Friday, March 25, 2011

Flowers and Pearls at Patties

Today's challenge at Patties Creations challenge is Flowers and Pearls... of course I'm in my element because those are my 2 favourite things to create with (along with a hand coloured image of course).

I chose Mother and Child 1 available in Patties Shop HERE

I printed the image smaller than I usually did, because I thought it would stand out better - and I think I'm right...

I coloured, as usual, with watercolour pencils blended with spirits.

I chose to use blues and naturals on my card, and I'm really happy with the result. Kind of vintage, but also modern... can be used for a boy or a girl...

A little tearing on the patterned paper, to add some interest. I matted another patterned paper and tied some ribbon around that and off-set it - mainly because I don't always like the "rigidity" of cards that are always "perfect" - this makes it interesting.

Hope you can join in our challenge at Patties... see you there

x Mel x


  1. Mel - I hope you realize how good you are with watercoloring pencils. Your work always looks like it should be hanging in an art gallery or art museum. Just perfection!
    ♥ Sandi

  2. Mel, this card is so pretty! I love how you colored my Mother & Child Image 1. The colors you chose are my favorites.

    Pattie ♥


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