Sunday, July 3, 2011

LIM22 - Shades of Blue

The challenge this week at the Less is More blog is a color challenge. This week, we've been challenged to make a card in shades of blue.  Since blue is not one of my most favorite colors, I had to give this one a lot of thought.  I finally decided on this Stampendous flower.  

The flowers are stamped in SU Not Quite Navy ink. I colored them with Copic markers in B21, B23, and B24.  Then I added some Ranger liquid pearls in Ocean Blue for the stamens.  The sentiment is one I've had forever...don't know who makes it...and is stamped in SU Not Quite Navy.

I've still been doing a lot of doodling and this is a layout that I finished this week.  The photo is my grandson, Allen, that I took about 18 months ago at a local park. (The black border was added in photoshop elements to keep the edges from disappearing when posted)


I used a solid white smooth textured card stock and black Micron pens to do my doodling.  The greenery is colored with Prisma pencils and then blended with OMS.  The logs were also drawn with the Micron pens, but I colored them with several different Copic markers.  I changed the photo to a black and white in PSE8 and printed it in a 4 x 6 in size, then I sanded the edges of the photo with some fine grained sandpaper.  The title letters are some sticker letters by American Crafts.  I added the journaling to the back of the layout and it reads:

Allen, you are so cute when you smile at me. I am so proud of you and of all the things you have learned. I know that you will achieve great things in life, because you're one smart little guy. I love you! Grandma

That's it for today...Thanks so much for stopping by and thank you for all your fabulous comments!  Until next time...

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48 comments:

Sandra said...

This is beautiful and l love the colour blue you have chosen to use:) Sandra H

fatmonica said...

It's a beautiful card.I love that flower stamp and the blues are lovely.

snapdragon said...

Your doodling is just so GOOD! I love this LO because it has cool embellishments but still has the focus on the picture.

Kathy and Lucky said...

What a beautiful card, love the layout and the colors that you used. Great scrapbooking page, love the images and that picture is just precious!

Cynthia Schelzig said...

I am so glad you stopped by my blog as now I get to admire all your dooooodling. This is terrific!

Debgem said...

Magnificent!! I adore your blue card - those flowers are really pretty and coloured beautifully!!

As for the layout - brilliant! Love the doodling!

Debgem said...

Susan - I can't see your card on the LIM blog - I've found your card via a comment you left on Lynne's card.

craftattack said...

Beautiful card and gorgeous LO! Valerie

ThinkInk Creative said...

Charming card - an OLC at that. The addition of the liquid pearls is a master stroke.

Thanks for dropping by my blog.

cheers,
Malyn

Suze Bain said...

A fabulous card Susan, I love blue and love the addition of the pearls. Great doodling, love the detail in the grass. xx

Jenny said...

Gorgeous card Susan and I love the liquid pearls on the stamens...think I need that colour too :)
Love the hand drawn LO too :)
Jenny x

Meggymay said...

Your card is beautiful, a lovely flower stamp. Super page as well. Yvonne x

Rosemary said...

gorgeous card, susan!! i'm always happy to help enable someone, hee hee!!

Kim Singdahlsen said...

Such rich blue shading...those flowers are beaiutiful

Debs M said...

those flowers are lovely, fabby scrap page too x

Cheryl Nelson said...

LOVE your gorgeous card and darling lo!

Wishcraft said...

Oh such a lovely card! Gorgeous shade of blue, love the flower stamp and the liquid pearls look fab. The doodling on your layout is just so clever :o) Lisa x

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Hi Susan! Your flowers are gorgeous!! he gradation of color in the petals is beautiful, and the liquid pearls add the perfect finish. Great work, as always. PS - I still haven't gotten it together to try the feathering, but I will. Thank you so much for the instructions. My pictures are sooooooooooo much better since you helped me out with the light and box... xo

My name is Wynneth said...

Susan your card is awesome - what a fabulous shade of blue and a wonderful use of this gorgeous stamp. The blue liquid pearls stamens are the perfect finishing touch and your placement is fabulous.
hugs
wynneth
x

My name is Wynneth said...

Forgot to mention that your doodles LO is also fabulous !
hugs
wynneth
x

Beryl K said...

An excellent card Susan and I love the liquid pearls for the stamens
Beryl x

Kathleen said...

Oh I just love this card, fabulous flowers and great shading.

Kath x

Vicky Hayes said...

An absolute stunner for the LiM challenge Susan and a wonderful layout too. Beautiful doodling and drawing - these are certain to be family treasures for generations to come.

VICTORIA said...

Beautiful card. Good luck with the challenge.

Dana said...

Your card for LIM is gorgeous! And your card for Allen is adorable. Your "doodling" is beautiful art!

The Crafty Elf said...

Susan, your work is truly just so lovely! I really like all the detail and the fact it's got such a personal touch. You mentioned Photoshop - I'm scared! I'm pretty good with stuff but for some reason I just can't seem to figure it out! Argh!

Theresa said...

Hi Susan, your card is just fabulous. I love the blue pearls on the flowers. I also love your layout - your doodle drawings are just awesome!! FABULOUS work.

Jan said...

Two gorgeous projects Susan, I adore the card xx Jan

Hazel said...

Blue isn't my favourite colour either but your card is beautiful. Your grandson is adorable and I'm quite envious. Hazel x

Hazel said...

I forgot to say in my earlier post that I hadn't seen your card on LIM blog either. I only found it via your comment on my card. Hazel x

Ruth M said...

Absolutely gorgeous card, the colouring on the flowers is superb!

Wow, you call that 'doodling'??!! That is fabulous, highlights the photo just perfectly!

Angelnorth said...

Love your shades of blue card - so stylish!

Liza said...

Wonderful work, I love the flowers and the blue tones you have used.

Liza x

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi Susan, That stamp is gorgeous, one of my all time favourites and I love the card you made beautiful in the shades of blue:0) Lovely LO of your Grandson and in years to come he will love the journalling, Gay xxx

Sally H said...

Hi Susan
That is a stunning LIM card. Your flowers are perfectly coloured and the centres are gorgeous too

Mim said...

Great idea to use blue liquid pearls in the centre - I only have pearl pearls, may have to look into other colours since these looks so fab!

Sue said...

Wonderfull card and scrap page Luv Sue x

Shobana said...

WOW Susan! Oh my! The blue flowers are just FAB!! And the doodling is as good as stamps had you not mentioned it! Fantastic job! :)

Cheryl said...

hi hun oh this is one gorgeous card that stamp is just pefect and just love your layout,hugs cheryl xx,hugs cherylxxxxx

hazel said...

I love your LIM card and your doodled layout is fabulous.
xxx Hazel.

Lynne K said...

LOVE your card, Susan! What a heavenly blue, and those flowers are fabulous! Fantastic L/O too! You're a very talented doodler! And you have a very handsome grandson!

Lynne x

Lisa said...

Another fab LIM card Susan, that flower looks amazing in the subtle shades of blue, thed doodling on the LO looks great, very CAS too xxx

Lisa said...

PS...did you link your card to LIM? I couldn't see it on there xxx

Jane said...

Gorgeous blues, great colouring and I love those liquid pearls.

Simone said...

Beautiful blue card! Love the image and the liquid pearls! Great layout! Fab doodling!
Simone

Mrs.B said...

Thanks for popping by my blog. I LOVE your card but haven't seen it on LIM. Great image and the addition of the liquid pearls really makes the flowrs 'ping'.
Your doodling is very creative - and a gorgeous Grandson!
Avril

Michellem said...

Susan, Your blue card is lovely!! (even though it is a favorite color for either of us) -

Bonnie said...

I really missed visiting with you last week. I'm not usually a fan of blue either, but this is certainly an exception! It's gorgeous!

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