Saturday, June 11, 2016

Birthday Daffodils

     It's been a while since I played in the challenge at Delicious Doodles and, because I've been adding to my stash of birthday cards, I decided it was time to dig through my rather extensive collection of their images to find something that would work for a feminine birthday card.  So, welcome to a peek through the window of my summer garden solarium.  :-D


I loved the citrus colors from Hand Stamped Sentiments
and decided to use them.
I also based my design on the sketch at Sweet Sketch Weds. 2

   

     I have no idea why I chose green as the majority color - all the citrus shades seem equally represented in the inspiration photo - but that's how it worked out.  Before I ever started coloring the image, I used one of my Spellbinders dies to cut the Happy Birthday into that lovely, green CS and then decided that the negative should go on the card front.  That entailed scooping up the tiny bits that drop out of the letters "H," "a," "p," "B," "h," and "d" and gluing them back where they belong.  Then,  I also cut a strip of 'bunting' but used the positive of that one.

     The window in the image is colored with water colors and then I used ProMarkers to color the flowers and vine after the water colors were completely dry.  You can't see it in the photo, but the watercoloring left a wonderful texture on the window panes.  The image is cut with another die from Spellbinders but I trimmed the decorative border along one side because the bunting just got lost otherwise.

     I added the lace and a row of pearls for embellishment, then decided that the sentiment deserved a couple of pearls, too.  :-D

     Challenges:
Colouring in Scrapland (1 sentiment, 2 shades of green, 3 daffodils)
Crafting from the Heart
Crafty Addicts
Crafty Creations (top row)
Digi Choosday
DRS Designs
Lemon Shortbread
Our Crafty Corner
Paper Girls
Simon Says Stamp
Time Out

     Have a great weekend, won't you?  Our temperatures out here in hot California have dropped by 15 degrees and, while it's still hotter than I personally like, it much easier to bear than those drastic, 100+ temps we had last weekend.  I might actually leave the house and get some things done.  :-D  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie

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24 comments:

Heide said...

What a beautiful card, loving all you wonderful detail. Thanks for joining us at SSW2. Hugs, Heide SSW2-DT

jimlynn said...

Connie, this is so beautiful. I love it in all the green and the gorgeous die you used to frame out the image. I also LOVE that sentiment die! Going to have to look for that one. A gorgeous card!
Lynn

Donna Ellis said...

WOW! Fantastic image, and that die cut makes a perfect backdrop for it, Connie! Your lace and other die cuts are beautifully combined to make one gorgeous card design! Love it (and the pretty green theme!). Hope you are doing well, and that the heat is not too awful.

Thanks for joining us in the {Our Crafty Corner Challenge}! Hope to see more of your pretty projects again soon! Please check back to see if you are a winner!

crafty hugs,
de

Karin said...

So pretty! I love all the fancy die cuts and the cheerful bright green color too! Thanks so much for playing at DRS Designs!

Linda Simpson said...

Hi Connie, a beautiful card, love the colours. Thank you for your lovely comments on my blog whilst I am on vacation here in Florida. Going home on Wednesday when normal service will resume.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Linda Anderson said...

Wow, this sure is amazing! Love your die cuts. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.

Linda

Genevieve Valdes said...

Connie, you've created a lovely birthday card! I love how your card was inspired by our citrus challenge. The green is a perfect background color for giving us a peek into your garden. Thanks for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

Emma Williams said...

Such a pretty card and thank you so much for sharing your project and for playing along with us over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog... :)

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

LOVE this! Why you chose green over purple...I don't know either but it spoke to me and made me smile. Green is a happy color.

Dawn Lancaster said...

How gorgeous is this! I love the lovely colours & the image is beautiful!
Hugs
Dawn xx

Helen said...

A beautiful creation - thanks for sharing it with us at the Crafting from the Heart Challenge Blog.

Helen x

Teresa Arsenault said...

Beautiful birthday card. hug, sTeresa

Helen Haines said...

Lovely colours. Thank you for joining us at Our Crafty Corner Helen DT

Shelia said...

Oh I really like all the die cuts you used on this beautiful feminine birthday card. The recipient will love this! Thank you for sharing with DRS Designs!

Anjie said...

Lovely make. Thanks for joining us in our Add a sentiment challenge at Digi Choosday
Anjie (DT)

beatriz blazquez arrabal said...

Lovely card! Thanks for join us at Colouring in Scrapland this time, good luck and hope to see you next time. Hugs Beatriz DT

sweetbloominscraps said...

Beautiful die cuts and I love your take on the sketch! Great job!
Judi SSW2

anne said...

Such a lovely image and the lovely bright green really makes it pop.
Thanks for playing along with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.
Anne SSW2-DT

Mari said...

Very beautiful card! Thanks for playing with us at The Crafty Addicts :) xx Mari

Lynn said...

I love all the intricate detail on the die cuts. Gorgeous card. Thanks so much for playing with us at Time Out!

Kathie said...

Lovely card, what a great image and love what you did with this Spellbinders die. Lovely embellishments as well. Great card thanks so much for sharing your card with us over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and good luck.
Hugs
Kathie SSW2~DT

Bettina L. said...

So fabolous. Love the details with the colours. letters and layers. Thanks for playing at Lemon Shortbread and good luck. Hope to see you back later today for a new challenge, Bettina DT Member Lemon Shortbread xx

Joanna Moore said...

Wow, what a bright and fun card! Super pretty ... so glad that you shared it with us over on the Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 blog.
~Jo, SSW2-DT

Jacki Daniels said...


This is so pretty
Thanks for playing along with us at Digi Choosday and good luck
Jacki ♥
(Digi Choosday DT)