The free digital image that I used for my card below can be found here on momtoggk's blog: Crafting in Croatia
Anyway, here are two cards that I made for today's challenge. In the first card I printed the image and colored it using my SU markers. I really spent a lot of time coloring this image. I printed out two images and I was able to color and cut out a second butterfly (that I placed below the sunflower). And I cut and colored the center of the large purple flower and I placed it right over the center, but sort of off a bit. If you look closely you should be able to see the darker purple layer behind it.
We were allowed to add embellishments, but only two. I ended up not adding any embellishments because I sort of felt that my card was busy enough.
My second card here is a free Hydrangea Digital Image from momtoggk (on splitcoast). Here's the link to her blog, where I got this image from: Crafting in Croatia I just love this image and it's so easy to color and I thought it would be perfect for a square card. I've uploaded a few pictures to show you how I colored my image. I start by coloring my image using the lightest color following with the darker colors next.
Here I've finished my coloring and In this picture I wanated to show you what my image looked like before I started my sponging. The picture isn't the greatest (sorry about that) I forgot to turn off the flash on my camera. I'm not sure if anyone else does this (I guess it's not a new idea), but I think the sponging sort of helps to blend the colors.
I then use a small sponge and my SU ink pads. I take the sponge and dab it onto my ink pad and then using small circular motions I rub the sponge onto my image where I have colored it purple. I do this so that the sweeping strokes from coloring with my markers are not as noticeable. It helps to blend my coloring.
I did the same thing with the leaves using the two greens- certainly celery and old olive. It doesn't matter here if the sponging goes outside of the lines because I was planning on cutting out my image. Finally, I added some white highlight dots using my white gel pen and some squiggly lines along the outside border of my card.