Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Oranges and Lemons (oh and apples too!)

Hi there

So another lovely Oxfordshire day!  I have to admit that I am rather relived that the cooler weather has arrived, even if won’t last (they say another hot spell is on the way.  Oh Joy!).  Actually being able to sleep throughout the night is a novelty so I’ll enjoy it while it lasts.

So, onto my effort for today. Once again I found I was inspired by the Graph’it Markers Blog Challenge which is Summer Sunshine (use orange and yellow). 

Orange and yellow! Oh my!  Not a colour combo I readily reach for but then these things are called ‘challenges’ for a reason.  Besides I should embrace my inner summer!

The image I chose to use is by Elisabeth Bell.  I love her artwork.  She creates such beautiful faces.  I wish I could draw like that.  In fact I wish I could draw full stop!  But there you go.

Sorry, it's a bit bright.  Sunglasses may be required!

I coloured  using Pro/Flexmarkers and some of my new Graphit markers I won a wee while ago.  I did add a little pencil to her hair and to the grass to add some depth too.  The papers are from my stash.

My dies are Spellbinders Floral Ovals, Tattered Lace ‘Happy Birthday’ and Ornate Corner which I cut 3 times in yellow, orange and green, just to add a little definition when matted together. I used Dried Marigold DI to give a ‘glow’ around the image.  Then I decided that I  wanted to add an apple tree (as you do) so I cut a green SB Whimsical Tree in dark green, then added hole punched lighter green circles that I coloured in the vein hope they looked like apples.  Not too sure they do.  There’s every possibility they look like small hole- punched pieces of green card someone scribbled on!  Ho, hum!

I finished off with glitter gems and there you go oranges, lemons and apples! A proper fruit salad!

See ya!

Smiling always (migraines gone, that’s why!)!
Jane x

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  1. Adorable card Jane - beautifully coloured image - fabulous summery colours.
    Debs xx

    ps Thanks for sharing it with us at AGOAC this week.
    Good luck xx

  2. This is gorgeous Jane. I love the sweet image, fabulous colouring and such gorgeous detailing too. The way you have layered up the sentiment looks so effective
    Thank you for taking part in A Gem of a Challenge this week
    Sue xx

  3. This is a beautiful card and beautiful details ! I think you combined the colors perfectly !! Thank you so much for joining us at Pile it On challenges !

    Mayra DTM

  4. Fabulous card - love love the offset of the die cuts! Image is beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles this week. Karon, DT Polka Doodles.

  5. What a gorgeous, zingy card. The pop of green works really well. Thanks so much for joining the Graph'It Colour Challenge :)

  6. Beautiful card Jane. Love how you coloured my favourite apples. Thank you so much for playing along with us at Fab'n'Funky this week. Pat K xx

  7. Beautiful. great colouring and love that apple tree.
    Thank you for joining us at Fab'n'Funky

    Huggsss, Angelique

  8. I love the orange and yellow, Jane - so cheery. Great colouring on your image too. Thanx for joining us at Polkadoodles.
    Hugz, Jan (DT) xx

  9. Fabulous bright and vibrant card. Love the die-cut layers and gems.

    Thanks for sharing with us in the Cards/Crafts Galore Bingo challenge.

  10. Just stunning! Such a lovely image, super colour combo and I love the layered die cuts. Thanks for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge xx

  11. Gorgeous card! And I love those teeny tiny apples on the tree - how fab!!! Thanks so much for joining us at Graph'it Colour Challenge! xx

  12. So colourful, fabulous card, thanks for joining us at Graph'it colour challenge, Karenx


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