21 April 2011

Flowers, flowers everywhere

I was so thrilled with the theme at C.R.A.F.T. Challenge this week - it's all about flowers - one of my favourite things to use on cards and layouts.  And even better, we have two fabulous sponsors and I was lucky to be able to use an image from each, to create TWO projects.

My first card features Bu'fly Tia and Friend created by my Dollie-friend Kristy from Some Odd Girl:

I always have trouble colouring digital images with my pencils because of the bleeding, so I decided to try colouring the image in PhotoShop using the bucket-fill and brush tools.  Next, I removed the background, then printed the coloured image on photo paper. I cut it out, then applied Stickles to the wings.  I'm pretty happy with how it turned out!

I'm entering this card at:
# Secret Crafter ~ Stitching
# Wee Memories ~ All things adorable 
# Kaboodle Doodles ~ Thoughts of spring

The second card uses the Birdie Love image from Bows and Berries:

I used lots of Prima 'Got' Flowers, Kaisercraft flowers and ribbon scraps on this one for depth and texture, as well as a handmade paper flower made from paper scraps. I printed the image onto coloured Bazzill cardstock, cut it out and added small touches of colour with my Signo gel pen.

I'm entering my card at:
# Sugar Creek Hollow ~ Monochromatic
# Paper Sundaes ~ Texture 
# My Partner in Crafting Crime ~ Inspiration picture (lots of flowers)

EDITED 3/5/11:
I was chosen as one of the Top 3 at My Partner in Crafting Crime!


  1. Hi Karen!
    Love what you did with the 'Birdie Love' digi.... such a fab card!!!!

  2. WOW, you colored the SOG image in Photoshop! What a great job, it looks like you colored it by hand! The card is adorable, I just love the SOG images.

    The bird card is beautiful. The colors and paper are so pretty

  3. OH, I forgot to tell you that I LOVE the idea of storing the Nesties in CD cases! Thank you for sharing it! I will have to watch for a sale for when my Nestie collection grows :o)

  4. I am back to thank you for playing along with My Partner in Crafting Crime... great take on the inspiration photo!!

  5. Gorgeous

    Thanks for joining us on our "Stitching" challenge this week at SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE :)

    Hugs Jane x

  6. Both are great cards, love the flowers on the monochromatic card.
    Thanks for joining us at SCH.
    Hugs, Heide
    SCH DT

  7. What terrific cards. Love how you used the flower as the background on the first card and love the bird in the second card.

  8. Gorgeous birdie, love your colors and design! Thanks so much for joining us for this week's Sugar Creek Hollow Challenge, hope you will come back and play along again next week!

  9. What beautiful cards...I love the sweet images on both and the colors and papers are all gorgoeus!!!!

  10. Love both your cards, lovely images on both and great designs! Thanks for sharing at Kaboodle Doodles. Jill

  11. Both cards are gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Wee Memories!

  12. 2 Fantstic card and so well put together.
    Betty x x

  13. Wow, these are 2 outstanding cards!! Love the idea of colouring the image before printing, an excellent idea!
    Thanks for playing at Kaboodle Doodles and good luck!

  14. wonderful cards! Love the flower on the first one and second one is really tweet! ;)
    Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week!

    Alica ;)

  15. This is beautiful lovely layout simple but very effective, love the image & simply finished with a bow, thank you for playing at MPCC. Janet


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