Saturday, April 12, 2014

Pretty Petals


Hi everyone.  Time for a new challenge at Addicted to CAS!  I can't believe how quickly the past two weeks went by :)  The challenge this time is being hosted by the mega talented Michelle (Handmade by Michelle), and she chose this fun code word:






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


And with it being the start of a new month, we have a new guest designer for you to meet.  Please welcome Anita (in France) from MyPaperCraftWorld.  Anita is a wonderful card designer, with her passion being CAS cards.  We are so happy that she will be joining our team for the month of April.  Please check out her blog to see her beautiful cards.
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A little bit about my card ...

When I saw the challenge - Far Away ... it made me think of missing a loved one that is far way, so I made a "missing you" card. :)

I used one of the wonderful digital images from our sponsor, called Pretty Petals.  Just love this sunflower!!  I colored it in Copics and then used a Wink of Stella pen to add some glimmer ... just outlining the petals and leaves of the flower, and adding it to the cross-hatching of the flower center.  This is my first time using this pen and I LOVE IT!  It flows so smoothly and it's easy to "paint" on some shimmer.  I'm including a close-up below so you can see how just adding an outline adds lots of sparkle.




I hope you'll join us for this latest challenge, ATCAS#36 - Far Away ... which is open for two weeks.  In order to be eligible for our prize, please make sure your entry is CAS.  Please check out the rules and see the rest of the wonderful Design Team's cards for inspiration.  Hope to see you in our gallery!







Stamps:  Pretty Petals (StampArt by Design through Whimsy Stamps);  Where the Heart Is - sentiment only (Simon Says)
Paper:  110 lb. White (Neenah)
Ink:  Copics:  Y21, YR24, G43, YG67, E44, E49
Accessories & Tools:  Printer (digital image), Clear Wink of Stella pen



23 comments:

Shana Gaff said...

This is such a beautiful card and as always your coloring is just stellar! I love the glitter you added. It really gives it that extra special touch!

Jacquie said...

Hi Loll,

A very beautiful card, I love Sunflowers, might have to get this digi image myself as its one of the nicest Sunflowers I have seen, you have coloured it in lovely and I love your Wink of Stella Pen.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx
http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

Stamps and Paper said...

Beautiful card Loll and love your pretty sunflower and gorgeous flower for a 'miss you' card...

Anne

Lee-Anne said...

No wonder you love this image...love it too! Awesome coloring and so happy to see you love the Wink of Stella pen...it adds such great sparkle doesn't it?

Vicki Dutcher said...

Fabulous! Love the touch of glitter too!

Anita in France said...

Wow, this is gorgeous, Loll ... such amazing colouring and yes, the Wink of Stella is awesome ... just the perfect amount of shimmer and sheen! Thanks so much for the warm and generous welcome! Anita :)

Bonnie said...

This is such a fun and playful sunflower and you've managed to get the sparkle in the photo! What a wonderful way to say hello!

Barb Ghig said...

Gorgeous card, Loll! I love your sunflower and how you added all that wonderful sparkle! Such a pretty CAS card!

nancy littrell said...

I Love your beautifully colored flower Loll and your outlined sparkle. The close-up really showed up the sparkle. TFS mf.

Susan said...

Lovely cheerful sunflower! And the addition of the Wink of Stella is so beautiful - I just got one of those but haven't used it yet - nice to see it turns out so well.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Your coloring on this stunning sunflower is fantastic, Lolly! Missing you is such a great take on the challenge! Hugs, Dolly

Karen M said...

Love your beautiful sparkly flower Loll - such a gorgeous card - hugs xx

Karren said...

Just gorgeous, Loll! I love the image and you've colored it so beautifully. Aren't those Wink of Stella pens fun!

Karen B said...

Such a pretty card Loll. Love the touch of WofS on the petals and leaves.

Karen x

Petra Swart said...

This is lovely, Loll!! How beautiful the sunflower looks with the touch of glimmer. The font of your sentiment goes so nicely with the image. Love it!!
Greetings from Africa!!

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Wow Loll - the WoS pen is definitely going onto my wish-list! Your colouring is fabulous, and the glimmer is a beautiful finishing touch.
Sylvia xx

Lea Brawn said...

Fab card. Love it! X

Brenda said...

Such a pretty card Loll! I love sunflowers and you have colored this one so pretty. The glitter outline is just enough and so pretty. It really sparkles and shines! Hugs

Deepti said...

Beautiful coloring, I love the sparkle :)

Benzi said...

Beautiful sunflower and awesome sparkle.

Anonymous said...

Love the image and the coloring Loll. You have been staying on top of it! Nice work all the way............

Anonymous said...

What a clever take on the code word Loll such a beautiful sunflower and I love the spark its just magical.

Marie

Jaydee said...

Loll, the image is fabulous but your coloring really brings it to life. I think the miss you works wonderfully with the code word. Gorgeous
Hugs
Jaydee