Friday, January 27, 2012

Make It Colorful GDT!

Hi there! I'm thrilled to be one of the Guest Designers for Make it Colorful this week!  Thanks so much for having me ladies!

Our challenge this time around is "Shading Reds". Use various colors to give your red depth such as browns, blacks, purple, etc.


I had a ball merging these images.  I used Geeky Love and Daffodil Dell. There was an awesome tutorial at the Make It Crafty site that helped me do this very easily and you can find it here

I colored my images with distress inks again.  The reds are a mixture of Aged Mahogany and Fired Brick.  To add depth, I added Black Soot in the shadow areas.


A picture of the tag tucked away.  The sentiments are both from Close To My Heart. My papers are a combination of MME and Maja Designs.  The roses and poppies are from Wild Orchid Crafts!



 Make sure you upload your entries into the Gallery to be entered into the challenge.

I appreciate all your comments and for visiting me today!  I'll be back with my Just Magnolia card later on.

Hugs, Dena



20 comments:

Teresa said...

Oh wow this is superb, fantastic colouring and a beautiful card.
I have to thank you because I have watched your distress ink painting tutorials and I have finally plucked up the courage to have a go,(it's on my blog) my first attempt isn't perfect but I'm happy that you have inspired me and I really enjoyed it, I know I will certainly have another go now, thanks very much. Hugs Teresa xx

Teri said...

Dena, Your cards always give me such joy! This one made me smile, really big!! Love the image and of course, the way you colored it and put it together!! The sentiment is perfect!!!!! Awesome!!! So gifted...
Have a lovely day!!
Hugs,
teri

Corine van der Zee said...

Beautiful, fun and cute card. Love what you did with the images! Beautiful colouring and details.

Hugs Corine

Hanneke said...

How cute! Love the two images merged together and your coloring is great! What a cute tag you added, so nice! Hugs, Hanneke

Grenouille Greetings said...

What a fabulous merged combo of images! PERFECT Dena and lovely design and colouring too of course! Hugs, Lesley

Christina C. said...

Good god, girl, I think this is the sweetest Valentine card I have seen to date! Love this precious couple....amazing how you merged the images!! I'm not computer savvy enough to do that, but I'll check out the tutorial anyway. Spectacular coloring, as always!!!

Dorcas said...

Its 100% GORGEOUS, Dena!

Therese said...

Oh, wow! Your coloring is fantastic. I truely enjoy myself looking at your blog. Your creations are always so beautiful! :)

SARA said...

Hi DENA LOVE YUOR CARD ;) ROMANTIC!!!!!! ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ hugs

Squirrel x said...

Oh hun, this is just amazing! I have problems with darkening reds for shadows - can I have lessons please? I always end up with a dirty mess (sob). And as for being a MIC Guest - what's took them this long to grab you?! Hugs Sxx

Frea said...

Hi Dena, how have you been doing?? Long time no see right? Have been terribly busy and very little time for blogging. My new Little Miss Muffet DT post is keeping me pretty occupied, but there is a lot of fun stuff about to happen there, very exciting! Love being part of a team again! And I think this is one of your masterpieces, love the way you coloured, you're such a talent!! Big hug, Frea

Iulia said...

Oh, this is so sweet and funny, fabulous coloring too! OMG, you are so prolific:) When on Earth can you find time to make so many masterpieces?:)
Big hugs, Iulia

Crafteezee said...

Wowee Girlie, I knew you'd rock this challenge. Love it hun and coloured to perfection of course. Will load mine tomorrow when I get a decent picture.
Hugs Tracy x

angelwhispers said...

Dena it was lovely to see your card as the Guest Designer over at Make it Crafty and what fabulous colouring as always! Love it Chanelle xx

coldwaters2 said...

Totally fab card Dena loving that image also the colours and design superb card.
hugs
Lorraine x

Elise said...

hi Dena! You say you did this with distress inks?! Okay now who in the world can color with distress inks like this?!!! YOU can!!! I think you needs to come on over here and give me some lessons on this! hahaha! You are AMAZING with your skills .. it would be such a treat to just sit and watch you do your colouring! Gorgeous, absolutely GORGEOUS!

Hugs,
Elise

Vicky McClean said...

I look at this card Dena and it makes me giggle, how much fun is that image? lol......thanks for the inspiration, love it hun, Vick xxx
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Molecraft said...

A fabulous card and your colouring is just perfect!
Helen x

Jani said...

Wow, fab card!
Jani x

Tammi said...

What an amazing card! Love the cute image and sentiments you used with it, super cute! Hey did you get my reply email the other day?

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