Wednesday, January 18, 2012

I Can't Imagine...

... I can't imagine having more fun (or being more challenged) by a group of swapping friends, that I am with the Mysterious swappers over on SCS.

Every other month we are up to the challenge. The hostess for the month sends images - they are a mystery until we receive them - and then we create four cards and mail them to the hostess for swapping purposes. WOW! Our hostess this month is Darlene (THANK YOU, Darlene!!!) and she sent us the most incredible image. It's a D. Morgan stamp, which has all kinds of wonderful detail... to stretch our coloring skills to the max.

I love this stamped image!

Because the image is large and gorgeous, I went with a very very simple layout and supplies list to let the image be the focus. (You notice I said "image" and not my coloring. LOL! I can see I need a lot of practice with my coloring for these realistic looking images. But I gave it the good ol' college try.)

I did add a touch to the inside of my card, too. You knew I would. ;)

Image: Stamps Happen D. Morgan stamp called "A Better Friend"

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Copic Markers

Cardstock: Wausau White and Stampin' UP! Black and Mellow Moss

Designer Paper: Paper House Pine Porch

Embellishment: Stampin' UP! Black Grosgrain Ribbon attached with a common stapler


  1. Beautiful and I love that pinch of ribbon on the side too. Fabulous image.

  2. I think your coloring looks SUPER!

  3. I love how you shaded the hills. This is such a clean and crisp card J! :)

  4. beautifulllllllllllllll card, amazing coloring and wonderfully put together...quite stunning in fact!Love it! ♥

  5. Pretty! I love that wood DP. With it matted on the black cardstock, wow!

    You did really well this round!

  6. Jeanette--this card is so pretty. You used the perfect paper for the background and your coloring is wonderful! I love the simplicity of your card--you have a good eye for that!

    Thanks for setting this group up--it sure has been fun and hope it continues for a long time.........

  7. Ohhhh, I just can't wait to see this IRL. That wood-grained DP looks devine and your coloring is wonderful. You'll have to clue me in on how you did the sky. Very beautiful!!

  8. Wow, wow, wow, love the wood grain effect on the inside and clever girl..I also love the coloring of your image...great job on this challenge....♥

  9. I love this Jeanette! I especially love the paper you used in the inside. It gives it the feel thats its an extension from the image. Like the cats are overlooking the front porch. A very warm and friendly card! Love it!!

  10. Everyone did such a fab job with this mystery image. I love that panelling--great choice of papers, as always!!