Thursday, October 21, 2010

Karen's Doodles Fall Wheel Barrow Freebie

I've never made a one layer card before and have admired so many clean and simple one layer creations in my  blog travels.  I came across this free digital image at Alison's Free Digital Stamps blog a few weeks ago, it's by Karen's Doodles.  When I saw this digital image I thought, "Wow that's gorgeous, what a great challenge it will be for me to color it."  I printed it on a half sheet with the intention of a one layer card, it was a pleasure to color with my Copic markers, the "thinking of you" is a clear stamp from the dollar bin at Michael's and I used a Copic multi liner and my clear ruler to make the line around the image.  

As I was coloring this image I was thinking about my sister in law Cindy and her husband Bob, they've been going through a rough time.   They are working on moving to our little town but Bob has had some health problems and they are stuck in Phoenix, he's hospitalized and she's waiting for him to be released.  Most of their furniture is moved here so she's living in a big empty house while she waits.  I hope my card will bring them encouragement and a little cheer.  I'm excited about having them living closer to us too!

Challenges:
Operation Write Home - Masculine Cards
Daisy Doodles - Manly With A Fall Connection 
Stampin' Bee's - Fall Colors 
Challenge Up Your Life - Autumn 
Paper Playtime - Pumpkins or Spiderwebs 
The Shabby Tea Room - Chocolate Covered Autumn Inspiration Photo 
Digi Doodle Shop's Best - Keep It Simple

25 comments:

Joanne M said...

beautiful image and colored really nicely - I'll have to check out Allison's 'freebies' if this is how nice they are - back in the day all we made were one layer cards..it's kind of nice to get back to basics sometimes isn't it :)

Cindy's Card Co said...

Beautiful card Jan. I just love the bright colors. I'm just leary of digi's, I still like using the ol rubber stamp.

Robin said...

lovely card! the receivers should love it
I hope you sister and brother-in-law get moved to your area soon

Janis said...

You are a fabulous color-er. Thanks for playing with us at Paper Playtime! :) Janis

Yolanda said...

Beautiful!

Yolanda said...

Or I guess I should say, "Handsome!"

Sherry H said...

Hi Jan, I love pumpkins and this digi is really pretty; your coloring work makes it special! I'm sure it will bring a lot of cheer.

Debbie said...

Wow, what lovely coloring! Thank you for sharing this pretty card with us in the Tea Room :)

cowbelleru said...

Love your coloring, you always do a great job. I know your card will bring some comfort to your SIL. I totally enjoy your blog.
cowbelleru@sbcglobal.net

Paige said...

Wow!
Fantastic coloring on the image!
Gorgeous card!

Dana said...

What a wonderful job you did coloring this fantastic digi. I love the clean, classic look of this. I am sure it will brighten your families day to receive it and I will also be praying for them : )
Thanks for sharing this with us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best!
Hugs~
Dana

cbuswell said...

great job on the coloring, stunning! thanks for joining us this week at The Shabby Tea Room!

Brenda said...

You really are the perfect "colourer" if there is such a word! I love the frame around the picture.
On a side note, I really hope that your sister in law and her hubby find their way to you soon. This card will be an inspiration.

Julie said...

Who needs pattern paper when you have such an amazing image. Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best
Hugs,
Julie

Nicole said...

So pretty! Beautiful job coloring! Thanks for playing along with us at TSTR! :)

Tracy said...

This really is lovely Jan. Your coloring is just beautiful. Perfect one layer card! :) Thanks so much for joining us this week at Digi Doodle Shop's Best!

Carrie said...

this is a stunning cas card

KraftyKoolKat said...

Fabulously coloured. Thank you for sharing with us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best.
Hugs
Cathy
xxxxx

Joanne Gilch said...

When I laid my eyes on this card I said, "Wow, look at the colors in this. Love the line around the image and how you broke it up! daisy Doodles loves having you play her challenges. Hope to see more of you.

Karen said...

What a great card Jan, love all the Autumnal colours too, thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shops Best.
xx

Tinemor said...

WOW!! This is FAB card! Love your coloring!!! The image is beautiful!
Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodles Shop`s Best!!
Tine

craftybunny said...

Your colouring is just so beautiful.The simple LO really lets it shine.Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best :D
Lisa x

Teresa Jenkins said...

Such a lovely card! Your coloring is fantastic!

Nelly said...

Wooow, unique card!!! Love it - so erfect done!

Jóna said...

Lovely card !

Thanks so much for joining us at Digi Doodle Shops Best, hop to see you again :D

I am one of the DT members and I want to tell you about group I have opened at PCP "Fan's of Digi Doodle Shop" and you are so very welcome to join us there :D
http://www.papercraftplanet.com/group/fansofdigidoodleshop

All the best to you, Jóna