Sunday, September 24, 2017

Cropped Pansy

With a wonderful couple of days at home and no major items that need dealing with I can indulge in craft room time with no guilt hahaha.

The current challenge over at Aurora Wings is 'Crop It', a fun and interesting challenge that makes you think a bit more than you would expect.  I started with a totally different idea and after 4 hours of colouring etc. I ruined the work when die cutting it grrrrrrr, only place for that was the bin and a good hour or two of sulking before I went back to try again with a different image, so unplanned other than the area of the image I wanted to use :) :)

This is the area of the image 'Pansy' showing the section I cropped to use.

The image was coloured with Polychromos and the background Pan Pastels.  A bit of clear embossing in the opposite corner to the coloured image added texture and an area of interest that did not distract from the image.  The sentiment is from Crafters Companion.

Challenges entered :-


  1. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing with us.
    Paper Play Sketches, Owner/DT

  2. A truly stunning card, Thank you for sharing it's beauty with us over at That's Crafty. Best wishes in the Fly Away Blog Challenge. Tracey.

  3. How absolutely lovely! I can't stand it when I ruin something I have colored! So frustrating! Well at least you won in the end, LOL!


  4. What a stunning work, Mimi! Your coloring is so rich and lush. You totally captured the inner glow of pansy petals with gorgeous layering of colors, and the fantasy butterfly in yellows and purples really bring your message by way of the sentiment to life. Thank you for this lovely entry in our 'Crop It!' challenge at Aurora Wings. Mitzi xx

  5. What a brilliant choice of image and expert cropping, Mimi! Such gorgeous coloring and fabulous additions with the amazing sentiment and lovely subtle embossing. Thanks so much for joining our 'Crop It!' challenge at Aurora Wings. xxD

  6. I love cards that turn out to be happy mistakes. Your colouring is lovely and the subtle texture is a wonderful addition to your card. Thanks for playing along with us at Just Add Ink this week!

  7. Wow!! a beautiful card with stunning colouring. Thank you so much for joining us over at Scrap and Craft Inspiration. Good luck!

  8. The sheen of the clear embossing really is a lovely complement to your beautifully coloured pansy Mimi. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week.

  9. Ohh wow, very outstanding colours, eye catching. Chantell Just Add Ink


Thank you for taking the time to comment, it means a great deal to me. Hoping you have happy crafting days ahead. Hugs Mimi