kidding I LOVE it as a stump. Your shading is perfect!

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

I meant to add with the "she's better careful" I think your listening to too much Larry the Cable Guy and Cletus T JUdd! LOL!

Carla S. said...

Dorcas, these are both beyond gorgeous! Wonderful images and coloring and fantastic designs! Looking forward to seeing more!

Erni said...

beautiful and just great! I love both and can't wait to see more of them. You are very good in coloring.
hugs Erni

Jennifer Scull said...

oh Dorcas, I am so glad you are a guest designer this month! what fantastic news! :)
and of course your cards are beautiful.... everything you make always is! I so love your coloring abilities.

Tine said...

Dorcas, these are both stunning! They must have taken ages to colour but they are truly beautiful. Whoever eventually receives them will be very lucky.
Tine :)

pinky said...

Stunning cards Dorcas, your colouring on the kraft is something else!

Colinda said...

WOW, great coloring!!!!

Kelly Schelske said...

These are both so very fabulous Dorcas!

craftymum said...

Gorgeous cards Dorcas. Super colouring.
hugs sarah x

p.s. I have candy on my blog

Catherine said...

Gorgeous cards, love the two very different versions of sunflowers...

Anonymous said...

Two fabulous cards, your colouring is superb!
Helen x

Tracy said...

eh uh uh spit sputter.....Well I knew I was going to be amazed by your guest spot cards, but good golly Miss Dorcas! These are over the top! Both of them are so beautifully colored, but my fave is your self portrait. :-) Kudos to Stacey for suggesting the stump idea. Love it! Hugs!
P.S. Watch out for those crows. LOL

Debbie said...

Well my sweet sweet friend, Congratulations on your GDT spot, your work is so inspirational I can see why you are on the team. I love both cards, they are amazing.


P.S. Love the stump

Vicky said...

WOWWWWWWWWWWWWW.....these are absolutely amazing hun your colouring is to die for hun!!

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

mueppi said...

Wow.... Dorcas
your cards are gorgeous and I love the coloration!
Hugs Gisela from germany

Lisa Lynn said...

Dorcas- these cards are incredible. Love the image of the kids and how special that is to be made into a stamp! Your stitching on that card is wonderful. Love how you got the white to stand out on the kraft cardstock - your coloring is amazing.

Ulina /Apricot Bubbles said...

Both cards are very pretty, but my personal favourite is the second one - I love the crisp colors - yellow and black - and as all the other commenters already said: your coloring is excellent and the coloring on kraft cardstock has become your personal "trademark"!
Have a nice weekend!(we have a holiday tomorrow)

Whimcees said...


Congratulations! I saw your cards on Daisies and they are wonderful! I love their images and the boys has always been one of my favorites! Your technique is such perfection - love every creation!

Wishing you a happy day!


Barbara Diane

Hilde Larsen aka. Tindaloo said...

awesome coloring and cards :)

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Amazing work. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the second card especially. xxx

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