Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Thinking of you today

In the next couple of weeks, probably because of autumn/fall you will see a lot of "woodland" cards from me.  In fact, i've already posted some..this is another one for different DT.

This week at {Pin}spirational challenges we have a photo that was a challenge for me..i am not so much a woodsy gal...and as i like to see deer, i am not so much into the hunting aspect...and antlers remind me of hunting....and Bambi.

So the image i chose went more with a walk in the woods.  The sponsor this week is a new one for me called Squigglefly and this image called "An Early Snow" is from their site.
A couple techniques i'd like to share with you..First is i actually picked up some twigs in my yard and wrapped twine around them..i made sure they were dry and clean and not to brittle.

Another technique i did is i stamped the background birch trees using black ink and then scanned the iamge and brought it into iphoto and changed the whole look/color by using the "Sepia" selection.  Then i brought it into Word and and changed the size to fit my card by unchecking the proportion size.  Now i am sure for those of you that are good at using  photoshop or similar, you could probably have done it all in one spot...but me..i had to go the conventional way. :)

This is what my background looked like before i changed the proportions to fit my card:

Copics used:
skin- YR000. 00, R14, 20
hair- E53, 57, 59
dress- B91, 93, 95, CB
hair band, waist/vest- C3, 5
basket- E31, 34
apples- R14, 37

{Pin}spirational challenges inspirational photo for this week:

Our sponsor this week at {Pin}spirational challenges is Squigglefly

This is the sketch i used from I heart sketches (will be expired when i go live with this card):

Loves Rubberstamps challenges- All about Autumn
Sassy Cheryl- Think Fall (i do love Sassy Cheryl images)
Love to Create- Thinking of You


  1. Fantastic! Love the way you changed the colors of the trees and the real twigs with twine are the perfect addition!

  2. Wonderful, wonderful coloring of your image. The folds are perfection. Lovely interpretation of the inspirational photo. You hit this one out of the ball park, girl!

  3. Gorgeous take on that sketch, Bonnie! Love the image--beautifully colored--and the background you created for her. The twig and twine embellishment is so cool! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  4. Oh I love the image and the beautiful background, this is so fabulous. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

  5. So neat! I love the twigs, that is a fabulous idea :)

  6. Twigs are a beautiful touch on this card. Wow Bonnie ! Your ideas are inspiring..

  7. Absolutely FABULOUS!! Love the trees.

  8. Great card!! Love that digi and thank you for the technique tips!! Thanks for joining us at Love to Create Challenge!

  9. Fabulous! I was really torn about whether to use that image. Beautiful job on the coloring and I love the papers and background for your design.

  10. WOW!! Your creation is beautiful!! Love the wrapped twigs and very impressed with your technique with the trees! Thanks for sharing with us at Love to Create Challenge!


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