Sunday, March 4, 2012

Country Comfort

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday challenge here this week is to make a card depicting Country Comfort.  Country to me is a white farmhouse (represented by the Tim Holtz woodgrain embossing folder) with lace curtains & fruit trees.  Here's my first card using the wonderful Flourishes Pears stamp set that I won.  As some of you know, coloring is not my top skill (not even close!), but decided if I don't try I'll never be able to do it.  I used Memento markers dandelion & new sprout and COPICS Y21 buttercup yellow, R20 blush, E35 chamois.  I did have to discard my first attempt, but didn't give up this time.  The image is cut out with Spellbinders labels one & edged with Distress Ink antique linen.  Vellum was punched with MS classic butterfly & colored on the back with the same yellow markers.  Added Stickles star dust to the blossom centers & the butterflies.  The ribbon & pearls are from Michaels.  The layers are mounted with foam tape.  I used the Card Patterns sketch here for inspiration--fun to enter a challenge I haven't done in a long time.

Thanks for stopping by & suggestions for improvement do not hurt my feelings--how else do we get better?!  Happy Sunday everyone.

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10 comments:

  1. Hello Greta.
    What a truly delightful card,look at those gorgeous vellum B/flys! I know exactly how you feel regarding colouring,(especially with copics) I have the same dilemma, and like you I keep trying, and I am improving, as you will, not that this is awful work, no indeed Greta on the contrary your leaves and pears look wonderful, you have obtained light and shade and that is what we try to accomplish.
    Smiles:)

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  2. i love your interpretation of country comfort... this is such a pretty card!!

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  3. I think your pears are lovely. very pretty card!

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  4. your colouring is well done Greta. It is hard to get the right shading at times, but you have achieved it here. Love the texture with the embossed background and the lace. And your butterflies are stunning in that lovely colour vellum

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  5. Beautiful card and those vellum butterflies which have been lightly coloured are gorgeous, Greta! Me too, I find copics are difficult and expensive so I ended up using colour pencils which I am more comfortable!

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  6. Wow..What a beautifully painted card, I love those pears, your butterflies add just the right touch.. hugs

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  7. Beautiful card Greta! Those pears look mouthwatering! Thanks for joining along with FTTC :)

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  8. So very pretty! Thanks so much for playing at FTTC.

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  9. Fabulous Greta! You have a wonderful blend of textures, color and dimension!

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  10. Beautiful-- I love your use of a woodgrain embossing plate that is softened by the lace and butterflies.

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