Creatively Artsyis my CTMH blog and this is my FUN Blog.
Here is where I can use any products and just do my own thing. I started out with just one sketch challenge and now I'm hooked. I wish there were more hours in the day.
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Mother's Day Daffodils - FSS Challenge
I've been pondering over this card for a week now. I was inspired by a sketch at Sweet Sketch Wednesday but really wanted to join the challenge at Fred She Said. The sketch went fine, but FSS challenge was to use at least three Hearts. I probably should have used another image because by the time I was done planning, my card ended up being 6 X 6 in size. I like bigger cards anyway.
The image is from Fred She Said and comes pre colored. I normally love coloring my own images but these were so pretty I had to try them. I usually still add some of my own coloring or shading to pre-colored images for added depth, but this time I left them alone. I did however, do paper pricking around the frame. I really need to find out what the difference is between paper piercing and paper pricking. I think it may be that paper pricking is tinier holes. You may have to click on the card and enlarge to see the detail. Anyway, it gives a beautiful appearance, but very time consuming because my fingers kept going numb. The daffodil is 3D.
The Designer papers, Half Pearls, Ribbon and Happy Mother's Day is all from Close to My Heart.
The Hand stitching around the card was done with an off white embroidery floss. The pearls were colored an off white with my Copic Markers.
Other Challenges with this card: Fab 'n Funky - Favorite Technique - Paper Pricking & Hand Stitching