Monday, March 24, 2014

Gardenias and Pearls ~ CYP Challenge 206

Our challenge theme for this week at Craft Your Passion Challenges is Mother's Day/For the Ladies. In Canada, our Mother's Day is celebrated in May so I'll be ahead of the game...for once :) We have the privilege of having Aurora Wings as our sponsor this week. I absolutely adore Mitzi Sato- Wiuff's beautiful know how I love to colour faces and hers make me sigh! I coloured Woman With Gardenias and Pearls with my Prismacolor pencils, adding Cotton Candy Stickles to the pearls in the image. She was a dream to colour. Her earrings are flat white pearls. The shape was cut using a Spellbinders Labels One die and the edges were inked with Spun Sugar Distress ink. A second slightly larger mat was cut from green patterned paper inked around the edges with Pine Needles Distress ink. The two layers were offset and popped up on foam.

The background paper was cut on the one end with an MFT scallop border die before being adhered to the white card base. A strip of companion paper to the image mat was inked with Pine Needles DI and then adhered near the bottom of the background DP. A double row of pearls was layered over the strip and the image was placed over that. To soften the background and add more texture and whimsy, two small pieces of cheesecloth were tucked under opposite corners of the green mat. Flat pearls were added. Love the shine of the pearls and the loose weave of the cheesecloth together.

A pale pink mulberry and two smaller creamy paper flowers were added to the upper right corner as well as an odd number of the white pearls. This scatters the pearls throughout the card and repeats the pearls from the dreamy image. This is an unusual card design for me as I often go for vibrant colours both in my colouring and in the background. I listened to the image who was very clear on how she wished to be coloured...softly and delicately. And she was right!

Thanks so much for stopping by today. When you get a chance, pop by the Craft Your Passion blog to see the lovely creations by the rest of our talented DT. And if you haven't already, stop by the Aurora Wings shop to check out more of Mitzi's gorgeous images.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Aurora Wings ~ First challenge (Yay!) Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create ~ #64 Anything Goes
One Stitch at a Time ~ #205 For a Woman in Your Life (my mom)
Pile It On ~ #12 Pretty Hair
Stamping Sensations ~ All in the Pink
ABC Challenge ~ H is for Hair

Life is good; so is art.


Sandra Carey said...

Love this Image you have done a beautiful Job here Thank you so much for joining in on our first challenge at Aurora Wings Hope to see you again next month Good luck Sandra DT xx

DonnaMundinger said...

Gorgeous layout and exquisite coloring, Bonnie! Fabulous work as always. Thanks so much for joining our first challenge at Aurora Wings. xxD

Mitzi Sato-Wiuff said...

Bonnie, this is so gorgeous! I can smell the gardenia flowers... Beautiful coloring and such a lovely design. Thank you so much for joining Aurora Wings challenge with this beauty! hugs Mitzi

Josephine said...

What a lovely image, and beautifully embellished too!

Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week, and good luck!

Jacquel said...

What a gorgeous card Bonnie! Your coloring is awesome & this is a great design!!!

Thanks so much for playing along with us @ 613 Avenue Create & hope to see you back again for our next challenge!!!!

Today's Beautiful Moments - Tracey Fehr said...

A beautiful creation! Your coloring is stunning! Thanks for sharing with us at Pile it On this week. Good luck!
Tracey, DT

Francesca said...

Beautiful, thanks for joining us at Stamping sensations this month
Francesca x

Margaret said...

Such a lovely image and beautiful card. The coloring is so beautiful and I love the softness of it all. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week. Good luck. Maggie DT

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Very delicate and feminine looking! Love the flowers and the color scheme. Beautiful!

Thank you for participating in the One Stitch at a Time Challenge!

Eret said...

Bonnie, your card is so pretty. Love your coloring and beautiful design. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful card with us at Stamping Sensation. I hope you join us again in our new challenge.
Eret x