Thursday, January 21, 2010

AWARD OF EXCELLENCE !


 
 

This amazing card "Tilda's First Snow" was created by Angie Hunt. Angie has only been working with Copics for two months and was introduced to Magnolia's only a month ago. When I spoke with Angie it seems the love affair with "Maggies" has begun. We all know how that happens.

I chose her card for the Award of Excellence for a number of reasons.

First, the superb colouring. I think you will agree it appears a seasoned Copic user created such CardART.

Second, how she created Tilda to be the focal point by adding the perfect size print for each layer of paper. When you mix prints also vary the scale of the pattern. The colour of the papers do not compete with the image but enhance it.

Third, I love the dimension she has created by adding the snowflakes and the snow on the stone wall.

Fourth, the addition of the little white lines, not too many as this can over power the image and it is easy to get them in the wrong places. Remember they are a highlight, emphasize on "high" meaning the light part of your image versus the shadowed area.

Fifth, embellishments are not overdone. Sometimes when too many embellishments are used you overcrowd the image and it no longer becomes the focal feature. Embellishments add interest but should not become the main stay of the card if you are using a stamped image.

I could go on but I think you can see why I chose to feature Angie's card. It is stunning! Be sure to leave her a little love.

25 comments:

Cissy said...

Great job Angie! All your work has paid off!

MICHELE said...

Congratulations Angie! Isn't it nice to have your hard work and creativity acknowledged!

Eulanda said...

Wow amazing card and amazing coloring for only using Copics for 2 months!! WOWZERS!

donnacr said...

What an amazing accomplishment in only 2 months ! Incredible ! when I grow up , I want to be able to color just like this !

Barb Hardeman said...

Beautiful work and an awesome card. Well deserved accolades!

Nancy said...

I agree, I want to color like this to. This is just wonderful.

charlene aka scrappygma said...

Congrats to you ! Your card is awesome great job.
Hugs

Only by His Grace said...

Hi Angie!
Congratulations. So well deserved. As I said on your blog. Awesome job. I have only just got this wall from Diana so will be looking real hard at yours to see how to colour it well. I only use Prismacolors and are still learning. When I finally get Copic's I hope I can colour as well as you. Excellent job. Wonderful comments by Diana. A very good lesson in what to do and what not to do. You have achieved all those things. wow!
Hugs Marion (Australia)

Kerry said...

Angie - how wonderful! What a wonderful card! I just love looking at it. I hope when I grow up I can color like you! Thanks so much for sharing.

Kerry Peasland (the other Kerry)

Susan Mac Donald said...

**great blog**; nice to meet you again; Eulanda sent me!!, she's a huge Mag. fan; I love all the details in these cards.

Shelley said...

This is tryly deserving of your excellence award. Angie had done a great job. hugs Shelley

siameseplease said...

Congrats, Angie! This card is precious and yes, I admit it. I'm quite a bit envious of your coloring skills. I've been using copics for months, even took a class, and get nowhere near your mad skills! - Gina L

Desert Designs said...

Fabulous card Angie! It's stunning and PERFECT! :)

Mryia said...

Superb! I wish I could get the hang of copics the way Angie has. Fantastic!

Debby said...

Amazing card!!!

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

Angie did a fabulous job on this card! Both the design & the coloring! Great job, Angie!
Huggies ~
Sharron ♥

Rosella said...

An absolutely STUNNING card!! An award definitely deserved!!

Pam said...

Angie, beautiful job!

ThePurplePlace said...

WOW WOW WOW! Congratulations to Angie!!

You have amazing talent and I agree with Diana that you deserve this award. I was stunned to read that you are such a newbie, you skills are fantastic and it looks like someone who has been at this for a long time. I ONLY wish I could color as well as your already do! Woohoo!

You are a natural and your card and work is fabulous!

I wish you the very best and HOPE your continue to use your artistic skills to keep creating these beautiful cards!

Happy Crafting.. Lisa

michele hileman said...

Simply beautiful. Congratulations

Christine said...

I can definitely see why you picked this card. It is amazing!!! I love her coloring. She is definitely a natural. What an artist!
xoxo, Christine

Candy said...

Angie,
You certainly deserve this award. Your work is stunning. High praise from Lady Diana is definately well deserved. I will be studying your work to learn...
Big hugs, Candy

Jane said...

I can't believe she's only been at it a short while! this is an amazing card.

Congrats you deserve every bit of praise.

Debra G Smith said...

Congratulations Angie!!! It was well deserved. You are awesome at what you do. Have enjoyed many visits to your blog to see your creations and to be inspired everytime. Way to go!!

Debra G Smith said...

Congratulations Angie!!! It was well deserved. You are awesome at what you do. Have enjoyed many visits to your blog to see your creations and to be inspired everytime. Way to go!!