Sunday, May 26, 2019

It's a Birthday Bouquet!

HiHo, Friends, and welcome back (or for the first time) to my little corner in Blog Land. My Honey and I have been stay-cationing at home this holiday weekend. He was busy watching his Astros win yesterday and then there's some race - oh, yeah, the Indianapolis 500 - on TV today. He told me not to bother him from 11:15 a.m. on, lol. No problem for me, I'm in card-making mode! :-))))

I have quite a few digital images from Beccy's Place. She's a very talented artist from Down Under and her images are beautifully detailed. I thought I'd take the opportunity to print one out and color it up with my ProMarkers for her monthly challenge, which is always Anything Goes with a Beccy's image plus an optional twist. This month the twist is to use this color trio:

So, how'd I do? I do not think I could have matched it any better. I spent quite a while going through my papers, came up with many possibles, but the Dilly Dally collection from My Mind's Eye was my favorite, except no greens. So, I went to Avery Elle's Everyday collection to snag a patterned green sheet. 

I used the current Cheerful Sketches sketch for May, sizing it to 6x6 in PSE. To cut that oval, I turned to my Spellbinders A7 Heirloom Legacy dies. My Classic Ovals weren't big enough.

My card base is lime green shimmery Bazzill card stock. I cut my 6x6 bases from my humongous supply of 12x12 card stocks and am so glad I have finally found a way to use them, especially since I haven't scrapbooked in ages. The Crafty Secrets front sentiment is stamped in Nocturne VersFine Clair and clear-heat-embossed. The blue green base mat and snippets is SU card stock and the solid lime green paper is from my scraps stash.

Here's the inside of my card. The Happy Birthday ticket stamp is Inkadinkado and the sentiment below it is Crafty Secrets.  Suffice it to say, this card will not be going to my daughter or one of my young nieces lol, but to someone more my age.

Here's the back of my card, using snippets from the front. The siggie stamp is from Clear Dollar's Texas On My Mind set, which of course I bought (many moons ago as they are no longer in biz).

 In choosing my papers, the paper I chose for the oval made my image "pop" the best of all of them. Also it reminded me of an old-fashioned tablecloth, so I liked the wood planks for the background. It went with my colors and the grey bucket. I chose the lime green matting paper as it looked like an exact match for my image leaves.
 Here's a close-up of Beccy's image. I printed it out on Office Depot Index card stock as it takes my ProMarkers quite well with no pilling and pretty good blending. (The fault lies with me, not the paper, hahaha I am still learning.)

1.  Cheerful Sketches May Challenge Sketch - Sketch is shown above
2.  Beccy's Place May Challenge: Use a Beccy's Place image + optional color scheme - I've used Beccy's Bucket of Sunflowers digital image and I've played the color scheme option.

3.  Outlawz Monday Greetings May 13-26: Birthday Card
4.  Through the Craft Room Door for May 21-27: Always Anything Goes
5.  I Love ProMarkers Challenge #384: AG + Opt. Flowers - Image colored with ProMarkers
6.  Passion for ProMarkers Week 494 - Special 10th Anniversary: Always Anything Goes - Image colored with ProMarkers
7.  Colour Crazy Week 19 - Always Anything Goes with Colouring - Image colored with ProMarkers
8.  Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper Challenge May: Always Anything Goes - I have used My Mind's Eye Dilly Dally papers + 1 sheet of Avery Elle Everyday papers

I hope you enjoyed my Birthday Bouquet card and a great big thank you for stopping by to visit today. Don't forget to stop and enjoy the present! XOX


Art by Zowie Dixon said...

Such a beautiful card! Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to seeing you again next challenge.
Hugs, Zowie.
Crafts from the Fairy Den {My Blog}
Through The Craft Room Door

Linda Mc Enery said...

How beautiful! I'm super impressed with the fact that you've done the inside and the back of the card too! I must admit, I have NEVER done the back of a card! Fantastic colour matched to Beccy's optional theme and beautiful colouring of this lovely image. I especially like the sentiment! One thing's for sure... you walk away with a stunning card and HE walks away with .... nothing?? A weekend well spent! Thanks so much for sharing your card with us at Passion for Promarkers!

Crafty KJ said...

A gorgeous card and I just love this colour combo! Fab image and your papers are perfect. Thanks for sharing at Passion for Promarkers. Hugs, Karen xx

Margreet said...

Beautiful card and I like the colors you have used.
Thanks for joining us at Cheerful Sketches.
xxx Margreet

Ella's Design said...

What a sunny card, Aimeslee! Pretty sunflower image and great use of the colour scheme and sketch...Thanks for playing along with our special Anniversary challenge at Passion for Promarkers! Lisa x

Helen said...

Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
Made by Helen{My Blog}
Through The Craft Room Door

Beccy said...

You've done an awesome job creating your card Aimeslee, it's fabulous! I'm impressed by how well you used the colour palette, I agree that you couldn't have got any closer to the actual swatches. The overall design is wonderful, you interpreted the sketch really well and I love the mix of patterns and textures. Extra credit for decorating just about every part of the card you could! Love it!