Monday, November 25, 2013

have a beautiful birthday

Hello, everyone! Another busy weekend behind us - they seem to pass by way too quickly! Thanksgiving is this week... then Christmas is right around the corner! I've popped in this morning to post a clean and simple birthday card I created with an absolutely gorgeous Eureka Stamps digital image. I probably shouldn't tell you this but it's actually an 'oops' - I created it for a DT inspiration project and when I sat back admiring it after it was finished, I realized I hadn't followed the sketch! Uh oh! But it shan't go to waste... I have their blessing (and a chuckle) to post it anyway, so I'll use this happy accident for play instead! That's not a bad thing! You'll be seeing this gorgeous image colored differently in another project in a few weeks, so stay tuned! Hehehe!

Love, love, love this image! It's called Flower Basket and the detail is just amazing! It's also a very versatile image, and with different sentiments could easily be made into a thank you, a get well, a congrats, or an anniversary. I left the inside blank to use as a note card.

I chose bright and cheery colors for the flowers and a pretty pink bow. The white layers are matted on black for a stunning effect. I didn't use any embellishments whatsoever. You have to admit this make an amazing CAS card - I can't wait to give it somebody! ;)

I'd love to enter this beauty into the following challenges:

  • GKD Pure Luxury white cardstock (card base); Crafter's Companion white cardstock (image); Paper and More black cardstock
  • Eureka Stamps Flower Basket digital image
  • Copics: YR01/04/15, Y11/15, R81/83/85, E33/37, BV00/08, YG11/63/93/95

Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time! ;)


monikaskinner said...

Hi Leslie. Love the basket full of flowers. This is such a beautiful image with such a lot of detail, beautifully coloured too. Thanks for joining the fun at ATSM. Monika

Carole Robb Bisson said...

You sure can color. Like everything about the card. Thank you for sharing this amazing artwork with us. Remember up to five AG Family friendly projects can be posted.
Carole Robb Bisson
Word Art Wednesday

Carole Robb Bisson said...

The coloring is amazing. Those flowers look real. Thank you for sharing this amazing artwork with us. Remember up to five AG Family friendly projects can be posted.
Carole Robb Bisson
Word Art Wednesday

Rhonda Miller said...

This is beautiful. I saw it on Make it Monday.

Loz said...

Beautiful card and image Leslie. I spotted this on MIM..Loz

Birgit said...

I love the bold colouring and it is so beautiful. I saw this on MIM and had to take a closer look

Wendy said...

Beautiful card x

Wendy said...

Beautiful card...Thanks for playing along with us at Fab'n'Funky this week.
Wendy xx

Danielle Vincent said...

Gorgeous card - absolutely beautiful coloring. LOVE this. The friend who receives this will be very lucky. Thanks so much for joining us this week at ATS&M.

Shell B. said...

Wonderful CAS card Leslie, great image & coloring!

Good to see you join us for the CAGI Challenge, hope to you come back soon!
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Shell in Alaska ~ CAGI DT

Rene said...

This is so pretty!!! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at MIM! Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning!
Good luck,
Rene :D

~ginny said...

Such a colorful bunch of flowers! You are right - that is a great image Leslie. Your matting on black and elevating the focal image panel is a nice touch! Thanks for sharing your project in the “Any Sentiment” Challenge.
~ginny, DT for Aud Sentiments
RubberMAD (

Pia S said...

It's a lovely image and you did a great job coloring it. I also like your choice of clean design, it makes the image stand out so beautifully! Thanks for your comment on my blog, I'm returning your visit from MIM.

Deepti Stephens said...

Awesome coloring and the card is so beautiful. Thank you so much for joining us at ATSM. Good luck.. :)

Gloria Shirr (purpleglo) said...

Gorgeous card Leslie! I love your image and the coloring is fabulous! It looks so real!

I would love for you to join me for a chance to win FREE candy on my blog if you haven’t already joined. Have a wonderful week! Hugs, Gloria

Gloria Shirr (purpleglo) said...

Oops! I forgot to say I saw this on MIM. So gorgeous! Thanks for sharing it with us Leslie! Happy Holidays. Hugs, Gloria

Kathie said...

Hi Leslie love your card awesome colours and I love the simplicity of your card letting the image being the focal point. Very pretty.
Kathie SSW-DT

Ciska said...

I love your image, it's so versatile and you coloured it perfectly! Thank you for playing along with us @ Ooh La La :)

Michelle J M said...

What a pretty image and so beautifully coloured too. Thanks for sharing with us at the Ooh La La Challenge. Michelle x