Sunday, 15 April 2012

going natural

Good evening all.thanks for all your comments in my earlier post, i will keep trying.so on to my card tonight and i have experimented with how i mounted my image.instead of sticking my image flat onto its matting card i decided to just stick the outside edges either side and used deep foam pads in the centre to give a curved look.not sure if you can tell by my pics or not.
so i am entering my card into the following challenges:
1.my mums craft shop challenge - challenge 52 - its a celebration -(birthday)
2.divas by design - challenge 30 - charmed i`m sure
3.friday sketch challenge - sketch 15 by susan
4.craft your days away - challenge 43 - metal
5.dream valley challenge - challenge 30 - earth tones

products used are:
scalloped card blank
brown card
gcd ella blue papers - lovely and flocked
personal impressions sentiments
flowers, pearls and charm from stash
tickled pink digi - aphrodite willow
promarkers and flexmarkers


promarkers and flexmarkers used are:
blush,sunkissed pink,coral,cinnamon
primrose.champagne,cappuccino,caramel
tan,cinnamon,walnut,umber,black
pastel yellow.mustard,raw sienna.burnt sienna
satin,pastel beige,khaki,warm grey 3,5,for shading
white gel pen

and a sideways view
quite pleased with how the image looks raised like that, no doubt you will seeing it again.lol
thanks so much for popping by, means  a lot ;D
luv coops xxx

98 comments:

Teresa - My Crafty Heart said...

Hi Coops, Wowee! I love this! Your colouring is superb as always (great colours) and I love how you curved the image and the matting - it looks really effective, great idea! Hugs, Teresa x

Sue said...

Hi hun
gorgeous card as always, awesome colouring, pretty papers & embelies, i like the way it is raised in the middle, sue,x

The Crafty Den said...

Stunning card Nic. I love the image and your colouring is amazing!! Hugs, Denise x

Linda w said...

This is beautiful. I like the way you have mounted the image...very effective. I also like how you have used the same backing paper, but mounted onto panels....I really like that look and will give it a try myself. Thanks for the inspiration. Hugs lin

Christine said...

Stunning colour Nic.. gorgeous earthy colour combo fab layout love it

smiles Christine x

Hazel said...

I love it Coops adds a real dimension to your card.

Stunning card too - image is just oh so perfectly coloured - awesome.

Toodle pip.

Hazel x

Crafty Chris said...

wow luv these colours, a beautiful card.
Chris x

Creations by Shirl said...

Great earth tones matches perfectly with the back ground papers too.. Stunning Coops!

Doreen said...

This is stunning Coops love the beautifully coloured image.xxx

Debs M said...

wow she is gorgeous,curved image looks great, love this!!

Liz's creative corner said...

Hi hun, wow fab card, love the colours and yes I can tell it's raised in the middle, hugs Liz xx

angelwhispers said...

Coops its just beautiful just love the arched effect you have done with the image!!!

I must say that the colouring of this image is just divine I just love your shading it looks so amazing! Love Chanelle xxx

Kathleen said...

Gorgeous card Coops, love the colours, just yummy! I'll say thanks for joining us at Dream Valley while Im here!
Hugs
Kat xx

Catherine said...

Loving the colours on this, so rich looking and I also love the idea of how you have mounted your image, very effective...

Michelle said...

stunning card love the colours and really like the curved look it makes the image pop xx

Michelle said...

stunning card love the colours and really like the curved look it makes the image pop xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card Coop's, I like the image, the colours, those flowers and the wee charm.
Kevin xx

Sarahshandmadecardsx said...

A stunning card Nic. A great image and amazing colouring. Love the earthy tones and the gorgeous papers too. Love the way you have matted the image with the foam pads in the middle.

Thanks you for joinning us at CYDA in our metal challenge this fortnight and good luck

Hugs Sarahxx

Flowergirl said...

Stunning card! Beautifully coloured as always x
Wendy x

Donna Mosley said...

A gorgeous creation Nic, love the image and rich browns. Love how you've raised the image, it looks fab.

Donna x

downrightcrafty said...

so sorry hun, blogger refuses to let me comment on your blog it lets me type my lovely messages then won't let me post them

I keep trying honestly, please don't think I am rude - I am sure he will sort himself shortly

love those flowers and the stunning brown velvet dress and awesome papers
fingers crossed again
Kate xx

downrightcrafty said...

so sorry hun, blogger refuses to let me comment on your blog it lets me type my lovely messages then won't let me post them

I keep trying honestly, please don't think I am rude - I am sure he will sort himself shortly

love those flowers and the stunning brown velvet dress and awesome papers
fingers crossed again
Kate xx

jackid said...

Hi Nic wow again another lovely creation from you simply stunning love it
Jacki xx

Aud said...

This is lovely coops love what youve done with the image and a super image it is too, nice image for young girls/ladies. Aud x

Little K Smith said...

Oh this is fabulous Coops! What a fantastic image and love how you've stuck it down too! The colours are just yummy and I love the flowers n charm :)
Kelly.x

Christine said...

Gorgeous card. Love the colours and what a gorgeous image. Again beautifully coloured!

Don't know if you've seen but the ABC Challenge Blog is running "N is for Neutral" so this card would fit for that too! :) xx

karen said...

Fabulous coops, lovely colour and love the image, Karenx

pinky said...

I love the curve Coops. Have done that with fencing but never with the actual image. Its looks fab as does your colouring!

Aunty Sue said...

Hi Nic this is one stunning card and like the way you have mounted this. Fab colours and shading. Thanks for sharing at Dream Valley this time and good luck. xxx

Wendy said...

Stunning card Coops, fabulous image coloured so beautifully, as always.
Wendy xx

susiestacey said...

Stunning - the image looks ready to step off the card x Susan x

Sarah said...

Oh wow, this is stunning Coops! Love the image and how you have raised her up in the middle (if that makes sense???). Your colouring is gorgeous xxx

Amanda said...

Gorgeous cad Nic, love the colour combo. Hugs, Amanda x

Lynsey said...

Hi Coops what a lovely card and so beautifully coloured!
Hugs Lynsey x

Lyndsey Marie said...

Gorgeous card, love the fabby image and beautiful colouring. Pretty paper and fabby flowers too.
Lyndsey xx

Jude said...

Hi Coops, this card is so gorgeous. Your colouring is excellent! Beautiful papers and choice of colours.

Take care
Hugs
Judex

Lou said...

Really gorgeous card Coops,love the image and your colours/colouring are lovely too- great idea with the curved layering.
hugs Lou.xx

nnalorac said...

Stunning Coops, love the browns and pretty papers. Fab image, colouring fab as usual. Carolxx

Debbie said...

Love these wonderful rich colours Coops.
Hugs Debbie x

Rebekah said...

This is fab I can definately see the curved effect and love the neutral colours! Thanks also for playing at Divas hugs Rebekah xx

Jovan said...

I love this card! Beautiful colors!

Roma said...

Stunning card Coops ,lovely papers ,gorgeous image coloured beautifully ,love the gorgeous flowers x

Marie-Louise said...

Marvellous card. As always your colouring is fabulous.

ChatterScene.com said...

Super cute card!

Natalie Z. *Paselska* said...

OMG, She's so so Gorgeous Coops, love her, and your card...!!!
Hugs Nat xx

CraftyLoops said...

Beautiful card Coops and as always your colouring is superb. I love the incredible shading detail on her dress. I wish I could colour like that. Lee x

Chrissy said...

T%his is just gorgeous Coops, love how you raised the image, very effective, love the papers and your fabulous colouring..

Luv CHRISSYxx

Jackie said...

Wonderful card, I love the 'au natrelle' colour scheme and yes, I can se the bend in the topper :o)
Jackie xx

carrie-lee said...

lovely card hun love the colours xx

debby4000 said...

Oh this is so gorgeous, love it.
luv
Debby

Ella's Design said...

LOVE the colouring on this cutie, Nic! I adore your brown monochrome colour scheme - you've got such depth to her dress...fabulous! Lisa x

oheidia said...

Wow Nic! This card is just stunning! I can see the curve on your card. Love the colors and your coloring is fab, as always:)

Hugs from Heidi

Julie said...

Beautiful colouring as always, a lovely card.

Squirrel x said...

Oh my Nic, this is amazing! Nothing against anything you have created before but I think this has to be the best thing ever. Your colourwork is out of this world - I can almost hear the swish of her dress. Totally brilliant hunny. Hugs Sxx

jo said...

Just stunning!Love the browns and fab image too!
Hugs Jo x

Mad Moose said...

Loving the neautral tones of this card and utterly envious of the way you get the fabric folds in the dress, stunning! love the new mounting technique too x

Karen said...

Beautiful card. Love the curved image and those gorgeous papers. xx

Christine L said...

Fabulous card Nic... love that image and how you've coloured her... and also love the GCD paper and even more happy as I realise I have it in my stash!! LOL!

Hugs
Christine x

Janja said...

Beautiful card. I like the image and colour combination - brown. This makes your card so warm and wanted.

Heidi said...

love the neutrals with this gorgeous tickled pink digi, she looks fantastic. Beautiful flowers, hugs heid x

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Great card hun, fab image & gorgeous colours!
Hugs Shell xx

Janette said...

Ohhh Nic that skirt colouring is spot on, wow, fabulous card hun.xx

amanda stokes said...

Hi Coops,
Gorgeous card,fab image,papers and details,love how you've raised the image in the centre really makes it pop! :) x

Deb said...

wow, this is totally stunning Coops! your colouring is just amazing, love it!
Debxx

Diane's Card Designs said...

wow this is stunning. Love the image which as always is coloured beautifully. The layout and detail are absolutely gorgeous.
diane xx

Michele said...

This is gorgeous! I love the image and your colouring is amazing as usual. Really love it :)

luv Michele xx

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

OMG! Fantastic card. Love it xxx

Susan Flynn said...

Coops this is stunning I feel I can feel the material on her dress and cape its so beautifully coloured. The layout is fabulous - love it xx

DesignerDiva said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Coops, I love the brown tones and your colouring is amazing!
Thanks for playing along with the Diva’s this week with your ‘Charming’ make and good luck with the challenge
Hugs Laurie xx

Pia S said...

Love every aspect of your card, from image to papers and colors and design, and your great attention to details.

Lee said...

Looks good to me hun.Another STUNNING creation,LOVE the colours n flower.Hugs xxx

Annette said...

Hi Coops fab idea, love the colours you've used and the layout is brilliant. xx

Janine said...

woww love the dress
thanks for palying with the fridaysketchchallenge

Janine DT FSC

Shazza said...

Wow Nic this is stunning, I adore the way you coloured that dress
x

Crafty Moone Cards said...

Wow, she is stunning. Sue x

Star said...

Smiling here Coops, I don't know about natural... those eyelashes look false to me, and bet she has hair extensions !!!!!
Great choice of colours and colouring as usual.
U xcell girl ;)
Eileen x

Alessandra said...

it's fantastic, I love the browns and the goddess is brilliant!
Hugs, Alessandra

June Nelson said...

Wow coops its fantastic and your colouring is amazing on this one that dress looks real brilliant xxxxxxxxxxxx

crafty-stamper said...

Brilliant card and colouring wish I could do it half as good as you (sounds like a song )love the layout too
carol x

Laura said...

Beautiful card Coops! I love the little bronze charm you have, it looks fab! Thank you so much for the kind words on my recent post too.
Laura xx

Mina said...

wow your colouring of this beauty is just stunning...I love the vintage colours too
Mina xxx

Shirley said...

Beautiful image and the colours lovely. Colouring as usual is brilliant. Just gorgeous Coops.
Shirley xx

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie this is just fabulous, hugs Pops x

Gemma said...

just so beautiful hun, love the natural colours you've used :) x

Wendy Fraser said...

Love the earth tones you've used and the curved front, great effect xx

Suzie McFloozy said...

Beautiful card and absolutely stunning colouring - fabulous x
Thanks for playing along with us at MMCS this week and good luck x
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

coldwaters2 said...

Wowwwww this is stunning Nic, wow, those colours are gorgeous so is that image, I adore the flowers and design, pure perfection.
hugs
lorraine x

Gemma said...

Wowwee sweetie what a fabulous card, stunningly coloured again & so love those dp's...
hugs and xxx
Gemma

Sarah said...

Hi ya, wonderful card - I did debate colouring my image for Dream Valley with brown but I wasn't sure what colours to use and worried that it would end up looking like mud!

So I'll say it again, that your eye for colour and colouring is just perfect!! You should really give lessons you know!

Love the way you've got the image mounted as well.

Sarah

nat x x said...

simple stunning, amazing colouring thanks for joining us over at CYDA

hugs

nat x x x

nat x x said...

simply stunning and amazing colouring. thanks for joining us over at CYDA

hugs

nat x x x

Andrea C said...

Enchanting, so much so I want to break my diet and go and gorge on some lovely velvety chocolate xx

Evelina Wikberg said...

Gorgeous! Colouring in is amazing and gorgeous colours. Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley challenges. Hugs.

xxxtglxxx said...

I love this range of digis!! :)

Wonderful earthy tones on this, great layout and stunning colouring hun! :)

hugs

xxalisonxx

Samantha Ball - aka (Craftychick74) said...

Your colouring is amazing! I love your card and I thank you for the inspiration.

Happy crafting
Sam xx

Dazie said...

a beautiful card, I adore the colouring of the image!

Thanks so much for joining our challenge over at Craft Your Days Away
Dazie
x

Debs said...

Great card, loving that image and your colour scheme is yummy.
Thanks for joining us at Friday Sketch Challenge this week.
Hugs Debs

Debs said...

WOW..gorgeous hon..fabby colouring..thanks for playing along at Dream Valley..hugs Debs x