Monday 25 July 2011

Here Comes The Sun

Good Morning bloggers! It’s Saturday, and time for another new challenge at Make It Colourful. This week’s fun theme is to Colour Your Embellishments. Being able to change the colour of your decorations gives you more versatility with your embellies, plus you can get a more co-ordinated look with your project.

This is my DT card: the image is done with Copics and I used some of the shades used in the image to colour my embellies, but you could always use another medium to add or change the colours. These are the embellishments that I coloured or changed colour:

Chipboard corners – coloured with YG67
Chipboard ribbon slider – coloured with Y15 and YR04
Sequin flowers – coloured with Y15 and Y17, and covered over with Copic Spica pen
Flower gems stuck on the chipboard corners – added YG63 to change their colour from bright yellow to a nice yellow-green
Mats under the image, yellow square DP and sentiment – white card edged with YG63 and YG67

Mats under the image, papers and sentiment coloured in YG63 and YG67

Chipboard corner coloured with YG67, and bright yellow flower gem toned down with some YG63

Chipboard ribbon slider coloured with Y15 and YR04, then coloured over with Copic Spica. and white flower sequins coloured with Y15 and Y17 (2 in each shade)
Card Recipe:

Images: Summer Dreams by Make It Crafty
Meadow Background by Crissy Armstrong
Colouring: Copics
DPs: Tim Coffey, K&Company: Daisy and Daffodil pads
Swirly Corners laser-cut chipboard by Make It Crafty
Fancy Ribbon Slider laser-cut chipboard by Make It Crafty
Flowers: Prima and Papermania
Ribbon, gems, sequin flowers from my stash
Computer-generated sentiment
I'd like to enter this in these challenges:
Bling It On - Anything Goes
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Fun In The Sun
Copic Creations - Pastel Colours
Crafts & Me - Add A Flower
Divas By Design - Pastels
GuyLou's Inimitability - Recipe (1 ribbon, 2 papers, 3 or more bling - mine is 2 flower gems and 5 sticky gems in flower centres)
Lollipop Crafts - Anything Goes

Hope you like my card; for more inspiration about colouring your embellishments, check out my teamies’ cards on the main challenge blog.

Have a good weekend!


Dotty Jo said...

Another little piece of perfection Carole! This is just great, superb colouring yet again and I love those little corner details!!!! Jo x

chrissy xx said...

One FABULOUS Card! You have done it again!! The colours are Gorgeous! LOve your embelishments too Carole.
Have a great weekend.

Bron said...

Just lovely, Carole - and the title has had me humming the Beatles tune since I first read it! It's stuck in my head!!! So very apt, too - "Little darling, the smiles returning to the faces.... And I say, it's alright". Seeing your gorgeous colouring and this pretty image all done up in her yellow frock - definitely brings a smile and definitely "all right".
Higs, Bron

Janette said...

Hi Carol, Great card, the embellies look fab, I love the image, so pretty and your colouring is perfect as ever.....

Hope your ok, at last abit of sun again, summers nearly over for goodness a good week-end.xx

Maria said...

Beautiful card Carole! I love your layout and how you coloured Charlotte especially her hair. Hugs, Maria

Judie said...

Oh my Carole, what a fantastic card and such a darling image, great colors and embellies.
Have a wonderful weekend

Stamps and Paper said...

ANother stunning card the image too, perfect colours.


CraftyC said...

Totally gorgeous Carole. Love the summery colours and such a pretty image!

Vicky said...

Absolutely gorgeous love your colouring and such a pretty image too hun...

have a lovely weekend...hugs Vicky xx

Teresa said...

OMG Carole this is stunning, you really are tops at this colouring lark, it's beautiful!
Hope you are enjoying your weekend, wish it was a bit warmer don't you. hugs Teresa xx

Doreen said...

Totally gorgeous Carole,your colouring is

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card Carole, fab colouring as always, I like those corners and the slider.
Kevin xx

Brenda said...

Gorgeous card. thanks so much for playing along at Guylous!


This is really beautiful work, so detailed! I can tell you put alot of time into it! Thank you so much for entering the Diva's by Design pastels challenge and good luck!
Tammy Louise
P.S. I have some yummy candy available till 8-30 if you collect ~ three winners in all!

Barbara Sproatmeyer (LM2) said...

This is drop dead gorgeous!! I love the soft yellow scheme and you colored both images perfectly! I love the layout of the card too - great way to draw attention to the center. :D *Hugs

Joan Ervin said...

What a gorgeous summery card, Carole!!!! The image is adorable and your coloring is FABULOUS, as always!!!! I love all the wonderful embellies you added, too...what a great idea to use the copics you colored the image with to color them with....the yellow in the flower really complaments the yellow dress....genius, my friend!!! Hope you have a great Sunday!!!

Renkata said...

Hi Carol,
your card is so sweet and adorable.
The colours are amazing.

Jackie said...

What a beautiful card and you colouring is superb as always :o)
Jackie xx

Craftdee said...

This is gorgeous! It has just the right amount of embellishments on it, and everything so beautifully coloured and coordinated, TFS, Dee

Shell said...

Wow this is just stunning hun, thanks for joining us at bling it on this month.
Shell x

gina g said...

Gorgeous card I love the image and colours. Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me this week. luv gina xx

coldwaters2 said...

Oh my word Carole this is absolutely beautiful that image, the design and papers look super I love this very much.
Lorraine x

Two Dogs and a Book said...

Beautiful card!! Love the design and that image is so precious!!
Thanks for participating in our recipe challenge at Guylou's!

Lin said...

You do realise I am completely in awe of your talent for shading! Your images are always so alive and pop right off the page. Gorgeous.

Lin xx

Anonymous said...

I just adore this one Carole, its absolutely beautiful, your colouring is gorgeous as always and the design....OMG I love it!!!!!

Joanne said...

What a awesome card Carole! Your coloring is fantastic! And your attention to details is amazing, you are quite the artist! Beautiful! Hugs, J:)

Sara I. said...

Wow! Your corners look like metal - so fantastic! Beautiful papers and love the sentiment ! Thanks for sharing your talent with us at Guylou's and good luck!

Delphine said...

Your card is so beautiful, Carole! I love this image and your choice of colours and colouring are gorgeous! A very elegant card! Thank you for the lovely comment you left on my MIC project too:-)! Hugs Delphine xx

MagsB said...

Absolutely lovely! The image is so sweet! I love the soft, pretty papers, they are so fresh! Great job!!

luv, Mags x

Mary Lou said...

Hi Carole~~~Wow this is sooo neat!!! I just love the MiC chippies you used and your coloring always marvels me :) Toured your blog and AMAZING work dear!!! Congrats on being part of Crissy's Crew too~~YIPPEE!!!!!

Trina said...

You colored this beautifully, and your embellishments are perfect!

Thanks for playing at Guylou's Inimitability!

Stamps and Paper said...

Really stunning card Carole and as usual beautifully coloured. Love the embellishments that you have put on your card also.


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