Thursday, March 18, 2010

Labyrinth of Love

Welcome to another Softpencil Thursday! Today the DT was asked to use Labyrinth of Love for our creation. Now I have to admit, when I saw this image I felt a little overwhelmed. It's such a BEAUTIFUL image and I wanted to do it justice. I hope you like what I came up with!

I wanted to use bold beautiful colors for the image. I kept debating on markers or pencils. Finally decided the markers gave it a little more umph. I picked BasicGrey Indian Summer for the paper - which is where I got my colors for the image. After coloring the image I added pearls to it as well. I punched the image out using my Giga Scalloped Circle Punch. The sentiment is from The Angel Company and is available as a Hostess C set.

Many times I see wonderful sketches on blogs that I don't always have time to use. I usually copy them and print out sheets to put in a notebook for use later. This sketch came from Verve's Spring Fling - love that it was perfect for the circles.

I have to tell you my hubby LOVED this card! I'm so used to doing cutesy that it's hard for me to change that up. It was fun though and I am pleased with the results. What do you think?

I'm anxious to see what the other design team members did with Labyrinth of Love this week. Be sure to stop by their blogs - links are in the sidebar! Visit the Softpencil Blog to see how you can get this image (along with many others) for yourself!

I leave you with a picture from the St. Patrick's Day parade. It was pretty cold out - there was wind, a little drizzle and no sun. But as you can tell Abby didn't mind at all...

I think all the free candy, shirts and beads helped with that, lol! Thanks for stopping by! Join me tomorrow for another Christmas card Friday!!

14 comments:

Mervi said...

This is amazing! It was first time for me to do something with mandala picture and felt it difficult first, but I liked it a lot too. The diamonds are a perfect add, great colours,-))m

Anne-Marije said...

Ohh I like this! You coloured the mandala very well. The designpaper is beautiful.
xxx Anne-Marije

Barb said...

Beautiful work, Michelle! LOVE the paper, and you've colored the image beautifully to match :)

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

oh this is gorgeous. i have to check out those images.

wow! how big DD is getting! and such a beauty. she has your smile!

Kerry said...

You totally ROCK the challenge, the manadala look great and love the dp. Great sketch too. :)

Danni said...

Wowzers girlfriend!! This is a stunning card! You did an amazing job on it!! Wow!!
Abby is so cute!!

melissac said...

Beautiful card Michelle!! Your coloring made the image jump off the card.

Abby is adorable!!

Hugs!

Elizabeth said...

Really love the card and color, your daughter is beautiful look like she didn't mind the cold/wind at all.

Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your kind word

Cat said...

Gorgeous card! I love the colors you used! Your daughter is adorable!

Heather said...

Chalenges are great for streching our creativity - and you rose to the challenge! I really like your piercing around the edges of it all.

Anna said...

Abby is way too cute! Love that thumbs up! And the card is beautiful. Love the colors of it!

Tina said...

This is lovely!

Tina said...

This is lovely!

Softpencil said...

Gorgeous card Michelle!!! the colours combo is so elegant and your coloring on the image is great! ;)