Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Flowers, Flowers…and More Flowers! #156… A Sassy Challenge

Sassy Cheryl's, Have You Heard, Kool Tak, Memory Box

One of the sassiest gals and uber talented Pat, is our hostess this week for our Sassy Challenge.

She’s chosen…………


I don’t know about where you live, but here it’s still pretty cold and bleak… no flowers yet! In fact we’re under a Winter Storm Warning!!
This was a very welcome challenge indeed!

It’s been a while since I’ve shown you some of the steps I went through making my card, and since this one took a ‘little’ more time than most, I decided to do just that!

I LOOOOOVE how it turned out!
{right-clicking on a picture will bring it up larger in another window for your viewing pleasure}

Sassy Cheryl's, Have You Heard, Kool Tak, Memory Box

This is one of the newer Sally’s, Have You Heard. She’s cute as a button alone with her single flower and ladybug friends.. I just added a few more flowers! She’s colored with Copics, clouds sponged with my homemade cloud template. {each of the individual flowers are colored, not colored cardstock!}

Sassy Cheryl's, Have You Heard, Kool Tak, Memory Box


These are how I colored some of the Martha Stewart Hydrangea punched flowers.

And, using my embossing stylus on a piece of foam, I gave them some dimension.



The colors I used

After punching and die cutting a gazillion flowers and a few leaves, fence and birds, using mostly Memory Box dies: Cherry Blossom, Tulip Petals, Spring Border, Grassland Border, Estate Fence and Nestled Bird….and sponging my clouds… I had fun putting Sally in place and gluing all the flowers around her!

Sassy Cheryl's, Have You Heard, Kool Tak, Memory Box


Hand deliverable for sure, didn’t want to crush any!

I also have some new product to share, Kool Tak. Do you ever work with teensy pieces and wish you had an easy tool to just pick them up??!! Or some type of adhesive to adhere the really thin stuff?!

How about a Pick’n Place Pencil and
Micro Adhesive Dotted Sheets!

Pick'n Place Pencil, Kool Tak

It’s sticky yet NOT sticky! Magic! LOL… it’s called Pick’n Place Pencil from Kool Tak. It’s a soft lead, so you don’t press too hard (ask me how I know!), it really is cool!

I used the Micro Adhesive Dotted Sheets on the fence, a little tricky, but that fence is going nowhere! I also used 1/8” Foam Pads to pop up Sally and one of the birds.

Sassy Cheryl's, Have You Heard, Kool Tak, Memory Box

Sassy Cheryl's, Have You Heard, Kool Tak, Memory Box

Flowers on the inside too! This is the same die behind Sally, but it’s hard to see for all the other flowers!

Sassy Cheryl's, Have You Heard, Kool Tak, Memory Box

And one last shot… just because! I’ve been wanting to use my new frame brushes on something!!!

For more awesome Floral inspiration,
check out the rest of the DT!

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

Thanks for stopping!



Audrey Hiltke said...

Oh my goodness Dawn - this is simply wonderful in every way. I love the intricate details here - your flowers are exquisite and I just love your coloring - This image of Sally is brought to life in your creation. Gorgeous!

Turtle In The Sand said...

Spring has just burst on the scene. Looooooove all this. I don,t lean to a bu ch off frillyness in my cards, bit these flowers are right up my alley. I can not stare at your masterpiece enogh. Thanks forthe deets too. Hugs, Linda

Shirley said...

Dawn, I had to rush over and tell you how wonderful this scene full of flowers and Sally are. I can't imagine the time it took to create, bu whatever it was well worth it. Thanks also for the details of the making and the enabling on a new tool. I do love an enabler. LOL

Dianne said...

Wow what a fabulous card all the work you did on it, it was worth it outstanding card..Have a great day..

fairysparkle said...

Wow Dawn ,what a wonderful card .I love all the flowers ,its just like sitting in a summer field Thanks for sharing x

Sassy Cheryl said...

I LOOOOOVVVVEEEEE how it turned out too! Gorgeous Dawn. Maybe this beautiful card will bring out the warm weather and flowers! Ya think? One can only hope!

jkreucher said...

What an amazing work of pure art! when I saw your card in our group, I almost didn't finish mine, thought they seemed similar.
looking at them together though, they are very different.
your colors and coloring are perfect. the yellows and purple blue are eye catching!
can you tell, I LOVE every awesome detail!!!
hugs to ya

Pat said...

Oh Dawn!!!! You win the prize for the most beau-teee-mous flowers evah!! I love them all! If that doesn't bring us some Spring, I don't know what will!! Absolutely stunnin, m'dear!! Hugs. Pat

Debbie Brackett said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love all the beautiful hand colored flowers and the happy thoughts it brings to mind.

Patti P. said...

Dawn, I love this too....so very beautiful. What a lot of work but so worth it!!! Thanks for sharing.

Jackie Mooney said...

Dawn I LOVE this card and would love to be sitting there with Sally among all those beautiful flowers :) x

Ann English said...

Oh, my goodness...gorgeous, gorgeous!!! Just love this!