Wednesday, July 2, 2014

I Colored!

I know this isn't my normal type card  - but I had this image and was determined to color the dang thing!  Got it all colored and thought it looked ok and then had no earthly idea what to do with it!!  It literally sat on my desk for about three days with just me staring at it.  Ok, everyone else just about can do all those cards with the flowers, flourishes, etc. on it - so I can too!  Got busy and had all kinds of stuff on it........UCK!!  Just looked tacky!  So, I started taking off some of the flowers and flourishes and couldn't get it to look any better.  Stared at it for another day and finally decided just to slap it on a piece of patterned paper, add the sentiment and pearls and be done with it.  LOL!  So, there you have it!

I colored the image (from Delicious Doodles) with Copics and then added shine to the butterflies and flowers with the clear Wink of Stella pen.  I even colored in some eye shadow on this gal!  It's not like the "big boys" do at all and I won't be holding any coloring classes for sure - but I'm satisfied with it anyway!   The sentiment is from SU.

Thanks for stopping by.........
Lynn

37 comments:

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,love the image.xxx

Tammy said...

Wow, wow, wow! Gorgeous card and fabulous colors and coloring! The card is just perfect as is! Beautiful card Lynn!

Benzi said...

Lynn, do not be so hard on yourself. I think this is a beautiful image and your coloring looks great. You did a good job with the hair...the thing I don't like to color. I love that you gave her some eye shadow. Oh, and her skin looks super. Consider yourself one of the "big boys".

Tracy said...

Lynn do you know what...this is really very beautiful. Your colouring is amazing on it, amd i really like the lo :) xx

Deepti said...

Oh my God this is gorgeous! Wow ur coloring skills are mind blowing
:) I love love love this card !

Monica said...

Lovely hair she has and I like her eye shadow. This card is not you however it looks super elegant and graceful without the addition of a million flowers and sequins and all that jazz. I love the way you chose to present her.

We have found a home, now to close the deal and wait for our shipment to arrive.

Will visit your other creations soon,

Monica with love

Donna Hanley said...

Let me finish you post title for you: I colored and did a phenomenal Job. This is amazing. I have this image and was always afraid to even start to color it. And I think you did it so much justice by letting it take center stage. The pearls with the sentiment are just perfect for this card. I can't say enough about this one, Lynn. You really out did yourself here. You should frame it. Have a great weekend ahead.

Linda Simpson said...

WOW Lynn you have coloured this beauty fabulously. The patterned paper really makes the image stand out. Love this very much!
Hugs
Linda xxx

ahlers5 said...

Well, it turned out perfect! I love it. I have had a colored tiger sitting on my desk for two weeks. I should probably do something with it soon.

Tammy said...

Lynn, this is GORGEOUS!! I love that image and your coloring is absolutely beautiful, the soft pink paper looks fabulous with this image!
Tammy x

scrappymo! said...

I think it is perfect ax is. The image is so detailed and lovely that more would hide that beauty!

A giorgeius card, Lynn

Shawna said...

I think you did a GORGEOUS job Lynn! This card is really beautiful. It's very had to get out of one's comfort zone, but you truly did well with this!

MaryH said...

Wow! This coloring is fantastic, and the image is a big WOW too. Your design reflects your taste, and I think it is super. The clean design layout & the pretty papers let your wonderful art take pride of place. It's beautiful just the way you did it, and doesn't need all the flourishes. The flourish in the sentiment is wonderful as are the dainty pearls. WTGo! TFS & Hugs

Maxine D said...

Fabulous work here Lynn, and I love how you have mounted her, and it lets the image really take the eye. Wonderful card my friend.
Blessings
Maxine

Vivienne Holden said...

Your instincts did you proud Lynn! She doesn't need anything other than what you gave her. A lovely backdrop and gorgeous colouring. She's lovely. xxx

NanaConnie said...

It's absolutely stunning, my friend! Your coloring is superb and when you do CAS better than anyone in the world, why would you change that for fussy and fancy? Do what you do -- it's incredible! :-D

Carol L said...

This is a stunning card, and I just love how you colored her! The pinks & blues are so feminine and the pink mat looks perfect to frame it! You can now consider yourself one of the big GIRLS, because this beauty really threw you up a notch or twelve! Color more often, please!

Becky said...

Lynn, This is stunning.. Gorgeous coloring and gorgeous image. I love how you slapped this together :)

Lynn McAuley said...

It's gorgeous, Lynn!! Absolutely fabulous!!

JD/ Jill said...

What a beautiful card and great coloring! I think she is perfect just the way she it...You get an A+

Irish Cherokee said...

OK Lynn. I hate to be the bearer of bad news but are you nuts. My GOD that is a spectacular coloring job. Had you covered it up with a bunch of stuff I would not have been happy. You should be very PROUD of this card and especially the image. Bravo does not do it for this one. Exceptional is more like it. WOW,WOW,WOW.

Maria@Crafty Cre8tions said...

Way to go Lynn!!!!!!!! She is beautiful!

There's so much around her she didn't need embellishments!

Great job coloring :)

Happy 4th!

Lesley said...

I think it. Looks brilliant just as it is - Lesley x

Lesley said...

Forgot to say brilliantly coloured as well - Lesley x

Nancy in Iowa said...

I TOTALLY understand your angst! It is hard to "work out of the card"...our go-to ideas! I too start something and then let it simmer in a pile wondering what that heck will I do with it! I think you did you a fabulous justice by letting her be the feature! BTW - if Texas wasn't such a jaunt from Iowa I would ABSOLUTELY come over for a coloring session with you - you did an amazing job oh her hair! Oh to have such natural highlights myself! (hehe) Eye shadow - I never would have thought! You 'applied' it with a light and expert make-up artist hand! She is wonderful as is her presentation!

There is some satisfaction about banishing items only to a quiet muse take you by the hand and encourage you to find a home for them! (I have a basket FULL of Copic'd items waiting to find a home on a card...)

Nancy in Iowa said...

P.S. I love your determination about making yourself use an image! I seriously laughed out loud at that one - as I have done that myself. Then I hear my practical side whispering: "what are you DOING? Life is too short to color images you don't 'bond' with!" Then my stubborn side hits me with a "you bought it now USE it!" Ahhh the life of a card maker!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I think you did good with this card. The main image is rather busy so I can see why all the flourishes, flowers, and fluff didn't work with it. You made it turn out perfect with some little pearl embellishments.

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

So pretty! Great job on coloring! Carri~Abusybee
Skittles!
DoubleClick Skittles Design Team Call!

Kristie W. said...

Lynn, you did a beautiful job with the image!!! Great coloring and I love that it's a CAS card, the pink paper is the perfect background for the image.

Bonnie said...

What an amazing job of coloring, Lynn! And you've placed it perfectly. Nothing else is needed. Beautiful!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Lynn- this is a stunner! Your colors are just fabulous and I love this CAS layout. Love this card : )

Brenda said...

Wow! I think this card is stunning Lynn and your coloring is amazing!! Love the colors in this card and love that image. Stay true to you and keep with your own style and your cards will soar! I love the simplicity of this card because the image and coloring is doing all the work for you-you didn't need anything else but what you've put on it. Beautiful!!! Hugs, Brenda

Joan Ervin said...

What a gorgeous image and you have colored it to perfection!!! I'm glad you got rid of all the *stuff* because you have showcased it beautifully....simply elegant, Lynn!!!!

Judith Taylor - Wright said...

Hi hun this card is absolutely beautiful love it really delicious colouring hugs Judith x

Jessi Fogan said...

This is absolutely GORGEOUS! Every time I colour I think AGH I can't do it right - especially hair. And yet, LOOK! She's BEAUTIFUL! I love all the soft pastel tones, and the eyeshadow is genius! Plus, it turns out a simple border makes her pop even more :)

Margaret said...

There you go downplaying your talents again! This is absolutely gorgeous!! Your coloring is fabulous and I love how you kept everything clean so we could focus on the beautiful image!

Marilyn said...

This looks great Lynn. Not your normal style but you did a fabulous job. I love how you've kept the background and paper clean... makes the image pop right out.