Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Try It Out Tuesday #19 - Forever Flowers

Happy Tuesday! Busy challenge day around here so I'd better get to it! For this week's Try it out Tuesda #19 over at Susana's Custom Art and Card Design and the store blog, Follow Your Heart, our challenge was May Flowers - flower up those projects until they are almost to the point of pollen overload!! That's a challenge I can get behind! I used this adorable new image from Victoria Case for SCACD called Forever Friends. Don't these two cuties look like they are having fun?!? Click the photo for the extra-extra large sized view!

For a little "extra" today, I combined the TIOT with our Twinkling Tuesday date! This week is a sketch so it worked out well for me! Here's the sketch:

So you can see where some of the elements on this card come from!

I stamped my image in Memento Tuxedo Black, and colored with Copic markers. I hand drew the background line and sponged green underneath and added clouds above using my cloud template. Instead of just coloring in the individual flowers all around these two, I went through and added some glue and shook on some Spring Mix Flower Soft. I think it looks more like a bloom of wildflowers surrounding their little party!

I colored a second butterfly wing and cut it out, then added it over the top of the main image using dimensionals. I cut the panel using Labels 4 Nestabilities and mounted it on a Petite Oval. I ran the red piece through the Cuttlebug with Swiss Dots for some more texture and cut the edge with a scalloped border punch. Snipped off the corners and added some Kaisercraft Rhinestones. The colors I used are Summer Sun, Riding Hood Red and Wild Wasabi. I pulled the color palette for the image from the Flower Soft mixture.

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you play along with our challenges for today! Be sure to visit all of the other design team members, their links are in my left sidebar, and also the SCACD store blog to see all the TIOT projects in one place! The Victoria Case stamps are now available in the SCACD store, in fact I just ordered a couple myself last night! Head over and get some for yourself, they are TOO cute!! Susana has the best customer service and she ships SO fast - as always I was a customer before I was ever working for her so I know what I'm talking about, heehee!

18 people made my day!:

Kimmie0270 said...

The background behind your buggies is awesome! Beautiful use of punches too!

Heather said...

This turned out super cute. Great card!

eggette said...

Love your bugs!! and I love your clouds!! and I love your flowers! I need to scoop up some of that flower soft...it make for some gorgeous texture!

Mary Dawn said...

gorgeous! i love the colors and i love the labels 4 on the oval

i'm intrigued by that flower stuff, too

Sandra MacLean said...

Great great card Jenn! Love how you colored those clouds! And aren't Victoria's stamps fun?! I have a few of her monsters and I {heart} them! :)

Danni said...

Wow! You really rocked this image! Love how you did everything from the clouds to the flower soft to the butterfly wing! wow! Great job!

Lisa Foster said...

WOW!!! This is so pretty! Love your flower soft treatment and those clouds are fantastic!

Debbie Lee said...

I just have to giggle @ those little bugs! So cute! What great coloring!! And I love the flower soft!

Heather said...

Hi Jennifer,

You did an awesome job on both the TIOT and the MTTSC challenges!!

I love that paper and the oval you used and the little Scene is wonderful too!!!

Great Job on this!!!

Heather S.

Susan said...

How stinkin cute they are and I adore the clouds! Love the bright colors and the flowers are perfect! Love it! and what a great sketch!

Hugs to you,

Susan

Nancy said...

Great job on the combination of challenges!! I love this image...what a cutie!!

Jacquie said...

This creations is SO cute!! I LOVE it!! Can't wait to see what is next!!


Take care!
Jacquie/Javablustamper

Christine Riley said...

Beautiful card, Jennifer! Your colroing is awesome and I love the shape you used to cut out the image. Great job!
Hugs, Christine :)

Debi said...

What a gorgeous card!!! You did a fantastic job on making the card. The images are just adorable.The layout perfect with the image. Wonderfully embellished!! Great card!

Jacilynn said...

Great CArd. I love this image and the colors are perfect.

Susana M said...

Hey Jennifer,
You did a great job with this card!!! The background is really impressive :o) Love the way you worked the Flower Soft and the fresh coloring of the friends :o)
Hearts and Hugs
Susana

Cassie said...

so pretty jen!! it's colored so beautifully!!

Rebecca Ednie said...

I love flower soft! great way to use it!