Thursday, September 16, 2021

Happy YOU Day Birthday for Outlawz and All Dressed Up

Hi again. I'm trying to get caught up on my postings in my post-hurricane-emo state of mind, so please bear with me. It's past time for my design team make for the new Wednesday Sketch Challenge which began yesterday over at Outlawz and will run for 2 weeks until 9/28. Click HERE to find out more. We are sponsored by All Dressed Up Stamps and I've used the adorable digi Country Girl with the current sketch to make my card.
These patterned papers make me happy! I used Basic Grey's Phoebe 12x12 paper collection to cut my card base and layer my card. I printed the digi on Springhill Digital card and colored her with Promarkers (I colored the butterfly with Winks of Stella glitter pens). I cut my image with a Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Rectangle die and matted that onto another layer that I cut in quarters and spread apart a bit.  I used my WRMK Corner Chomper to round all paper corners.
Click on either image to make larger. Here's the current challenge sketch next to my card. As you can see, I followed it generally well. 😄
I chose these papers because of the boho vibe and the floral similarity to those in the image. I chose to add a white crochet flower as the floral sketch element, layering a pink paper flower with a blue brad on top. I added enamel dots to some of the flowers on the patterned paper. I added a little white flower die cut from my stash as well. The MFT "Happy You Day" sentiment was cut apart and arranged over a Clear Dollar label die cut from the Phoebe paper on which I'd added a large "you" with stickers from the Phoebe collection. And the vertical elements on the left behind the focal image were cut with my scalloped deco scissors.
Inside the card I used some adorable bird paper from the Phoebe collection, corners rounded, and Clear Dollar and Spellbinders die cut mats for Uniko sentiments stamped in Versamark and heat-embossed in white powder. 
On the back of the card, the card's mat layers are as on the front, and I've added my Lawn Fawn stamped sentiment on one the collection's tags with a couple more little white die cut stash flowers.
Love taking this shot every time. I think it's why I finish the backs of my cards. Well, I think it looks cool anyway. 👀😁
Close-up of the glittery butterfly, courtesy of Wink of Stella...
Close-up of the focal image with the scalloped framing and crochet flower...
And speaking of which, the flowers are several years old, a pack from American Crafts' Dear Lizzy...
And a close-up of the little sentiment grouping on front. 
And a final view. I am sending this to one of my 20-something nieces for her birthday later this month. Hope she will like it. Hope you know I appreciate your visit and best wishes for a great day! Until next time, Stay Well and Craft On! XOX
1.   ADU Challenge #121: AAG w/an ADU image -- #1/3 I've used ADU's Country Girl
2.   Colour Crazy Craft Challenge Week 35: AG w/Colouring -- #2/2 I used Promarkers to color my focal image.
3.    Passion for Markers Week 609: Something Beginning with B -- #2/xx Birthday, Blue, Butterfly and I used Promarkers to color my focal image
4.    I Love Promarkers #443: AG -- #2/3 Option not played this time. I used Promarkers to color my focal image.
5.   APTS #9 Sept. 2021: Patterned Paper, Please! -- #2/8 Basic Grey Phoebe!
8.   Incy Wincy Designs Challenge 9/6-9/19: Dots &/or Stripes &/or Checks -- #4/5 I have dots on my papers and stripes on my focal image
9.   CD Sunday Plus #69: AG w/USB/CD/Digi -- #2/3 I used ADU's Country Girl digi
16. Sweet Stampers #60: Stripes &/or Dots -- #2/5 Stripes on hat and dots on paper; digital stamp is hand-colored
17. CHNPPC September: AAG w/PP -- #4/xx Basic Grey Phoebe DSP
20. Let's Craft and Create #175: AG + Opt. Lots of Layers -- #3/3 Option played! 5 layers on card base
21. Pearly Sparkles #66: Traci's Recipe Pink/Pearls/Sparkles at least 1 -- #3/5 I have Pink and Sparkly butterfly


Rajani Rehana said...

Beautiful blog

Maria Giselle B. said...

Lots of work on your card. My favorite is the inside of your card. Thank you for sharing your creation with us @ Incy Wincy Designs Dots +/ Stripes +/ Checks Challenge. Good luck!

ahlers5 said...

I have missed two of your cards. I have to get hopping. I've been watching my grandson who is out of school until Monday. Apparently, he doesn't want to behave in school. It is a private school so they don't have to take the same behaviors that a public school has to deal with. Anyways, this card is so cute. I love how you photograph all the details. Photographing my cards is what I absolutely hate the most about getting my cards online. So for me it's as few photos as possible. I love seeing others do them, though.

Linda Mc Enery said...

Such a super paper choice for this image. I can see why you chose it. Wonderful colouring of this sweet image. I love your crocheted flower! Thanks for sharing this beauty with us at Passion for Markers!

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

I agree with you Aimeslee this is HAPPY through and through, with happy colours, image and design, I LOVE it. Your photography as always is spot on and shows up the gorgeous details on your cards.

Hope the post hurricane stress is getting better? Keep safe and well. I hope Arthur is behaving, enough going on with that too?
Faith x

Carol said...

Lovely card - lots of little interesting additions - and you have done the back again.
Thank you for sharing with is.
Carol xx
CD Sunday Plus DT

Pamela said...

There's lots I like about this card! The colours, the crochet flower and the rounded corners in particular. I often round the corners on my mats and layers.
CD Sunday Plus DT

Elaine Stark said...

Lots of interest and fabulous colours. Thanks for joining Aud Sentiments challenge. Elaine

Crafty KJ said...

Wow, this is absolutely stunning! A gorgeous image and your colouring is fab. Love all the bright colours you've used as well as all the details you've added- love it! Thanks for sharing at Passion for Markers this week. Hugs, Karen x

Julie Odil said...

Aimeslee, I'm so glad to visit your blog! I've lost touch, and I feel badly. This card is awesome! You must be feeling better to be able to create such an awesome card! I love it. Thanks for joining us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends. Julie, DT member

Loose Stitches said...

Beautiful creation! Thank you for sharing with us over at Let's Craft and Create. We hope to see you again.
~ Sherry DT/Admin xx

craftytrog said...

Beautiful card Aimeslee! I love the little crochet flower!

Sarah said...

What a fabulous card. Thank you so much for joining in at Colour Crazy Challenge. Sarah DT

Beth Norman-Roberts said...

This card had me at "hi again..." Love the bright pink and green. The bg paper is one I used to own. Excellent job colouring. It looks like a pre-coloured digi. The gras blends bleautifully.

coldwaters2 said...

Beautiful creation I love the image you have used and the amazing colours and detail of your card it looks fantastic thank you for joining our challenge at ADU
lorraine x

Kristine said...

I have that B.G. paper too, so cute with this girl and crocheted flower❣🥰 such a cutie!

Seafield Jo said...

This is such a pretty card, beautifully made with so much detail. I love that you added a crocheted flower - crocheting is another of my addictions!

Thank you for joining us again.

CD Sunday Plus DT

Heike said...

Eine sehr schöne Karte. Vielen Dank für deine Teilnahme bei den Sweet Stampers.

LG Heike

aussie aNNie said...

Lovely and creative , … thanks for supporting and using an All Dressed Up image for our current challenge of ANYTHING GOES using an ALL DRESSED UP IMAGE. Good luck in the final draw.

[aNNie Design Team Member for All Dressed Up Challenges] ❣️ ADU{My Blog}

Aunty Sue said...

Such a lovely card and love the DP and embellishments Fab colouring of the image and so pleased you shared it with us at ADU. Good luck in the challenge

Carole Pollard said...

What a great card love the fab design and the back is a great idea Thanks for joining All Dressed Up Stamps Challenge Carole xDesign Team

Stacey said...

Fabulous card. Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's.
DT Stacey

Monica C. said...

Aimesless, this is such a happy card. I love the image, the way in which you interpreted the sketch and all the little details that you have added to it. What a lot of things to look at!
Hugs Monica

Kuni said...

Lovely and sweet.
Thank you for joining us at the Sweet Stampers and i hope to see you again.

Chana Malkah said...

Fabulous creation! Your use of patterned paper is beautiful. Thanks for a wonderful response to our challenge at A Place To Start!
Chana Malkah, Owner