Monday, 11 June 2012

Pretty Hummingbirds - Craft Your Passion Challenge #114

Hi everyone!  I can't believe its been a whole week since I posted last.  I've been crafting, just haven't had a chance to post so stay tuned for that sometime this week.  In the meantime, its time for my second challenge as guest design team member with Craft Your Passion Challenges.   The theme for challenge #114 is Anything Goes which is always fun.  The challenge is being sponsored by My Heart Pieces so I got to choose one of their lovely images for my card.

I started with the image called "Flower".  I love the birds and I thought it might work well with the papers in  Kaiser Craft's 6.5x6.5  pad called "Bonjour". The papers have lots of pastel and creamy shades, and are have lots of imagery that I find really soft and pretty.

I decided to colour the image before choosing the exact patterns to use.  I kept the colours light and toned down the brightness by using a touch of gray. I chose the three patterns that I thought worked best with the image.  I particularly liked the brown background as the cream postmarks are actually embossed on the paper.

I chose some green for the card base, and some kraft to mat the patterns.  I inked the edges of the brown pattern and the kraft with brown ink, and tore the top edge of the green and pink patterns.  The patterns were adhered to the kraft and I added some hemp twine and cream seam binding. Once the image was adhered with foam squares over the ribbon, I thought I was going to be finished but I felt something else was needed.  I decided to add some rhinestones to the centers of the flowers.  All done!

For the inside, I decided not to use a sentiment but I still thought it deserved some decoration, so I added an inked piece of cream cardstock, a couple of die cuts from the paper pad, and some torn scraps.

I love these colours together.  I think anyone would love to receive a note inside this card, don't you?

I used the following products:

Cardstock:  Stampin' Up! Certainly Celery, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla.  Gina K Designs Pure Luxury 120# Pure Ivory.  Kaiser Craft 6.5" Paper Pad Bonjour.

Stamp:  My Heart Pieces Flower.

Markers:  Bic Mark Its Margarita Green, Oceanview Blue, Peach Parfait.  Copic R20, W3, 0.

Ink:  Color Box Fluid Chalk Ink Chestnut Roan.

Embellishments:  Ribbon Carousel Croquette Beige Vintage Seam Binding, natural hemp twine from my stash. Stampin' Up! Basic Jewels Rhinestones.

Adhesive:  Scotch Advance Tape Glider adhesive, Zots, foam squares.

Tools:  Paper trimmer, scissors, We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper, Tim Holtz Tonic distressing tool.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
  1. Really Reasonable Ribbon - Flowers and Ribbon 
  2. The Pretty Little Ribbon - Lots of Layers 
  3. Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes 
  4. The Paper Shelter - Going Dottie 
  5. Allsorts - Ice Cream Colours 
  6. Simon Says Stamp - Diamond Jubilee


Nannieflash said...

Fabulous card love your image and your colour choice. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxxxxxx

Nicola said...

Gorgeous creation Cathy with lots of interesting/unusual detail, love the image, great design, fab torn edges and that wonderful bow!
Thanks for taking inspiration from our ice cream colour challenge this week at Allsorts and good luck!
Hugs Nicola xxx

Cheryl Walker said...

Very very pretty!!! Thank you for joining us for Really Reasonable Ribbon's "Flower and Ribbon Challenge"!! Hope to see you back in our next challenge :) Good Luck!!

Rica said...

What a wonderful card, so many beautiful details, your image is sweet so sweet, and fabulous colouring.

Heather xx
Thanks so much for joining into the Simon Sanys Stamp challenge

Peet said...

Wonderful card, Cathy!!
Thanks for joining us at the Pretty Little Ribbon Shop blog.

Dawny P said...

This is wonderful - the details are just perfect :). Thank you for joining us over at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge, hugs, Dawny x

Fleur said...

I love your card, the details are really pretty
Thank you so much for entering our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!

Hugz Fleur xXx

Berni Cuttino said...

Sweet card. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving the love. Hugs