DYSU #61 & Deconstructed Sketch No. 41

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Good morning, ya'll!  I hope the weather is just as beautiful where you are as it is here!  They're predicting temperatures in the 70s today.  I'll take it, too!  I absolutely love the seasons here in Kansas!  Well, I could do without the 100 degree temperatures and humidity in the summer, but the rest of the year is pleasant.  LOL!  Anyway, I've got a sweet, little number, boasting the beauty that springtime and early summer have to offer, for you all, today.
I started this card by stamping the honeycomb background, in Daffodil Delight ink, on ink distressed, with Tea Dye and Antique Linen inks, Whisper White cardstock; framing it with a larger piece of Daffodil Delight cardstock, as well as black-threaded, zig-zag, machine stitches; trimming it, across its bottom edge, with a strip of yellow, floral, patterned paper, which was anchored, across its top edge, with black-threaded, zig-zag stitches, as well as a length of white, scalloped lace; and adhering it to the textured, Crumb Cake, cardstock, card face.  I then wrapped a length of red, gingham ribbon, vertically, around the left half of the card face; tied it, in a bow, near the bottom edge of the card face, just above the length of lace; and embellished it with a red button, laced with two, hemp twine bows.
The marigold image was then stamped, in Jet Black ink, on a white, paper doily; water colored with Daffodil Delight and Lucky Limeade inks; and masked off, so I could stamp the poppies, in Jet Black ink, right next to them.  The poppies were then water colored with Riding Hood Red, Early Espresso, and Garden Green inks, before the entire piece was adhered, with foam tape, just to the top right of the embellished bow and dressed up with a couple of stamped in Jet Black ink; water colored in Daffodil Delight and Bordering Blue inks; hand cut out; and adhered with foam tape, bees.
The layered circle was then stamped, in Riding Hood Red ink, on a Whisper White, cardstock, circle die cut, which had been distressed with Tea Dye and Antique Linen inks; filled in with the stamped, in Riding Hood Red, "fluttering by to say hi!" sentiment, as well as the stamped and water colored, in the same way as above, bumblebee; and adhered, with foam tape, just inside the top right corner of the honeycomb background and overlapping the stamped, paper doily.  A touch of glitter for all three bees' wings, completes the look.
Inspiration for this card came from Do You Stack Up?'s Challenge #61: Things With Wings...
and Deconstructing Jen's Deconstructed Sketch No. 41.
And before I run to the grocery store, I'm absolutely thrilled to share that this card made me a Winner at The Shabby Tea Room!  Thank you so much to Debbie and her talented crew!  I'm always so inspired by their inspiration pics and gorgeous creations!
That's all, for now, folks!  Please don't forget that you have until the close of tonight EST to link up your takes on The Play Date Cafe's Challenge #121; and thanks, as always, for peeking in!

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Hope Seed Co. - flowers & The Birds & the Bees - bumblebees (Wplus9); Honeycomb & So Happy - layered circle & sentiment (MSS) Paper: Daffodil Delight, textured Crumb Cake, & Whisper White (SU); yellow floral (Basic Grey) Ink: Daffodil Delight, Riding Hood Red, Bordering Blue, Garden Green, & Lucky Limeade (SU); Tea Dye & Antique Linen (Ranger); Jet Black (StazOn) Other: black thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); Circle Stackers 1 die (Wplus9); Big Shot (Sizzix); paper doily (GCD); hemp twine (Creative Impressions); gingham ribbon & scalloped lace (Hobby Lobby); Dazzling Diamonds (SU); foam tape (Scrapbook Supplies); red button (DeNami Design)

11 comments:

Jennifer Shults said...

Jinny this is absolutely adorable! I LOVE the bright sunny colors! Thanks so much for using this week's sketch!

sandi said...

Oh Jinny this is just soooooooooooo pretty!

Lisa said...

Jinny this is my new FAVORITE from you!!! WOW oh WOW do I just love this! The pretty colors and layers of the sweet elements you've added just thrill me to pieces. Have a beautiful day ;)

WencheP said...

This is so pretty. Love the colours. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.

-Wenche

Pauline said...

This is gorgeous! Lovely layering, and a beautiful image too! Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is soooooooo beautiful Jinny! I loveeeeeeeee the colors and the little bees!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Beautiful card Jinny. Love the images, the colors... the stitching is awesome and I just love all the different layers and elements.

Arnoldo L. Romero said...

Great use of color and texture! I also love the scripture under your tittle. Blessings to you and your family!

Ruby said...

When I saw this I took an intake of breath at the beautiful colours and design. It's really gloomy here and this truly brightened my day. Absolutely perfect in every way!

Mary Jo said...

Pretty, fun and bright! Terrific details. Thanks for joining us at DYSU.

Colleen Dietrich said...

Congrats on your win at TSTR! No wonder. Everything you do is amazing!

The honeycomb pattern on this is super sweet, and the bright yellows, blues and reds go so well together.