Sunday, January 2, 2011

If friends were flowers I'd pick you

Happy Sunday everyone! It's time for another Sentimental Sundays challenge - and this week we are being sponsored by Deedee's Digis (check them out, you won't be disappointed!)

This week's theme is Celebrate Friendship

I used the image from the following set for my card:

Here's what I came up with:

If friends were flowers I'd pick you (1)

I used my beloved Prismacolor pencils to colour the flowers and the red parts of the ladybugs. I had only just bought Enamel Accents the day before - they were perfect to make the ladybugs black parts shiny! I love the dimension that the black enamel gives as well.

Here's a close up to show the dimension:

If friends were flowers I'd pick you (2)
I used a toothpick coated in the enamel to dot on the ladybug spots. To make the 'grass' I used Paint Shop Pro to make a green rectangle and added the text in white using a cute font (LD Cotton Candy to be exact) and printed it. I cut the 'grass' using scissors and wound some cotton around it.

So that's it from me, but you can see what the rest of the Sentimental Sundays team have created this week at the Sentimental Sundays challenge blog. You have until next Sunday to submit your entry if you decide to play along, and the random winner will receive a $10 gift certificate to use at Deedee's Digis as well as two (2) digital stamp sets from Raindrop Echo Designs!

Size of card: 4" square
Card/paper - Quill white cardstock, matte photo paper
Stamp - Ladybug Hugs from Deedee's Digis
Ink - printer
Extra - Prismacolor pencils (Grass green, Kelly Green, Blue Slate, Lt Cerulean Blue, Cream, Jasmine, Canary Yellow, Raw Umber, Crimson Red)
Tools - Carl rotary trimmer, Pixma printer, scissors, Helmar glue runner, Ranger Enamel Accents, Zest-it blending solvent, blending stump

Thanks for looking, have a wonderful day!


  1. Jess I love those little ladybugs! I think glossy accents is next on my list.

  2. Adorable card, Jess! I love your design and beautiful colouring! The ladybirds and grass are brilliant!

  3. Beautiful card! I just purchased some of these accents with some holiday gift money and it is great to see it in action. Thanks for the inspiration! Hope you are doing well, and have a great new year.

  4. This is so cute Jess. I like how you have the rows of twine separating the grass and the sentiment. great job using the enamel on the bugs!

  5. Hi this is really sweet, love the clean fresh look of your card. Hugs xxx

  6. This is such a cute card Jess, and a happy one! Love the sentiment in white, such a fabulous idea! :)

  7. Jess this is stunning, I absolutely adore it, fantastic work!!

  8. This is so cute! It put a smile on my face.

  9. Everyone loves to receive flowers. Give loved ones the gift that will last forever and not wilt away in a matter of weeks.


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