Monday, October 21, 2013

Believe ~ CYP Challenge 185

With October being Breast Cancer Awareness month, we at Craft Your Passion Challenges wanted to show our support for this wonderful cause so our theme this week is Think Pink. We want to see a whole lotta pink on your cards. Dilly Beans is our fabulous sponsor this week and I was able to play with Daisy Girl Framed, one of Megan Suarez's beautiful face images. I coloured her with Prismacolor pencils, accenting the centers of those pink daisies with brown flat pearls. Daisy was then fussy cut and matted in brown cardstock which was also trimmed to the shape of the flower frame. The image was given two layers of foam tape on the back for dimension.

The background consists of 3 matted rectangles using papers from DCWV's Garden Tea Party stack. The papers already have some brown splotches as part of the design so I added to those with two Tim Holtz stamps, coffee rings and splatters, using Vintage Photo Distress ink. More Vintage Photo was used around the edges of each rectangle before matting them on dark brown cardstock. A scalloped border was punched from another patterned paper from the same collection and adhered to the right edge of the card. Doodling and faux stitching were added with a Sepia Micron pen to repeat the sketchy drawings on the one paper.

A length of shiny cream satin ribbon was cut into a banner shape to house the sentiment. The letters are puffy stickers that started out purple but were altered with a brown Copic marker. The brown alcohol ink over the shiny purple plastic made this fabulous shiny copper colour...who knew? Very cool happy accident. The two pink buttons came from my grandmother's button box which I inherited years ago. They look like cupcake icing ...yum.

Thanks so much for joining Daisy and me today. It's always a delight to have your fine company. If you get a minute, pop over to the Craft Your Passion Challenges blog to see the fabulous responses to this theme by my talented teamies. I hope you will feel inspired and want to join us for our Think Pink challenge. I look forward to seeing what you create.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create ~ #42 Anything Goes
One Stitch At A Time ~ #186 Anything Goes
Quirky Crafts Challenges ~ #21 Favourite Things (Vintage Buttons, Pink & Brown combo)
That Craft Place Challenge ~ Colour Pink
Sister Act Card Challenge ~ #29 Anything Goes
MilkCoffee Challenge ~ Spots and Dots

Life is good; so is art.


Ingrid Mason said...

Bonnie, you've just had me make a beeline to my inherited button box (from my grandmother, mother and mother-in-law) and sure enough I've got some buttons just like yours. now why is it that my buttons always send me on a trip down memory lane i wonder. Anyway, back to your beautiful pink and brown card in support od BCA - oh that image is so pretty and looks wonderful on your backing papers. I love you sentiment and the happy result of using alcohol markers on puffy stickers - spectacular result and I'm wondering if you've given into the temptation to experiment further. Good luck in our challenge this week. Ingrid xx (OSAAT Team)

Chana Malkah said...

Hi, Bonnie! This is a delightful creation! I love, love ,love the palette and those buttons are to die for. Nice coloring of the image and wonderful composition and execution! Thanks for slipping this under our door here at 613 Avenue Create!
Chana, Owner

Jennie - The Crafty Wife said...

Gorgeous papers set off your beautifully coloured image. You can see and appreciate all the work that's gone into this card for such a worthy cause. Thank you for joining us at OSAAT. Jennie x.

Redanne said...

The background you created for Daisy is wonderful and you have coloured Daisy so beautifully, love her gorgeous eyes, love your gorgeous card. The word believe looks amazing and the buttons are delightful. Hugs, Anne x

Anonymous said...

Your colouring skills never cease to amaze me,Bonnie.Just beautiful.Her eyes are so captivating.The buttons and lettering are divine.Very enchanting card.
Lisa x

Amy A said...

Ooooo Bonnie, I love this! Too bad my birthday has passed...but save it for next year! ;o) I love the coloring and the design elements are fabulous! Well done hun!
Amy-DT Sis

Tracy said...

What a cool image. I love the framed shape and the great bold colors you've used. Hugs!

Michelle said...

Hello Bonnie,
your card is lovely. I like the background and how you coloured the image.
xxx Michelle

Hazel said...

A beautiful card for a beautiful cause. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT. Hazel x

crafty-stamper said...

gorgeous image and beautiful papers and I love the layout and design of your card -yes the buttons do look like cupcake icing brilliant-thanks for joining us at OSAAT
Carol DT x

Lisa Winnard - TheCraftarageStudio said...

Gorgeous Bonnie. Love the buttons. Thanks for sharing with us @ OSAAT. Lisa DT

katslittlepassion said...

just amazing !!! coloring like a pro!

Tracey said...

Great card Bonnie! Love the image and papers, as well as the yummy buttons. Thanks for playing along with us this week at OSAAT, hope to see you back again soon.
Hugs, Tracey (DT)

Sandy said...

Beautiful creation, love the buttons and wonderful colours. Thanks for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create this week.