Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Isabella's Challenge - Chill Out

The summer has worn us out at Isabella's Challenge so this week we decided to look for COOL cards, using calmer colours like blue and green, lol.

I was experimenting with watercoloury look again with my Copics using those lovely flowers from Isabella's shop.

I am not 100% sure about the results, yet to decide if I love it or intensely dislike it! The stitching is faux (of course. I'm hooked now.)

Copic Markers:
Foliage: YG99/09/25/23/21
Blossoms: B39/97/95/93/91/B0000, Y04, YG21/00
Background: C3/1/00, 0

IMAGEIsabella's Sketchbook
Coloring Medium: Copic Markers Inkssentials white gel penPaper: Pink Paislee, bazzill card stock, Neenah card for image
Accessories: lace, ribbon,  glitter stickers,   flat back crystals
Tools: ATG adhesive gun, Big ShotNestabilitiespaper piercer, glue gel, Purple Cow guillotine, Martha Stewart scoring board

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Just Inspirational - Use a Digi Image
Crafty Catz - Summertime
Lexi's Creations - Stitching
Stamp, Scrap & Doodle Saturdays - Use a digital image
Cowgirl's Sunday Stampin' Challenge - Anyting Goes

Thanks for looking and happy crafting!


Tini A. said...

Oooohhh yeah wow ... Annika, your coloring is grandiose ! Love your new card! It´s very beautiful.
Hugs Tini

Kellie said...

Oh wow this is absolutely STUNNING, your details are gorgeous and colouring is fabulous!
Hugs Kel xx

Sylvia Blum said...

ROFLMBO ..... **muahahaha**

(sorry *giggles*)


I really laughed out loud while reading your '...if I love it or intensely dislike it'

yeahhh.... Annika, sweetie.. this is sooooooooooooooooo UGLY!!!!!!!!! *lol lol lol*
ok...sorry again... but it must have been said *lol*

No.. seriously... this is absolutely stunning and amazing.. I NEVER have seen such a gorgeous and perfect 'watercolor look' done with Copics?! *WOW* .. this is truly amazing!!! You are an artist with these Copics!!!

I don't know how you do it but it's incredible and I **LOOOOOOVEEEEE** it!!!!

You're my colouring hero! :)

{big hugs}

Dorcas said...

I have to agree with the other fine ladies here. Your coloring is fantastic on these flowers and you should absolutely LoVE IT! :-)

Peri said...

Wow Annika - stupendous colouring! Just bally superb girl! Love it! Simples!

Sharon said...

Superb colouring, you've made those flowers come to life.

Netty said...

Hi Annika, just love this card. You surely are the Copics Queen. Annette x

Unknown said...

Hi Annika, you are so hard for yourself!!!
Don´t and enjoy your talent for colouring. Its beautiful and your card is so original.
Nice colours and paper combination too!!!!
Bye bye, Ageeth

Creatieve handgemaakte kaarten said...

Wow what a great card! I love the flowers on your card !

Hugs Ida

Anonymous said...

Wow the Card is ingenious and beautiful. Beautiful colors and beautiful motives and papers. Greeting Karla

Cec said...

Beautiful card. The colouring is fabulous. I love your faux stitching (as I sit here with needle and thread) and the butterfly and lace are gorgeous.


Hi Annika
A beautiful card,thankyou for joining us this week at CraftyCatz,
Hugs Dianne xx

Dianne said...

WOW! The flowers are stunning !! You should intensely like the results. You have the watercoloring technique to perfection. Maybe, another tutorial coming?


Lynne said...

Oh My Goodness!! Absolutely stunning - your talent for colouring is amazing :o) xx Lynne xx

Renkata said...

Oh Anika , I even can smell the gorgeous Morning Glory Flowers. So pretty colour combo.
I really will be very happy if you make some day a video tutorial, pleasssssssssssssse :)
Great work girl!

Poppet said...

Great card Annika, love the colour combo. The image is gorgeous. Your faux stitching is great, mine always look like a spider has crawled over my card. Thank you for sharing your card with us at CSSC and we hope to see you next week. :-) xx

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Faye said...

Well your Copic wtaercolouring is working for me! Love these cool colours together, they look so fresh and zingy and look great with that image. Big hugs, my frazzled little friend! ;) xxx

Archies Mum said...

Gorgeous card love the colours youve chosen they so suit the flowers. Love the butterfly another beautiful card

Viv said...

How about intensely love it? Its gorgeous hun! Another fab card from you as usual and had to laugh about the stitching...guess you don't have time for the real stuff anymore...who does! Viv xx

Debbie Schneider said...

Hi Annika - I really like this card - I think the colors are fabulous together and your faux stitching is very real looking - had you not said "faux" I would have sworn it was from a real sewing machine!!

Linda Carson said...

What's not to love? It's gorgeous!

Lisa Summerhays said...

Stunning card! Love the watercolor look and the color combo.

АнЬгел said...

Very beautiful card and very beautiful flower/ The colours are fresh.

Julie said...

just beautiful x

CraftyC said...

Gorgeous card Annika, love the watercolour effect, You really must do some coppice tutorials!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Your coloring is amazing. I LOVE the way you added the yellowish green to the petunias. It really brought them to live. Your entire card is just lovely!

To answer your question, yes, I have been experimenting with lightening the lines on digis. Sometimes I totally change the line color with my PhotoShop Elements and sometimes I just decrease the opacity so the lines are very light. Don't know if I like it or not, but it's fun to mess around.

Have a great day!


Anonymous said...

Wow Annika, your water colouring is stunning ! I love the shapes you've used and the border is fab. How did you stop the ink from running on your digi image ? Sue C x

The Wired Angel said...

This is stunning, Annika. Fantastic coloring and fab card. Hugs, Peggy x

Amanda said...

OMG, what a stunning card.. Thanks for joining us at SSDS this week..


Anonymous said...

Beautiful girl!

Patti P. said...

I kept meaning to get by and let you know that this card for last week is so beautiful. You are so talented and I enjoy seeing your samples at Isabella's each week.

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