Friday, May 11, 2018

Stop to Smell the Flowers

     Today is Friday and that means another new challenge is starting over at QKR Stampede.  Our theme is always "Anything Goes" and there's no requirement to use a QKR image.  However, if you do, your entry will go into a separate draw and that really increases your chances of winning.  :-D

     My card today was made with the "Picking Flowers 24184" image and I did a monochromatic blue for my blogging buddy, Lynn, who loves blue as much as I love purple!  If I know her as well as I think I do, she'll love this cute bear, too!

     If I had to choose between blue or pink, I definitely would choose blue because blue seems so much more versatile than pink.  Somehow, it's OK to use blue for even a really feminine card but it just wouldn't be the same to use pink on a masculine card!   Of course, purple would work either way.  lol

     I started by coloring the image with ProMarkers.  I used a Memory Box die to cut both the lighter blue and the center of the darker blue CS.  I added the image to the card front and then added the double-layer frame.  I love making double-layer frames; it's a favorite technique of mine although I don't use it as much as I'd like because I don't have that many dies with an open center for the image.

     Because that frame is so intricate, I didn't want any other embellishment.  I printed the sentiment, hand cut it, inked the edges, and added it at the bottom of the frame.


     That's all for today.  I hope you enjoy it.  Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie


jimlynn said...

Of course I love it and he's precious -- and not just because he's in my favorite blue either!!! I will say he looks rather handsome in that nice blue color though. Great coloring and another wonderful way to frame him out

The Craft Princess said...

SUper cute!!! I love that delicate intricate frame! Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Crafter's Castle this month....good luck :)
Hugs... Janie
Crafter's Castle

Linda Simpson said...

This is adorable and loving the frame. I love this cute image with the bees. Have a great weekend.
Linda xxx

Monica C. said...

This is a super cute card. The bear is beautifully colored and that die cut is just amazing.

Lori Kobular said...

Love that bear sniffing the flower while the bee is trying to get in there too! Really fun and sweet!

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Very cute. Wonderful coloring. Thanks for sharing at Time Out.

Elaine Stark said...

An adorable image. Thanks for joining Aud Sentiments challenge. Elaine

Jennifer_GlitterInMyHair said...

What a great project! Love this image and all the dies you've added, great design! Thanks for sharing it with us at Aud Sentiments, good luck and hope to see you again! Jennifer, DT

Wendy L said...

Love it, thanks for joining us at Crafty Friends, xxxx

Diane Louise J said...

Hello... it’s so lovely to see you have shared one of your gorgeous cards with us. Thanks for entering your card into our ‘Animals’ Challenge. Good luck in the draw and hope you will come back again soon.
Diane Louise
[Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

OH! I LOVE the bear, with the beautiful frame die, it's just perfect.

Jeanie Ellis - Scrapbookingmamaw said...

It's good to "see" you here, Connie! I love your card! He is so adorable! Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Crafter's Castle this week. We hope to see you next time too!
Blessings, Jeanie
Scrapbookingmamaw {My Blog}
Crafter's Castle

Jules said...

Faboulas image so cute and love the floral frame
Thank you for sharing with Fussy and Fancy.
Jules xx

Larissa said...

Cute card. Thanks for your entry at As you like it!