Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Golden pansies

Good evening, I'm a bit later than I intended with this post as my computer just decided to upload Windows asked me what time I wanted to schedule the upgrade....completely ignored the time I chose and went ahead anyway! Hope this doesn't bode ill for the future!
Anyway, back to the card....I spent a lovely day last week doing very little but reading and colouring and I made this card with one of my coloured images. She is, of course, an Aurora Wings beauty, one of the first I bought and I've coloured her several times before, I intended to try with my distress inks but printed on the wrong paper (duh!) so I used my copics instead! I kept the design pretty simple as there is so much detail in the image. The butterfly die is Tim Holtz and I cut the solid layer from a piece of watercolour paper upon which I had made my first (not altogether successful!!) attempt at using brushos (think I added too much water!) at least the colours were perfect for what I wanted and I just used a white gel pen to add the dots to the wings

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  1. Gorgeous card, fabulous colouring and colours, layout fit perfectly.

    Kath x

  2. She is stunning Chris and beautifully your butterfly, such a gorgeous card..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  3. Gorgeous card Chris, beautifully coloured and I love the butterfly. hugs, Pat K x

  4. Stunning card, Chris! Love the warm orange throughout. Your coloring on the image is exquisite and the card design and elements are perfect compliments. Thank you for joining 'Anything with Wings' challenge at Aurora Wings!

    Mitzi xxx
    Artist/Owner Aurora Wings

  5. Beautiful coloring, Chris. Great butterfly. I like the white dots you put on the wing. Thank you for joining us at Come And Get It challenge. Bunny DT

  6. Your colouring really is fabulous - I've just been admiring it in close up as the skin tones are absolutely perfect! xx

  7. A 'WOW FACTOR' of a card Chris, love your colouring and the pansies turned out beautiful.xx
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  8. Holy gorgeous Chris!! That image is just breathtaking, what an amazing job you did!! I love that you kept the rest of the design fairy simple but still complimentary to the image! Stunning! hugs :)

  9. What a stunning card love the colours and your colouring. Fabulous. Thank you for joining us at Crafting for All Seasons. Helen DT. Good luck

  10. WOW Chris this is stunning love the colours you have chosen for the image she is beautiful, she is also one of the first ones I bought, brilliant creation.
    lorraine x

  11. Stunning card Chris....What a beautiful image....great colouring.....and details....Joolsx

  12. Stunning card Chris....What a beautiful image....great colouring.....and details....Joolsx

  13. Beautiful card Chris. Love your colouring and the design. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers and More for our Warm Summer Colours Challenge.


  14. GORgeous! Aurora wings do have some pretty images.
    I LOve your colours and these pansies are awesome.
    Only put Windows 10 on my lap top lol..Sometimes think if it works? Don't change it!

  15. Exquisite, Chris! Really fabulous palette! Love your papers, your beautiful embellies, and that image is wonderfully colored! Love this! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  16. Fab make and thank you for joining us at Fan-Tastic Tuesday crafty hugs Judith DT x

  17. A fabulous card, such a beautiful image.
    Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons.

  18. Beautiful make, so pretty! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafting for all Seasons.
    Fiona DT xx

  19. This is absolutely delightful! I love their images and you have coloured this one to perfection - those colours are super! Thank you for entering the TTPH (Flowers) Challenge this month, lots of luck to you.

    Hugs Sue Pxxx DT

  20. Chris, this is gorgeous! Your coloring is fabulous and the die cut additions add the perfect detail. LOVE that monarch butterfly in the same beautiful oranges. Thanks so much for joining our "Anything with Wings" Challenge at Aurora Wings. xxD

  21. this looks stunning! absolutely amazing job on the colouring, and great work on the golden hues you've given them! :D
    thank you for joining Aurora Wings.