Thursday, July 5, 2012

The Midnight Oil

OK Guys so look at this.
No matting! 
OK, there's one mat but its black. Is this a first for me? I thinkie so.
I just felt like doing something totally different. I think its the artsy image brings out the eccentric in me.
I even got out the white craft paint and went smudgy with it. How fun is that!
OK, so can you guess what the challenge is this week at Mo's?
You guessed it!
Anything Goes!

Image: Jo Painting by Mo Manning
Colors: Prismacolors and Lyras
Kraft paper pack, button, ticket stub and burlap: The Kraft OUtlet

So I can't see what all you creative minds come up with this week!
Happy Crafting!

Paper Pretties - any occasion card
Scrapbook Sisters -  one stamp
Tandastamps -- Splish, splash & Splat (throw paint, ink, water ect)
Waste Not Wednesday  always "use your forgotten stuff" (white craft paint)
Card Cupids Use ribbon, twine or washi tape
Cupcake Craftroom -  - Lots of layers


Liselot said...

Beautiful card, great colouring as usual!

Elaine L. said...

This is wonderful, Dorcas! I love the paint on the edges...will have to try that!

Tine said...

LOL. This is ME in years gone by!!!! Long hair et al (mine locks were even longer believe it or not, LOL). Love it, and as you say, very artsy. Perfect for the image.
Tine :)

Pat said...

Oh, oh, are such a rebel! hehe! I love the layered papers...and staples...and stitching...and your image...whoa...beautifully colored! Ohhhh...I just noticed your latest tute...gott go read it! Mwahhhh! Pat Frank

Dannii said...

Stunning card. Loving the layers. Super image and I adore how you have printed it onto a darker paper. x

Jennifer Scull said...

gosh this is beautiful, Dorcas! it popped up in my blog feeder and I had to race right over to tell you how much I like it! you always add the perfect touch to anything you make. :)

Linda w said...

I love this Dorcas, and your colouring is wonderful of course. Thanks for all the recent tutorials, they are priceless. Don't have time to comment on all the posts I've missed, but I've seen them, and needless to say, love them. Hugs lin

dj1952 said...

I really love all you did on this card. I wish I had time and a place to make cards, but my space is all messed up while it's being organized. (Yeah, that's a joke. I'd cry if it would help.) hugs, dj

Debbie said...

Love the black, it makes it POP and the white smudging is really gorgeous and the perfect touch!!!! Also love the fabric you've added...


Gretha said...

Woww, a stunning card Dorcas and your image is wonderful coloured.
Hugs Gretha

José said...

What a beautiful card. Looks so vintage. I like that very much. And the black fits in it.
The image is wonderful coloured.
It's graet!!!!
Hugs, José

Sharla said...

This is AWESOME...I like everything about it! The kraft, the white paint smudges, and the image is so cute!

Thanks for joining us at Card Cupids!
~Sharla-DT member

Elaine said...

What a stunning card I love the way you colour wow what fabulous work Hugs Elaine

Kathleen said...

What a beautiful card.....It's always a pleasure to see colour pencil work done well.
Kathleen x

June Nelson said...

Its fantastic sweetie, mattig or no matting what abeautiful card xxxxxx

Mynnette said...

This is AMAZING! LOVE your coloring on kraft--so pretty!!! :)

debby4000 said...

Love your gorgeous and adorable card.

Dana said...

Love this Dorcas!! It is different from your usual layouts but just as gorgeous!! Love the grungy border you added. I just want to jump in and paint right along side her : )

Sally Cicada Designs said...

WOW!!! Dorcas, this is such an amazing card. A great image and so beautifully coloured. No one does kraft & pencils quite like you. Thanks for the great tutorials too. I can see I'm going to need a cold drink and a snack because I'm going to be on your blog awhile lol!! Thanks for sharing!!

Sarah ☺

nancyparker55 said...

Oh Dorcas, I love it! Is there a style you can't do? lol
Have a wonderful wweekend.

Anonymous said...

gorgeous card! found you on cupcake craft room. no matting! very cool, havent tried that, not sure if i could! love the image too and colours !

Babs said...

Very cool card Dorcas! Great colouring and I love the touch of black, as was mentioned before, black makes things "pop".
Luv, Babs xo

Tracy said...

This image is my daughter over and over. :-) Haven't colored it up yet cause the project inspiration hasn't struck. You did a beautiful job and the lack of mats sure didn't detract from it one bit. :-) Hugs!

Wishcraft said...

Fabulous card! Love the image and your beautiful colouring, and the white paint looks great too. Thanks for joining in with my WNW challenge hun :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Karen said...

Girl...your coloring is SUPERB!
Thanks for joining us at Card Cupids. Hope to see you again!

Nannieflash said...

Stunning card Dorcas and I love the layout to, and your image is so beautifully coloured. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Iulia said...

This is totally amazing, Dorcas! I love the fact you went a bit smudgy with this one, love the artsy look , definitely this image is very inspirational and you did a GREAT job!
Have a nice day sweetie!

Jo Davies said...

Beautiful card...thanks for sharing with us at Cupcake Craftroom Challenge this month, Jo xxx

Anonymous said...

Just brilliant, love the image and beautifully coloured!
Helen x

nwilliams6 said...

Inspiring stuff here! Love the sketch, the linen/burlap, and the way you colored this beautiful image and brought it to life. Wow!

Chris said...

I love everything about this card! it's just beautiful!

Zoe Sanderson said...

Absolutely gorgeous card love your colouring great use of paint here. Thank you for sharing this fab card with our Tanda Teaser XOXO Zoe

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