Saturday, September 8, 2012

Simply does it......

Hello all!
Back on a very wet and windy Saturday afternoon - tornado warnings are in effect for parts of New Jersey so we could be in for a wild evening!!  Anyway my card today, as the post title suggests, is a very simple affair.  I love this image from Teddy Bo and it's appeal to me is the complete simplicity of it.  I have a thing for taking photos of the back views of people, not sure why I like them so much - maybe its the whole mystery feeling of not seeing faces.......who knows?  Enough rambling though and on to the very few details of this card.
         I used Copics to colour the bear couple, actually managing to keep it fairly light and the sky was done with Distress Ink (China Blue) which I pounced on using a fairly large brush head   -  I think that's the technical term for it, 'pouncing' - basically I swirled, swooshed and gently bashed the ink loaded brush onto the cardstock.

 
Well I did say it was simple :)
 
Putting this in for these challenges -
http://justsomelinesblog.blogspot.com/ - 2 different colouring mediums
 
 
Thanks so much for popping in and a big hello to my new followers :)
 

23 comments:

Kathi said...

You might say it's simple.

I say it's simply wonderful.

Great coloring on the ever-so-cute bear couple.

I love your gently-bashed sky. :D

Tress said...

I very much like this "simple" card. Very effective in conveying a sweet message. Stay safe!

Penny said...

Simply beautiful, Dawn! Love the image, your coloring, and that sky is gorgeous! Just a super CAS card! :^)
Hope your weather calms down quickly. I didn't even know you had tornado trouble in New Jersey!
Hugs,
Penny

Linda Palmer said...

It is a beautiful card Dawn! Love the image and the beautiful coloring. Hope you lucked out with the storms. We had some small tornadoes here in OK Friday night. Just wanted you to know how beautiful your CAS card is.

Claire said...

Hi Dawn! Popped over to see what you do (in other words scoping out your style!!)! So glad to be an Eclectic with you! I love your colouring, and love the simple layout of your card! xx

NanaConnie said...

Beautiful design, Dawn. Perfect in its simplicity. Great coloring. We're so delighted that you chose to play along in our challenge at the Perfect Sentiment this week. Hope we'll see you again.
NanaConnie PSC DT

Donna said...

Simple.....yes, but beautifully coloured.
Thanks for joining in at Teddy Bo.
Good luck.
xxxxxxx

Payne Holler Cards said...

This is just so adorable! Love your gentle coloring (-:

Tracy said...

It is simple, and delicate, and beautiful. Sometime soft is better than vibrant and the sweet image you've used calls for just that. Lovely Dawn. Hope your safe and sound. Hugs!

Karen said...

Ahhhhh.... this one makes me sigh with pleasure.... and I do agree with the pure simplicity of it. Smiles.

Thank you so much for joining us at Teddy Bo this fortnight..

Hugs,
Krafty Karen.. DT for Teddy Bo.xx

Clairebears said...

Oh wow! I love the simplicity of the card yet its got so much going on (if that makes sence lol!) Simply beautiful :0)
Thanks for sharing at Teddy Bo's challenge.
Love Clairebears

Woo said...

Such a lovely clean card! Love this image and the sentiment. Thanks for playing at Teddy Bo's Challenge. Wendy x

Molly said...

Simple and beautiful! Thanks for playing along at the Perfect Sentiment

Patricia St Martin said...

such nice soft colors and those bears are so cute. love the sentiment.
Hugs

Soma said...

Very, Very nice.......... Enjoying all the bits to look at.............. Lovely coloring............... Thank u so much for entering Just Some Lines Challenge!!!!

SOMA
Just Some Lines DT

Louise said...

SO GORGEOUS!! I love how clean and simple it is - very effective :) Thank you so much for sharing it with us at the Teddy Bo Challenge xx

Debbie D (Padster) said...

Lovely to see you again - brilliant love the soft sky
Hugs
Debbie xx

Debbie D (Padster) said...

Lovely to see you again - brilliant love the soft sky
Hugs
Debbie xx

Georgina said...

A lovely card and such a cute image. Fab colouring.

thank you for joining Little Claire's blog challenge.

Shelby said...

Simple is a perfect choice for this adorable couple. Amazing coloring.

Shelby

Nicolchen said...

Simply gorgeous...wonderful colouring :0)))

Thanks for joining us at Teddy Bo ;0)

Hugs Nicole

Sonia said...

Aww this is so sweet , beautiful colouring. Thanks for joining in with the Teddy Bo challenge.
Hugs Sonia xx

Bettina L. said...

This is absolutely beautiful. Love how you've combined distress ink on the sky and copics to colour the motive. Thanks for playing at Just Some Lines and good luck. Hope to see you back saturday for a new challenge. Bettina xx