Thursday, 19 January 2012

DDSC Challenge #91

Good afternoon!!
Back again with my DT card for this week's challenge over at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges. We have a colour theme this week of BLUE & BROWN

This gorgeous image is called simply "Morning Glories" and can be found HERE in the Digi Doodle Shop.  Now, I must tell you that this card caused me some problems!!  I originally printed the image onto white card and coloured it with Promarkers but found the flowers were lost due to the brown of the fence.  After several further attempts and still not being happy with the end result, I decided to print it onto kraft card and colour it with pencils. I am still not that happy with this either - I think the flowers could have been a bit darker or maybe I should have used a different shade of blue paper?? Either way,  it is definitely better than all the others!!  

Medium - Derwent pencils
Papers - some freebie digis I have on my computer with no name!!
Ribbon - stash
Sentiment - Craftwork Cards coloured with Vintage Photo Distress ink

I really hope you take a look at the rest of the team's gorgeous creations and feel inspired to enter the challenge. Blue and brown is a great colour combo and perfect for men's cards!!

Happy crafting
Denise xx

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Whimsy Inspiration #22 - Blue & Brown
Lexi's Creations #56 - Anything Goes


Suzilou said...

Oooo this is pretty, love the colour combo. I think the flowers look fab :)

Doreen said...

Your card is gorgeous,love how you have coloured the

Wendy said...

Pretty card Hun love it thank you for joining us at whimsy. Challenge for our blue and brown theme this week

Wendy DT whimsy stamps

Faye said...

You've rocked the blue and brown. Stunning colouring too. xxx

Tammy said...

Beautiful image and wonderful coloring. I love how it looks like it climbing the fence.

Jan Garber said...

I think printing it on the kraft was genius! It really allowed the blue flowers to pop!

Deb said...

I think it is totally stunning Denise, love blues and browns, one of my favourite combos!

Glenda Atkins said...

Lovely card and I certainly like those blue flowers. I think blue and brown is a great combination and you have done a fine job of it! Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations, and good luck in the challenge!

Maritha said...

I think it´s just soooo stunning!! You could be more than happy with that card! =)


Linda said...

Oh no no no, don't change a thing. This is magnificent. What a fabulous idea to print on the craft paper and color with pencils. I love the finished project! **Linda

Karen said...

Very pretty Denise, I've not used this image yet. Love the softness of the colouring.

Wishcraft said...

Well I think it looks perfect how you've used it, really lovely :o) Lisa x

Rica said...

Such an adorable card, a wonderful design and I love the blue so wonderfullyv with the kraft paper.
xx Heather xx


I think your colouring and choice of papers is absolutely fabulous Denise. I love the effect of colouring onto Kraft card - it gives a lovely soft rustic feel, which is perfect for the "fence" on your card.
A super card - love it!
Hugs, Sylvia xx

Starla B. said...

I love how this turned out! I think printing it on kraft and using colored pencils was a fabulous decision. It gives it kind of a vintage feel, which is nice because of the softness of the dp. Absolutely lovely!

xx Star

downrightcrafty said...

oh gorgeous panel work and fabulous image simply stunning with such texture
Hugs Kate xx

Bettina L. said...

I am loving this design. You shouldn't change a thing. Love how the blue flowers pop up from the brown kraft card, that was a brilliant idea. Love how this turned out. Hugs Bettina xx

Faith A said...

LURVE the blue and brown, the Morning Glory looks just right on the "fence" so to speak. Fab papers you've used too

Chris said...

I love it Denise, it's definitely got a great vintage look to it, subtle and elegant! Really pleased you signed on for the course, hope you get the chance to have a go very soon. Chris x

NanaConnie said...

Gorgeous, Denise! Love the morning glories on the "wood" background. Fabulous design. Thanks for playing in our challenge at Lexi's Creations this time. Good luck in the draw and we look forward to seeing you play again soon.
NanaConnie Lexi's DT

Julie said...

So pretty. Love the way you did the fence

coops said...

so stunning denise.the flowers are beautiful and i love the blue and brown combo ;D

xx coops xx

Pop's Cards said...

morning sweetie, this is gorgeous, I so love this image too, great colours hugs pops x

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is gorgeous Denise, I can't see anything wrong with this lovely card at all.


Kim Piggott said...

Absolutely gorgeous work!
kim x

Vicky said...

Gorgeous card sweetie loving the fabby image & papers. Love the colours its one of my faves.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

coldwaters2 said...

Oh my word Denise this is so beautiful those flowers look as if you could reach out and touch them, the design is truly wonderful I love it.
Lorraine x

Annemaritta said...

Denise, this is gorgeous. Flowers are like they were painted on the wood. Sentiment is spot on. :)

Judy said...

Very pretty the feel to the card.


dj1952 said...

Denise, very pretty flowers and fence. You did a fabulous job with your colors. Hugs, dj

ahlers5 said...

I really like how this looks printed on the kraft. The fence is really done well. Love how it looks.

xxxtglxxx said...

Beautiful colour combo - this is so delightful! :)



Anonymous said...

Wow!Your colouring looks fab on the kraft.Very pretty card.
Lisa x