Sunday, April 13, 2014

Colorful Springtime - My Heart Pieces and OSAAT

This week at One Stitch at a Time (OSAAT), our theme is Use a Digi. StitchyBear's Digi Outlet has hundreds of digital products from many wonderful artists, and if you use one of our products you'll be entered to win the super-duper April prize pack of 7 digis. If you don't use a store image, you'll still be in the drawing to win a $3 gift certificate. 
My teamie Shell chose one of my favorite images to work with, Ankhi by My Heart Pieces.

I used this image a while back, so I wanted this card to have a different, yet complementary, look. I've used some other of this artist's images that have similar birds, and I always end up coloring them as bluebirds (of happiness, I guess)! I actually printed this image onto the patterned background paper so that I could line it up exactly. It was printed again on white cardstock, colored with Copics, and fussy-cut.

The DP is from Graphic 45's Mother Goose collection, and I was tickled to discover that the flower patterns on the Ring Around the Rosies and Storytime sheets match! If you look closely, you can see how the green paper is aligned with the background. The scalloped border on top is a Sizzix die cut, and let me tell you that was pretty tricky to line up correctly! The circle is die-cut from a paper from the same Mother Goose collection, A Pocketful of Posies.

I finished the card with some ribbon and a printed, silk flower from my stash. The brad is by Amy Tangerine/American Crafts.

Scrapping Everyday Miracles
Inspiration/Challenges:
Copic Spain Challenge: Flowers + Copics
Crafter's Cafe: Spring
Creative Card Crew #59: Spring
Ladybug Crafts: Here comes spring
Oddball Art Stamps: Use a Digi
Papertake Weekly: Spring Has Sprung
Penny's Paper-Crafty: Flower power
Scrapping Everyday Miracles: April Card Sketch

Update: This made the Top 3 for Scrapping Everyday Miracles' April Card Sketch.

Thank you for visiting, and hope you'll join us this week at One Stitch at a Time,

17 comments:

Hazel said...

Beautiful, bright and perfect. Hazel x

KraftyKoolKat said...

A very pretty beautifully coloured card. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Creative Card Crew.

Hugs
Cathy DT Member
xxxxxx

Mimi said...

Just gorgeous CG with the stunning bright colours, so perfect for this digi, there is a real Indian feel to this card - fabulous :) :( :) Big hugs Jane xxxxxx

Dawn Lancaster said...

Love the bright colours & your design is just fab!
Thanks for visiting my blog & leaving some love!
Hugs
Dawn xx

Nolene Burnett said...

Gorgeous card! I love your colouring and all the different patterned papers. Thank you for joining us at Scrapping Everyday Miracles.

Papercrafting Princess said...

So pretty and colorful!

Wendy L said...

Great card for the challenge, thanks for joining us at Ladybug Crafts this month, xxxx

Lynn (aka Lynnpenguin) said...

Lovely card CG...great pop of colours...and I do so wish it wasn't snowing here in Southern Ontario (again) as I write this post...but your card does give me hope that spring will arrive one day...

Lynn, OSAAT DT Teamie

rachel taylor said...

lovely card thanks for sharing with SEM Rachel DT

Christine Harrop said...

Beautiful bright colours on this gorgeous card. Christine

Katie Stringer said...

This is a lovely card
Thanks for joining in this week at Pennys Paper Crafty Challenge
Hugs katie x

Paula Jennings said...

wonderful work with our sketch. Great coloring! Thanks for playing with us at SEM.

Deborah Adams said...

How pretty your card is with all the blue and red flowers with the design papers you used. I like your coloring of your image, too. :D And I love the polka dot flower, love it.!!
Your OSAAT DT Sis
Deborah

Margaret said...

So gorgeous! Love the bright cheerful colors. Maggie - OSAAT DT Teamie

Cheryl Hartmann said...

So pretty! Love the colors you used. Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew!

Cara G said...

Beautiful card...love all those fun, bright colors. So glad you linked up with our card sketch challenge at Scrapping Everyday Miracles this month!

Leah Burgett said...

Beautiful card! I love the bright colors! Thanks for joining us at SEM!