Saturday, September 17, 2011

OLW 64: Color It & Penny Black Saturday Challenge 169

I am just so, so happy the OLW challenges are back!  They make me step out of my comfort zone, they make me practice, and they give me cards I needed to make anyways.

So, this week's challenge was:
COLOR IT! Stamp an outline image and color it using any coloring medium you want: colored pencils, watercolor pencils, watercolor crayons, paint, Copics, Bics, Sharpies, markers of any kind, or your kid's box of Crayola crayons. Doesn't matter...just COLOR IT! Remember keep it to one layer.

I am also submitting this for the Penny Black Saturday Challenge Week 169.

And, here's my result:

I used a lovely Penny Black image and a Memory Box sentiment.  Colored it with my Copics.  
Here's the same image/sentiment matted and a little vintage-y ribbon.

In my first attempt on the challenge, the sentiment was angled, but, with some careful trimming, I was able to salvage the card front (it was Gina K cardstock, after all...not worthy of the trashcan) and the card back will be used on something else.  I added a small border strip (hidden by the ribbon) and voila!  Another birthday card!  Cardstock by PTI, border punch by SU, ribbon is Hug Snug seam binding dyed and crinkled by me.

Thanks for peeking!


Bonnie said...

This is beautiful as a one layer card and your "save" is amazing! I'm glad you didn't toss that beautiful image.

Pauline said...

Yes Carol, This card is amazing. I love it. As you have told me many times there are not mistakes in stamping just creative challenges. You rose to the occasion...nice work.

Crafty Cre8tions said...

This is gorgeous!!!! Great coloring! I love that the script is over the flower - just so pretty!!!

I'm posting my LESS THAN THRILLING OLW card tomorrow - and I'm really not happy with it. Oh well - you can't win them all!!

Maria :)

kath said...

stunning friendship card carol..thanks for joining in the fun this week at Penny Black Saturday...hugs kath xxx

Jules said...

Hi Carol

A gorgeous image and fabby colouring!!

Love the one with the border strip and vintage ribbon very much.

Thank you for sharing with Penny Black Saturday.

Love Jules xx

creativchen said...

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Stamps and Paper said...

Stunning card...


Melissa Cash said...

Carol, your card is so beautiful. I am so inspired to try a OLW card. I have the hardest time with that type. Thank you so much for inspiring me to give it a try. Hope all is well in your world. {{hugs}}

Susan said...

Fabulous save! I love that image...and your coloring is fabulous. Love that ribbon you used too.

Colleen said...

OMG!!! How beautiful! Your coloring is just awesome, gf. And I'm so glad you didn't toss the other one.

kingstonmama said...

Gorgeous image and beautifully colored. I love it equally as a one layer card and as a layered card. Fabulous save on the second one! :)

Karen said...

What a stunning image, and so beautifully coloured! This is gorgeous!

Rosanne said...

This is gorgeous!

debby4000 said...

Love your beautiful card.

Joan B said...

these are both beautiful. my eye usually goes for the CAS but the second card, with the little bit of vintagy ribbon is extra beautiful!!