Monday, 1 May 2017

Gecko Galz May Customer Challenge

Hello, my friends!

Welcome back to a brand new Customer Challenge at Gecko Galz.
The May challenge is:

Country Charm

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I think "Country Charm" means different things to different people.
This fabulous image shouts country charm to me.

The image was brighter than I wanted it to be after I colored it.
To tone it down I inked over the whole thing with distress ink.
I really like the result!

I did some simple layering.
Then I added the red gingham strip as the final touch of country charm.

Other Materials Used:
Papers: Recollections - Cardstock;
Color: Spectrum Noir Markers;
Ink: Distress Ink - Walnut Stain;
Unknown Twine.

Gecko Galz Products Used:
Deadwood Paper Pack - Background Paper
Kitchen Sink Paper Pack - Red Gingham Paper

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Linking Up To:

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Head on over to the Gecko Galz blog and see all the other DT inspiration.
Then grab yourself some goodies from the Gecko Galz Shop,
and get in on the May Challenge.
You'll find all the details HERE.


KarinsArtScrap said...

Nancy it's gorgeous
Gr Karin

Jo - Jo's Scrap Shack said...

This is beautiful Nancy! Love that piece of red gingham and that image is gorgeous! Another tip to soften an image if the colors are too bright or bold, is to use a bit of white gesso. I do it all the time and it truly gives a beautiful soft look. :)
Have a beautiful day!
♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

Karen Steele said...

This is such a lovely image and you have created a beautiful card with it Nancy! Fantastic colouring!

Teresa Arsenault said...

I love the rustic charm of this card. What a fantastic job you did in coloring it. The distress ink was a great call and the bit of gingham was the perfect touch. I do hope you will enter this in our May challenge at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies:

Susan M said...

It's a fabulous card ! The colouring is wonderful and it's such a lovely image!
The twine and gingham paper are perfect for a country theme .

Darlene said...

FABULOUS! I agree ... this is country charm at it's finest! And, WOW on your coloring ... at first glance I thought it was a print ... perfect and beautiful! What a great idea on how to 'tone it down' ... looks amazing! LOVE this creation ... need my address? lol


Woww! love that image, Nancy. You made just a beautiful card!

Eek Eek said...

This has worked out so well, I was trying to figure out how you got the nice sepia vintage look with your colouring! Glad it was something I could have a go at too :)

Annabel - Knitty Kitty Digis

Birdie said...

Gosh, at first I thought it was a photo! Love the pops of red. Wonderful card and so happy to see it entered at the PIP challenge this week.

Terri Winske said...

Oh my, this is so beautiful! It screams country charm to me also!! Gorgeous coloring! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at PIP Challenges!

Katrina Brown said...

Just blog hopping this evening and ran across your card. This is gorgeous!

jimlynn said...

This is stunning! Beautiful coloring on a fabulous image. I love your card! So glad you're playing along in 2 Crafty Critter Crazies.

Donna Ellis said...

Oh my GOODNESS, Nancy! What an incredible coloring job. I love that you toned it down with the inks - just beautiful in every way! hugs, de

Tracey Sabella said...

Absolutely stunning, Nancy!! I adore your color work and the distress ink adds to the country feel so beautifully!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

Dmitry L said...

Wonderful colouring! Thank you so much, Nancy, for joining the challenge at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies that we are sponsoring! Good luck with your entry!
We have an Anything Goes Facebook Contest this month and a monthly challenge on our Challenge blog Fabrika Fantasy Digis, and we would love to invite you to join us there. Thank you again!
DigiClub - You can get as many images as you like
Facebook Group - Fun contests and free digis

Nancy said...

Thanks so much, Lynn! It's lovely to hear from you! :o)

Nancy said...

Thanks so much for your kind comment! I've popped over and followed your blog. Your images are really lovely, and look like lots of fun to color! :o)

Dmitry L said...

Thank you so much, Nancy! Looking forward to seeing your new wonderful creations!

Meihsia Liu said...

This is such a gorgeous card! Your coloring is fantastic. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

Loose Stitches said...

WOW, so very gorgeous Nancy, fabulous coloring!
Hugs, Sherry x
Loose Stitches and Unraveled Threads

Daffodil Cards said...

WOW! what a wonderful image, I love you took the "country" edge for it.

Julie Odil said...

This is fantastic! I love that you inked over it with distress ink to tone it down. It gives it such a soft look. Thanks for joining us at The Path of Positivity Challenge blog. Julie, DT member

Helen said...

A beautiful card, Nancy and a great idea to use Distress Ink over your colouring too!

Thanks for joining us at the Path of Positivity.

Helen x