Monday, May 9, 2011

Friendship Card

Hero Arts have a sketchy contest going on in view of National Scrapbook Day this past weekend.  The deadline is the 13th of May and the Giveaway is fabulous!  I used their sketch, which I was very sceptical about, to make a card.  And whilst making the card I decided to use the colour challenge that Kathy is having over at Lily Pad. Both of these were very challenging for me, I don't do well when there are too many colours and when the sketch is very "sketchy" with lots of bits and pieces!

Here is the sketch:

And here is the colour throwdown:

 And here is my card:

Paper: PTI cardstock; Basicgrey patterned paper; Neenah Solar White
Ink: Versamark; Versafine Onyx Black; COpic Marker; Memento (brown ink); Tumbled Glass & Shabby Shutters DI
Stamps: Hero Arts
Other: Stickles; Stampin Up scalloped punch; Gems

I pretty much followed the sketch to a tee, just lengthened the sentiment strip a bit.  It's not a fancy card, just a fun one.  I love those little bees!

I partially stamped and clear embossed the "Life of The Party Dots" in the left hand corner.  The beige panel (this is the colour I could not make out from the challenge), is stamped with the Magical Background using brown ink and I added some stickles to some of the swirls. The bees were stamped on two shades of turquoise cardstock, cut out and popped up with dimensionals.  I added some glossy accents to the wings.

The smaller panel was made by first stamping that flower with versamark and clear embossing, then inked with Tumbled Glass & Shabby Shutters DI for a resist look.  I felt that they looked really plain so I added the turquoise dotted line to each petal and a brown sparkle to the centres.  I cut out 4 little green corners and added that onto the frame.  The rest is self explanatory.

I hope you like it and that the bees make you smile!  Have a wonderful day!


Barb said...

You certainly did well this time! Wonderful card, Brenda! So darn cute!

susanne said...

This turned out beautiful Branda! I love it ... it's just so sweet! You worked with that sketch very well and I love the way you used your colours too!

Lisa said...

Kudos to you, B, for making something cute out of this sketch. It's a tough one! I love the little bees, and yes, they do make you smile:) I also like how you added the dots to the flowers- perfect extras touch!

walchowDesign said...

Cute card, Brenda!

Emily Leiphart said...

Total cuteness!! I keep wondering if I should get that stamp set. Hmmm... :)

Michelle said...

Wat too cute! The pattern papers, the bees and flowers all look great on kraft!

Kathy said...

What a bee-utiful design. I just couldn't resist. This card will make someone so happy. Love the design. Thanks for playing along with the Color Throw Down at the Lily Pad. :)