Monday, October 17, 2011

A New card For a New Week

Good morning and happy Monday, all! I was supposed to post this yesterday but I got busy making birthday cards for my two youngest nephews and had to be at their party by 2:00 P.M. so I didn't have a chance to post it before I left and was too tired to do it when I got back so I'm doing it today instead. I'm not really sure yet what kind of card this is going to be but I love this image by Phee McFaddell so much that I just couldn't wait to color it and put it on a project. As you'll see, it's another one of those images that convey the elements of mood and drama that I love so dearly in an illustration.

Just to make things interesting for you, my readers, and me, I am going to ask you to leave me a comment and tell me what kind of card you would make out of this. I have the card made already. I just can't decide on a sentiment so maybe you guys can help me out in that respect. There's no prize for playing along. I just thought it would be fun to do something interactive. I'll use whichever suggestion I like best. So here ya go... let me know what YOU think about it.

Cool image, right? If you click on the photos, you will see them displayed full size. It took me hours to get the coloring the way I wanted on this one but it was well worth the effort. I used a glitter pen to add sparkly highlights to the halos around the candle flames as well as on the rest of the image to add a reflective quality. You can only see it if you hold the card at a certain angle which was what I wanted. This one turned out to be one of my favorite cards to date and it will be hard for me to part with it if someone likes it enough to buy it. I can always make another one but it would be difficult to replicate the coloring.  It was sort of an experimental project so I didn't take the time to write down all the colors I used.  It would have taken twice as long to finish had I taken the time to do that.

So what do you think? Does it "speak" to you like it does to me? If it does, I would love to know your thoughts and whatever suggestions you might have for a sentiment to go with it.  I don't absolutely HAVE to put a sentiment on it if I don't want to but if I can come up with one that is fitting, I will.  That's it for today.  I hope you enjoyed seeing this little gem and I hope it inspired you in some small way.  I'll be back with some other new projects before the end of the week.  As always, Friday will be my regular post for JustWordz stamps and Saturday is Paper a la Mode Challenge day for The Outlawz.  Have a wonderful week and until next time, my friends....

Happy crafting!

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Dream Valley Challenges #18 - Halloween
Lollipop Crafts Challenge #53 - No sentiment
Forever Night Freaky Friday #13 - Black and Creepy


  1. Absolutely beautiful card Anniebee..I think it should be a simple"Hello CHRISSY"

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  2. So so gorgeous Anniebee!! LOVE the black sparkle flourish along the side!! Thanks for sharing! :)

  3. Hi Annie
    Beautiful card! Great Job!
    Thanks for joining us at Lollipop Crafts this week. Good Luck!

  4. How elegant this card is! I don't think it needs a sentiment, the mood of the image is wonderful without one!

    Thanks for joining in at Dream Valley Challenges.

    Mags x

  5. Thank you for taking part in Forever Night Challenge #13! Your project turned out Great!!


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