Saturday, September 24, 2011

Make Your Own Flowers!

It's Saturday!  Yay!!!  Whatcha doing this weekend?  My plans are to get a few areas organized in my house.  This is gonna be a long term project, so I'm not gonna go crazy trying to get it all done!  If I've learned only ONE thing in my life, it's that I can't do it all.  No 'superwoman' - never was...never will be lol!  I am enjoying learning how to have balance in every area.  Note that I said learning... yep, it seems that everything is a process!  So I plan to do a little bit of cleaning/organizing, a little bit of crafting (duh!), a little bit of blogging, a little bit of shopping and cooking and a little bit of relaxing!  Then comes Sunday :D  That's another story for another time.

Have you seen Di's Digi Designs Challenge Blog?  The first challenge was on September 10 with the theme 'Anything Goes.'  New challenges are posted every two weeks, so TODAY we have a new theme, 'Make Your Own Flowers!'  Here's what I came up with...

This is the ADORABLE digi Sweet Scent.  I fell in LOVE with her when I saw her!  Here's the copics I've used:  R85 R83 R81; YG63 YG03 YG01; G28 G24 G21 G20; C9 C7 C5 C3 C0; YR24 Y15 Y13 Y11.

The image is die cut using the second largest circle in the Classic Large Circles nesties set which is layered on black cs using the largest size die in the Tear Drop Circle set.  I love the lacy look it gives!

I just wanted to show you a different angle so you could see the bling better which was achieved by painting on a couple of coats of Ice Crystal Glamour Dust Ultra Fine Glitter Paint.  I am really loving this product because I changed printers - and you know what sometimes happens... the ink started bleeding (oh noooo!).  I had to be super careful as I colored.  From past experience, I know that stickles REALLY makes the ink run.  Your beautifully colored image turns into black MUD!  But.... yay...there is NO - NONE - bleeding with the Glamour Dust Paint and it gives a TON of sparkle (just not the dimension).

Here's my 'make your own flower' flower!  I don't think it turned out that bad, BUT there are definite things I would do differently.  First, I wish that I would have used different paper and maybe used the Ice Crystal Glamour Dust Glitter Paint instead of the Silver Bling.  Well, it was a good learning experience.  I wasn't sure that I would be able to do this, so... yay me lol!

Did ya notice that awesome scroll I tucked in behind the flower?  I'll say it again... I LOVE LOVE LOVE this scroll!  It's a Memory Box Die called Elegant Scrollwork.  Susana just might have one or two left, but it's hard to keep this beauty in stock!  Also the yummy pink (and black) pearls I made using my Viva Decor Paper Pens - Graphite *Here* - Rose *Here*

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope that you will join us for this two week challenge in Making Your Own Flowers at Di's Digi Designs Challenge.

May God bless you, keep you and comfort your soul~


Linda said...

And what a spectacular job you did too!!!! Love the colors image and that flower Wow!!!!! Fabulous work!!!!!

Tracey said...

Fabulous card Lori, your flower is beautiful & I love the back accents :)
Hope you're having a wonderful weekend.

bluucaca said...

Fablous card love the image and i also love Nestibilties

Sandra said...

WOW this is such an adorable image and l just love those flowers :) Sandra H

Rufus said...

I like you flower! The whole card is a keeper. And yes, that's an awesome scroll. Will keep in mind that Glamour Dust doesn't make digi's run. Not that I use much glitter (OWH No/No/NO!!)

Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

TOTALLY awesome!!!! You did a fabulous job and your coloring is fantastic.

Renkata said...

So cute card.
Very joyful image.

Kelly Schelske said...

Gorgeous Lori!! Love that flower!

Di said...

Hi lori
Thankyou for such a beautiful card, i love the black accent colour and your flower. Beautiful!
Hugs Di xx

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