Thursday, September 24, 2009

Thursdays with Lindsay

Good Morning! It's rather unseasonably warm here the last couple of days... yesterday was just downright HOT! Makes it rather difficult to display Fall cards and talk about a crisp chill in the air. So I went with an All Season type card today. I did use the sketch from The Pink Elephant.



This is Oriental Poppy and I have to say that I'm very intimidated by this image. Not an easy one to color and give it the glory that it deserves. I does look much better in person than it does in this photograph. I think I need to quit being so cheap and just get another lamp for my "studio" or get my rear in gear earlier in the day and use natural light for the photo.

Anyway, as I said, I used the sketch from The Pink Elephant and the color combo was inspired by this week's challenge at The Sweet Stop but I can't enter that one because it has a sketch to go along with it. The paper is something I probably picked up at AC Moore a year or so ago and I love that shade of red! Gorgeous!! The sentiment is computer generated.

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to visit Lindsay and the rest of the team for some great inspiration.


13 Encouraging Thoughts:

Tamara Bennett said...

Oh how pretty! I have to agree. This one intimidates me as well. That's why I haven't used it yet. I'm afraid that i won't be able to make it look realistic enough...you did a great job though!

Linda Elbourne said...

You have done a fabulous job with this card!

PaperCrafty said...

Lovely card Mel!! Love the poppy!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at TPE!!

Lindsay Weirich said...

so pretty, It is hot up in maine too but I'll take it!

Margie said...

Very pretty I LOVE the poppy stamp-I've already used it two or three times- and may use it again in a different color;) -maybe you could send some sunshine to TN!

Kim Nath said...

So pretty! Your coloring is awesome!

~*Joni said...

Oh, I have 2 pics of poppies in my bathroom and I always admire the coloring on it. LOL! TMI, sorry, I know. But yours is jus as beautiful as the ones I have! See? I knew there was a point to that...
I love this sketch by TPE - it is such a pretty balance with your image and sentiment. Great job Mel!

Cindi said...

how pretty! I think you colored this beautifully
:)

Diana said...

This is just gorgeous! I LOVE LOVE your coloring.

Mrs. Fence said...

This is so pretty! I've got to try the flowers. You have done a wonderful job coloring this one.

ljurecek said...

Oh, my! You colored that poppy in beautifully! It's just a gorgeous card!

Danni said...

You colored it so nicely!! Wonderful job!

Ann said...

You've done a great job with the colouring - poppies are not easy - love your card.
Ann xxx
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