Thursday, 16 April 2020

The Flower Challenge #43 Reminder Spring/Autumn

It's time for the reminder post on The Flower Challenge Blog 
this month being Spring/Autumn

This is another image supplied by Bugaboo Stamps
and I loved colouring the image in.

Easy Copic colouring and lots of the palest colours used to make
the background in each square.

Added some enamel dots and a 'hello sunshine' die cut from
Stamplorations in
gold mirror card and red funfoam to bulk it up.

Same image for my second card, same Copic colouring but this
time I cut the squares apart. Added black ink to edges to make them

I then added a layer of yellow funfoam, again cut them
all apart and added to a pale green cardbase.
Finished off with this sweet sentiment from
Penny Black ' It's the little things" in black cardstock.

Now you need to go on over to The Flower Challenge
and check out the amazing makes from the Design Team.

Again I am blown away with their ideas with these
digital images showing you how to take a very pretty
drawing but to then look outside the box and really be creative
giving you a digital image that can be used in many different ways.

Certainly given me more ideas to try out and it means my NBUS pile of unused stamps and other digital images will be waiting a bit longer for me to get to them.

Again I hope everyone is doing ok as our time in isolation continues to grow. Seeing so many deaths and terrible health and monetary struggles is just heart breaking.  For families trying to survive the loss of jobs till the economy gets going again, to families trying to educate their children at home and survive living on top of each other to older people like myself who have become isolated from their children and grandchildren and wonder if there will ever be a normal again for those of older or health risk situations.
Having a daughter with health issues that would put her at risk means isolation that is barely understood by her. Her question each morning being now when can I go back, see my friends etc. 

But life does go on and we all have different issues and heartaches and I am thinking of you all and hoping we get to see a brighter future not too far ahead.

Crafty hugs



Monica C. said...

Both your cards are beautiful, Aileen! I have this image from Bugaboo also and I love it.
Hugs Monica

Julia Aston said...

Such lovely coloring here - that image is so pretty separated into 4 squares!

Shona Chambers said...

Two cards?? Your putting me to shame!! Love them both, your so good with your colouring and shading. And amazing how the same images can look so different with different colours etc. Hope your not going nuts in isolation, I'm amazed I haven't killed my husband yet!! xxxx

lostinpaper said...

I'm with you for the brighter future Aileen, and I know that some good will come from this catastrophe, but it's going to be a long road. At least we have each other and it is heartwarming to see everybody working together so wonderfully! ps love the blooms, they are certainly happy!

Diane said...

My gosh your coloring is just stunning Aileen.

Hugs Diane

Bobby said...

Unfortunately your images aren't showing up for me, Aileen, but I did see the original and it's wonderful.

Viv said...

Two beautiful cards here Aileen!your colouring is amazing as always too. Stay safe and well my friend 🙏 hugs Viv xx

Trina P. said...

Different, but both equally beautiful with gorgeous Copic coloring.
Stay home and craft on.

Anita in France said...

Fantastic colouring on these lovely, whimsical images, Aileen ... they're so pretty and eye catching! Stay safe ... stay hopeful ... Anita :)

Karen Dunbrook said...

how gorgeous...well done
xx Karen