Thursday, March 13, 2014

Lots of embellishments

Hello everyone! I hope you are having a wonderful week! We have finally had a couple of nice days here so I am hoping that perhaps spring is trying to make an appearance.

Todays card is for the new Mo's DP challenge and I am the hostess. I always have trouble adding embellishments to my cards. not enough, I don't like to cover up the paper or the image, not good with stuff hanging over the edges, yes I have issues haha! So my challenge is to use "lots of embellishments". Of course, that will be different for everyone but fun to push ourselves a bit.

This lovely image is called Spring for sale and I think she has become one of my favorites. I would love to have all of those tulips! She is colored with copics and I watercolored the background with some twinkling H2O's. My butterflies are made using inkjet shrink art film and the sentiment is by Simon Says Stamp. I know it isn't a lot of embellishments compared to some people but I pushed myself to add on more then I normally do and I am really pleased with it.

Be sure to come check us out on facebook this weekend at the new Bella and Brontes Clubhouse! It will be a lot of fun with chatting, challenges, tutorials and some stuff you may not have seen before. And remember, you now have two weeks to play along with the latest challenge.


Shona Erlenborn said...

What a gorgeous Spring card Amanda. You did a great job on all the embellishments - the butterflies almost look like they are part of the image - I love them. The flowers of course - always pretty!

Lauren Hatwell said...
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Lauren Hatwell said...

Just beautiful! Wow! Lx

Maria@Crafty Cre8tions said...

Gorgeous Gorgeous Gorgeous!!!!!!
I might make this my screensaver as I'm in dire need of spring!!!

I can't get warm today!!!!!!!
Such a beautiful image and once again your coloring just floors me!!!!!!


Mau xx said...

Gorgeous colorful card Amanda, Love the butterflies.
Thanks for a challenging
Hugs Mau xx

Kathi said...

It might have lots embellishments, but it works and puts the focus is on the beautifully colored image.

I'm so ready for some tulips!

applejack cards by sue said...

Loving this image, I adore these images by mo. Gorgeous colouring and embellishments.

Pat said...

What can I say that hasn't been said? This is amazingly gorgeously stunning!! I love the embellies...and your coloring blows me away!! Hugs. Pat

Tracy said...

It's hard to imagine that something like shrink art is still around. At least someone was smart enough to keep it on the market. This card is just scrumptious. Amazing coloring and I heard so many echos in my own mind of your reasons for not doing a lot of embellishments. Having stuff hanging over absolutely drives me nuts. LOL Truly beautiful my friend. :-)

Kim Bell said...

Your card is so pretty. You do great with embellishments. Awesome challenge for this week.


Anja said...

Haha, I really know which problems about embellishments you mean - I have them, too! But you did the perfect choice for you card, it simply looks gorgeous! The big sentiment over the image is works great!

Hugs, Anja