Monday, August 11, 2014

Spritely Thanks ~ CYP Challenge #226

Hi there! Our theme this week at Craft Your Passion Challenges is Bring Me Sunshine so we want you to add yellow to your project. Easy peasy! Our fabulous sponsor this week is Aurora Wings. I adore Mitzi's whimsical fantasy images so I was delighted to play with the adorable Tiger Liliy Sprite for my card. I coloured Tiger with Prismacolour pencils, adding Fired Brick Distress Stickles to the ends of the stamens. Tiger was then fussy cut but...surprise...I didn't mat him in black although I did pop him up on foam tape as per usual.

The background began with a rectangle of designer paper matted in brown and with opposite corners rounded. Faux stitching was added to this layer and two layers of green ribbon were wrapped to the back. A scrap of green designer paper was cut with a Spellbinders Curved Rectangles die which was also matted in brown and given a doodled border. When this layer was auditioned over the first later, it seemed to disappear. A rectangle of white cardstock with Vintage Photo Distress ink edging was placed in between...much better. A scalloped border was punched and added to the bottom of the white and tiny white half pearls were adhered to the scallops. Getting there but... A strip of gold and white striped paper was cut narrower and inserted under the ribbon and next to the left side of the white rectangle. Phew...much better!

The only other addition was the metal sentiment embellie saying Many Thanks which seemed appropriate since I was grateful to have a card that finally did justice to this wonderful Thanks for joining Tiger and me today. We are delighted to have your fine company. When you get a chance, check out the Craft Your Passion Challenges blog to see the other awesome cards my talented teamies created for the Bring Me Sunshine challenge. I hope you'll decide to play along.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
AuroraWings ~ # 5 Sprite Delight
613 Avenue Create ~ #84 Sights, Sounds, Smells or Tastes of Summer
Time 4 Scrap ~ #44 Anything Goes
Inkspirational Challenge ~ #62 Use markers or pencils
Delightful Challenges ~ Anything Goes

Life is good; so is art.


Mitzi Sato-Wiuff said...

What a gorgeous card, Bonnie! Wonderful coloring on the Tiger Lily Sprite. Your color scheme is so beautiful and harmonious. The light green bown is such a beautiful touch to finish it all up. Thank you for joining the Aurora Wings' Sprite Delight challenge. Good luck!

Mitzi xx
Artist/Owner AuroraWings

cm said...

WOW - your Tiger Lily Sprite is so eye-catching and your colouring is incredibly impressive. Lovely!! Thank you for sharing at Inkspirational Challenges!

Karen C said...

Thanks for playing with us this week at Delightful Challenges Anything Goes challenge! This is such a fun creation!! Hope to see your work in our next challenge!
Karen C

DonnaMundinger said...

Beautiful coloring Bonnie! Your Sprite just POPS and what a pretty design. Thanks so much for joining our Sprite Delight Challenge at Aurora Wings. xxD

Chana Malkah said...

Hi, Bonnie! The coloring on this image is just fabulous! Wonderful seeing the colors of fall! Thanks for dropping this off by our house here at 613 Avenue Create!