Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Boho Bestie Birthday

Hey there. Hope you survived Monday better than I did. After my big birthday weekend, I knew I would have to rest because of my health issues. So I slept a lot Sunday but then woke up Monday morning with a swollen tummy (inflammation) and I felt like a mack truck had hit me. This meant I was having a flare and it was pretty bad, but by nighttime I was incredibly exhausted and sore but stable. So of course I headed to my play room. It's early Tuesday now and I'm headed back to bed for a nap, but I wanted to share this card first.

The idea to use this sketch as my layout came when I saw the corners and remembered I've had these 4 black fabric photo corners forever and this would be a great time to use them. So that informed my paper choices and I was off! I chose a print from Colorbok's Bright Ideas pad for the outside and another print for the inside. And I cut some black shimmer card stock for mats. Then I chose a green card base I had already cut.

I went with a green color scheme because green is making me happy lately, plus this Bestie is rocking an organic Boho look that I thought greens would complement. I used 2 Quickutz Nesting Hexagon dies to cut my printed digital image and a mat for it. I colored the image with ProMarkers and accented with Sakura gel pens. I fussy cut some leaves from a leftover scrap of the paper I used for the outside panels, and arranged them on the right side underneath my silk and paper flowers with enamel dot centers. I added another paper flower on the left and a few green sequins all around.

Since my photo corners were the only thing stitched, I cut some white grosgrain ribbon with black stitching to frame the layout. I added the Stampin' Up sentiment at a slight angle and off-center a tad, because the Bestie is as well. I die cut with the side flowers in mind giving a bit more room for them.

On the inside of the card I added a gorgeous print from the same paper pad. I cut an Avery Elle flag out of light green scrap and stamped a HOTP sentiment.

The back of the card features the same patterned paper as is on the front, but here you can see it full force. Isn't it cool? I combined paper leftovers and an Impression Obsession siggie heat-embossed in white powder.

 Close-up of the Bestie image. I wish I knew her name. All the dolls in my set are just numbered. I am very happy with the coloring job I did on her face and in the variety of green shades I used. I'm still a basic colorist and possibly always will be but the more I practice the more I decide on what works for me.

And a final look. I love this color combo and I always enjoy coloring up My Besties and using a good basic sketch. All in all, satisfying and therapeutic. I hope you enjoyed sharing it with me. Here's to a great week for us all. XXO

1.   Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2: Sketch 176 -- sketch is shown above
2.   Rainbow Card Challenge #15: Especially Emerald
3.   Gecko Galz March Customer Challenge: Once Upon a Springtime -- Focal image is from My Besties Digital Stamp Set won as part of a GG prize package last year.  

4.   Gecko Galz March Facebook Challenge: Colours/Elements -- Element: Flowers; Colors: Green, Black, White.
5.   Outlawz Monday Greetings 3/2-3/15: Greeting + Green Reigns
6.   YSBP March Challenge: AG with My Besties -- I used a My Bestie digital image
7.   Passion for ProMarkers Week 532: Fave Color Combo -- All-time fave color is Purple, but as I mentioned in my post, Green is my fave lately and I paired it with black and white to make it pop! I used ProMarkers to color My Bestie image.
8.   Colour Crazy Week 7: AG with Colouring -- I used ProMarkers to colour My Bestie image.
9.   Country View Challenges March 2020: The Eyes Have It - I've featured some big ones :-)
10. Use Your Stuff #393: Use Your Fave Embellishment -- Definitely ENAMEL DOTS! They are like crack to me, lol.
11.  613 Avenue Create #231: AG + Opt. Twist Colored Pencils -- I did NOT play the option.
12. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #127: AG
13. Stamping Sensations March Challenge: Spring Florals -- My Bestie is wearing her Boho Spring Floral :-)
14. My Besties Dutch Girls March Challenge: AG -- I have used a Bestie.
15. My Besties International March Challenge: AG -- I have used a Bestie.


wannabcre8tive said...

What a sweet and well done card! Love the image and you have colored t beautifully. I like that you added the green behind your image.

Linda Mc Enery said...

So sorry you haven't been feeling well. Wonderful that you managed to do a bit of crafting, while you gave yourself time to recover. This is so lovely! Adorable Besties image and beautiful colour choices. That background paper is super! Such a great idea to frame with ribbon, and the photo corners complete the look perfectly. Thanks for sharing this with us at Passion for Promarkers!

Jean said...

such a great image with beautiful colour . thanks for sharing with 613 Avenue create xx

brenda said...

A sweet image and such a striking colour palette, many thanks for sharing and joining in with our 'Spring Florals' theme at Stamping Sensations challenge.

B x

Beth Norman-Roberts said...

So sorry to hear about the after-math of your birthday celebration. Hugs.

This card is a showstopper. That is one cute stamp and it is showcased so nice with the added flowers and green sponged area around her. You always do so well with sketches.

Have a great day!


Valerie-Jael said...

Sorry to hear you have not been feeling well, rest up and get better soon. Your card is absolutely fantastic, love everything about it, a real treasure. Have a good day, hugs, Valerie

ShazInOzCardsCalligraphy said...

Wow, wonderful work Aimslee, I am impressed at all the details well done, you! I do that too if need be craft in early hours, but never or very rarely blog at such hours, may comment but not write a post.
Colours are really great, I like green but also blue and purple mauves, I’m most colour girls except perhaps orange, 😁
Thanks for Sharing, and for popping over too, God bless, hugs Shaz in Oz.x

{Wonderful Words of Life - Shaz in Oz}
{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

Leslie said...

Oh no, you DID party too much - I was afraid of that! Glad you're feeling better, my friend! I absolutely LOVE this card! That image is so adorable and your design is divine, as usual! I have some hex dies (as well as octagons) in my stash that I've never used. Thanks for the inspiration!

Donna Ellis said...

Don't you just hate having to "pay the piper" just because you wanted to enjoy a somewhat normal activity on your special day? I understand completely, and have become rather protective of myself these days, for the same reasons. Hoping your flare dissipates soon. Now... I love your My Besties creation. Her big-eyed girls are a pure delight to color, aren't they? I always feel my inner little girl emerge when doing one of her images. The greens are especially pretty, and that designer paper is GORGEOUS! Loving your sweet card, and the fabulous design! hugs, de

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

Really nice card! I love that layout. Sorry to hear you have been unwell. I hope you are better each day.

Marjeta said...

Gorgeous card. Love the contrast colors. Thanks for sharing with us at Colour Crazy.

crafty-stamper said...

Sorry to hear you have been unwell and hope you are feeling better soon.Gorgeous card and image -beautifully coloured -love the flowers and great P,paper
Carol x

Crafting with Darcy said...

Amy, I'm so sorry your birthday took so much out of you, but it sounds like you are bouncing back. Get more rest! Your "green" card is awesome! That is an adorable image and you have made a beautiful card! I love everything about it!!

Kathie said...

Oh Aimeslee, what a pretty card. I just adore your image you've used and your pretty pale apple green is so pretty and I love what you did with the ribbon and the corners. Great card and thanks so much for sharing it with us over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and good luck.
Kathie SSW2~DT

Rain said...

Happy belated sweet sixteen Aimeslee!!! :) Thanks so much for the sweet comment you left on my last art date post...as you can see, I'm overloaded these days, because I normally answer all of my comments, and I'm just now getting to them a week later!! :) I love that you're a leapling, that is so cool! And your card is adorable and so creative. I really admire those who make cards, I don't have the knack for it. It's very pretty! Hope you're feeling better, have a wonderful rest of the week!! :)

creativetimewithme said...

Your card is beautiful! I love how you adapted the sketch.

Mary Ellen - TRCC DT

Tammy said...

Oh this is gorgeous Aimeslee! I love that image and the gorgeous layout, the black & lime papers are beautiful! I hope you are starting to feel better.
Tammy x

Crafty KJ said...

Wow, this is such an awesome card! Just love your colour schemes and that image is adorable. Fab papers too and to decorate the inside and back of the card is amazing. Hope you're feeling better by now and thanks so much for joining in with my challenge this week at Passion for Promarkers.
Hugs, Karen xx

Jackie C said...

So cute & great colouring!
So glad you have shared this with us at 613 Avenue Create.
Please come back again!
The best of luck with your entry.
Jackie, DT member at 613 xx

Sladjana Perisic said...

Such a beautiful card! Love the colors and layout!!! Hope you're feeling better. Thanks so much for playing along in the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge. Good luck with your entry and hope to see you again. Sladjana (DT for Lil Patch of Crafty Friends)

Jacqueline said...

Thanks for joining us this time at TRCC - your card is lovely - Jacqueline DT

Alyson Mayo said...

Love your choice of colours and the way you added the corners - this is so sweet. All the details... wow! Fabulous :)

The Crafty Den said...

A really pretty card Aimeslee. I love the cute image and your colouring is perfect and that patterned paper is gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at PFP this week and good luck in the prize draw. Hugs, Denise x

pinky said...

Very striking colours, love your flowery girl. Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month.

* Shell B.* said...

Simply Fabulous card, beautiful created!!
So glad you shared with us at 613 Avenue Create for the challenge! Good Luck!

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Hugs DT~Shell 💕

Raelma Mousinho said...

love your card! thank you for sharing at Besties International Challenge blog!

Katy said...

You did a wonderful job coloring that sweet image! Beautiful card. I love that you decorated the back as well! The sketch and image are perfect-just like those little fabric corners. :) Thank you so much for joining us at The Rainbow Card Challenge-Especially Emerald. Hope to see you next month! :)

SweetScraps said...

Thanks for showing us your favourite embellishment and beautiful project! Come back again to Use Your Stuff for our new challenge.

rachel said...

What a super card - the eyes really do have it! Thanks for joining us at Countryview challenges and good luck! Hugs rachel xx


Lovely card in green with very nice details. Thank you for joining our challenge and hope to see you next time.

Dorothy, DT coordinator The Dutch My Besties

MiaPuh said...

Great card
thx for joining My Besties International Challenge blog
hugs MiaPuh
DT My Besties International

Unknown said...

Great card
thx for joining My Besties International Challenge blog
hugs MiaPuh
DT My Besties International

Em Louise Fairley said...

This is a real wow, Aimeslee! Thanks for joining us at TRCC, and I hope we see you again soon!
Em, DT

Nandini said...

Very cute card. I love the gorgeous pattern papers and beautiful coloring. I also love the inside of the card. Great to see you in the Rainbow Card Challenge gallery. Hope you will join us again very soon! Nandini, DT

Mynn xx said...

What a darling card! I love that sweet image! Thank you so much for joining us at The Rainbow Card Challenge! Hope to see you again soon! Hugs! Mynn xx