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Saturday, March 9, 2013

Sitting Chloe - Challenge Day at Pink Gem Designs


It's time for this week's challenge over at A Gem of a Challenge, and the theme this week (Challenge #70) is "Floral Frenzy."  This challenge will run from 8:00 AM March 9 to 6:00 PM March 15, and the prize for the winner will be 2 individual digi images (NOT SETS) from Pink Gem Designs.  So do head on over and see what the rest of the lovely Design Team have created, then join us, won't you?  We'd love to see you!

Today's card uses two cute stamps from Pink Gem Designs, Sitting Chloe and Heart Tree.  The two pink dp's I've used are from Pink Gem's Summer Collection digi papers, Daisies.  I stamped the bottom, white layer in light pink to make my own dp and add just a little bit of pattern to the background.

The image was colored with Copics, and I used a charcoal pencil and blending stump to enhance the darkest shadows.  I used Gelly Roll sparkle pens for the flowers on the tree and all the hearts on Chloe except for her knee patches.  I'm always looking for an excuse to add a touch of glimmer here and there. The ground and sky were both airbrushed, with the clouds masked in which I then edged with a light gray Copic marker.

I enhanced the whites of her eyes and the heart flowers with Copics Opaque White.  

This was a super fun card to make, though the flowers had me stumped for some reason.  There are lots of flowers all over the card, i.e. the two dp's, on the tree, next to little Chloe, but I wanted some dimensional flowers too, and nothing seemed to work until I made the rolled roses (all supplies and tools listed below).

I'm having a current passion for the picket fence die cut and thought it fit nicely in this scene.  I painted the tiny clothes pin with Creative Inspirations paints in "Blush" and adhered it to the bow.  Some stitching and teensy buttons finish this card.

Thank you so much for joining me today, and I do hope you'll join us over at A Gem of a Challenge for our challenge this week.  Don't forget to visit the rest of the Design Team to see what they've created for you!

Happy crafting!


Stamps: Sitting Chloe, Heart Tree (PGD); Creative Elements (SU), Tiny Flowers and Tags (Flourishes)
Ink: printer, Primrose Petals (SU), Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: X-Press It Blending Card, digi papers "Daisies" (PGD), pink scraps
Extras: Dies: Designer Labels Stax 1, Mini Rolled Roses, Picket Fence (Dienamics); Classic Tags (Flourishes), Foliage (SB); MS punch (evergreen foliage), mini clothespin (SU), twill ribbon (3 Girl JAM), mini buttons, Sakura Gelly Roll sparkle pens, Copics, sewing machine, CI paint (Blush), rhinestone.

Challenges entered:

Oozak #12 - Anything Goes w/Spring
Alota Rubberstamps #102 - Favorite Outfit (anything denim with pink)
Love To Create #55 - Pick Two (die cut, ribbon)
SCS CC416 - Lt. Blue, Dark Pink, Lt. Pink
Simon Says...A Bit o' Green
Divas By Design - Buttons and Bows
Crafts and Me #123 - Tag It
Crafty Ribbons #40 - Anything Goes w/Ribbon
C.R.A.F.T. #197- Easter/Spring
Delightful Challenges - Buttons, Bling, Embellishments
CI Paint - Anything Goes  


Debs said...

Perfectly pink and girly Shea - love the LO and the fabulous wee peg holding the sentiment.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Debs xx

Unknown said...

So gorgeous Shea I love the pretty colours and embellies, have a great weekend!
Hugs xx Cara xx

Kelly Lloyd said...

I love your card Shea, the colours, scene and finishing embellys are perfect
Hugs Kelly

Laine said...

Such a sweet creation Shea. Wonderful colours and such clever design.

Viv said...

Just lovely Shea! The roses are beautiful. Great card x

Donna Ellis said...

Shea, a darling image, and wonderfully colored and shaded. I especially like your panels and layers. The pink stitching looks great! so far, I've only used white on my cards. You have inspired me to try some other colors. Your rolled flowers are adorable! Thanks for listing the die names. hugs, de

Sue said...

This is so beautiful Shea. I love the sweet image and you have coloured her so beautifully. The papers and details are gorgeous
I hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend
Hugs Sue

Jackie W said...

Gorgeous card, Shea! I love everything about it! Your coloring and rolled roses are fabulous! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Delightful Challenges!
Be Blessed
Jackie DT

Biggan said...

So lovely and sweet card! The card is so well done and the colors are wonderful together! Thanks for joining our challenge on Alota Rubberstamps!


Misty's said...

Absolutely stunning card,Shea! Adoring the image and the way you coloured it also brought some sunshine into my life.... we are having too many rainy days at the moment where I am.
Michaela xx

Kristie Goulet said...

Shea your coloring is to DIE for! So professional! I love the rolled roses. LOVE this!

Sheryl said...

Wow this is gorgeous, love your use of colour and DP. The design showcases the image perfectly.Your colouring is amazing.
Thanks for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week, hope we see you again soon.
Hugs Sheryl xx

Janine said...

Gorgeous card Shea. Love the pink colour scheme and your colouring of those sweet images is fantastic.Thanks for joining us at Divas by Design.
Hugs, Janine x

Mian said...

Hi Shea! Your card is absolutely gorgeous! Love your coloring and the design is great, fab details too!

Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us this week at Love to Create.
Best of luck and we'd love to have you visit again!

Love to Create Design Team Member

Maria said...

Such a sweet darling image! Love the fence and the pretty scene! Great design and beautiful flowers, too!

Kimberly S said...

What a darling little image, and such a wonderful scene you created! Lovely colors and coloring as well. Thanks so much for joining us for the Creative Inspirations Paint challenge! :)

Wendy L said...

Great card, lovely design, cute image, thanks for joining us at Love to Create this week, xxx

Irene Rizal said...

WOW Shea!!! Your card is beautiful! Love your colouring and all the delightful accents.
Thank you for joining us at Divas by Design thos week.
Hugs, Irene

Janet said...

Shea this is an amazing card sweetie.... I love how you created the scene and your colouring is just fabulous! I love you home made background paper too! xx

Anonymous said...

Such a truly fabulous creation sweetie!

Thank you for joining in with our Buttons, Bling & Embellishment Things Challenge at Delightful Challenges.


Anonymous said...

Lol... I'm here with a different hat on now... but I don't mind visiting twice honey... this card truly is adorable!! Smiles.

Thank you so much for joining in with our Anything Goes With Ribbon Challenge at Crafty Ribbons!


Unknown said...

Wow a gorgeous card!! I love everything about it!! Thanks for sharing with us at Love to Create Challenge!!
Love to Create Challenge DT member

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles said...

It must have taken you forever to create this card with all the incredible work that you put into it. I can't get over that sky, the tree, the grass, the girl...well EVERYTHING! Love the layout and the beautiful flowers too. Just gorgeous!

Lisa D.

Mandy said...

Shea your card is absolutely gorgeous, so pretty and beautifully coloured.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp
hugs Mandy xx

Deanne Saunders said...

Adorable card!!! Thanks for participating in our LOVE TO CREATE challenge!! Hope to see you again next week!


Minna said...

Beautiful card, I really like the colors and you have colored the image so nice♥ Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me Challenge, Tag it!

Crafty Cath said...

Ah Shea this is addorable! Love the addition of the white picket fence. And this is perfect for the Spring Oozak challenge. So glad you could join us! Cath DT