Sunday, July 28, 2013

Apple of My Eye

Hope you are having a  great week and getting a lot of crafting done.  I'd get a lot more done if I wasn't so easily distracted but oh, well!  This image is one from Whimsy's July release  Apple of My Eye and the sentiment is also included as part of the 6 piece set.  The papers are from Whimsy's Cottage Garden collection.  The oval die is Cheery Lynn's Polynesian Sails and I just love the lacy texture of this one.  Now when I look at this pic, I think I should have added some little pearls - funny how I just don't see those things until it is up on the screen.  The butterfiles is a cute little set from Impression Obsession and all five shapes are included.  It is DIE046-A
The image is coloured with Copics and I added some Shabby Pink Frantage to the image oval and butterflies.
Copics:
Bark:  E59, E57, E55, E51
Flowers:  R85, R83, R81.  I got a little too dark and went in with a white Prisma pencil and tried to lighten it up.  It helped a bit but I wish I hadn't gone so dark.
Leaves:  G28, G24, G21.  After they were all coloured, I went over some leaves with YG00 and over the rest with YG23.
Be sure to check in later in the week because I hope to have some candy up as a thank you to my followers and a 'welcome' to you new ones.
Challenges:
Card Mania - Summer Blooms
Crafting When We Can - Florals

20 comments:

heidy said...

Gorgeous Marilyn!!
XXX Heidy

MaxineD said...

Oh Marilyn this is beautiful - looks a bit like spring, and we can start to see the first signs of it here :-)
Blessings
Maxine

Kathy @ Stamping Still said...

Beautiful card Marilyn. Love the way you've coloured the blossom.

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is gorgeous Marilyn, I love the image coloured so beautifully and fabulous layout.
hugs Sue xx

Chrissy said...

Gorgeous Marilyn..love the oval die and the image is fabulous,beautiful colouring..so pretty.

luv CHRISSYxx

Tracey T said...

This is lovely, Marilyn - so beautifully coloured. Hugs, Tracey x

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,what a fabulous image and great colours.xxx

Kelly Neis said...

Wow I finally beat Nancy to your newest card! hehe This one is a gorgeous Vintage look, which I love! Gorgeous flowers and the die cut is so pretty. Love the tiny butterflies too. Perfect sentiment for this lovely card.
Have a great day!
Kelly

Nancy said...

Oh, that Kelly is just too funny!! I help back on commenting until she had a chance to! ;o)
This is a beautiful card, my friend! Such a pretty image, and I love the sentiment too! So lovely! :o)

Sandy said...

I guess these are Apple Blossoms. They really look like the Pink Dogwood that we have here.
Marilyn your coloring is so good - the blossoms and leaves are gorgeous. Such a pretty card - clean and fairly simple. You cannot beat classic designs!
Sandy

Molecraft said...

Absolutely gorgeous Marilyn, so beautiful!
Helen x

jimlynn said...

Another gorgeous card! Love those pretty butterflies and the image is framed out so pretty. Fantastic coloring too!
Lynn

Renee said...

Wow Mar another stunning card! Those flowers are gorgeous as well as the texture !

Laura said...

Marilyn I think its perfect with or without the pearls. With your beautiful coloring your cards are always so Pretty!! :)

Poppet said...

Love your colouring of the image Marilyn and the little butterfly look great flying around it. Great idea to cut the image out of the oval.

Thank you for sharing your wonderful work with us at Crafting When We Can Challenges. :-) xx

Sharon Caudle said...

LOL! You sound exactly like me! Heaven forbid should anything shiny catch the corner of my eye when I'm crafting or doing anything else! LOL! Your card is spectacular!! I love that frame and the papers are beautiful! Gorg coloring too!
hugs, Sharon

Ani said...

Beautiful card! Thank you so much for playing along at Card Mania! Good luck! Ani

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Really gorgeous, beautiful die cut frame and the image is lovely
Lindsay xx

Shelly Schmidt said...

Beautifully framed and colored : ) I LOVE the butterflies and the speckles of color- and the dimension on this card- Gorgeous!!!

Dunja Dücker said...

wow, i love that vintage style of that creation. The flower is beautiful and your creations is simply gorgeous Marilyn. I LOVE it!!!

Much Love
Dunja