Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Isabella's Sketchbook Color Challenge

Good morning and welcome to my weekly Wednesday post for the Isabella's Sketchbook Challenge. This week we are encouraging you to stay cool in the heat of the summer by using the cool colors of blue and green. To enter, all you need to do is use an Isabella's Sketchbook image and blue and green as the main colors on your card. I used the adorable image called Feeding the Earth available in Isabella's Sketchbook Boutique.

Card Details: Digital image from Isabella's Sketchbook as noted above, all DP is digital: the floral is from the Flower Delights paper pack from Bearly Mine, the gingham is from Pink Petticoat and I'm not remembering where the leafy flourishes is from (but if you must know, leave me a question on it and I'll cruise through my digi paper files and figure it out). I also used Garden Green and Brocade Blue CS from SU. The main image and the flower were cut with Spellbinders dies and the leafy branch was cut with a Sizzix die. The image was colored with Copics and sponged with Brocade Blue ink. All other edges were sponged with Creamy Caramel. I used a bit of Stickles on the water sprinkling out of the can and the jumbo rick rack is from Jo-Ann's.

That about wraps up my post for Isabella's Sketchbook Challenge this week. Hope you will grab an Isabella's image and play along. Hope you will take time to say hi to the rest of the team this week too.


Thanks for dropping by today. Thank you for your encouraging comments. I love to hear from you!

UPDATE: A reader asked if I lightened the line color in the digital image. Yes, I have been experimenting recently with changing the line color or decreasing the opacity with my PhotoShop Elements. I'm not sure if I like the effect, but it's interesting to play around with it. I think it works well with some images and not so great with others.

Blessings & hugs,
Challenges Entered:
Crafty Catz - Summertime
Stamp Something - Something Flowery
Allsorts Challenge - Baby or Child


Peri said...

Beautiful, Linda. I adore this image and the colours are so pretty. Brilliant layout too.
Peri xx

Sharon said...

A wonderful creation Linda. Love the cut out leaves. hugs Sharon

Cec said...

Gorgeous Linda. Your coluring is lovely and all your added touches make your card so special. I need to check my sewing cabinet for some of my ric rac.

Annika said...

Do you print your images lighter? Such a natural soft feel without harsh black outlines, love it! I wish I had your eye for details and shabby chic!!

HappyCrafter said...

Linda, this is gorgeous! Love the soft feel of it, no "hard" edges or bit, all very soft and gentle.

Viv said...

Linda this is another gorgeous creation! Beautiful colours and I love the leafy flourish. Viv xx

Kathy Martin said...

What a sweet card! Love the leaf sprigs! :)

Sian said...

Lovely card, and sweet image.

Aunty Sue said...

Hi Linda hope you are keeping well this is stunning love the colours and your attenion for detail is spot on as always . Thanks for joining us at crafty catz hugs Sue xx

Anonymous said...

Ooh gorgeous Linda, I love the zig zag ribbon. Sue C x

Julie M said...

Hi Linda - thanks so much for stopping by my blog to comment - I'm delighted to be on the CCC team. I love your cards, this one is so pretty, the image reminds me of illustrations in childhood books. Looking forward to working with you!!!

Julie :o)

Lindsey said...

Beautiful card! I love the ribbon. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week xx

The Wired Angel said...

I can think of a few images where I'd like to lighten the line.. great idea, Linda. Love your card and image choice. Have a fantastic week! Hugs, Peggy x

Tracey Feeger said...

What a wonderful image. Love the colours you used and the flowers. Thanks for joining us at Stamp Something.

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

Great card perfect for this weeks baby/child challenge......

thanks for joining us at Allsorts

Emma xxx

Kendra said...

The paper and the die cuts look absolutely wonderful with this image! Love it! Thanks for sharing your digi at SSDS!

scotspanda said...

what lovely colours! great card

thanks for taking up my challenge this week at Allsorts


Amanda :o)

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