Friday, December 30, 2011

A Beautiful Love…

In a time when divorce is just another step in the marriage process for some, there is beauty in a lasting love.  This is for a couple that really aren’t as old as this card depicts, nor does she have weight issues LOL.  I’m using it more as a symbol of the depth of their continued love.

I turn to another image by Mo Manning.  The image says it all.  It’s a beauty that can’t be found in young love.  It’s one that has had joyous occasions and many trying ones, I’m sure.  Because, unlike love stories or love songs, it doesn’t just happen and last forever.  It takes much work on both parts.

I’ve kept the card pretty simple, but I try to go for balance.  I like the color combination of the purples and the navy, and it was not difficult to pull the papers together after I had already colored the image.  I do this most of the time. This coloring was done with Prismacolors and Gamsol.  

I’ve used Spellbinders, Cheery Lynn and MS products for my cut outs.  The flowers and gems are by Recollections and the multicolored paper under the bow is by Basic Grey.  The beautiful bow is tied with my Bow Easy. I’ve use Inspirations Paint on the flowers and the sentiments are from a collection.

I’m entering this in the following challenges:

The Paper Shelter – tied bow
Everybody-Art-Challenge – anything
Party Time Tuesday – anything
Aud Sentiments – anything
My Mum’s Craft Shop Challenge – anything
The Pixie Cottage – sketch
Scrapbook Sisters – anything
Digi Doodle Shop Challenges – anything
4 Crafty Chicks – something new - the image
Secret Crafter – anything
Basic Grey Challenges – anything
Mark’s Finest Paper – anything
The Cutie Pie Challenge – card w/sentiment
Hiding In My Craft Room – Creative Inspirations paint
Creative Inspirations Paint – anything w/their paint
Crafty Boots Challenges – celebrate
Craft Room Challenge – anything
Sparkles Forum Challenges – anything but Christmas
Pile It On Challenge - bling
Delicious Doodles Challenge - anything

Thanks again for stopping by.  Hopefully you won’t get tire of my anniversary cards, as I have a few more to go.  LOL.


dj1952 (Debra)


Shirley-anne said...

hi Debra .A delightful card and the sweetest sentiment . Your colouring of awesome image is amazing .

Erni said...

hi Debra,your card is wonderful,and also the thoughts you write about love in our days. Sometimes it seems,that cards for divorcing would be more in use than for anniversary... hugs Erni

Nannieflash said...

Gorgeous card I love how youve coloured your image, and fabulous papers. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxx

Gaynor said...

What a lovely card, love that image, you are so right, people give up too easily, many thanks for sharing with us at My Mum's craft shop Anything goes challenge, hope to see you again, Gaynor DT :)Happy New Year

Maria said...

This is beautiful and I'm sure the recipients loved it. The purple and navy go so well together. Thanks for joining in at the Craft-Room Challenge, and good luck. Maria x

Ulina /Apricot Bubbles said...

Dj, I love your series of anniversary cards! They´re all so sweet!
Love your coloring on this imege!!

Zoe Sanderson said...

Precious, as you say a long lasting relationship is something to be celebrated. Thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge good luck XOXO Zoe

Debs said...

Gorgeous card Debra, love your colour scheme and that wonderful bow, thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter this week.
Hugs Debs

Dorcas said...

THis came out real sweet, Debbie!

Helen said...

Beautiful card!
Thanks for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge & Pile It On!
Helen x

* Shaz * said...

Fabulous card!

Thank you for joining us at Sparkles for our “Anything but a Christmas card” Challenge

Hope you will join us again soon, good luck in the draw

Shaz x

WeirdCat said...

How sweet, lovely papers, thank you for joining us at The Digi Doodle Shop Challenge over the Christmas and New Year period,
Ruth x

Bettina L. said...

This is so beautiful. Love that doily and flowers in the corner behind the image. A beautiful anniversary card. Thanks for playing at Digi Doodle Shop's Best and good luck. Hope to see you back thursday for a new challenge. Bettina xx

Sue Nicholson said...

Beautiful card thanks for joining us at Cutie Pie challenge cheers sue n x

Francy said...

This card is stunning and I think the using about the stamp for the symbol of the love is really.
Thank you for playing at The Pixie Cottage.

Tamie said...

Your image is fabulous! Love how you colored it and used it for inspiration. Thank you so much for sharing your something new with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

Karen said...

Beautifully and sensitively done - it's perfect Karen x

Jacq said...

Hi DJ,
Absolutely Gorgeous!!! Love the Fabulous image, the dps, the colour scheme is just gorgeous. Love the layout and the embellishments.Coloured perfectly. Thanks for joining us at Sparkles Forum and Good Luck. Hope to see you joining us again.
Hugs Jacqui xxx

craftymum said...

Hi Debra

who can tire of anniversary cards....especially such lovely ones/

it is coloured beautifully


Hippieaud (aka Audrey) said...

You really are on a roll with the Anniversary cards dj! Another beauty, you have really made the image come alive. Thanks so much for sharing it with our challenge at THE PIXIE COTTAGE!

hazel said...

A beautiful card - I love the image. Thank you for joining us at Craft-Room Challenge.
xxx Hazel.

Esther said...

Such a great card and lovely meaning behind it..Thanks so much for joining our Craft-room Challenge..Esther xx