Friday, August 12, 2011

Keeping it simple. Really.

This week threw quite a few things at me - the biggest one being that I'm starting back at working on Monday. As you can imagine I've been mad busy trying to sort things out and amongst other things I have needed to make a sad decision to step down from quite a few design teams. Sundays With Crissy is amongst them so that is my last card for them. :(

The theme for August is KISS - Keep It Simple, Sweetie.
You see, I made an honest, no embellies-involved, one layer card!!
The image is called Forget Me Not and I just printed it on kraft base along with a sentiment by Raindrop Echo Designs. All I really did then was to colour the image with Faber-Castell Polychromos and Caran D'Ache Swisscolor pencils.:)
Thanks a million for popping by and happy crafting!!


Jane said...
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Jane said...

Plain and simple - just let the colouring speak for itself - my kind of card!! It's beautiful Annika. TFS ~ Jane

PS Good luck with work ♥♥♥

Stacey G.-2 Craf-t-4u said...

This is beautiful Annika! Your coloring is so awesome, it needs nothing else. Congrats on your job! Hope all goes well and we will still see you from time to time.

Laura said...

Hi Annika,

This card is gorgeous! :) See, you're good at CAS also! I'm sorry to hear about you stepping down from the DT...and sorry-er to hear you're going back to work... work is tiring and stressful and no one likes it.
But I wish you fast re-accommodating with your new schedule and hardly wait to see more of your creations!


yvon said...

Hi Annika,

Wow, this is just gorgeous and so simple. Never thought that i would like a card like this, but i do. Your coloring is amazing.
Have a great weekend.
Hugs, Yvon

Carissa said...

Wow, this is beautiful. Your colouring really shines.
Congrats on the new job.
Hugs, Carissa

Unknown said...

Just WOOOOOW!!!!

Anonymous said...

Your CAS with the coloring on kraft is amazing hun!! ;)

JLJ Designs said...

Beautiful card Annika! I love the simple design and beautiful coloring. Good luck at work!


Christina C. said...

Annika, your coloring is simply breathtaking...such a sweet image!
Another beautiful creation!

Unknown said...

Hi Annika, simple but sweet but with your colouring you really don't need anything else. I'm starting work again in a week so I know how you feel, my time is going to be scarce as well :(
Hugs, Frea

heidy said...

Hi Annika,congrats on your new job!
And this is a fab card!
Hugs Heidy

Dorcas said...

Hi Annika!
This came out really nice. A good coloring job needs little embellishing. :-)
I was a bit sad to hear about you going back to work, I'll miss seeing your gorgeous creations but do hope you won't give it up entirely cos that would be a real shame.
ON a positive note, I hope your job is a fun one, I know you enjoyed your job in the past and I hope this one will be like it.
Always wishing you the best

Crafting Queen said...

Love your card, the colouring is wonderful.

raindropecho said...

This is beautiful, Annika! Really, such an impact it has!

I hope your return to work is a good one (and fun one as Dorcas mentioned). I hope you're still sticking around at Whimsy, though?? Gosh I hope so!

Good luck with everything! Remember to....breathe :)

Crafty Loops said...

This is a very affective card, so pretty. Lee xx

Archies Mum said...

Beautiful card, your colouring is just amazing

Becky said...

What a sweet image and beautiful card.

Amy Johnson said...

Wow! Even your CAS cards are amazing! Love the white 'splotch', your coloring, and the lines around the card.

EmbossingQueen said...

Beautiful Annika! Even when you make a simple card it is a work of art. Thank you for sharing.

Julie said...

Such a fab card Annika,Love it lots xxx

Sue from Oregon said...

Love the image on the natural cardstock! Don't you just hate it when real life gets in the way of fun life? I do!!!

Jennifer Scull said...

I know you are going to be missed by the DTs you leave. you are such an asset wherever you go because you are one talented chickie! :)
I'll be saying prayers that all goes smoothly for you on Monday.
this is a gorgeous card!

Linda Carson said...

Oh wow! With stunning coloring like yours who needs the bells & whistles! Beautifully done!

-Sanna- said...

Oh my.... this went right into my heart.

Unknown said...

I absolutely LOVE your work, especially your Copic cards. I am going back to work myself in a few weeks so I know what that is going to do for my crafting :-( I hope it doesn't affect yours too much. Keep up the excellent work.

Hanna said...

Annika, this is amazing! I love how you've kept it "simple", but still made it well made with the gorgeous colouring and the drawn frame. Absolutely stunning! Love it.


Therese said...

I love the simple style of this one. Stamping and colouring on kraft really looks great! And your colouring is awesome.
Ps! Work is fun! :))

Anonymous said...

How you've kept it "simple",but still made it well with the gorgeous coloring and the drawn frame ...Absolutely so stunning cards !

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