Monday, February 27, 2012

Just Daisy

Hi Guys!
Ive got a simple card to share with you today. Sometimes you need a card suitable for "all occasions" and this stamp/ design fits the bill. I kept decorations to a minimum and just let the image be the focus. (nothing new there!) The 6x6 paper packs I'm using work so well in tying it all together. Love my 6x6s!!

Recipe:
Colors: CarbOthello pastel pencils on Strathmore pastel paper

*A note on pastel pencils:
Although they can be used on kraft and other papers they really do work their magic best on "Pastel Paper". With "normal" paper the pigment almost sits on top and you have to be so careful you don't just brush it all off with a careless movement. But with "proper" pastel paper the color settles into the paper fibers like butter into a biscuit. So creamy and blendable and nice.
You can find pastel paper at most arts and craft stores for about $7 for 25 sheets. I'm sure there's cheaper and more expensive options out there but this is what I use.
Hope that helps!

A few challenges:
Crafty Bloggers Network - Spring Time
Creative Mondays - Anything Goes 
Daisy Doodles Creative Challenge  "Color Your World" 
Love to Create - Add Stitching to your Project (Real or Faux)
Make it Monday - always Anything Goes
Paper Creations Ink  Show Us Your Style Using Your Favorite Technique 
There's Magic in the Air "Critter" in the image (animal, bug, fish etc) 

Thanks for visiting!



45 comments:

dj1952 said...

Dorcas, this is so cute. It would be perfect for a thank you, get well, or any occasion. Love the colors. Hugs, dj

José said...

Dorcas, I love the simplicity of your card.
And daisy's are mij favorite.
Your coloring is perfect.
Hugs, José

Babs said...

Lovely card Dorcas. White daisies are a fav. of mine too. I love the colouring on this one.... you described it perfectly. Have a super day.
Luv, Babs xo

Boxofcolours said...

Great image Dorcas and I especially love the patchwork papers - you are a real whizz with a sewing machine!!
Hugs
Jane

Becky said...

Beautiful card and beautiful coloring. Thanks on the info of paper.

Julie said...

Oh my goodness, what a perfect card! I've never thought of adding small multiples of paper lines from a pad,simply brilliant! Hope you don't mind if I borrow this idea,Most of my card blanks are a tad smaller than my DP pads and I always end up with tiny strips that I usually end up punching flowers from. This is a much better idea!.x

Kelly Schelske said...

Dorcas, this is so sweet. Gorgeous coloring, love the stitching too!!

Hugs, Kelly

-x-Nat-x- said...

Beautiful card! I seem to forget sometimes how beautiful the simple things are! Love the stitching detail and the twine and the image is just beautiful!! So glad I saw you on MIM!
Nat -x-

Tine said...

Fab, Dorcas. Beautifully coloured and the simple layout emphasises your image perfectly.
Tine :)

Crafty and Green said...

Such a Cute Card! Beautiful Image! Thank you for playing with us at Love to Create Challenge this week!!

Many Blessings,
Tina

CraftyC said...

This is beautiful Dorcas. Love the pretty colours and thanks for the tip!
Clairexx

Loz said...

Beautiful card and colouring Dorcas. Saw this on MIM. Loz

Linda w said...

beautiful work with your pastels Dorcas, a great all occasions card. Hugs lin

Faye's Paper Passion said...

Very Lovely card Dorcas. Saw it on MIM. Faye

Marjo said...

Lovely Card, thanks so much for playing with us at Paper Creations Ink.

I have some yummy blog candy here‘s the link if you are interested

Xoxo Marjo

Sue said...

Hi hun
wow this is striking, awesome colouring luv the image, pretty papers, fab stitching, sue,x

Rachael said...

Hey lady! Long time no chats! ;) I always admire your cards, they're so beautiful and you really take the time to think each one through. :) This is lovely.

Jayne said...

What a delightful card, lovely image and so beautifully coloured! Love Jayne. x

Molecraft said...

Absolutely gorgeous as always, love it!
Helen x

Grenouille Greetings said...

I'm struggling to catch up, Dorcas. So many wonderful cards in such a short space of time. It never ceases to amaze me how you manage it. Every single one is so beautifully coloured and so perfectly coordinated. I loved all of your Mo cards and your inspirational post and these flowers are gorgeous. A gem of a card! Hugs, Lesley

jules said...

Hi Dorcas i agree with Lesley above me, you never fail to bring out a gorgeous card!!!! love this one oh i cant wait for spring now!!!

Alex said...

Stunning! And I do love the image...
Love, Alex

Tracy said...

The pastels look amazing! They seem like you said, to settle into the paper more than the pencils. But I still love your pencil coloring. Those daisies look like I could reach out and touch them. Gorgeous card Dorcas!

debby4000 said...

Oh this is so beautiful Dorcas.
luv
Debby

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

SUPERB! I love it. x

Shirley-anne said...

Beautiful image perfectly coloured and great paper combinations. Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday

Nancy said...

Your card is just gorgeous! The coloring is amazing! Thanks for the tip on using the right paper. I may give this a try!

Jo Davies said...

Such a Sweet Card Dorcas....Beautiful Image and wonderful colours!

Thank you for sharing with us at Love to Create Challenge this week!!

Big hugs Jo xxx

Ulina /Apricot Bubbles said...

A cute all occasions card! Love the soft colors! Oh, I´m so ready for sping!!
Hugs,
Uli

Sue Nicholson said...

Beautiful card, prefect colours and image. Thnaks for sharing your work with us at Cutie Pie Challenge. Good Luck, Cheers Sue N x

Ginger said...

I had never paid any attention to "pastel" papers before, but I'm going to check them out. Thanks for the suggestion. Your coloring is wonderful. Love your blog.

Woo said...

Such a pretty card!Love the spring colours! Thanks for sharing and playing at Cutie Pies Woo x

Ivonne said...

Beautiful card, saw it at MIM. Love the colors and the stamp is so sweet. Hugs, Ivonne

Hanneke said...

Wow, love this card you posted on MIM! Great image and colors! Hugs, Hanneke

Melissa Craig said...

Fabulous card! Love your coloring. Thanks for creating with us at Love to Create.

Jacki Randolph said...

Beautiful Dorcas, image, papers and your coloring are gorgeous!

Thank you for joining us at Love to Create Challenge this week!

Heide said...

What an adorable card! Lovely work. Saw you on Make it Monday.
Hugs, Heide

Pat said...

This is truly a outstanding card. Your coloring is superb and the image is a delight. Love your color scheme and the twine pulls everything together. Thank you for joining us at Paper Creations Ink - Pat

Michelle said...

Hi Dorcas

Wow, this is beautiful!! Your colouring just looks amazing! (thank you for the tips on the pastel paper, good to know).

I love the stitching you have done, it gives a quality finish to this wonderful card.

Thank you for sharing with us this week at Make It Monday.

Michelle :o)

sarah's little snippets said...

Oh it's so beautiful Dorcas! Love the cute image and your colouring is gorgeous :)
Saw it over at MIM.
Sarah x

Nicola Jayne Saul said...

Gorgeous card, lovely fresh spring colours. Thanks for joining in at the CBN challenge this week, NJ X

Paper Creations Ink said...

Thank You For Joining Paper Creations Ink; We Always Enjoy Seeing Your Creative Talents! We hope that you have a wonderful week!

Sonia said...

Hello!
Super Fab creation! Great JOB!
Thanks for joining us at TMITA-Paper Cupcakes. Good Luck!
-Sony DT
Sonia-Studio60

Made by Mandy said...

Dorcas this is gorgeous, love the pencils on that pastel paper, such a soft look to it.


Many thanks for joining in with our Colour Your World challenge over at Daisy Doodles Creative Challenges

Mandy (DT member for Daisy Doodles)

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In my point of view , a calender can also be attached on this card!
It will look great!
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