Saturday, May 10, 2014

Dahlia


Hi everyone.  Time for a new challenge at Addicted to CAS.  Today, the very talented and always entertaining Marie (baileyrosy) has chosen this code word ....




LOVE this challenge!  Looking forward to seeing all the creative cards in the gallery! :)  I used a digital image printed onto watercolor paper.  I used my yellow marker to outline along the outside edge of the image and then used a wet paint brush to blend it to create a sunny glow around the dahlia.  I then used my inks and blender pen to color the flower (marker layering technique).




Prize:  5 free digital images
(please follow the rules to be eligible to win)



I hope you'll join us for this fun challenge (ATCAS Challenge #38 - code word:  Off the Edge).  As always, the challenge is open for two weeks so there's lots of time to play along.  Click on the link to find out about the challenge and see the wonderful Design Team cards by the rest of our team.

We are so excited to have Darnell (djkardkreations)  join us as Guest Designer for May.  If you haven't visited Darnell's blog yet, be sure to take some time and drop by to say hi - you'll be glad you did! :)







Stamps:  Dahlia (Clearly Digi); Friendship Garden - sentiment (Fiskars)
Paper:  Watercolor (Arches 140 lb. cold press)
Ink:  Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Raspberry Ripple, Pear Pizzazz (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  blender pen, paint brush

19 comments:

  1. Very pretty card Loll you've coloured your Dahlia beautifully

    Anne

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  2. Wow, I can almost stretch out and touch this beautiful bloom, Loll ... your colouring to make it so dimensional is awesome! Anita :)

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  3. thanks for the shout out Loll ! What a fabulous card the Dahlia is amazing wow ! the colouring is magnificent and love how you used the yellow to outline it. Fantastic take on the codeword too and have to agree with Anita about wanting to reach out and touch it.

    Marie

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  4. Love your stunning card Loll - that flower looks amazing! Hugs xx

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  5. Love the shading and the layering on this beauty! Wish this was growing in my yard, Loll :)

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  6. your colouring and blending is expert and I love the outline of yellow x

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  7. Sigh!!! This is gorgeous!

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  8. Wow...Stunning coloring and off the edge flower image Loll. Love how you added the yellow outline too. TFS my friend.

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  9. Absolutely gorgeous coloring and design, Loll! I love the 'dreamy' effect you've created around the flower...so lovely!

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  10. Wow Loll, this is a stunner for sure! I love that dahlia and the way you have colored it. The yellow going around the flower makes it look like the sun is shinning ever so bright from behind. Great, great card! Hugs

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  11. Beautifully coloured dahlia Loll. Love the shading around the flower; really makes it pop.

    Karen x

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  12. Beautiful Loll, the outline is so effective, Cathyx

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  13. I love that flower and the colors are wonderful!

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  14. Your dahlia is dazzling, Lolly! I love it done in the bright fuchsia coloring with the yellow backlighting! Thank you so much for asking me to play with you this month at ATCAS and for your very kind words of welcome!! Hugs, Darnell

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  15. This is beautiful Loll, it looks almost as if I can touch n feel the real Dahlia :)

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  16. Beautiful colouring Loll - you created so much depth and the Dhalia petals really "pop" .
    Sylvia x

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  17. Wowowowow! Your card is my fave in the DT lineup at ATCAS, Loll. This is magnificent!

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  18. Loll. one word. GORGEOUS! the coloring is superb and I love how the touch of yellow on the outside of the flower makes me think of a bright, sun filled day! Perfection
    Hugs
    Jaydee

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Thanks so much for leaving a comment. I love hearing from you! Loll :)