Sunday, 22 May 2016

A daffodil girl?

Hi Everyone, the image for the Art by Miran challenge is so appropriate for me, don't you think? I used quite strong colours as they are the colours of Wales and she has a daffodil doesn't she? I followed the Outlawz Sketch Challenge for this week. Great, 2 challenges done in one.

I used some cross stitched embossed card, my SIL got for me, don't know anything more about it, I tried it, as the card I usually colour on isn't that good, and, I think it worked, looks like a canvas. I followed the colours of the Design Seeds FloraPalette_9.

I coloured it with my Spectrum Noire markers and used digi papers by Julie C Designs, the daffodil behind the image has a free overlay by Tracy Wray at Art by Miran. backed with red card. I edged the image with grey marker and fussy cut her out. My colouring has a lot to be desired, but not tooooooo bad? I have added a close up of the image so you can see the card texture, shame about the colours outside the lines!







Thought I would add a few garden piccies, taken at 9am in the morning on what was going to be an awfully wet day.

Aqualegia

Aqualegia


Saxifraga

right of garden



left of garden
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/wednesday-sketch/forum/topics/wednesday-sketch-challenge-may-18

https://www.facebook.com/groups/artbymiran/

http://corrosivechallengesbyjanet.blogspot.co.uk/2016/05/may-challenge-5-spring.html

14 comments:

Colette said...

Cute card Faith. The red and yellow go really well together. I adore your garden! It's just how a garden should be, lots of lovely shrubs and mixed plants, a great haven for birds and wildlife. x

Shona Erlenborn said...

I love the effect of that paper - it certainly does look like you watercolored it. Just beautiful. Also love the daffodil in the background. Stunning cards and your garden looks gorgeous! Thanks for sharing the pics.

Desire Fourie said...

First of all your garden is pure spring delight and then I just adore your beautiful card. Loving the canvas feel to it.
Hugs
Desíre
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

NanaConnie said...

Loving your choice of a distressed background, Faith, and this is such an adorable image! Great take on the sketch and perfect matching of the color combo.

SARN said...

Cor . . .your garden looks huge Faith . . .very pretty plants in it and a lovely manicured lawn too.

Love the cute daffodil girl . . . a perfect image for you eh? xxx

Sue said...

What a super garden Faith! and your card is really pretty huggles Sue xx

cotnob said...

A lovely bright and cheerful card Faith, such a pretty image.
Your garden looks fabulous.
Pauline
x

MaryH said...

This is darling! I don't see where your coloring skills are lacking Anything! You've got some great shading and highlights, so lots of dimension in the bright colors. It's a cute image, and I love the daffodil motif...just perfect for YOU! I don't know what this cross stitch paper is...is it like a canvas texture which I see some bloggers using? I have some Bazzill that is quite textured, but you can't stamp easily on it.. This is so pretty...just a happy & bright feel to this card. Loved enjoying the pictures of your gorgeous garden too. Some plants that look to be quite fragrance..and what a place to enjoy some serenity with a cup of coffee! TFS & Hugs.

Carol L said...

Your flower gardens are so lovely, and it must be heaven to look at them all day! I just Love this daffodil girl and the pretty way you colored her!

Shirley-Anne Barber said...

Hi Faith . A sunny card with such a sweet image .

Pamellia Johnson said...

Beautiful card Faith! I love the image, and that sheer bow is so delicate and wonderful!! LOVE your garden images, I think I'm gonna come live with you!! Beautiful flowers, so glad you included the names of everything! I'm just trying to learn and it's so overwhelming how many trees and flowers there are!! big hugs :)

Wendy Johnson said...

I think your colouring is great Faith and what a BEAUTIFUL garden!! xx

Granmargaret said...

This is a lovely card and your colouring is great. Thank you for sharing your lovely garden photos. Unfortunately ours is full of weeds.

bello amanecer said...

Hi Faith! Great job you did and beautiful garden!!
Thank you very much for playing with us at The Corrosive Challenge Blog !!!
Hope to see you again in the next challenge.
Lidia DT
http://belloamanecercr.blogspot.com/