Monday, May 06, 2013

CYP ~ Floral Delights

I have a bright and cheerful card this week in response to the latest Craft Your Passion challenge which just happens to be Floral Delights. You can use floral DP, add 3-D flowers, or have flowers in your image...lots of options to play along. I chose this adorable "Flowers For Mum" image from Stamping Dragon Designs to be the star of my card. He's just so darn cute that I couldn't wait to colour him with my trusty Prismacolor pencils. I fussy cut Jiggy leaving a narrow white border to give the stems a little more weight and also to help him show up against the busy background. His lovely flowers were given half pearl centers and black ones were added to his eyes.

The background paper is from DCWV's Low Tide stack. An additional band of navy blue cardstock was adhered behind Dudley to create a little contrast. That blue was also used for the photo corner cut with a Martha Stewart punch. The flowers were layered with a punched navy flower for the center, over which a large pearl was adhered. The leaves were hand cut from a green paper scrap, scored and doodled for added dimension. The sentiment is a Fiskars stamp placed on an MFT die cut and matted with more of the navy blue. It was doodled around with a fine blue Sharpie and popped up on foam dots to create the shadow behind it.

Well, that's it for Jiggy and me. Thanks again for stopping by to visit. Be sure to pop over to the Craft Your Passion Challenges blog to see the "Floral Delight" created by the rest of the DT. I'm hoping you'll play along with us this week because I love to see what you create.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Kenny K's Krafty Krew ~ Challenge 142 Flowers
613 Avenue Create ~ Challenge 18 Anything Goes
No Matter Which Challenges ~ Challenge 9 Things With Wings
Glitter n Sparkle  ~ Challenge 31 Anything Goes
One Stitch At A Time ~ Challenge 162 Anything Goes

Life is good; so is art.


Redanne said...

He is just the cutest little dragon I have ever seen - I love the gorgeous colours you used and he looks so sweet holding that flower. Love your wonderfully bright creation. Hugs, Anne x

My Creative Therapy said...

Oh how cute! So bright and colorful. Love how you added the 3D flowers to the image! Very creative :) Thanks for playing in our neighborhood at 613 Avenue Create!


Tracy said...

Jiggy is fabulous! Gorgeous aqua that contrasts so great with the other colors. The big blooms add great interest too. Hugs!

ParkNSlide said...

He's getting ready for Mother's Day. Great color choices---the orange adds lot of POP. Cute image.

Louise said...

Super cute card, love the colors. Thanks for joining us at Kenny K's for our challenge
hugs Louise

marion said...

fantastic colouring and such a lovely card, thanx for joining us at NMWC and good luck, hugs, Marion

Words and Pictures said...

Definitely bright and cheerful, and certainly put a smile on my face!
As did all your lovely comments today... thank you so much!
Alison xx

Chana Malkah said...

This is so cute! I love the coloring (nicely done) the color combinations used and the perfectly chosen and placed embellishments! Thanks for dropping this off by our house at 613 Avenue Create!

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

Precious!!! Bright and Fun!!!

Mimi said...

Your card is beautiful Bonnie and the digi so well coloured. Loving the bright colours and all the care and attention to detail. Good luck in this weeks OSAAT challenge and hope to see you back again soon. Hugs Jane OSAAT DT

Ami-May said...

Wow amazing colouring..

Looking forward to working with you on eclectic ellapu.

Now following to.



purplecinn said...

Holy cow, if you hadn't os said you coloured with pencils I would have though you coloured him with markers. Love the image and the colours you have chosen :)

CraftyGirl said...

very cute love your flowers. Thank you for playing along this week at OSAAT. I sure hope to see you back again very soon. Good Luck in the challenge!!!


CraftyGirl OSAAT DT

Jenn Bedient said...

Such a cute card! Love the image and the flowers. Thanks so much for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create. Hope you have a fabulous day!

- Jenn DT

Kaylee Snyder said...

Bonnie, your crafts always make me smile. I love the teal and yellow-it's so bright and happy.

Anonymous said...

This is so bright and beautiful,Bonnie.And,of course,it's all set off wonderfully by your colouring skills.
Lisa x

CG said...

Stunning! Love the papers and the colors. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week. Best, CG

The Craft Bug said...

Really lovely xx