Wednesday, 11 April 2012

a friend

If you enlarge this, you’ll notice (as I did) that she looks as if she has cataracts, lol – I used Prisma pencils to colour and it partly covers the black ink – must be more careful in future :-)

I’m entering this into the Unruly Paper Arts April Reader Art Quest 2, which is sponged backgrounds.

37 very much appreciated comments:

Ephemera said...

Another beauty Cath, I like the slightly glazed wistful look. It is one of my favourite images, the shading makes her really stand out, fab quote. x

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

lol awwwwwwww (I did enlarge it and you are right lol)

Beautiful sponging. This is your forté - you are the queen of sponge work :0)

Samantha Read said...

Gorgeous! Thanks for getting inky with us at UPA.
Wishing you a lovely day, Sam x

Helen said...

Bless her I hope she gets better soon!! Love the colouring, and the sentiment is lovely.

sam21ski said...

Love the background, but I agree about the glaze over those eyes, you can really see it when you enlarge the picture!!!

Glad you're finding time to art and have fun Cath

Sam xxx

Artyjen said...

cataracts or no cataracts she still is a stunner.....fabulous background ;)
xoxo Sioux

Sandy said...

Oh Cath what a beauty.
Wonderful stamping work. xoxo

Netty said...

Loving your wonderful image. x

siljanskreativeck said...

Das ist ein fantastisches Werk!
Der Spruch passt wunderbar !
Auch deine anderen Werke sind für mich immer wieder eine Augenweide...echt toll!!

LG siljan

Deborah said...

Love that Lina Cavalieri image (cataracts and all LOL). Lovely card.

Rosie said...

Wow, Cath, this is a very lovely card.

Janny Jager 't Hooft said...

Great card with a beautiful text Cath
Love it very much

Greetings Janny

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Amazing card, love the beuatiful color combination!
Hugs Anja

Brenda Brown said...

Fabulous card Cath, the colours are superb together and the image is beautiful(cataracts and all lol).
So glad you have joined in with the RAQ at UPA, great to see you there.
hugs {brenda} xox

Gery said...

:-)))))this is for your explaination of the eyes!!!
I saw your card in my sidebar and had to look. Stunning work, love the text and background and the lady is lovely (you can send her to a good doctor).
XGeryX

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Lovely...the stamp, the background, the text, colors...great work Cath

Greetings, Alie :-)

Sally H said...

Wow! A stunningly beautiful card, Cath. Gorgeous background and she is beautiful, if a little visually impaired, lol!

Terry said...

She looks lovely and the subtle glaze in her eyes, adds that touch of mistery! Love that background and sentiment! Have a great evening!

Laura said...

Great effect you have achieved with your sponging. Love the image and words. Thanks for joining us at UPA

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Love this saying. Your card looks fantastic, great colors.

Vicky Hayes said...

I absolutely love that sponged and stamped background and the cataracts give your lady a rather wistful look! Vicky x

froebelsternchen Susi said...

great... the qoute and the image makes me happy Cath! Don´t think to much about her teint.. it´s beautifuld done Cath!

Sue said...

She still looks beautiful to me, and the sponged background is gorgeous x

Martina2801 said...

What a gorgeous card, dear Cath! Love, love, love it!

Shar said...

Absolutely beautiful! Very striking!

Thanks for questing with us at UPA!

Don't forget to come back and vote for your favorite entry on the 16th!

Hermine said...

Its gorgeous, love the colours

Jack said...

Poor lady, still she has got a beautiful background. xx

Marja's Stamp Addiction en Marja's Creativity said...

Beautiful colors in the background Cath. And beautiful layout.
Lovely greet
Marja

inkypinkycraft said...

Beautiful, the colours in the background are yummy! Hugs trace x

Ann B said...

She's still beautiful though and the background is a stunner Cath.

trisha too said...

Gorgeous inky background, Cath, perfect for that Unruly art quest!

Now see, we never would have noticed the cataracts, but you made us look!

:-)

Gráinne said...

It's simply gorgeous and very harmonical, despite cataracts :-)
Love it very much ...
Suzanne

Jolette said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!
Colours, quote wow!

hazel said...

A beautiful card Cath, I love the sponged background and the lovely sentiment.
xxx Hazel.

Lynne Wilky said...

Well I love it and feel very privileged for the card to be sent to me. Until yesterday Cath didn't know I too have a catarac in my right eye so the card is even more special.

Marjie Kemper said...

Love that quote and your beautiful background, Cath. So glad to see you at UPA!

Elaine Akers said...

Lovely card. I have enjoyed looking thru your blog with so much eye candy. I became a follower.
Elaine, Massachusetts, USA