Saturday, 1 September 2012

Without Words - first challenge!

It's time for the very first challenge at Without Words today - a new monthly challenge blog started by my lovely friend Squirrel, and I was lucky enough to be asked to join her fab team :o)  The basic idea is that the focus should be on the colouring of your image, with a fairly CAS design - easy on the embellishments!  You can include a sentiment - I have - but your card should be all about the image.  Our first challenge is 'Autumn - a season of mellow fruitfulness and rich, warm colours'...




I've used a sweet Wellington Bear stamp - great for male cards because they're not too cute.  I coloured him with promarkers and flexmarkers.  The 'for you' and 'Grandad' stamps are from the same Wellington set, with a little punched heart, and the leafy paper is from the First Edition Boho Chic pad.

I'm entering my card for the following challenges:


Hope you're having a lovely Saturday so far... I'm planning another lazy one because we've not stopped all week.  I'll have a look through the photos later - hubby was in charge of the camera so I'm not sure if there'll be anything to show you lol.  I'll be back later with my Pink Gem DT card :o)

59 comments:

Denise and Louise said...

Wow this is gorgeous and your colouring is amazing. Love Wellington bear!!
Hugs
Denise xx

Aunty Sue said...

ooh he is cute and just want to give him a hug piping over new to checkout the blog

Pia S said...

WOW - this is gorgeous! I'm SO impressed by your coloring of this image, and I love the clean design. I've just become a follower of the "Without Words" blog!

Squirrel x said...

Hunny, this is awesome, thank you so much! Hugs Sxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Your colouring is amazing, gorgeous card thought I must confess I would have to embellish it so won't be playing along with this challenge but good luck with it.

Abi said...

This is a wonderful card Lisa! Your colouring is stunning & the image is lovely xx

Kim said...

Your coloring is awesome! Love yout image!

Rose Petal said...

Hello Lisa. So beautiful and wonderful colouring.
Love Sandra xx

Debs M said...

wow your colouring on this is FABULOUS! maybe im just too impatient.. do you blend as you go along or wait for it to dry..if i blend too much it bleeds over the lines...
hope you have a lovely Saturday x

Debs M said...

Thanks hun, you're a star! have a great weekend x

Joey said...

Hiya Lisa, this is gorgeous, beautiful design and stunning colourwork. Joey xx

The Crafty Den said...

Gorgeous card Lisa. Your colouring is awesome and I love the colour scheme. Hugs, Denise x

heidy said...

Wow Lisa ,your coloring of that chair is awesome!!
Gorgeous card as always hun!!
XXX Heidy

Sue said...

Stunning card, Lisa. Your colouring is just amazing. Sue.x

coldwaters2 said...

WOW Lisa this is awesome your colouring of that image is fantastic, I am in awe, a stunning card.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Elaine said...

This is gorgeous Lisa what superb colouring , I have just purchased some Wellington papers they are fab well done , thank you so much for your super comments on my blog . Have a super weekend
Big Hugs Elaine

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Stunning card good luck with the I ♥ ProMarkers Anything Goes challenge. Hugs Ginny ♥

rosie said...

gorgeous image Lisa. love your colouring in. always so perfect x

Karen said...

Fabulous Lisa. The colouring is stonking good on this one and the image is definitely the main focus - love it! Will go and have a look at this challenge Karen x

Mary J said...

That is brilliant, Lisa- your colouring is so amazing (again!!)

Sue - bearhouse said...

WOW! This is stunning Lisa, I LOVE the image and your colouring is absolutely wonderful.
I hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend
Hugs Sue

Claire said...

WOW Lisa, your colouring is just amazing, you just want to pick that image up off the page - absolutely love what you have done here. Hugs, Claire x

Little K Smith said...

Aawwww soooooo gorgeous hun, I adore this image and you've coloured it perfectly :)
Have a lovely weekend!
Kelly.x

Kat said...

Gorgeous Lisa, amazing colouring. Love that image. Must nip over to the challenge blog for a nosey.

Have a lovely relaxing weekend. Is that possible with 2 little boys?!

Kat xx

Caz said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Lisa. Love the image and your colouring is just stunning.
Hugs
Caz x

*Vicki* said...

Oh my such stunning coloring Lisa!! What a gorgeous image too!! I'm off to have a look at this new challenge!! Thanks for sharing! :)

Shirley said...

Your card is stunning! I love your colouring!!

x Shirley

mylittlecardstudio.blogspot.com said...

Stunning card. I love the image and design and your colouring is fantabulous! Hugs, Jill x

tilly's crafts said...

stunning card Lisa, your colouring is gorgeous!
Kim x

Cat's sCrap said...

Absolutely fantastic ! Your work of colours on your character is indcredible. Beautiful paper and interesting layout. Bravo !

Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week.

Hugs from France.
Catherine.

Lorraine said...

This is gorgeous Lisa.Your colouring is amazing! - I think I need some lessons!
Thanks for joining this weeks challenge at I ♥ ProMarkers.
Lorraine x

Annette said...

Wow, stunning colouring on the image. The chair looks fab, it must have taken you ages. Worth it, cos it looks fab.
Annette
xx

Victoria said...

I can't believe how much depth you can achieve in your colouring - I swear that bear could wave hello at me!

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Sharon said...

I love this image and your colouring is amazing. Love the simplicity of the layout also as it really focuses on the image.
Hugs Sharon. x

Crafty Moone Cards said...

Gorgeous, Sue x

Katina said...

WOW!!! Just WOW!!! It's not often I'm speechless!
xxxx

Liz's creative corner said...

Wow hun, love this, fabulous colouring and adore the image, where did you get him he he,

fab papers too, hugs Liz xx

jo said...

Just gorgeous, Lisa, fantastic colouring and love that image!
Hugs Jo x

Wendy said...

This is gorgeous Lisa, adorable image, fabulous colouring.
Wendy xx

Delphine said...

Your card is gorgeous, Lisa! Fantastic colouring and your image is adorable! Hugs Delphine xx

pinky said...

Love your CAS card, so perfect for our challenge. Your colouring is truly amazing! Thanks for joining us at Crafts4Eternity.
Pinky

coops said...

so stunning lisa.i love weeliington and your colouring is fantastic ;D

xx coops xx

mixamatoasties said...

I LOVE this card Lisa. Absolutely gorgeous.

Susan x

Lisa xx said...

stunning card, such a sweet bear xx

Alyce said...

Aww Lisa this is just incredibly sweet!I absolutely love the tones on this and that chair is incredibly coloured! :)

Jackie said...

Wonderful card, your colouring is superb. That bear looks so comfy :o)
Jackie xx

Christine L said...

Awwwww so gorgeous.... and so perfect for a granddad!!

Hugs
Christine x

Janette said...

Oh that colouring lisa, fab, fab, fab, love this sweet card.xx

Teresa - My Crafty Heart said...

Hi Lisa, wow, your cards are devine! I love both images and that little bear on the armchair is amazing, the chair looks like real old leather the way you have coloured it and the bear looks so furry :) Both beautiful cards, Have a lovely Sunday, Big Hugs, Teresa xxx

Berit Synnøve said...

Gorgeous card. Love your coloring and image. Great layout.
Thanks for joining our challenge Crafts 4 Eternity.
Hugs Berit

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Wow! Fabulous card and your colouring is Awe-some!
Love the idea of this challenge and hope to join in soon.
Caroline xxx

emma mitchell said...

Oh wow Lisa your colouring is AMAZING !
Love this gorgeous card.
Hugs Emma xx

Lyndsey Marie said...

WOW Lisa this is fabulous, your colouring on the image is just stunning and I love the simple layout.
Lyndsey xx

cardmaking bird said...

Awwww, I love this card, Lisa. I'm quite partial to Wellington bear myself, I agree with you that he's perfect for our awkward males!! Your card is just gorgeous! Hugs, Marie xx

Molecraft said...

Wow, fabulous colouring of that great image, love it!
Helen x

Karen said...

Great card, and what fab colouring too, thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers.
xx

Aileen said...

Love the depth of colour you've achieved. The simple background is a marvelous backdrop for him. x

michele said...

Thank-you so much for sharing your gorgeous CAS card with us at crafts 4 Eternity this week xx