Sunday, March 20, 2011

Sassy Cheryl's Challenge -- Inspired By Nature

This week at Sassy Cheryl's the challenge is Inspired By Nature, what a perfect theme for the onset of Spring.  Today is the first day of the glorious season of rebirth and I have already seen the return of many birds and, yes, bees.  I guess we do need the bees though they scare me because I am allergic to their sting.  But without them we wouldn't have the beautiful blossoms on the Bradford Pear trees that we see everywhere here in Branson.  The bulb flowers have popped up from their winter slumber.  And Cheryl's Funky Flower Bunch has found it's way into my heart.  That's the image on the card below.  Isn't it fun?

I actually used the image twice.  The full image is colored with Copics on GP 110# cs and cut out with the Nestabilities Funky Squares die.  I enlarged the image (the beauty of digis) and used just the three blooms, layered on a larger Funky Square cut from purple cs.  To continue the secondary color scheme I cut two additional Funky Squares from lime green cs.  All are layered on double-sided dp from the K & Company Sera Sera collection.  Yellow rhinestones create the large flowers' stamens and add sparkle to the MS butterfly punch.

I hope you have had a warm, sunny weekend and more of the same in the coming week.  Thank you for stopping by and be sure to visit Sassy Cheryl's challenge blog.  The DT has so many gorgeous projects inspired by nature. 

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jkreucher said...

Oh! this is wonderful! what a unique design with the larger flowers in the back... love your colors... great card for our Sassy Cheryl challenge this week. Thanks for playing along!

Cathy said...

Barb, how awesome you made Funky Funkier!!! Love it. This is a wonderful card. Always love to have you play the Sassy Cheryl's Challenge with us!!!

Cheryl of Sassy Cheryl's said...

I LOVE the use of the image twice! It's stunning!
Such great detail. Thanks for playing in the challenge this week. Always a pleasure to have you play along with your wonderful creations!

Flip-Flop Creations said...

I am loving Cheryl's new funky flowers too! Great idea using the image twice and the shapes look great with the image. ~jeni :)

Cynthia said...

Very funky design, Barb. I like the color combo as well.

DonnaMundinger said...

Really cool and funky, Barb! Love those wonky squares and how you used the image in two sizes! Beautiful! xxD

Ann English said...

What a great idea! Really cool card!

Thank you for joining us this week at Sassy Cheryls!