Monday, November 14, 2011

Carol Signing

Here's a fun card I did for the Make it Colourful challenge where the theme is to have a single light source ... aka a "Candlelight or Lantern." This is one of the images I got last year and promised myself I'd use it this year! The image is Carol Signing from Lili of the Valley and I should have included a Make it Crafty chippie or something so it would count. LOL But alas... here it is anyway ...


The background was created by flicking and blending in N0, N2, N3 and BG91, BG93 and BG95. All the strokes were towards the light and in the end I like how it turne out - looks like it really is shining. Then after the image was complete, I used a white gel pen and white acrlic paint to add the snow and highlights.


The card is pretty simple - just some DP and ribbon but the image was already busy enough to keep it's own focus. This was a fun experiment and next time I think I'll try to make the sky and shadows darker - or perhaps I'll try a candle? We'll see. I'm also entering this into the Lili of the Valley Challenge #120 (Creature Comforts). Hope you like this fun image and a happy early holidays! :D


Update: My card was featured at Lili of the Valley for this challenge!

28 comments:

  1. Wow, this is fabulous! Love your coloring and the way your "light source" looks (:

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  2. wow. your colouring is fantastic.

    Jayne
    x

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  3. Absolutely Gorgeous. Love it.

    Hugs,
    Kate

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  4. Absolutely fantastic, Barbara! Your colouring is jaw dropping!!! Hugs Delphine xx

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  5. beautiful...lovely colors

    Tina

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  6. Amazing........ (and that is such an understatement). You leave me gobsmacked xx

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  7. Wow! That light and snow flurry is AMAZING!!! INcredible coloring, Barbara!

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  8. Stunning Barbara...amazing colouring and such a gorgeous image..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  9. This is amazing Barbara! Your combination of colors for the light reflection is absolutely spot on. Incredible job on that technique! :-)

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  10. Oh my goodness Barbara, this is gorgeous! Absolutely wonderful coloring too!

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  11. OK BamBam, you are going to have to come over to England to play!! That sky is beyond fantastic and I am going to have to give it a go for sure. I am sure Zoe will forgive you as you totally nailed the challenge!!
    Hugs
    Jane

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  12. woooow this is great, i realy love you're card.

    hugs
    angelique

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  13. Your colouring is beond amazing, sweetie!!!! I love the sky you've created - incredable effect!
    Thank you so much for all the inspiration you give me :)
    Hugs, Lena Katrine

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  14. WOW WOW WOW!!!!!!! This is amazing!! Your colouring is fantastic;-)))

    Hugs, Nina

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  15. wow....absolutely stunning, that background is a amazing. delightful card.

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  16. Oh my goodness this is STUNNING! I have this stamp but have never made it look anything like as awesome as this - you're colouring is outstandingly beautiful!!!

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  17. Stunning card. Your colouring is amazing! xx

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  18. I LOVE this card!!! Your coloring and techniques are amazing. Thank you so much for showing off your talent!!!!

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  19. so fab barbara! i like how you doing the light source, i need to try!
    hugs
    céline

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  20. that's awesome!!!
    Totally gorgeous.
    Hugs Gea

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  21. Absolutely fabulous Barbara, I also need to ink this stamp that I bought last year too. Now.... can I recreate this scene, lol....
    Hugs Tracy x

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  22. Incredible, wunderful, stunning... how could one describe this coloring... thanks for sharing, sparcstation

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  23. Wow this is amazing! I love the background, I'm going to have to give this a try, I also have this stamp but I know my colouring isn't going to be anywhere near as good as yours! Fantabulous! Lyns xx

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  24. Wow this is STUNNING! Your colouring is fantastic! Love it!

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  25. It did indeed make a hugh difference. Love the card!!

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  26. OMGosh!! Gorgeous coloring!! What a wizzard with Copics!! Love it - had to become a follower to see more... :-D

    Happy holidays!
    Hugs
    Linda

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