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Thursday, May 5, 2011

D2D: Pail of Flowers

Hola Friends,
Happy Cinco de Mayo! or as some like to call it: Cinco de Drunk-O! Today commemorates the Battle of Puebla where the Mexican Army defeated the much better equipped & larger, French army. Ok, so the French came back & knocked their lights out later, but we celebrate the "David over Goliath" underdog win of the Mexican army. Most people I know spend the day celebrating with Coronas, Tequila, & margaritas! Ah well...

Today, I get to give you a sneak peek at the next image for the progressive challenge at Designed2Delight! Since it's the beginning of the month, this beautiful image will be available FREE for 1 week beginning tomorrow on Faith's blog & the progressive challenge begins!

Here's my card:
 This is a truly lovely image. It just begs to be watercolored, but I went the Copic route :) I wanted the soft feel of watercoloring so I used the lightest Copic colors which were last year's new releases. I printed the image 3 times in 3 different sizes! I know I'm a maniac that way ;) but I wanted the flowers in the pail to overflow a bit more so I used a slightly larger size to layer over the base image. (That's the BEAUTY of digi images :) Then the third set, I used to accent around the image. The paper (which oh my gooooodness, is so gorgeous!) matched Faith's image seamlessly... happy sigh...
Here's a closer peek:
and yes, I went crazy with my Viva Decor Pearl pen again ;) (I reeeeally should seek help for my addiction!)
The sentiment is stamped on the satin ribbon with VersaCraft ink. It is *perfect* for stamping on fabrics & it won't smudge & smear. I also paper pieced (a la digi) the sweet little quilt.

You can find all the deets to the progressive challenge on the brand spanking new & redesigned D2D blog---> Here. Grab it tomorrow & play along!

My card is hobnobbing with the following challenges:
The Sweet Stop: Sketch SSS106
Fun For Challenges: Lots of Flowers
Simon Says Stamp: Paper Piecing
Papertake Weekly: Anything Goes
Tip Top Tuesday: Open Challenge (Anything Goes)
Craft Your Passion- Anything Goes
Sparkles Forum Challenges: Anything Goes

Thanks so much for peeking today... and everyday!
Adios!




The 411
Copic Recipe: Flowers:V0000, B0000, R0000, G0000, BG0000, B0000 G20, G24, G40 Pail: C3, C1, C00
Stamps: Pail of Flowers (digi)- Designed2Delight, Delightful Dahlia- PTI
Ink: VersaCraft ink: Real Black
Paper: Couture Collection- SEI, Pink Pirouette- SU, Neenah White CS
Tools: Beaded Ovals- Spellbinders
Other: Copics, Viva Decor Pearl Pen, Pearls- SEI, ribbon

14 comments:

  1. So pretty. Love the colors, popped flowers, and pearls!

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  2. Oh this is soo cute! I love all of it. Thanks for playing along on For Fun.

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  3. This is gorgeous! Beautiful papers and image! Wonderfully coloured!!! Thanks for playing along with us at the Sweet Stop!

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  4. Very delicate and sweet. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

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  5. A gorgeous card I love the delicate colours
    Thanks for joining in at SFC this time

    Jackie

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  6. Oh my word what a stunning card this is!! The soft colours work perfectly with the image. Thanks so much for sharing your card with us at Papertake Weekly this week! x

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  7. Oh my gosh, this is gorgeous! I love the pearly touches, so pretty. Your soft coloring is lovely, I'm not good at the soft coloring, need to case these colors and give it a try. We celebrated with quesadillas and chips and salsa (the small people aren not very adventurous eaters)! A Corona sounds good though!

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  8. Gorgeous card!

    Thank you for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday!  Hope to see you again next week!

    Hugs
    Leanne xx

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  9. Your card looks soooo beautiful & delicate x

    Thanks for joining us @ For Fun Challenges & Good Luck x

    hugs sally x
    sallysbitz.blogspot.com

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  10. Love the softness of these colours! Almost looks like it was done on vellum.

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  11. First time on your blog. Some lovely and exquisite creations here. Love the way you embellish your cards.
    Cheers from Bangalore ,India
    Dr Sonia S V
    ENT Surgeon and Avid Crafter
    http://cardsandschoolprojects.blogspot.com

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  12. Stunning, just stunning and how clever to vary the flower sizes
    Anne
    x

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  13. Oh, my, this is gorgeous! Beautiful soft colors...perfection!

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