Thursday, June 3, 2010

Winner & Treehouse Thursday Challenge # 052

WINNER! For the Tiffany Doodles hop winner in my blog giveaway, the Petal Up digit image winner
goes to #13 (out of #67 using random.org) Dawn who wrote:
"Well done Virginia. You will make a great designer for Tiffany, Love all your cards here and would love to be the lucky one to win,... "  Dawn, please contact me , so I can send you the image! Congrats!

 I'm back to guest design for Treehouse. It's the Thursday Challenge at the Treehouse Blog. The theme is "beach vacation". You can create a page/card with any beach scene. I had this lighthouse image waiting to be colored. I think the card is most appropriate for a male teacher or someone whose special guidance is appreciated.
So what do you think? Here I used Prisma color pencils and blended in the mineral spirit with the colors. I was still not quite happy with it, so I used a couple of copic markers to highlight the colors. Glossy Accent was used on the spotlight of the lighthouse.
I added the glitter for the waves and then finished it with the twine, the button and the paper clip that holds the message. I hope you can join the challenge and play!
Some of you commented how much they love my DD Stephanie's photography. She actually has a website for her latest work, do check it out as some of them are from our UK trip (see Stephanie Lu Photography).
Thanks for stopping by!

22 comments:

Barb said...

Hi Virginia! What a fun card! Just love those waves and the cute star paper clip holding the sentiment! Great coloring on the lighthouse! Special hug to you!

Simone said...

Love this card Virginia! Those waves are gorgeous and I love how you highlighted them with the glitter - a stunning effect!

donna mikasa said...

Love this lighthouse and the sentiment is perfect! Your coloring of the splashing waves is fab--love this! Congrats to Dawn!

Dawn said...

Your card is just lovely Virginia.... and I am so sxcited my name came up, Will email you
hugs
Dawn

Neva said...

Virginia this is just fantastic, I love this image and your coloring is perfect.
Thank you for taking time out of all you are going through to load this. Thoughts and prayers your way.

Karen B. said...

Fantastic card, I'm intrigued by your application of the pencils? How do you do it! Love the look it gives!

Maria Levine said...

Beautiful card, love your coloring!! Nice job.

vera rhuhay said...

Wow...Fabulous coloring,Virginia! Love your card!

Kelly Booth said...

Such a pretty card Virginia...Love your coloring here...just perfect!

Tiffany said...

Wow! Lovely card with the blue ocean waves, great color and I love how the background design really compliments the lighthouse image!

Yaneri said...

You amaze me with your creations Virginia! This is so pretty! So glad to have you aboard! Thinking of you and sending you prayers for you and your family!

Yaneri

Kathy (krolski) said...

I really like the glitter - gives it a sparkly touch! Great card Virginia!

Dotty Jo said...

What a sweet card, and a great sentiment! Jo x

GrammySue's Creations said...

Hi Virginia, thanks for your nice comment on my card that I posted on my blog. Love your light house card. You did a fantastic job. I will check out Stephanie's web site.

Jill said...

Great blending! This is great!

Courtney Baker said...

Virginia! Fab card girl!

alexandra s.m. said...

I love your card and I agree with Jill, the blending is sensationnal!

Janetcraft said...

Congrats Virginia! You deserve to be one of them!
Lovely card!

Dwita said...

Love this card, Virginia.. The light house, that's the rare stamp..

Kathy Martin said...

This card is sooooooooo fun! Love the lighthouse and that you used one of those old MM clips...I found some the other day in my stash and thought they would look fabulous...all over again! :)

Karen from MI said...

Hi Virginia! I MISSED your DARLING CARD!! This has got to be a ALL TIME FAVORITE OF MINE! WOW! You pulled out all the stops on this one! Such a SWEET image, too.....I'm sure that makes designing that much more FUN! I LOVE all of your details, too. Of course I am a GLITTER fan and what a nice addition to the waves. I really need to start stamping again. You INSPIRE me more than you'll ever know! Love, Karen oxoxo

Alice Wertz said...

wow! beautiful colors and design, Virginia!! love how you colored the image! take care, my friend! =)