Saturday, August 24, 2013

Mabelle RO - Garden Joy

Hi All,

Today, I have a guest designer post for Mabelle.  I'm using an image I won from a hop a few months ago called Garden Joy.  I hadn't colored her yet so this was a perfect opportunity.   

I paired this sweet image with a paper pad from Doodlebug Designs called Flower Box.  Love the bright and fun colors.  I used 5 patterned papers from this pad.  I think that is a record for me!  Some were scrap pieces so that is good - using scraps.
When I colored this image, I was preparing to teach a Copic coloring class, it's been awhile, so I've been looking thru techniques.  I hadn't added hatching to an image in awhile and thought adding some to her hat would create some interest and texture.  The hat I'm happy with - the cart - well maybe I should have connected in the middle.  

The sun is a die from Lil Inkers Designs, with a gem placed in the center.  I added real stitching around the image and the perimeter of the mat background and to a couple of the pennants too.

Supplies --
Image: Mabelle RO Garden Joy
Patterned Papers: Doodlebug Designs Flower Box
Cardstock: Bazzill Artesian Pool and Tink Pink, PTI Summer Sunrise
Die: Lil Inkers Designs Sunshine
Copic Colors: E00, E09, E11, E13, E21, E33, E35, E37, R02, RV23, RV25, RV29, YR02, YR04, YR06, YG11, YG13, YG17, YG23, Y32, Y35, YR23.
Sewing machine with white thread

ABC Challenges - Lots of Layers
Crafty Bloggers Network - Favorite things (stitching, die cuts, coloring)
Craft Your Passion - Summer Flowers

Thanks for stopping by....


  1. Love that you are guest designer this month - love the card you created (I have this in rubber) love Mabelles images - can't wait to see more this month. Great job as always with the coloring.

  2. So pretty, Debra. I really like the stitching on the card. I have never used my sewing machine to make cards, but I love what you do. Coloring is beautiful as always.

  3. Absolutely LOVE the vibrant colors here and the scenery you've created is sensational. A truly beautiful card I could stare at for the longest time!

  4. Gorgeous card
    Thanks for joining in this month at The Crafty Bloggers Network
    Hugs katie X

  5. Super! I love your layout and DPs! The details of the pennants and stitching add a lot of interest, and your hatching is fun. Thank you for sharing your project in the “Summer Flowers” Challenge!
    Design Team - Craft Your Passion
    RubberMAD at

  6. what a sweet little image love the stitching
    thank you for joining us at CBN
    Kaz. CBN DT

  7. Absolutely beautiful, glad to see you will be back on the design team.

  8. I'm not sure if my last comment went through so I'm sorry if this is a double post. I love how pretty your card turned out. Your coloring is just amazing and so is your sewing.

    Thanks for playing along with us at ABC Challenges!