Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Back to Nature…#152 A Sassy Challenge

Sassy Cheryls, Better Than 1000 Words

Sassy Jeni is our host again this week for our Sassy Challenge, which is…. Back to Nature.

Sassy Cheryls, Better Than 1000 Words{right-clicking on an image will bring it up larger in another window for your viewing pleasure}

This adorable image is called Better Than a Thousand Words. How perfect with Sally and Bella watching the sunset (or sunrise…), just them and nature!

I colored the image with Copics, masked it, sponged the sun with Distress inks, masked it and airbrushed the background. With the masks still in place, I sponged some clouds (Distress ink) with my homemade cloud template.

The frame is called Orchard Tree Frame by Memory Box, I hand cut the image layer to match. I made my grass using another MB die, Grassland Border, then used the frame die again. The bird is another MB die, Nestled Bird, colored with Copics.

Now….if you’ve been following this team for any time at all, you’ll know sassy Pat is the Queen of finishing the INSIDE of cards! I love the look, but do I ever take the time to do it?? Rarely!! I’m LAZY… yup, plain and simple… L~A~Z~Y!



Not this time!! Yay for me!!

You can see I used the same Grassland Border die but this time used a little larger bird {MB}, Perched Reed Bird. When I was going through my DP stash looking for colors that matched how I’d colored the front, this Prima Sparkling Spring was perfect!

But wait… what does it say??!


"Look at me, am I not beautiful with my new wings”
…Tweet” Says the little bird perched high upon the branch…


The verse is by Northwoods. My layers here are Spellbinders Labels 8 & 17.

This card is jam-packed with nature!! LOL

This will be a hard card to part with…I'll have to give it to someone REALLY special!

Sassy Cheryls, Better Than 1000 Words

For more Nature inspiration,
check out the rest of the DT!

Cathy Edgar ~ Ann English
Judy Kreucher ~ Pat Frank
Jackie Mooney

Thanks for stopping!



slbt17 said...

LOVE this card - from front to back -love the shape the papers you used, your coloring - wonderful!
Sandra ltb

Ann English said...

Yes, to someone very special! This is a work (lots of work) of art! Gorgeous, Dawn! Oh, I have NO idea what the acronym means that you put in your comment!

Cathy said...

dawn, I love everything about the card from the gorgeous coloring and the sentiment. I think you should just keep it, it is so special and it is for a special Dawn :)

Pat said...

Hey hunny bunny!! You're not lazy, silly, you just have a busy life!! Ohhhh...this card is gorgeous!! Inside and out!! Brilliant coloring, as always...and that Memery Box die is perfect for this scene!! Love the bird dancing on the grass on the inside...and what a perfect sentiment!! You nailed this!! Hugs. Pat

Jackie Mooney said...

LOVE your card Dawn and the colours are so vibrant they pop off the card, great frame too :)

Anonymous said...

Absolutely beautiful.
Dee x

Sue said...

Absolutely gorgeous coloring. Love all your extra touches too.

Sassy Cheryl said...

I agree. . .a work of art for sure. It's a stunner, Dawn, but that's no surprise with your amazing work! LOVE IT!

Kelley said...

Hmmmm....promises of a new dawn? Interesting concept!!! Nah, I like the old one!!

CUTE card!!