Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Sassy Cheryl's Challenge--Chase Away Winter with Color!!!

Are you ready for another fun Sassy Cheryl's Challenge?  Our super talented hostess, Dawn, has chosen the theme: Something Bright and cheery to chase away Winter Grey!!! Sounds like fun to me.  Here is what I created:

I chose this fun image called Winter Birds in the Trees but gave it a brighter colorful feel.  I colored the image with copic markers and sponged the outside with distressed ink.  The layers were  mounted on coordinating cs and angled for interest, I don't like straight lines.
The dp is from my stash and I used a negative edge from a scalloped die cut as the lower green border under the beautiful Tim Holtz elasticized organdy ribbon placed at the bottom of the card and adorned with a hat pin with colorful gems and an organdy bow.

I airbrushed 3 roses before I rolled them to match the dp I had chosen and then when I rolled them they matched the dp all the way through, great way to have a bunch or white roses cut out and then you can just air brush them to match your project as you make the card.  It never fails how many roses I have made up they are never just the right color LOL,  So this works great for me. 
A simple Hi sentiment and my bright and cheery card to beat the winter grey is complete.  Wow, for once I think I followed the Challenge Criteria....You can teach an old dog new tricks !!!!

Be sure to check out the rest of the DT cards and see what beautiful cards they have to share with you.  I am sure Sassy Cheryl will have a new image or two for you as well, Aren't you loving the new characters and their Sassy faces!!!

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful creative day.



Dawn said...

hey, old dog.. snort!
love the bright n cheery scene!! so cute! and clever YOU... I never think to use the 'negative' pieces from die cuts!! LOVE your roses tip too...
THIS old dog is still learning new tricks!!

Ann English said...

"Old dog"-hmmm...think there are a few of us and we're learning new tricks all the time! Love this card and all our wonderful ideas (e.g. White flowers-airbrushing, which, by the way, I still have yet to do! FEAR!)

Sassy Cheryl said...

A BRIGHT winter image. How adorable.
And you old? Don't think so, but it's good to know that you can learn new tricks. :)
Love it Cathy.

jkreucher said...

hey, if your old, I am too! that means that I can learn all kinds of new thing! woo hoo!!!
I love these trees and little birdies.. what a great way to chase away the winter doldrums for sure!
we have 8"of snow of its way to a foot or more.. and way more tomorrow.. so glad I don't have to go anywhere!
hugs to ya

Pat said...

Hey there my little sunshine!!! You definitely followed the challenge theme this time...you're just trying to keep us all on our toes, huh?!! hehe! Your card is just stunning!!! I love this image...and your coloring is beautimous!! Love the negative die cut...brilliant! Love the effect! And those flowers are just perfect!! Hugs. Pat Frank

JACKIE M said...

Great card Cathy, that image is great for many seasons and looks so bright and cheery:)

fairysparkle said...

Cathy i love it ,its all the colours i love for a winter scene.
Well dome hunny x