Saturday, January 22, 2011

Back In The Saddle

Well, here I am! Back after a hard couple of weeks, but I'm thrilled to have such an AWESOME crafty diversion (I REALLY needed it too)! So Make It Colourful is running a pretty cool challenge this week to create a monochromatic/vintage/photo project, click HERE to check out the details for the challenge and to see what the rest of the design team turned out (the projects are AMAZING!!!).

My project has that dreamy, Victorian feel to it featuring The Greeting Farm's Freaky Flutter digi as well as Make It Crafty's Open Window digi. For those who do not know, Make It Crafty's blog has THE BEST tutorials! To see how to layer two digis (like the two I'm featuring here), check out Make It Crafty's How To Use Your Make it Crafty Digital Stamps in MS Word video tutorial. For this project I also mixed the neutral, warm and cool grey Copic Markers... I've never done THAT before! I thought it ended up being a pretty neat effect. Everywhere I envisioned there would be color (i.e. the flowers and curtains) I used the cool greys to make them pop while coloring the surrounding wood of the window in the warm greys and coloring little Ms. Flutter in neutrals. It was a lot of fun and was exactly what the doctor ordered to get my creative juices flowing after so much time away from my beloved craft room. Have fun with this challenge folks... there's a really great prize up for grabs! :)

** Update: My niece is home now, thank God! She IS dealing with some cognitive issues, but we are hopeful that her young age will help with making a full recovery. Thank you ALL for leaving such wonderful comments and for sending well wishes... it meant a lot during this VERY hard time. As always, you guys are just so wonderful!


Angela said...

Danielle, I think you did a wonderful job with this challenge. Your coloring is fabulous and the images you used fit perfectly together. Have a great weekend! hugs, Angela

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

So pretty! Prayers are with your niece!

Marlene said...

This is gorgeous! Glad to see you're back.

Viv said...

Gorgeous card Danielle! Love these two images together and the colouring is perfect!
Glad you're inspired to get back into it! Viv xx

Chrissy said...

So glad your niece is home, and making her way back to being strong and healthy again.
Well, I really like this card.It is challenge I couldnt cope with, but you have perfectly.

Anonymous said...

Hello my sister! I LOVE the picture! It looks as if a pro did it! You know I am going to send you an email!!


Sheila said...

Danielle, this is fabulous love that window.. so much I just let it slip into my
Love the cools and warm greys on this they look awesome.
Sheila xx

Giò said...

OMG!!!! Absolutely breath taking!!!
I love it!!
Happy Sunday, Giò

mycardz said...

Awww, what a perfect cutie for Zoe's window image! I love the matching sentiment and, of course, your awesome coloring! hugz, Mary

♥ Lydia ♥ said...

Just loving this card Danielle...and you've coloured it beautifully x

Carisa said...

this is stunning! i love these two images together. it's such a quaint scene. i'm glad your niece is home & doing better - sending prayers to you & your family.

Zoe said...

Oh Danielle I am sorry to hear about your niece. I'll keep her in my thoughts.

Your card is absolutely GORGEOUS. I just love how you experimented with the three different tones and your thought process! hugs xxoo