Saturday, January 22, 2011

Gingerloft Challenge-Things that Fly

Sunday is the start of the newest 2 week challenge at GingerLoft Challenges.  This time the theme is 'Things that Fly'.  Tami has a  multitude of images, both free and for sale, that are in her store.  Go check it out, pick something out and give it a try.  Seems like there are more entries every challenge and we would love to have yours be one!  We try to visit all the entries and leave comments, please feel free to check out our blogs as well!. 
For this challenge, I used the GingerLoft image 'Sunflower Collage'.  What an amazingly versatile image.  I proved this by my use this challenge. 
My neighbor of 20+ years passed this week.  Clara will be missed as a staple of our neighborhood.  I made this card for her family on the day of her funeral.  I didn't think to take a side picture of it so I will try to describe the dimensions in it.

The image was printed twice.  The first copy was cut out in  a rectangle, colored and then crumpled up.  I hand smoothed it out and then used Memento london fog ink and rubbed the pad over the white area to pick up the color on the wrinkles.  With the second copy, I again colored the flower and the butterfly.  I cut both of them out.  With the butterfly, the center is directly on the background, the wings are up on pop dots.  Tiny pearls are placed on the body.  For the sunflower, I curved the petals of the flower out as much as I could.  The center of the flower was  mounted directly on the background image and the curved petals were left curved up.  Pearls at the top and on the sides, a black ribbon bow and a SU sentiment finish off this sympathy card. 

Image:  Sunflower Collage by GingerLoft
Sentiment:  SU
Die Cut:  Spellbinders
Colors:  Copic Markers
Stamp/sponge ink:  Memento Ink
Pearls/Ribbon:  my stash

This card may be entered in the following challenges:
GingerLoft Challenges:  Things that fly (DT card)
Stampin' Royalty:  Things with wings
Paper Cutz Challenge:  Any color and theme
Stamping Vacation:  No tags
Papertake Weekly Challenge:  Ribbon and/or pearls


Sandra Farrell said...

Thanks for playing with us at Stampin' Royalty this week.

fairyrocks said...

This is gorgeous, and I so appreciate your 'how did she do? that explainations'