Friday, June 16, 2017

Happy Everything ...

Happy Friday Everyone!

Today I've created a card that could cover a multitude of occasions!
With this sweet Imagine That! Creative Playground 'Pretty Petunias' digi image and this 'Awesome' Penny Black die set, it took no time at all to create this fun & functional card.
What do you think?


 The background paper I have used is 'as old as the hills' and was in a stack of 6x6 cuts I purchased from a SU rep years ago.  I must admit, that was a really good idea she had.  She took all the old 12x12 SU designer paper she had left over in her paper packs ... cut they 6x6 and sold them as a variety pack.  That made for a wonderful variety and who doesn't like a reasonable price to top it off??

I've created this card for the Imagine That! Creative Playground June Challenge which is Anything Goes AND if you use any of their Imagine That! digital stamps as the main focus on your creation, you will receive the Featured Digi Set (outlines & color) FREE!  What a deal and these digis are awesome!  Be sure to pop over to see the ADORABLE stamp set being featured for June!

For today's card, I have printed the 'outline' stamp of the petunia and inserted the 'colored' hummingbird into the scene before printing and coloring.

After printing my image and doing the coloring with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers, I didn't like all the 'white space' (I really struggle with white space, lol) so I grabbed a few of my new Tim Holtz oxide ink pads, speared some on my craft mat, sprayed with water and proceeded in drawing some onto a paint brush and FLICKING the background.  Cool ... I'm happier with that!  LOL

I had this scrap of  turquoise cardstock laying on the top of the scrap bin from an earlier project so thought it would be a pretty contrast color to use as my mat panel.  THEN when I decided on my sentiment, there was just enough left to die cut my sentiment panel ... YAY!!  Don't you love it when a plan comes together!  LOL


I popped up the focus panel with dimensional tape, added a few vines and VIOLA!

Challenge to share in:
Crafting by Design Challenge - Things with Wings
 CropStop Challenge #29 - ATG w/product carried at store
The Crafty Addicts Challenge #37 - ATG option/use dies
Color Inspiration Challenge #23 - ATG w/hand colored image
Addicted to Stamps Challenge #150 - Flowers
Love to Craft June Challenge - ATG

I hope you'll come check out this fun challenge.
Thanks for stopping by today!

Here's wishing you 
HAPPY EVERYTHING!!

As always . . .



Recipe:
Papers:  SU dp, Turquoise cs, White cs, Olive cs
Dies:  Tutti Designs 'Nesting Stitched Rectangles' #217, Penny Black 'Awesome' #51-333, Frantic Stamper 'Spring Ivy' #FRA9451
Accessories:  Tim Holtz Oxide Distress Inks - Amber, Pistachio, Worn Lipstick,   Dimensional tape, paint brush, Spectrum Noir alcohol markers

12 comments:

  1. Absolutely beautiful card! Lovely image and great job coloring it! I love the way you included leafy vines around the card -- it really sets it off!
    Thanks so much for linking to the Cropstop blog -- it's a pleasure to stop by your blog!

    ReplyDelete
  2. I love the beautiful image and background! Gorgeous card!
    Have a wonderful day,
    Migdalia
    Crafting With Creative M

    ReplyDelete
  3. What a colorful, beautiful, cheerful card! Love the colts you chose, too. πŸ‘πŸ˜Š

    ReplyDelete
  4. A beautiful card Darlene! Lovely colours and well designed. A lovely digi, well coloured and I like the effect of the background you made, perfect! Thanks for joining our challenge at Addicted to Stamps. Marlies

    ReplyDelete
  5. Love these images and your beautiful coloring, although I do think those are Morning Glories ;) This is a FAB design and that Happy Everything die IS everything! Love!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Hi Darlene! Wow this is gorgeous and I really love the ink flicking, great way to fill white space :) thanks so much for linking up at IMAGINE THAT CREATIVE PLAYGROUND!!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Oh so Lovely, adding the die cut ivy is so pretty and a great addition to these flowers, I am with you plain white space is so hard for me and I love how you added flicks of the ink to it!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Very pretty, a summery card and beautiful design!!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Lovely card thanks for joining us at LTCCB
    Irena

    ReplyDelete
  10. Very nice. Thanks for joining us at The Crafty Addicts. Good :)

    ReplyDelete
  11. Beautiful card - very elegant.

    Thanks for joining us at the Imagine That Creative Playground.

    Helen x

    ReplyDelete

Thanks for taking the time to leave me some love!
Darlene