Monday, 31 August 2009

MY Challenge Card



The long awaited card. There is a bit of a story behind as to why this has taken sooo long and why I have changed the sketch just a teeny bit. I had intentions of using my new SU scallop punch. Yeah! Right! Not gunna happen, she says! The punch is a dodgy one. It does not punch out clearly, so I am waiting for a replacement. But, it was that punch I had in my mind's eye when I was scribbling out the sketch. So, now my sentiment is a long little rectangle!

This is one of the scenes I was practising when I was in Canberra earlier this month. I was pretty chuffed with how it turned out in the end. The colours are so vibrant. I am learning to work with the orange hue a little more as time goes by and will be a happy little camper if my orange forays turn out like this one.

Ok then, I give up...for now....I have tried scanning...nuh! I have tried every setting on my camera that I can think of in all sorts of light and all sorts of backgrounds....nuh! This card just will not scan with the gradients of colours showing. Even shoving it between two Ott lights didn't help to show up the yellows.....sigh!...I am going to have smoko and try again. For now, though, it just gives you an idea of what I did.

EDITED: I have replaced the photo with one Judi Maddigan from SCS photoshopped for me. Thanks very much Judi.

12 comments:

Kirstin said...

I think this is incredible! Wow! I can't imagine how cool this is in person because even this photo you aren't happy with is amazing!!

Kath McMahon said...

Wow Shell. This is terrific. You are so creative. The colours must be so great in real life.

Paige said...

It's beautiful! You stamp and color these scenes so professionally. Absolutely lovely!

Jaspere said...

Incredible. It has that vacation post card look to it.

Kristin said...

so stunning Shell! can't even believe how it must look in real life!!

Judi M said...

I'm glad you liked my photo editing job, Michelle. The color variations in your sky and its reflection on the water are stunning -- from yellows through pinks to vivid oranges. Gorgeous.

Jenny said...

Wow! This card is beautiful! It looks like a painting you'd have on your living room wall.

Christyne (aka Apple Blossom) said...

ABSOLUTELY stunning Shell! I just love it!!!

JazzyH said...

Beautiful card!

specialcraftmom4 said...

JUST BEAUTIFUL!!!! I do love the pretty Primas you used. Great Job!

Jennie said...

Just beautiful Michelle! I love the colors and the primas, fabulous! Hope you get your replacement soon!

MrsETaylor said...

Alright, I say your cards are beautiful anyways Michie, but this one is absolutely delectable. YUMMO!!!!!