Monday, February 04, 2013

CYP Challenge ~ Sweet Macy

 Sadly, earlier this week, the digital community lost a wonderful woman and talented artist. Jacqui Mc Neil, owner of The Digi Garden, passed earlier this week of possible heart failure. We, at Craft Your Passion Challenges, would like to send our heartfelt condolences to her family and dedicate this challenge to Jacqui.

The challenge theme this week at Craft Your Passion posed quite a challenge for me! The theme is pastels so no dark colours are allowed. I tend towards brights and always use dark colours for contrast. It took me ages to go through my papers to find pastel patterns. I had a choice of two... seriously. The non-challenging part was working with this adorable Macy image from The Digi Garden. She is so cute!

Macy was coloured with Prismacolor pencils, given half pearl eyes, and cut out using a Spellbinders Curved Rectangles die.The edges were inked with Vintage Photo Distress ink, faux stitched, and matted with kraft coloured cardstock.

The background papers are from a very old DCWV paper collection called The Spring Stack. I used pieces of both pages  matting both with kraft cardstock. Faux stitching was doodled on both mats. A length of crinkly pale gray seam binding was adhered across the bottom band of paper and tied with another piece so the knot was oriented vertically. Macy was popped up on foam tape and adhered onto the background.White buttons were threaded with pink floss and added to two Recollections flowers. A leaf shape was cut from a larger leaf and adhered to one side of the cluster. A small rose was added to the other side to make the grouping contain the preferred three items. A K&Company bauble which says sweet was added to the opposite corner from the flowers.

Whew! I managed the pastels and even like the results. I didn't go into brights and darks withdrawal either :) Be sure to check out the rest of the DT projects on the Craft Your Passion Challenges blog. They are worth the journey over there :) I hope you'll join us in this challenge which for many of you will be a cake-walk. So many people do such pretty things with pastels. Thanks for visiting today. Macy and I appreciate your good company.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Challenges 4 Everybody ~ Anything Goes
Allsorts Week 92 ~ Let's get Cute
Catch the Bug Challenge Blog ~ February Anything Goes

Life is good; so is art.


Redanne said...

Hi Bonnie, the image is so cute and your colouring is excellent. Loving the pastel tones and that lovely backing paper too.

So sorry to hear about Jacqui.

Anne x

ParkNSlide said...

Pretty in pastel. I love how the flowers pull in the pink from the designer paper.

~ginny said...

Hey girlfriend! I am so glad you stayed for another term - I so enjoy your art! This card is another example... the detail you always put into a card is so fun to examine - the distressed edges, faux stitching, the layers and unique embellishments. Then top it with your coloring and shading skills! Ginny likes!

Words and Pictures said...

Very cute! Glad you were able to dig out some pastels - the delicate spring colours are so pretty!
Alison x

sgc said...

This is an adorable image--and an adorable card! Thank you for playing in the Bugaboo "Anything Goes" Challenge.

ScrappyHappyMommy said...

What an adorable Macy! I loved the bauble addition. Glad to be on the CYP DT with you.

Michelle said...

You did a great job with the coloring. She is so lovely.
xxx Michelle

Miradormakings said...

Lovely card and such a cute image. Thank you for joining us at Challenges4Everybody.

Joan x

Kim Ryden said...

Great coloring! I love your card this week! :)

Anonymous said...

Very sorry to hear of Jacqui's sad passing! I did leave a message on her blog.

Love your card it is a cute image, Thanks for sharing with us this time at Allsorts, hugs Samantha :0)

Jo Channon said...

Thank you so much for joining in with my Challenge at Allsorts this week. I hope that you enjoyed taking part.
Jo xx

Anonymous said...

Your colouring is so beautifully executed as always and you've showcased the image perfectly.I'm really taken with the bauble in the corner and so glad you managed to find those pretty papers to go with her.
Lisa x