Beautiful Woman



This is my DT entry for A Place to Start.  The challenge this month is stenciling.  It is kind of hard to see, but I stenciled the background in pastel distressed inks.  I should have used some darker colors.  I also need to make my images smaller so more of the card shows.  My vision is not good, though, so the larger images are easier for me to color.  I colored this image, African Headwrap, by Atelier a while ago and forgot to save the Copic marker numbers.  I found this artist on Etsy.  She has quite a few very different images, but I found them to be very intriguing.  I did some research on what the scarfs should look like.  Most I saw were very bright colors, only a few were pastels.  
I preferred to go with the pastel colors.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Ll'l Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations - Show Your True Colors
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything Goes
Classic Design Team Challenge - Anything Goes
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge - Anything Goes
Morgan's Art World - Anything Goes
Love to Scrap - No Rulz!
Shopping Our Stash - Stencil Me This
















21 comments:

  1. Lovely card! I also tend to make my focal images larger. I feel like if I have colored it, it needs to be very visible lol
    Hugs Monica

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  2. I love the softness of your stencil, very nice and such a bold image for your card.
    Scarlett xoxo

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  3. Wow, Diane! This is just stunning! Gorgeous image and colored to perfection! Awesome job!!

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  4. Diane, I just keep staring at this beautiful card! It's gorgeous. Your coloring is perfect and I love how you colored the scarves! The thin gold ribbon adds a great touch! I also try to make my images as big as I can as it is easier to stay in the lines.

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  5. There are certainly lots of lovely bright and cheery colours on your lovely card and the image really lends itself to colour, thanks so much for joining in with out June theme at Stamping Sensations challenge.

    B x

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  6. wow Diane, your colouring of this woman is amazing and I love the softer colours and the tone on tone stencilling :)

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  7. Hi Diane! Really like the combination of the strong main image and the soft scallop stencil texture in the background - this design contrast is spot on! :)

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  8. I think your image is the perfect size for your card! Stunning image, beautifully coloured and a wonderful background! I love the addition of the ribbon and that it ties in with the frame around the image, giving your card a lovely sophisticated feel. Just beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge
    Linda DT

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  9. Beautiful image and a beautiful card. Love the stenciling in the background piece too.
    Lynn

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  10. Diane this is gorgeous and I think you did a great job of choosing colors. I am familiar with the artist and I have some of her work. Nicely done, indeed! You should enter this into the Stencil Me This challenge over at Shopping Our Stash. https://shoppingourstash.blogspot.com
    Hugz,
    Chana

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  11. Beautiful Diane, gorgeous colours and design..
    Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Chrissy DT   http://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com.au/

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  12. Wow, this is gorgeous Diane. What a lovely image, beautifully coloured and I love the gold accents. Pat K xx

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  13. Diane, this is a gorgeous image and you colored it beautifully.
    Your background looks soft and perfect for the bold colors of your image.
    Thank you for sharing with us at SHOPPING OUR STASH, hope you play again soon.
    Hugs.

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  14. Lovely image and fabulous colours

    Thanks for joining us at stamping Sensations this month

    Joan

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  15. Oh my I absolutely love the image and how you colored it up. Great design too!

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  16. Beautiful Card. I love that image and coloured beautifully. I love all the bright colours. thank you for joining us at LPCF - Good luck x

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  17. Awesome project, Diane! It is purely coincidence that here at Shopping Our Stash we have the same challenge as A Place To Start! I love, love that image and the fabulous treatment you gave it! Thanks for sharing with us at Shopping Our Stash!
    Hugz,
    Chana, DT

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  18. Beautiful image and colors. I can see why you like this artist. So glad you joined us at Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge.
    Arlene DT for
    http://morgansartworld.blogspot.com/

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  19. The soft stenciled background looks amazing with your wonderful coloring of this image! Such a stunning creation!

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  20. This is such a beautiful card! Thanks for sharing your card at Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog! Hope to see you again soon!! HUGS!
    Ann DT

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  21. Diane, your image is gorgeous and colored so well! Beautiful bg stenciling too. Amazing card!!!!

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