Monday, August 25, 2008

ATS Design Team sketch challenge and an inaugural award!

Good afternoon! I was about to say morning, but boy, that one got away! I have a very simple card that I made for the All That Scraps design team challenge you can read about here. I'm afraid I am not very happy with this sample...I mean, it's cute, but I have to try again. Can I blame the kids? Oh, no, here they come...I can't even get through one post before they are fighting again, sigh. I can't wait until school starts!!!!



So I used one of the new C.C. Designs sets, Bear Hugs...I mean, those bees are irresistable! I guess I was thinking honey, which made me choose yellow and gold, so I just went with it and coordinated the flowers too. I colored the images with Prisma's and oms. The wings are covered with Diamond Glaze after I added sparkle with my Sakura stardust pen. Both bee's are cut out and popped up over the main image. The cs is all from PTI and the dp is Fancy Pants. The flowers are primas with a dot of liquid pearls and the ribbon is from Target. I found it in the bridal section on clearance and it's a perfect match to the PTI cs. I find that I use it a lot...it's a really nice quality too. I drew in the grass with a Sharpie so the flowers weren't just floating. There is some really light stippling too of yellow around the main panel and some green around the bears bottom and the grass.

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I also received an award that I want to share with everyone. Curt from Curt's World awarded me with this wonderful and humbling blog award that he created and launched himself! What a gorgeous photograph!! I am so flattered! Check out his blog-he has wonderful creations and photographs! I love his dogs too-just want to give them big hugs!!


Thank you so much Curt-your comments and this inaugural award mean so much to me!

And last but not least, the mail carrier was just here with my new Whipper Snapper stamps...and you know I got the two new Anna Wight Halloween sets! Between these and the PTI Halloween set I got on Saturday I will be buried under ink and paper all week! I am so excited!

Wishing everyone a fabulous day!!

15 comments:

Shelly said...

This is just darling!

Christine said...

Absolutely adorable.

Lauri said...

What a cute card! Love the color combination!!! and thanks for pointing us to Curt's blog! His dogs are great!! (and so are his cards!) Congrats on the award!!

Bonnie said...

This is adorable Danielle! You have such a marvellous colouring ability! I love it! Hold your breath....school is right around the corner!!

Rose Ann said...

Your card is just pure sweetness, Danielle!! I love those colors and your wonderful coloring!! Congrats on your beautiful award as well!!

shel9999 said...

Awww...your card is adorable! I love that bear! Can't wait to see what you do with the other new sets/stamps! I'm SO close to getting Anna's!! SOOOOO close. :) (And I totally feel your pain about the kids fighting and getting nothing done. One more week!)

Kim Hughes said...

how utterly adorable!!

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh so sweet, love this sweet image.

peanutbee said...

Oh yes, those bees and the bear are totally irresistible. So stinkin' cute!!

CONGRATS on the award!! It's a gorgeous picture!!

Have fun with your new WS stamps. I love Whipper Snapper too!!

Julia Aston said...

I love those big faced bees! very pretty card Danielle - love the great color of it! what a pretty blog award!

Candy said...

Adorable!!

Catherine said...

what not to like with this card...it's way too cute! and congrats with your award =)

beate said...

Adorable card. Your coloring is fantastic! Hugs and smiles

Debbie Olson said...

Danielle, this is SO sweet! I hope you have a great vacation!

Sharon in NE said...

I love how your coloring really highlights the bear and bees. Very cute!