Saturday, May 16, 2009

It's a triple!


I really enjoy playing along with some of the challenges out there, but I have to admit that if I try to combine too many of them with one card, I get a bit overwhelmed. Plus, there are so many out there, it's hard to keep all the challenges straight. At any rate, I was able to combine THREE challenges in one card, so I'm feeling pretty good about it!

I started with the color challenge over at Creative Belli Blog - Apricot Appeal, Certainly Celery and Cameo Coral. Then there was the FTTC15 Timeless Tuesday challenge over at Flourishes - make a birthday card. So I sat down with my new Sweet Pea set and the three colors of paper and tried to find some patterned paper to use and I found the perfect piece - Lavish from Fancy Pants' Aged Florals line. Once I colored the image, I had all the components, but how to put it together? Then along came Taylor's Friday Cupcake Challenge, which was the perfect sketch for all my elements. Once all of that was out of the way, everything came together pretty quickly, although I had to fudge on the sketch a little with the placement of my flower to make it balance out.

The sentiment is from Flourishes Flourished Word Set and was cut out using a Spellbinder's Ribbon Tag Trio die. While I had it, the butterfly and my Sweet Pea image in their respective dies, I airbrushed them first with a pale yellow Copic marker and then with a pale yellow-red marker around the edges. I matted my floral image on a scalloped circle of Cameo Coral, then a circle of Apricot Appeal and then a Certainly Celery Labels Three layer.

For my scalloped edge layer, I decided to use my new Martha Stewart Cornice border punch. But a single layer of it seemed too boring, so I used it to cut a layer of each of the three colors of card stock and then stacked them on top of each other. It was still missing something, and then I spied my jar of Sweet Pea Flower Soft - how appropriate! So, I ran a layer of glue along the Cornice border and added some Flower Soft.

For the final touches, I pulled out my Martha Stewart frond punch and punched a couple of fronds out of Certainly Celery, and layered them under my flower and added a button with some Scrapper's Floss tied in a bow. A couple of Dew Drops in the corners of my Labels Three mat and a few of Taylor's Tiny Twinkles for the butterfly's body and you're done!

Sorry for being so long-winded - thanks for hanging in there with me! Have a great weekend!

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card, Robin. Love all the special details you added. The stamped image, DP and colors used all come together perfectly, too. I'm inspired to get to work with my Sweet Pea stamp.

Sue P Snellville, GA

Chris said...

wow...this is very pretty! Love all the details and especially the colors. :)

Sandy Hulsart said...

Robin, this is a very beautiful card. The Flower Soft really gives it some extra oomph! Love the coloring on your flowers and the shading on the Nestie, nice and soft and subtle. The entire card just makes me smile and feel peaceful. Wonderful job.

Julia Aston said...

Love the soft colors on this and the pretty DP's - great sketch card!

Janine said...

This card is gorgeous Robin!!

The Rubber Maid said...

wow a 3 in one is quite the challenge but you nailed it. Lovely colors and I love the seetpea set . Pat

Jenny Gropp said...

I love these sweet pea flowers -- you did good knocking out three challenges with one fab card! Flowers are colored expertly and your airbrushing looks just right!! Everything coordinates perfectly!

Debs said...

lovely card love your sweet pea stamp
Debs

Holly said...

Oh my heavens!!!!!! This is so gorgeous!!!!!!!!!! You did a beautiful job of coloring and using the Belli Challenge colors. WOW...... This is just absolutely gorgeous!

Danita said...

Robin this card is GORGEOUS!!! I love all your layers and details!!! You colored the image soooooo pretty!!!! Awesome job with this challenge!!! Thanks for playing in the Creative Belli Challenge!!!

Danita