Sunday, August 15, 2010

Favourite Time of Year

Happy Sunday and thank you for stopping by to visit!  My card is for the challenge at Sundays with Crissy and the theme is to make a card or project to celebrate your Favourite Time of Year.  Crissy's giving away some sweeeeet blog candy to one lucky winner who uses one of her digital images in their creation. But you don’t have to use one of her images, if you just want to play along.


My favourite time of year is SUMMER and I made this card by combining two digital images.  The main image is by the bestest Crissy Armstrong, Budding Artist sold by Wags 'n Whiskers and the background image is Rainbow Meadow by my good friend Zoe.  Aren't these just perfect together!  

The scenery was challenging for me to colour and quite honestly, I usually stay away from sceneries as I find them difficult to colour.  But all in all, I'm really pleased with my first attempt.  Grass was sponged with chalk first and then ragged with 2 different green Copics.  The clouds (although not quite visible in the picture) were also ragged with a light gray Copic (C3 ~ I think).   No embellies on the card as I wanted the focus to be the main image and believe me when I tell you that it was soooooo very hard not to add a ribbon, flowers and charms or pins.   Sorry no Copic list today as I forgot to jot them down.

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:
Head on over to the SWC challenge blog for the rest of the amazing DT's creations.  Ooooh and from now on, Sundays with Crissy will post a new challenge once a month on the first Sunday of the month so you will have lots of time to play along with us.  Looking forward to seeing your creations.

Hugs,
Maria

11 comments:

bonnieR said...

beautiful job Maria. Hope you and your family are enjoying your summer.

Courtney said...

This is adorable Maria! Thanks for joining us at Penny's. Good Luck!

~Courtney~
PPCC DT

Margaret said...

Lovely card. How clever of you to merge two designs!! Takes all my concentration just to print one lol :o)

Sally Cicada Designs said...

Absolutely fantastic Maria!!! The pairing of these two digi stamps is perfect and you have coloured the whole scene so beautifully!! Such a GREAT card!!!
Hugs,
Sarah :D

Jackie said...

What a lovely cheerful fun card. Thank you for sharing and joining us at Pennys this week x

Julie M said...

Fantastic card, Maria - you did such a good job of the scenic background. A lot of work there!!! Love the papers and design too.

Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew this week.

Julie :o)

Joanne said...

Just lovely! Great combination of images and beautiful coloring! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon:)
Joanne xo

craftyb said...

aw Maria, your scene is just fantastic! Your colouring is outstanding!! Such a wonderful representation of summer with those fab bright n cheery colours! Summer is my favourite season too...pity its so short!!! bx

Kristel said...

That's a wonderfull card Maria! Really love it!
Hugs Kristel

Crissy Armstrong said...

Awesome merging of images Maria, just how did you do that!? wink wink
I do love how they look together though, you did a great job! You made it come to life! xo

Marjo said...

Hi Maria,

What a sweet DT creation. I love the rainbow!

Hugs, Marjo