Friday, October 7, 2016

Prairie Bouquet

 Power Poppy had a sale a few weekends ago and I bought the set of Digi's they had on sale. This image was my favorite of the four.  Now I printed it out in a soft brown, trying to go for a more no line coloring, and if you have noticed this is like the 3rd or 4th time I have tried this technique on cards, thinking I just need practice, not sure what I am doing wrong but this may be my last try, I just wasn't happy with the results but once again I am running behind and needed to get it out in the mail, so I had to go with it.

I wish when I was in school I would have taken some art classes, maybe that would have helped with my cardmaking, but instead I took cooking (which I don't really like to do) sewing and needlework classes, which I enjoy but I do more cardmaking now.

Power Poppy -- Pure Prairie Bouquet digital stamp, colored w/ pencils and odorless mineral spirits
Spellbinders -- Decorative Labels 28 die
October Afternoon -- 5 & dime paper

Wishing you a wonderful weekend, hope you are enjoying this Autumn season!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today,



Hussena said...

This is such a beautiful card, Connie. Your coloring is so wonderful! Love the new look of your blog too :)

Christine said...

i think you're too hard on yourself as it is really pretty in my eyes!
i love the ribbon through it also as it makes for a sweet sentimental touch!
Best wishes!

Debbie said...

ooooh this one is so pretty and colorful, nothing "wrong" in my eyes!! lovely flowers and butterfly, i think the colors you choose are perfect!!!

CherylQuilts said...

What a beautiful card, Connie, and I agree that you shouldn't be too hard on yourself and not give up. I still struggle with no-line coloring, and it's hard. So keep on practicing. It's beautifully done, and I love the colors you've used along with the beautiful die. It's going to be loved dearly. Wishing you a beautiful day and weekend, sweet friend! Hugs!

April said...

Very lovely! I agree with the others that you are doing well with the coloring. I feel the same way, though. I have trouble with no line coloring too.

Ann Greenspan's Crafts said...

Honestly, Connie, I don't see anything wrong with this. It's beautiful and I like the colors you chose. We are our worst critics. When I make a card for the DRU DT, sometimes I don't like the card and feel terrible about posting it, but then it gets tons of likes when I post it in some cardmaking groups on FB. So you never know; that's what makes us all unique and our cards unique. You color a heck of a lot better than I do. I am very heavy handed.

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

It's a beautiful stamp and I think you colored it well. The die is just gorgeous with that background paper.

I have all but given up on the no line coloring. I have tried different techniques for it and never get a result that I think looks right.


Summer said...

You are one creative and talented card maker♥

Donna Ellis said...

It's a beautiful prairie bouquet! Nothing that lovely and delicate would grow here! Very pretty, Connie! hugs, de

Leslie Miller said...

I think it looks beautiful, Connie. You're being way too hard on yourself. My first few times didn't turn out so great, probably not this good. No-line takes a lot more time, too, so that adds to the frustration. I printed this digi, but haven't colored it yet. Looks like it takes a lot of coloring. You're brave to do it in pencils. Your card has such a lovely, feminine look to it.

Unknown said...

NEVER give up! Shame on you for even thinking that! This is a beautiful card using a beautiful digi, I fell in love with it too, but I am kind of afraid of digis lol BUT I'm working on that! I love the cluster of these flowers and your pretty coloring as well as that pretty background! Looks great from here, you silly girl! xo~

Lowcarb team member said...

Well your card looks great to me.
I love the colours you've chosen.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend too.
Here in the UK I'm hoping the weather will be kind and we can enjoy an Autumnal walk.

All the best Jan

Alex said...

It looks like a lovely piece of vintage embroidery, Connie.
Please take up watercolour painting sometime! I know you could do it.

Janice said...

There is nothing wrong with this Connie, I love the bouquet you have beautifully coloured. I love colouring digi's.

baili said...

so lovely bouquet dear ,very attractive .your creativity is charming .
loved the color of ribbon ,my fav color

Oliva Ohlson said...

I think your artwork in great! Your cards are getting more beautiful every time!
I love the background paper on your card with colored flowers!