Thursday, July 28, 2011

Hollyhocks




Digi Doodle Shop's Challenge this week is "Anything Goes."  I chose the image "Country Flowers."  I used to grow hollyhocks when I lived in New Jersey.  I  loved how they looked.  Here is Arizona the only thing that grows well is cactus and tumbleweeds.  My yard is full of cactus.  We have gotten rid of the tumble weeds, thank goodness.  I'm allergic to them.  Anyway, I tried to photograph this card outdoors on the wood pile.  I just ended up chasing the card around as the wind kept blowing it off the wood.  That was not a good idea.  I did manage to get one usable photo, though.  Then, I decided to photo it on my fireplace hearth.  My cat, Lucy, kept trying to get in the photo so I took one of her.  That helped.  She didn't like the flash and went away.

I colored this image with Copic markers and used some Martha Stewart glitter on the flowers.  The punch is from Stampin' Up.


Copics: BG0000, BG10, C1, C3, C5, C7, E50, E53, E55, E57, G21, G24, R20, R22, Y17

I am entering this in the following challenges:
Mami Doodles  Flowers
Crafty Ann's Challenge Blog Summertime
Easy Craft Projects  The Summer
Paperplay Challenges In the Garden

19 comments:

Denise and Louise said...

Gorgeous card Diane. Beautifully coloured image.
Hugs
Denise xx

dj1952 said...

Diane, I hear you about the tumble weeds. Of course when I was young one of my favorite songs was something about the "tumbling tumble weeds". LOL. Your coloring is beautiful. I've got one in my "colored" pile, but I wouldn't use it now for anything, as it's one of the first images I ever purchased to color. Your cat is adorable. Hugs, dj

Karen said...

You have coloured this image to absolute perfection. So delicate and pretty and wow! I bought this image so long ago and to my shame I still haven't used it. As soon as I saw your gorgeous creation, it made me print off my own image. Hehe. Way to go.xx

Donna said...

Stunning card Diane, so pretty and the pink and green are the perfect colour combo with this pretty image, a typical country garden combo. Well done. hugs Donna x

Julie said...

Such a pretty card. Love the papers and the gingham ribbon
Hugs,
julie

Jennifer Scull said...

whoa nelly, this is gorgeous girl! I love that image! :)

KraftyKoolKat said...

I love this image. I have it but haven't coloured it yet. Lol!!! Your colouring and layout is gorgeous. An adorable cat as well sweetie.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxxx

Judy said...

Awesome card hun. I love clean and crisp looking cards, and you've displayed it so nicely! Very well done!

xx

Debs M said...

love the ribbon and you coloured it beautifully, gorgeous x

Karen said...

Lovely Diane and sooooo pretty too.

xx

Shirl said...

Your image choice is a darling Diane and looks divine.
Hugs Shirley x x

WeirdCat said...

Beautiful card, well done on the interesting photography, I have a Lucy here but he's an Ossie!
Ruth x

Pop, Paper, Scissors said...

Another stunner! I love that label for the sentiment. You put so much love into your cards. Chasing a card is something I have experienced also. I'm always hoping the neighbors aren't watching.

craftybunny said...

Beautiful card.It was worth the effort for your outdoor shot.It brings the colours out and highlights your briliant colouring.
Lisa x

Liz's creative corner said...

Wow love your card, fab image and colouring and I love the punched edge, thanks so much for sharing with us at paper play, hugs Liz xx

Ann Whitfield said...

This is sooooo lovely - thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
Ann x

Jen said...

This is lovely. I love hollyhocks too and this is a great summer scene. Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Ann's this week.
Jen x

Suzie McFloozy said...

Diane this is beautiful - my fav colour combo is pink and green x
Thanks so much for playing along with us at Easy craft projects - good luck hun x
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

Lisa aka Myran said...

It's so pretty and your image is gorgeously colored! Thanks for joining us at Mami Doodles :)

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