Monday, July 8, 2013

Flourishes Sketchy Release Challenge

As soon as I saw the sketch for July's release challenge I knew I wanted to use my very-well-loved Gerbera Daisies. I also got brave & coloured them again - one of these days I'll feel like I did a good job of it. Today is not that day, lol.
Supplies: Gerbera Daisies stamp from Flourishes; sentiment stamp from Paper Smooches; Memento Gray Flannel ink; classic small circle Nesties; buttons from stash; Bic markers; Mod Podge Dimensional Magic; pink microbeads


For the three centre flowers, I coloured 2 sets, and fussy-cut one, leaving the blooms joined to one another. I used foam tape to secure them to the bottom piece, and then gently curled up the ends of the petals with my fingers. Dimensional Magic was added to each of the flower centres, and then I covered them with microbeads for some extra texture & dimension. The patterned paper is also adhered with foam to emphasize the window aspect. 


I'm not 100% happy with my colouring, but I do love how the card turned out. Definitely worth all the fussing! 

Here's the sketch - you have until Friday June 12 to play along as well!
July13SketchChallenge+copy

As a follow-up to yesterday's post - yes, I convinced the family to go to the beach. But, in true Fogan style, it was a bit of a gong show. Here's what I wrote in my Facebook status after we got home:

The Fogans went to the beach in true Fogan style - upon getting out of the car Abby broke her leash clasp. On tying the leash to her collar...she slipped her collar entirely. And on reaching the sand, she took a great big crap. On reaching the water, she....took a great big crap. (Don't forget the hundreds of people watching me scoop poop out of the ocean with my hands....). And, just as we were exiting the water after an hour & a half of great fun, she stopped for one last giant yellow puddle piddle. RIGHT IN THE WATER. Don't forget the audience...no one can say I didn't teach her how to behave like a lady. 

Oh em gee. The hour and a half in the middle was awesome, though. 

xoxo,
Jessi

18 comments:

jimlynn said...

Oh I think you did a marvelous job on the coloring - they look just like the real thing! This is like a breath of fresh air this morning!!! So lovely in all the pretty colors. Great card.
I'm STILL laughing about the beach experience!!!
Lynn

~Tammy~ said...

Beautiful Jessi! Your coloring is fabulous! Your approach to the sketch is fantastic! Way to start off my Monday...between the card and the beach story! LOVE IT!

Dana said...

Wow this card is Gor-geous!! I love everything about it!! Perfect placing of the flowers, the coloring, i esp like the splatters!!

Andrea W said...

Your coloring is terrific and I love the fussy cut flowers. Beautiful card!

Chris D. said...

Your coloring is beautiful Jessi! You did an amazing job on this challenge - love your card!
P.S. You and Abby are still my heroes! ♥

CinnamonSally said...

OH WOW this is stunning Jessi, love the beautiful colouring and layering. A really gorgeous card!!

Stacy said...

Great fussy cutting girly!!
You should let your doggy have a pit stop on the way to the beach next time. Ha ha ha :-)

HNME Reunion said...

Nothing wrong with this colouring job! What a gorgeous take on the sketch.

Greta said...

Love your design & those flowers are beautiful, Jessi!

SiskiyouSue said...

Beautiful card, I love the layered look for the daisies.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Clever popping up the Daisies through the window and great coloring. Thanks for playing in Flourishes Sketch challenge this week.

Dawn said...

lol - pets can have the best timing! Your card is gorgeous; the colourful bouquet is really pretty and I think your colouring looks beautiful.

Hugs, Dawn

Tosha Leyendekker said...

You're too hard on yourself!! I love the colors of your flowers and their dimension!! The Gerbera Daisies are my favorite and I think the microbeads are a fabulous idea! Beautiful card!! So glad you joined the Flourishes Sketch Challenge this week!!

ChristineCreations said...

Love how the flowers look on the inside and outside of the window...it's so cheerful and fun looking! Thanks so much for playing along with us!

Lisa Arana said...

how cool and pretty!!! love how the blooms pop and layer over the cutout. nicely done my dear!

Silke Ledlow said...

Jessi, your take on the FLLC Sketch is beautiful! The flowers look awesome! Thanks for joining in the fun!

lostinpaper said...

ALL that fussy cutting was definitely worth it, one of my fave sets too!

Heather Jensen said...

I love your artsy take on this sketch! Your flowers are so pretty. Thanks for playing at Flourishes release week challenge. :)