16 July 2010

DU2DS Challenge 42 - Stitching


Hi everyone, hope you've had a good week. We have a new challenge today on DU2DS and our theme is stitching which can be real or faux. There's some gorgeous inspiration from my DT friends and I hope you can join us.

I've used my dragonfly digi available here which is coloured with copic markers and cut out with a labels nestability and inked around the edges with tumbled glass distress ink. The background card is Core'dinations which I've embossed with a cuttlebug leaf folder and then sanded back. I added some cricut die cut branches and Viva glass and glitter liner pens to decorate. My stitching is the french knots along the bottom of the blue card, I think you can just about seem them amongst all the glittery stuff :D Have a great weekend!

34 comments:

Kathie said...

Hi Chris, Love your card especially those French Knots I haven't done them in years!!! I think it was on Baby Clothes and Ryan turns 9 in 2 Weeks. What were you doing a 1am in the morning posting a card??? That Dragon Fly is just so beautiful I adore the colours you have used. I'll try and send an email this weekend for a catch up. Take Care Hugs Kathie xox

angelwhispers said...

Another fabulous digi Chris and such lush colours, just love the way you have coloured it and how perfectly the flowers shows through the wings! Fab Chanelle xx

Anesha said...

Wow, Chris this is stunning!!! Love the image and the colouring. The whole design is so different but wonderful.

CraftyC said...

Gorgeous card CHris, Beautiful colours & I love the dragonfly!
Clairex

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

What a stunning new image Chris - love the rich colours on your card and the embossed background. The little die cut whisps give a real magical feel. Great stitching too!
Love and hugs, Sylvia xxxx

Fleur said...

Chris, this is another fantastic card, the dragonfly is so lifelike, how you have achieved that pearleascant shimmer on its bodyvis just amazing. I adore Dragonflies & may treat myself.
Have a lovely weekend Hugz Fleur xXx

Fiona said...

Wow Chris what a fabulous card, I love it. The dragonfly image is gorgeous and the embossed and cricut cut leaves are a perfect addition. French knots very impressive!
Hope you are well.
xx

debby4000 said...

Oh WOW stunning Chris, love all the details on the background and you colouring is so wonderful.
luv
debby

Only By His Grace said...

Absolutely gorgeous. One of the nicest I have seen. I looooove the dragonfly. superb colouring.
Hugs marion

Nannieflash said...

Wow Chris,Stunning card you are so talented that dragonfly looks real, the colouring is spectacular. Well done with love and hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

Pam S. said...

awesome Chris! fabulously colored! I'm thinking you really had fun coloring and designing this! Beautiful!
Pam Going Postal

Riet said...

Ohhh wowww Chris,So beautiful card,i love the image and the colours.
So gorgeous papers and details.

Hugs Riet.xx

Renkata said...

Chris , your colouring amaize me every time. IT's just so gorgeous.

Christina C. said...

Wow....Chris, this card took my breath away!!!!!!!!!! It is absolutely GORGEOUS....a work of art!

Annika said...

Wow, talking about out-of-the-world colouring - that'd be you!!! This card isabsolutely amazing and the image - wow. If I ever grow up I'll want to be you!!
Hugs
Annika

Cami said...

Absolutely beautiful, Chris! Your coloring of the dragonfly leaves me speechless. I love how you've made it transparent and can "see through" it's wings because the color of the flower is coming through. It looks more like watercolor than Copics...you've got the knack for coloring with Copics. Really, really pretty card. Hugs, Cami

chris said...

Oh My Goodnes, wow wee!!!! Unbelievable, all these and more hugs chrisx x

Tiffany said...

I'm so blown away... as usual... this is gorgeous!!!

IsaNorris said...

dragonfly is amazing, colouring is O-M-G!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! STUNNING !!!
you are so talented.
hugs,
isa xx

Julie said...

Chris - All I can say is WOW, WOW, WOW! This is stunning. I am in love with that image. Just gorgeous!

Hugz,
Julie

Kathy said...

WOW!!! What else can I say Chris!!!! LOL your coloring just gets better and better everytime I come and I didn't think that was possible!!! Love this card!!! WOW!
Hope you have a great week-end :)Kathy

Kim Piggott said...

Wow! Wow! Wow!
Chris this is absolutely stunning!
I so love this amazing image and your colouring is to die for!
Gorgeous embossing and detail too!
One totally amazing card!
Have a great weekend and talk to you soon!
hugs
kim x

Kay Carley said...

Hi Chris. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog - it was lovely to meet you too.

As ever I am totally amazed by your wonderful colouring!

Kay xx

Georgia said...

Ooh, this is amazing Chris! The bright blue colour is so gorgeous and the image is beautiful, I love how you've coloured it and the fabulous stems you've added at the bottom of the card, wow! :) Love, Georgia xx

Sarita said...

OMG Chris, this image is stunning! The colours you've used are so realistic, and set against your fantastic blue background, it looks totally amazing.
It's beautiful Chris, it really is,
Love Sarita xx

Sandra said...

Stunning!...i wish i could come up with some different words to express how gorgeous and amazing your little pieces of artwork really are!....just when i think it can't get any better you come up with something that's even more of a WOW factor than the one before!...

Hope everythings good in your world and you are well...
Take care
San x

Larissa said...

Hi Chris, gorgeous card! Your colouring is fabulous and I love the branches you added at the bottom of the card.

Hugs,
Larissa

Patti Jo said...

Always a joy to come see your artwork Chris! Just amazing! Love your new image and the dragonfly is perfect! Awesome how you designed this card too! FANTASTIC!!!

Donna said...

Beautiful card Chris...from where I'm sitting your dragonfly looks like he's flown in an laneded on your card...it's so lifelike! Your French knots are brilliant and perfectly done :) Donna x

Angelwood said...

Another gorgeous work of art! Beautiful job! Wow! hugs, Angela

Michele said...

.......thud! This is over the top gorgeous!!! Seriously beautiful!!!

Suzie Q said...

Hi Chris,






so cool lost for words! lol (and that's rare for me!)
hugs
Suzie qx

cafty lil pixie said...

Oh WOW! God you are clever! thanks for sharing the inspiration was fabulous :) Hugs Hayley :)

Dawn B. said...

I am speechless.. I don't think I have ever seen a prettier card.. This is gorgeous Chris.. Oh to color like this.. Sensational image too.. Great job.+