Monday, May 3, 2010

Triple Event

Coco and Roses_Digital Image_May 2010

I’ve never been great about combining challenges, so I’m pretty darned pleased with myself today for having incorporated three challenges into this little card.

First, the sketch is Card Patterns Sketch 62. Round cards are really fun to make once in a while. The flowers on the card meet the criteria for Stamp Simply #137 “April Showers Bring May Flowers” 3-D flowers theme as featured on the No Time to Stamp? blog. Finally, Week 50’s challenge is to use animals on the Allsorts Challenge Blog. This week’s sponsor is DigiStamp Boutique, which is where I got the image I used on my card.

The beauty of digital images is being able to size them according to one’s needs. I used a much larger image for this card. You will also note I flipped the image, which tilted the bear’s head to the right to accommodate the spiral roses on the left. I initially colored my image with Prismacolor pencils and OMS but ended up going over the flowers, leaves, and bow with markers to brighten them up and better coordinate with my papers. I even managed to find a spot for a short sentiment that gets the message across. While it is a lot busier than most of the cards I make, it’s kinda cute, and it was a fun card to make.

Materials & Tools: Colonial White, Juniper, Tulip, and Olive cardstock; Key To My Heart papers (retired); Tulip and Bamboo ink pads; Tulip, Juniper, and Olive markers; DigiStamp Boutique Coco w/Roses digital image; Say it in Style stamp set; Martha Stewart Five-Leaf Branch punch; Prismacolor pencils; Gamsol odorless mineral spirits; Blending stumps; Scotch Quick-Dry Adhesive; Sponge dauber; Glue Dots; Cuttlebug w/Nestabilities Classic Circles set.

So far, so good today. My workday was pleasant, and husband made dinner, which suited me just fine. After doing a few chores, I’m going to play around in my corner for a while and then turn in early.

Enjoy your evening, friends!


Sparkle said...

This is just adorable!

Deb Neerman said...

I love this ... toooo cute! And your flowers are just beautiful ... love how they match up with the l'il bear's flowers!

Thanks so much for joining us in this week's "Stamp Simply" 3D Flower challenge!

Sylvia said...

Cute card. I have never made 3-D flowers.

Marie said...

This is soooooooo cute. Love that bear! How did you make the round it die cut?

Laurel said...

Adorable, love the roses!

Sharli said...

Gosh Kathi - you make digi stamps sound wonderful! Why am I dragging my feet???

I love your card! It's just perfect!

Jeanne said...

Wonderful card, Kathi! Congrats on combining all those challenges on it! Love the image and those spiral flowers! The circle shape is so fun, too! All around great job!

Have a happy day!

Alanna said...

This is so cute Kathi. Darling bear and those flowers are just gorgeous. Great job getting 3 challenges in. Have a fabulous Tuesday.

lizaveta said...

So cute card!
Thanks for joining us at Card Patterns)

whoistracy said...

This is just adorable Kathi! I love that little bear.

Fleur said...

Hi Kathi, what a cute card, your image is fab. You've done a great job with your roses.
Thanks for joining ALLSORTS this week
Hugz fleur xXx

dstandard said...

Totally adorable! Thanks for playing at Card Patterns!

Kirsten said...

Fabulous card love the image and the colouring is great...x

Thanks for joining us this week at allsorts hugs Kirsten...x

Carolyn Christie said...

Such a cute card!! Love everything about it.
I'll have to check into digi images. TFS