Prickley Pear Card Duo!

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Prickley Pear Monday is coming to your four days late on my blog this week!  A summer cold that won't leave me, doctor's appointments for the kids and some errands have kept me on the run, but I found some time in my studio last evening....and loved every minute of it!

My first card features the Ladybugs and Mushrooms image.  I colored the image with the following Copic markers:  E47, E44, E43, W7,W5, B06, G46, G43, Y38, R39, R37, R35, R22.  I distressed the edges of the image with Tim Holtz' Distress Inks in Tumbled Gleass and Shabby Shutters.  I framed the image with a touch of doodling.

The image is layered on some designer paper that I distressed with Frayed Burlap Distress Ink.  I did some Paper Embroidery to frame my card.  The sentiment comes from the Clearly Beautiful Butterflies set.
My second card features the Nesting Finches image which I colored with the following Copic Markers:  E49, E47, E44, N0, Y38, Y35, Y32, R39, R35, R32, W7, W5, W3, G46, G43, B91.

I used a more artsy approach to coloring the background on this one and flicked color out from the image in the blues and greens.  After the image was colored, I also used some Copic Colorless Blender Various Ink on a piece of terry cloth to add texture to the entire panel.  This gives it a texutred *painted* look.

I layered the image on a Spellbinders Fleur De Lis Square die that is layered on some Creative Imaginations Banana Paper.  I added some brown felt flower s along the bottom embellished with Candi.  The tone-on-tone background is the perfect background to make this image pop.  Photographing this combination wasn't the easiest....but IRL it is very pretty.


there both lovely, like the shading and colors to!!!
MaxineD said…
Beautiful cards Michelle.:-)

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