Monday 24 September 2012

Hostess Monday

Good morning and Happy Monday to you all.  Today on the Digital Delights Blog it is my turn to be the Hostess for Hostess Monday.  For my spot I have made two cards using the same image.  All of Wendy's images come either coloured or uncoloured and I thought it would be interesting to show how long it would take to do the same card using the two types of images.  Here is what I started with:

I prepared everything first making the diecuts and cutting the papers to size, this took about 15 minutes.  Here is the first card I made using the coloured image:

I used the cute Angel Donita which is available here at Digital Delights. The sentiment is from the A Touch of Christmas Sentiments Set which is available here at Digital Delights. I have used Wendy's digital paper from the Candy Cane Lane Paper Pack available from Digital Delights here. All the dies are Spellbinders, the ribbon is from The Ribbon Girls and charm and twine are from my stash. This card took 14 minutes to make.

Here is the next card I made using the same image but colouring her myself:

I coloured Angel Donita with my Copics, she is available to purchase here from Digital Delights. I have used the same sentiment set as my other card. The papers I have used are from Wendy's Snowflakes Digital Pack which is available here to purchase.  This card took 1 hour and 16 minutes to make.

Well that's it from me for today, thank you so much for looking and a big welcome to my new follower. See you soon, take care xx


debby4000 said...

Oh they're both adorable Susan.
You asked about how far to cut the border on blog, for that particular die you stop roughly to the place I marked.

Caroline said...

Hi Susan, gorgeous card's love them both beautifully designed and I love the paper's. I hope everything is OK and take care all of you. Hugs Caroline xxx

Sue said...

These are gorgeous Susan. I love the cute image and the colours are beautiful. It's interesting how different they look just by changing the colours

Hugs Sue

chrissy xx said...

Oh! They are both just GORgeous Susan. LOve your image and colours, your new oval die is now on my wish list lol.

Doreen said...

Two gorgeous cards Susan,love them

Lorraine said...

Two gorgeous cards Susan. I have to say the blue one is my favourite and your colouring looks fabulous, well worth the extra hour!
Lorraine x

Kelly Lloyd said...

Both cards are wonderful Susan

hugs Kelly

Chrissy said...

Two fabulous cards Susan I love your colouring, fabulous papers too, and such a sweet image.


Eileen said...

Wow what a clear work space. I find I work in just enough to put the card down:(
Both beautiful cards Susan, but I especially like yours. The colours and colouring are perfect for the image. Love the layout and papers too
Eileen x

Mrs.B said...

Hi Susan, Two gorgeous card, and your coloured image is beautiful. Love all the little embellies.
Have a good day.
Avril xx

julie_woolston said...

Hi Susan both card are beautiful, the gorgeous colours and detail.

Hope your ok and your Daughter is now feeling better.

Hugs Julie x

~Tammy~ said...

Two absolutely precious cards!

Sue B said...

Aww these are so sweet Susan… and you've coloured them both beautifully… love the gorgeous papers and embellishments… fab to see how you can create two different looks with same image :-)
Hope you have a nice day!
Big Hugs
Sue xx

Unknown said...

Oh how very sweet to see the same lovely angel twice on two totally different cards Susan, they're both gorgeous and adorable! Hugs, Ira x

May said...

I love them both Susan.. what a gorgeous image.. quite amazing how you have created different cards by changing the colours... Perfect detail... I adore that image! Hugs May x x x

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie, these are just adorable fantastic work sweetie, huggles Pops x x x

coops said...

both so stunning suzie.your colours are gorgeous and i love the sweet image :D

xx coops xx

Deborah said...

Love today's post and both cards are gorgeous.

Debs said...

Two adorble cards Susan - your colouring is amazing.
Have a fab evening.
Take care
Debs xx

Planetsusie said...

These are both gorgeous Susan and don't they look soo different - you have to look twice to check that they are the same image. I love the way you have coloured the blue girl. The lacy edge to her dress looks really brilliant.

Hugs Sue Pxxx

Debbie said...

Two gorgeous cards Susan. Love the image.
Hugs Debbie x

Wendy said...

Both cards are adorable and so gorgeous your colouring, well worth the extra hour.
Wendy xx

cotnob said...

Two lovely cards Susan, but I have to say the extra time was worth the effort, I love the colour combination on the second one.

Sonia said...

Both gorgeous cards Susan:) I like a lot this Adorable image and lovely snowflakes:)

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi there Susan such lovely cards both of them and cant believe you did the prep for first one in 15 mins I faff around for ages choosing and rejecting before deciding but love them both think second is my fav. though.
Oh and thank for popping over to my place and saying hi too, Shaz in Oz.x

Vicky said...

Hi Susan, both cards are lovely but I do prefer your colouring, a lot more depth to the image

hugs Vicky xxx

Hazel said...

Hey Susan

Such beautiful cards - its amazing how a change of colour completely transforms them.

Thank you for stopping by and leaving me some comments. With regards to the shading around the image - I will be posting a tutorial on Thursday (my first one - gulp) on how I do it so hopefully this will show you how.

I don't sponge around the image I use an Ink Duster.

Have a great week.


Hazel x

pinky said...

They are both gorgeous, both in beautiful colourways. Its terrible how long it takes us when we are colouring ourselves but then thats were all the fun lies:)

Glenda Atkins said...

These are gorgeous. I love both versions of the image but I do think the one you coloured is the best! Loved reading your blog on the difference in time. I do think coloured images are faster, but I could never make one in 14 minutes:O) You are a master at your craft!

Craftychris said...

Both cards are gorgeous but the one you coloured yourself is my favourite. I love your colouring - you are such an expert at it! I hope your daughters health is improving. Take care xx

Lizzy said...

Hi Susan, don't know whats happening but I missed this post ! How could I ... lol.. I love the comparison of the two cards, and just shows how different 1 image can be. I prefer yours, it's those lovely subtle colours you have used, something which I just cannot do! Beautiful cards xxx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Both just gorgeous, but the one you have coloured is my favourite!
Hugs Shell xx

sue w. said...

Hi Susan, these are both fabulous but the blue one you coloured has the edge for me hun, just gorgeous.
Hugs Sue W.

My'scardcorner said...

Love them both Susan and didnt you do well in that time.great layouts and embellishments well done you.

Karen B. said...

Two delightful and adorabley sweet cards!

Sandy said...

Both of your cards are neat - I think I will go with the silver one. Why - I don't know!! They are both beautifully done!

Ally said...

aaaaaaaw bless, both are so sweet!
you don't want to know how much time I need for a card's ...erm...well...over three hours!!!! yeah crazy isn't it?!
xoxo, Alessandra♥♥