It's time for this week's challenge over at A Gem of a Challenge, and the theme this week (Challenge #70) is "Floral Frenzy." This challenge will run from 8:00 AM March 9 to 6:00 PM March 15, and the prize for the winner will be 2 individual digi images (NOT SETS) from Pink Gem Designs. So do head on over and see what the rest of the lovely Design Team have created, then join us, won't you? We'd love to see you!
The image was colored with Copics, and I used a charcoal pencil and blending stump to enhance the darkest shadows. I used Gelly Roll sparkle pens for the flowers on the tree and all the hearts on Chloe except for her knee patches. I'm always looking for an excuse to add a touch of glimmer here and there. The ground and sky were both airbrushed, with the clouds masked in which I then edged with a light gray Copic marker.
I enhanced the whites of her eyes and the heart flowers with Copics Opaque White.
This was a super fun card to make, though the flowers had me stumped for some reason. There are lots of flowers all over the card, i.e. the two dp's, on the tree, next to little Chloe, but I wanted some dimensional flowers too, and nothing seemed to work until I made the rolled roses (all supplies and tools listed below).
I'm having a current passion for the picket fence die cut and thought it fit nicely in this scene. I painted the tiny clothes pin with Creative Inspirations paints in "Blush" and adhered it to the bow. Some stitching and teensy buttons finish this card.
Thank you so much for joining me today, and I do hope you'll join us over at A Gem of a Challenge for our challenge this week. Don't forget to visit the rest of the Design Team to see what they've created for you!
Stamps: Sitting Chloe, Heart Tree (PGD); Creative Elements (SU), Tiny Flowers and Tags (Flourishes)
Ink: printer, Primrose Petals (SU), Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: X-Press It Blending Card, digi papers "Daisies" (PGD), pink scraps
Extras: Dies: Designer Labels Stax 1, Mini Rolled Roses, Picket Fence (Dienamics); Classic Tags (Flourishes), Foliage (SB); MS punch (evergreen foliage), mini clothespin (SU), twill ribbon (3 Girl JAM), mini buttons, Sakura Gelly Roll sparkle pens, Copics, sewing machine, CI paint (Blush), rhinestone.
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Love To Create #55 - Pick Two (die cut, ribbon)
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Divas By Design - Buttons and Bows
Crafts and Me #123 - Tag It
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C.R.A.F.T. #197- Easter/Spring
Delightful Challenges - Buttons, Bling, Embellishments
CI Paint - Anything Goes