Friday, August 30, 2013

Heartfelt thanks

It's time for another challenge at the Clearly iStamp challenge blog and this time it is to create a "thank you" project.

I got to work with this GORGEOUS Dahlia set and I am sooooo in love!  My mom has a dahlia like this: white with purple tips and as soon as I say this image, I knew I wanted to attempt to color it like the one my mom has.  I pulled out some supplies I have not used in a super long time: my watercolor pencils and SU! blender pens.  I scribbles the tips of the petals with the pencil and then used the blender pen to draw it to the edges and blend it a bit.  I did the same with the stem and leaves and then added a bit more pencil to add darker areas.  Then I lightly scribbled around the outside of the flower with a blue pencil and then used the blender pen to soften it up (I did the same around the sentiment).  The picture doesn't do it justice, but the effect is so soft and gorgeous.  The rest of the card is completely different from what it started with.  I tried to use two different purple patterned papers that I've had forever, but I didn't have a cardstock that matched well and it just wasn't working for me.  So, I created my own "paper" and matted it with white cardstock instead. Then I finished it off with embossed stripes on the top section.  LOVE it!  Sorry, that was a lot of blabbering, but I love this card, can you tell?  Now hop on over to the CIC challenge blog to see what the rest of the DT created.  Then, play along, I can't wait to see what you come up with.

Seems a Little Sketchy #46--sketch

Card Mania Challenge #28--ribbon
Tammy's Scrappin' Corner #77--anything goes
Crafting By Designs--anything goes
Crafter's Cafe #26--embossing wet or dry (dry embossed the top panel)
Digi Stamps 4 Joy--anything goes
Delightful Challenges--make the cut (use die cuts, punches, decorative scissors, etc)

Stamps: Clearly Digi Stamps "Dahlia" digi and sentiment; PTI "Guidelines 2" patterned paper
Dies/embossing folders: spellbinders ovals and scalloped ovals, large; Sizzix stripes embossing folder; SU! corner rounder


Desire Fourie said...

This is a wonderful creation with great details and its perfect for our ‘Anything Goes’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
{Tammy’s Scrapin Corner Senior DT Member}
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

KarinsArtScrap said...

This is a very beautiful card.
Thanks for join us at Digistamp4Joy.

Greetings karin DT member

ScrappinFabPam said...

Beautiful Card.. Love your flowers and the colors.. Thanks for joining us over at Tammy's Scrapin Corner.

Pam DT.

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Looks gorgeous, the Dahlia petals look fab!

Thank you for sharing with us at Delightful Challenges this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Zoe said...

Wow this is amazing - I love it!

Thankyou for joining us at TCCCB this week
Zoe x
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crafty-stamper said...

I love dahlias and this is a gorgeous image delicately coloured love the papers and gorgeous bow-thanks for joining us at Tammy's Scrapin Corner
Carol DT x

rachel said...

such a pretty card - thanks fr joining us at SALS this week and good luck x

Sharon said...

Very beautiful card. Lovely colors. Thanks for joining us this week at Crafting By Designs.
Hugs, Sharon

Denise @ kc242 said...

What a sweet card. Love your design. Thanks so much for playing along with Delightful Challenges!

Ani said...

Beautiful card! Thank you for playing along at Card Mania! Good luck! And hope to see you join our next challenge on Monday! Ani

Kathy D. said...

Congratulations!! I just saw that your beautiful card was the winner at Seems a Little Sketchy!!