Friday, 20 April 2012

An old card in one of my favourite colour schemes

Good morning everyone,
I would like to say a big thank you for all the lovely comments that were left for me yesterday.  I am thrilled to know that you like the invitations I made, and Eileen, you were correct, I managed to do three layers of paper per die, so it cut down on the passes through my GC immensely.
Well today I have an old card, one I made last year in fact.  I wanted to show you one of my favourite colour combinations and as I haven't had time to finish a new card for you I thought I would show this instead.  Those of you with the wonderful talent of colouring will notice that it is not one of my talents, I am still following tutorials by Bev Rochester and Dena Concienne to hopefully improve.  Boy can those two colour!  So many talented promarker/copic I'm at the bottom lookingup adoringly.... he he.
I started off colouring and was going great guns, even thought I was doing a passable job of the colouring and then I did the hanging braces.... and for some unknown reason, I forgot all about light and shade etc.  I think I thought I was twelve again, as I literally used one colour and filled the braces in solidly.  However, I didn't want to waste the image, it as I had taken so long with my 'practicing' on the rest of it.  It annoyed me really, as I did like the way the rest of the card turned out.   So what do you think, braces aside that is?  :D
I don't know about you but I am hoping today will turn out to be a clear and rain free day.  Yesterday was horrible, with the rain coming and going all day long.  I had to have the heating on again as the downstairs of the house was truly cold.  I am lucky when in the 'office' (that's what we call my craft room),  the computers seem to keep it warm all day, but then I go downstairs and get the shock of my life!
We will have nice weather soon, we will, we will!  We will have nice weather soon, ......!  Fingers crossed aye guys?!
I hope whatever you do today is a success and you end the day with a smile on your face.
Big hugs Linda x
ps I have now included my email address on my profile, so anyone needing it can find it there from now on. 
My Recipe:-  White 8x8 Base card 300gsm;  Blue & Red card for matting;  Spellbinders Foliage, Labels 21, Anemone flower;  Image is Gothika from Krista Smith at Saturated CanaryRibbon Slider Buckle; Ribbons, Gems & Papers from my stash.


  1. its really lovely!! i love this combo too! i want to do a room in my house with the same color scheme:). It's very eye-catching!


  2. Linda, if you think your colouring is poor...I haven't got a clue about light and shade so it looks great to me! Will have to go to my kids for art lessons as 3 of them are very good at it. Don't know where they got it from, but definitely not me! Creative, I am - artistic, not! Enjoy your day, Desiree x

  3. Gorgeous card Linda, I think the papers and colours you have chosen are lovely...and like you, I find my craft room warm and cosy and then venture out of the door and find myself grabbing extra layers! Mad isn't it! :)

  4. Morning Linda yes lovely card and your colouring is very good! I have bought loads of pens but can't get the hang of them , started from the out worked in and tried all sorts but end up filing it under B (bin) lol I love using my dies but don't think pens and pencils are for me ( keep saying to myself I will got to some classes. but never find the time )
    Its was like a winters day here yesterday loads of rain do cold too. Hope today is better, enjoy your day, hugs Fiona P xxx

  5. Christine Harrop20 April 2012 at 07:57

    I too am useless at light and shade! I tell myself I just need to practice more - but like Crafty Lady (Fiona) everything ends up being filed horizontally in the WPB! (Waste paper bin.) Well, at least I always have plenty for the re-cycling guy to collect.

    I must step out of my comfort zone. I tend to stick with pastels but your colour scheme is great Linda. Note to self - "Be more adventurous."

    Keep warm people, the weather man says it's going to rain -again! I've heard of April showers but this is ridiculous, and still does nothing to help the drought.

    love Christine x

  6. Hi Linda
    I think this is just fine, bright and cheerful, good selection of papers, and I like the envelope shape on the left hand side. You have done a really good job of the colouring. Personally, I enjoy colouring, I find it so therapeutic.
    Enjoy the rest of the day, here in the West the sun is shining at last; it's heading your way! Anne x

  7. Morning sweetie, this is absolutely gorgeous...

    Love the colours that you have chosen just fabulous...

    Have a fab weekend huggles Pops x x x

  8. Hi Linda
    Love the layout of your card and the papers go together well.
    There are so many pens available and it's always tempting to try new ones, but I haven't found anything that compares with Copic markers. (I know promarkers are very popular but not for me!) Even so, my colouring still provides large consignments for the WPB-probably need new specs!
    Its's been raining here most of the morning again-dogs won't get a walk today.

    Take care and keep warm.
    Eileen x

  9. Super card, lots of bright happy colours and the layering is lovely..also rather keen on that flower die too... :) x

  10. Gorgeous card Linda, just love the colour combo. I hadn't a clue when it came to colouring when I started out, it's a real challenge when your not a natural but getting there slowly. Thank you for leaving a lovely comment on my card. Carolxx

  11. Beautiful card Linda, I love your choice of colours too, have to say my house is like yours, warm upstairs but so cold downstairs lol. take care and enjoy your crafting. hugs Teresa xx

  12. hey Linda, hope you are well! I adore these two colors together too, a favorite of complimentary..your card is fantastic, great coloring! Have a fabby weekend!

    enjoy *~*


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