Sunday, May 03, 2015

Pointillist Colouring

Our lack of Internet still persists.
We thought it had been fixed as we
had 2 days of continuous usage  
but it was obviously  not to be. 
So the saga continues with the 
Service provider telling us no fault found!!
I am slowly going round the twist with it all and 
finding it so frustrating to manage any blogging
with the limited time a reboot  gives before
the green light flashes orange and disconnects.
I have a connection at the moment
 so typing like the clappers.

I was invited by Crafting Musketeers 
to be their GDT for May
and this is one of the cards that I made.
The Theme for the challenge is to 
Use a Die cut on your project.

I recently went to a class  to learn colouring
The Pointillist Way (using lots of dots)
 which was run by Jane Gill at 
I fell in love with the technique
and came home  and mediately
made a few more cards  in the same style. 

I used a Woodware  Stamp  'Amaryllis'
  for my image and coloured in with
 promarkers in 3 shades of pink and a grey.
Die cut is Spellbinders Labels Twenty-Eight.
Pink and grey toning cardstock  from stash.
Distress ink used round edge of  image.

Sentiment is also by Woodware.
Card shape is a tent fold  with a further flap at the base.
Ribbon and pearls from stash.

Entering into the following challenges:
Crafty Card Makers #137 Dots.
Cuttlebug Mania # We love to stamp.
Inspiration Destination #31 Anything goes.
Ruby's Rainbow #103 Anything goes.
Simon Says Wednesdays # Anything goes.
In The Pink #68 Fussy and fancy or clean and simple.
Cute Card Thursday #371 Use a sentiment.
4 Crafty Chicks #244 Anything goes.
Brown Sugar #144 Anything goes.
Pixie's Crafty Workshop #175 Use your snippets (scrap of ribbon).


Darnell J Knauss said...

Oh, I see a whole new trend flooding Blogland, Mrs. A.!! Your tent card is magnificent!! You are a natural-born Pointillistologist!! Congratulations on the GD spot!!

On the flip side, I'm sorry to hear that you are going round the mental bend over this ridic internet fiasco that never ends! Time to gather the neighbors and sue somebody? Seriously, I do hope the universe tips back to the point where you get some signals and juice and schtuff and that it stays! Big hugs, Darnell

aussie aNNie said...

Absolutely beautiful, great colours, added goodies and gorgeous image
{aNNie My Personal Blog}

Di said...

Wow, lovely card! What a great technique too :-)


Di xx

Catherine said...

This is so beautiful Valery Anne ! Love the colouring technique you have used... Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

Viv's Visuals said...

Beautiful Mrs A! x

Jenny L said...

Hi Mrs A,
this is a very super creation.
Not heard of that type of colouring, but doesn't it look wonderful.
Love the stamp used.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Sally Dodger said...

A beautiful card. Your Amaryllis image is beautiful and I love how you have coloured it. The pink and grey colour scheme is wonderful. Thanks for joining our challenge at Crafty Cardmakers and more. Sally.x.

SARN said...

WOW - such a lovely colouring technique, it looks really time consuming, but great effect.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

KT Fit Kitty said...

What a gorgeous technique! I've heard of this but have not actually seen it - lovely job! A cool tent-fold style too! Well done, Mrs. A!

rachel said...

beautiful project - love this colouring technique - so pretty with this image. Hugs rachel x

Mrs.B said...

Hi Mrs A, beautiful card - love your colouring technique.
Avril xx

Carol said...

Love this Mrs A, so pretty and another fabulous fold. Hope your internet gets sorted soon. Carol x

Bonnie said...

What a beautiful image and I love the technique you used to color it! Wow!

Cathy said...

Fantastic project Mrs A, the technique is so effective, such a pretty image, Cathy x

Josephine said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers and More!

Zue said...

Dots are the way to go:)
Hope you get sorted. In my village the Internet speed is slow and sometimes my iPad doesn't connect.
Could it be a narrow bandwidths?
Zue x

Sally H said...

Wow, Mrs A! What a stunning creation! The dots look amazing and so realistic. I love the stamp too. Thanks for your lovely comments x

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card Mrs A! It's so pretty & I love the design.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Mandy xx

Em Louise Fairley said...

This is gorgeous, Mrs A! Fab coloring! xxx

Diane said...

What a fabulous creation, your internet problems sound like mine.
Hugs Diane

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

I think this is a fantastic project. Go you xx

MagsB said...

Wow, Mrs A, this is wonderful! The flower has such great dimension - and all done with dots! Fabulous!

I hope your internet gets sorted soon, it is so frustrating when it doesn't work!

love Mags B x

Elizabeth said...

Beautiful card - love this technique which I remember learning at school. It's very effective on the Amaryllis. Lovely!

Carol L said...

WOW! I'd not heard of this technique before, but you mastered it quite easily I see! The image looks beautiful with all those colorful dots! (I'm still cracking up at the image in my head of your cat getting his daily "mopping!" LOL)

Jacee said...

this is amazing colouring, quite different and very pretty, I love your project.
Can completely sympathize with you over your lack of internet as I've been without that and a phone line all day, something wrong at their end apparently, it's only just come back on, just hoping it stays that way, do hope yours soon gets sorted
hugs Jacee
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JD/ Jill said...

What a great job you did with that technique!
Hope you get your internet connection straightened out!

Greta said...

Congrats on being a GD, Mrs. A! I love the look of this beautiful card! How frustrating to have the internet on & off like that & they can't fix it--argh!

Leanne said...

Gorgeous, and the color is amazing. Great use of die cuts. Very pretty. Thanks for playing our challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks.
Leanne DT

Lisbeth van den heuvel said...

Beautiful....Lovely design and
Thanks for joinig us at cuttlebug mania
greetings Lisbeth
DT-Cuttle bug mania

Helen said...

A lovely project. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Ruby's Rainbow.

Hugs Helen P (DT) xx

Christine L said...

Wow - this is a fabulous floral creation and I love that Pointillist technique.... I must give it a go!

Thank you for joining in the fun at In The Pink - good luck and hope we see you again soon!

Christine x