Friday 21 October 2011

Under the Moon

I have this Victoria Case digi image on my computer, and did colour it up last year but thought it would be a good one to play with again this year. With so many of my stamps still in the loft I'm sorting through the digi designs for ones to print and colour. I've used my Copics, and have a list for you: I've used the BV20, 23, 25 and 29 for the 'black' areas, the reds are R35, 37 and 39, the greens are BG93, 96 and 99, and the oranges are E95, 97 and 99. For the clouds I used W00, 0, and 1 with W1, 3, 5 and 7 for the fence posts. The moon is Y0000, 000 and 00, and for the sky/background I've used B91, 93 and 95.

Here is the card with the disastrous silver pearls. You can see that things started out ok in the bottom right but got steadily worse .. .. and in close up they look absolutely awful. I've added black netting behind the image over the dark blue paper from my stash. The touch of red lace was to echo the red in the image and I punched out the black poinsettias adding a red gem in the centres then diecut the leaves to create my flower embellishment. The butterflies were an afterthought - wish I hadn't had that! Now I think I'm going to have to try and take them off and cover up the mess .. .. ..

Is this better? I took off the butterflies and made bigger ones with the two smaller sizes of Nellie's Choice punch and emboss sets layered up with black gems for the bodies. I then diecut the Marianne fronds from red card and made another black poinsettia for the right hand side, although it's not showing up too well in the picture. I couldn't add the lace behind it as I've used it all up. There's a tiny light patch below the top butterfly on the right where the silver blob came off .. .. maybe I shouldn't have mentioned it then you wouldn't have noticed!

Now I don't feel embarrassed entering the Halloween challenges with this one, so it's Crafty Cardmakers who are looking for cute with a dark twist, Papertake Weekly who are looking for spooky hues, Paperplay looking for black somewhere, and Paper Sundaes, Magical Monday and Stampavie and More all going with Halloween.


  1. I like both options Annie .. the scene is fabulous - beautiful colouring as always
    Lisa x

  2. they both look fabulous Annie, I like them either way!
    have a great weekend, Debxx

  3. Annie, your card is awesome hun!! Love the image and your coloring on this!!! Have a lovely weekend friend!! HUGS

  4. I love the way this has turned out!! The colours - and colouring - are great!! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers!! Cxx

  5. Absolutely gorgeous card Annie! Fab image and colours. I do like both versions!

    Thanks for playing along with us at Papertake Weekly this week and good luck!

  6. What a gorgeous card Annie.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  7. Both versions are fabby Annie, the red fronds do look smashing though. I've a Halloween card to make, so I'd better get a wiggle on and dig out my stamps !

  8. Wow, what a fab card!! Wonderful motiv and gorgeus colouring.

    Thanks for joining us at Stampavie and More :)
    Hugs, Nina.


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