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1/23/2014

Sparkle n Sprinkle Daisy Rectangle

Good afternoon, lovely visitor. First let me welcome 2 new friends:

Gail L. of What's Normal and Hazel E. of HazelsBasketsofJoy.  Thanks so much for choosing to follow me; Gail had to work especially hard to join as Blogger was misbehaving. I do appreciate you taking all the time to persevere considering all the aggravations. So please do take a few moments to pay a visit to these wonderful people for some most enjoyable inspiration.

One other shout out to Cornelia of Fun Stamping. She has an excellent idea for making a lightbox to take photos (and hers are awesome). It's certainly worth your time to pay a visit and see the tutorial & pictures she has posted. All of us who are not-so-great photographers can learn some good stuff! Thanks Cornelia, for doing this great tutorial.

I'm a bit tired of Valentine cards (still got 2 very special ones to make still), and I wanted something that said "Spring". This cute little Daisy Rectangle stamp had jumped in the basket on a visit to Sparkle n Sprinkle; it looked as though it would be  easy coloring with any type of medium, and it WAS! I'm not fast with my coloring.

 
- Stamped Daisy on a snippet of white Xpress, using Memento Grey Flannel. Just started choosing markers in yellows, light oranges & I think an E35 too for the centers. Just kept laying down colors until I got something I liked. Greens were YG03 with a putty to shade. (In the YG family, but I forget the number!). Background colored with G0000. I made my daisies look more like tiny sunflowers with the brown centers, just because I wanted to!

 
- SnS Daisy Rectangle frame colors were Sakura gel star pen that looked silvery, then outer frame Spica yellow, then Sakura gell pen in yellow. IRL these sparkle very nicely.
 
- Curly frame was a white snippet - probably a bit left from inside one of the C/B heavy plastic embossing frames that also had a cutout. This bit hid deep in the already colored images box. Used DI greens to shade it. Added some Brushable glue around the edges, then sprinkled with SnS Semi Transparent Diamond Dust.  Trying to use more of the glitters that I have stockpiled.
 
- Inside part of a S/B Twisted Metal Accent using a snippet from a Dylusions background created with the green, yellow & chocolate browns...all of which had been diluted with water & water & white linen. It's fun to see the different effects from these combos, and also what air drying or blotting will create.
 
- MS border punch, and some American Craft twine (another product I need to use more). Button is really VOS. I've collected buttons for years (don't anymore though!) and I have buttons from my Mom, some Aunts, and a friend who does estate sales used to buy jars of buttons for me. This one really looks grunge-y, and I debated on using it. Decided it would be my 'vintage' item. Hope you like this one. It went together very fast, especially for my slowness!
 
Now you've seen there are snippets on this card, so you know what's next! Off to the Snippets Playground and since I'm sure you have those little critters hanging around your craft area, why not jump o'er the Pond and have some fun.
 
Will also enter in the Sparkle n Sprinkle January Challenge, since lots of SnS products were used.
 
Thanks so much for joining me this afternoon. Hugs.

27 comments:

Benzi said...

Mary, this daisy is so pretty and what a great job you did coloring it. I like that curly frame, too. The button is very pretty and the whole card does say Spring. I like that...lots. It is only 27 degrees here today and will be 8 degrees in the morning. Help!!!

Redanne said...

Hi Mary, your card is beautiful and very cheery, the daisies are coloured wonderfully well and I love the shaped die you added to the back, it sparkles so beautifully. A lovely Spring card. Hugs, Anne x

Sue said...

Such gorgeous colours Mary its really lovely huggles Sue xx

jimlynn said...

I thought I was the only one to have things "jump into my basket"! LOL!!!
VERY pretty and it's a great springtime break from all the Valentines! Love your coloring on those flowers!
I did go by Cornelia's blog and checked out her light box! Awesome!!!
Lynn

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Beautiful sunny card Mary, I love the sunflowers and the glitter on the die cut behind them. It's just what we need here, it's SO COLD ! Have a great weekend, Shirleyx

Jean Straw said...

Lovely cheery card Mary, I love daisies and yellow is supposed to be the in colour for crafts this year as well.
Jean x

Lisa said...

This is so sunny and gorgeous, Mary!! The flowers are beautiful!! I love the sparkly frame!! What a fabulous card!! Have a great evening :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Patti J said...

Beautiful card, Mary! Thanks for sharing...brought a bit of sunshine into this cold, dreary evening!

Carol L said...

Those blooms really are beautifully colored - just as you thought! I love that matching punched border and button accent too! Such a pretty card!

Mayra Duran-Hernandez said...

What a lovely card !!! I love the nice and bright colors !!!

hugs,
Mayra
Mayrasdesigns.blogspot.com

Hazel said...

Mary a lovely bright cheery card, and those daisies are beautifully coloured. Hazel

Di said...

What a lovely cheerful card Mary - fabulous colouring! Thank you for another shout out for the Playground. Oh, and I posted your brass easel off to you the other day :)

Hugs, Di xx

SARN said...

Lovely springtime card. Nice to see such a cheerful card on this gloomy UK day! Thanks for the link about the lightbox . . .off to take a look xxx

Patricia said...

Good morning Mary, a beautiful card bringing thoughts of Spring!!! However there is "thick" snow on the hills I see out my kitchen window. I do hope it stays on the hills......LOL!!

Yes! I have a talented sister who is also my very best friend. Till very recently I did all the Card Making, it has taken a few yeas to convince her "she could do it". She certainly had produced some beautiful examples since she started.
Have a fantastic weekend
Hugs

Patricia xxx

Marilyn said...

Cute card!! Bright and cheery

Donna Hanley said...

Mary, this card is lovely and I really like the way you made your daisies look like sunflowers. Your coloring is spot on. the background color really helps to bring out your flowers. Everything on your card came together so nicely. Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

Brenda said...

Wow Momma Mary, this card screams spring which I so need! lol It is a breath of fresh air! I love those daisies (my favorite) and you have colored them to look so real and the coloring doesn't look simple. Love the frame and the punch, the button is fabulous-I love buttons but don't collect them anymore either unless I find an unusual one. And of course the color combo, that is what screams spring with the daisies! Love, love it!!

Asha said...

What a lovely bunch of daisies, Mary. So glad to see this card...I'm tired of Valentine's too. This truly is a welcome change. Have a great weekend!
hugs, Asha - Sunny Summer Crafts

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Lovely job coloring! That is so refreshingly spring-like... and very sparkly too. Great card!

Anne Temple said...

Beautiful card and I love the bright, cheery colors. Distressed glittering (as I call it) is one of my favorite techniques to use around the edges of a card. So glad you shared this with us for the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge. Congrats on being a Featured Artist again this month.

Gail said...

I'm glad I persisted!
This is beautiful!
Since blogger won't let me comment on everything, I've seen the next 2 posts!
Have a great weekend!

Bonnie said...

What pretty, cheerful daisies! I love all this yellow, especially on a cloudy day! I love the new avatar! Thought I was on the wrong blog for a second! Great picture!

Diane said...

Wonderful spring colors and design Mary.

Hugs diane

Shona Erlenborn said...

Gorgeous, Mary! Don't you love it that you have creative licence to color things just the way YOU want? I know I do. Love your sparkly creation. Thanks for joining (and using) Sparkle N Sprinkle product in the Creative challenge! Hugs, Shona

Sheila H said...

This card just pops with color, fun and the promise of Spring. I love your wonderful coloring - the sparkle is great.

Kellie 0:) said...

Adorable Mary. Your colouring is fantastic

scrappymo! said...

The colouring is lovely and your card does look like spring!