Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Layers and Die Cuts

Can you believe it's already the middle of May?  I'm trying to figure out where the first 4 months of the year have gone.  Beginning to think I'm in some kind of a time warp where time fleeting passes by and I have no clue what happened or where it went...

The wonderful challenge at Elphine House Australia this fortnight is Layers and Die Cuts.  The only other stipulation is that you MUST use an Elisabeth Bell image from one of the on-line stores or a digi from the Digi Store to quality for the prize.  Hope you will join us for this fun challenge.  Be sure to head on over to the EHA Challenge Blog for all the details and to see the gorgeous cards and designs by the team.

The inspiration for this card came from Alyce Keegan of Kit and Clowder, and with her permission, I used the sketch from her blog.  I've been working with her tutorials for coloring Copics, love her style, and the depth of her coloring.  As you can see, I need a lot more practice to even get close to what she teaches.  She has some wonderful tutorials on You Tube if you are interested.  Thank you Alyce!

Challenges I'm Entering:
Whimsy Stamps - Anything Goes
Live & Love Crafts - 50 Shades of Lilac
Sandy's Crafty Creations - Anything Goes, 3 or More Flowers
Elisabeth Bell's World Challenge - April Showers Bring May Flowers
Fashionista Challenge - Shabby or Vintage
  • DP Very Vanilla, SU, card base;  Vintage Spring Basics 6x6 paper pad from Maja Designs.  Distressed the layers
  • Image colored on X-press It Copic paper using Copics - Soon to be in the EHA Store
  • Dies used were Cheery Lynn Doily Die, Fern Branches
  • MS Butterfly Punches
  • Flowers are a combination of Kort & Gort, Prima, and WOC
I'm so late getting this posted tonight and am bushed so I'll wish you all a good night, sweet dreams, and a blessed tomorrow.  Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope to see you again soon.
"Love & Hugs"  Carol (Granny)


craftieodmae said...

now that is a traffic stopper, love all the layers and details!! You rock girl!

Selma said...

Really love this card Carol. Those flowers are gorgeous.

Carla S. said...

Stunning card, Carol! I love the layers and embellishments! Your coloring is fantastic!

Linda Palmer said...

Your card is gorgeous! I love it and love the beautiful flowers you used, the dies and design. I also love Alyce's coloring and been watching her videos.

Inkypinkydelights said...

Love this Carol! Judy x

Anonymous said...

Absolutely gorgeous! So soft and pretty ,I just love the paper, very sweet card
Hugs Julie P

Sandy Trefger said...

Beautiful! I love the purple and the delicate flowers! Awesome card design! Thanks for sharing with my challenge at Sandy's Crafty Creations!
visit my blog @ sandy's crafty creations

Carole said...

Gorgeous Carol, love how wonderful the purples and white go together. Beautiful card my friend. Hugs Carole xox

Mary Lou said...

Wowwie Carol this is STUNNING!!! Love the distressing of each layer....but most of the image is fantastic!!!
Very nice flower arrangement!!!

Mary Lou said...

Oh dear...I forgot to say---thanks for joining us at EBWorld and Oh yes I agree where has the past four months gone already!!

NanaConnie said...

WOW, this is stunning, Carol! Love those white flower embellies and your color combo is fantastic. Wonderful coloring and the butterfly is perfect for that image.

Pat said...

Beautiful card Carol, love all the layers and the gorgeous image.

Pat xx

Anonymous said...

Oh wow this is a stunning shabby card Carol. Absolutely love your layout and the embellishments are gorgeous. Your colouring is as always beautiful Carol. Enjoy yor warm summer days.
Amelia x

Linda Palmer said...

Oh my Gosh!!! I love this card, love EB images and love how you have colored her so beautiful. I also love those beautiful sprigy flowers that you have used. I need to order myself some of those, they look fabulous in arrangements. Great job!

Marjorie said...

Oh Wow Carol! This card is so beautiful, I love the colours you have used and your papers and embellishments are fabulous! What a gorgeous image and you have coloured her so beautifully! Hope all is well with you, not been in blog land for a while, but slowly getting back into routine!

Inkypinkydelights said...

Love this card Carol. Hope you are feeling better now. Judy x

sue w. said...

Hi Carol, this is fabulous. Love the image and colours and the layout is super.
Hugs Sue W.

Pop's Cards said...

Hey sweetie this is just gorgeous I do love your colours and fab take on the sketch from Alyce too, thanks for joining us at EB World this month hugs Pops x x x

Elise said...

This is so BEAUTIFUL! I love the colors and your colouring .. STUNNING!

Big Hugs,

Inkypinkydelights said...

Happy Weekend Carol. Judy x

Crafteezee said...

Beautiful. Thanks for joining us at LLC this month.
Hugs Tracy x

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Eulanda said...

Ooooooo I LOVE ALL THOSE LAYERS! WOW! Gorgeous and so is your arrangement of flowers too. Very nice!! Hugs!