Thursday, March 12, 2015


 Hello Crafters! 

Two days in one week. I'll wait while you pick yourself up off the ground. 

 I decided that I'm going to post what I make even if it doesn't come together. Even if it's ugly. Not that I think today's card is ugly. I happen to like it a lot actually. I am just rambling now. 

Since ideas are fleeting for me right now and I had time (I had time!!) to peruse some blogs and challenges I took two of the latter and combined them for my card. 

First up, the layout. We are thanking CAS(E) This Sketch for that. It's perfect for my style. I loved it from the word go. 

Next image and colors . . .by Altenew's Monthly Challenge. Oh flowers, how I love you.

Flowers not your thing? They have two other beautiful photos you can be inspired by. But I have to say if flowers aren't your thing you may be lost. Not that I don't love you but I swear 99.9% of the cards I make are flowers. I have an obsession. It can't be helped. 

It also fulfilled my 10 minutes (or much more :) coloring requirement for Kathy's 30 day color challenge. Yay!

Ready? Me too!

From release day I knew I wanted to get my hands on Altenew's Whimsical Flowers. They just looked like such fun to color. Guess what? THEY ARE! Weird huh? 

I chose my colors from the inspiration photo. Ironically they are also the same colors I used in Tuesday's card. Not sure how that happened.Meh. Whatevs. It works. I stamped an masked my blooms then drew in some stems. I colored the flowers with copics and added some white highlights with a white colored pencil. A few dots of white gel pen for interest and a healthy coat of clear Wink of Stella finished it off. It's too bad you can't see it in any of the photos. Just picture them shimmery and magical, like the unicorn of glitters. 

To create my sketch shape I used a T-ruler and a black gel pen. I used the same black pen to outline all my images. The simple sentiment from Altenew's Sketchy Rose acts as my banners. It's a very "Kelly" card and I'm thrilled to be making again!!

Thanks for dropping by!



  1. It surely has your name in it! Beautiful take on both challenges. Love the way you coloured the flowers. So good to see you back createing again.

  2. I adore your obsession!! The white gel pen is the perfect touch!!

  3. Yay so glad your back, and with a beautifully coloured card :)
    Kate xx

  4. Lovely card-- I can't wait to see your "ugly" I seriously doubt you can make such a thing! :)

  5. Those flowers really remind me of the lovely flowers in the inspiration photo ( which was taken at the famous sheikh Zayed mosque just a stone throw from where I live !)
    I really wish you can see those beautiful walls decorated with marble from countries around the world. It really is special... JUST like your card Kelly! great job... and thanks for playing at CTS!

  6. What beautiful eye candy. I'm so glad you are able to color and make cards again. Your work just makes me smile. (and wish I had a smidge of your talents). Have a wonderful weekend!

  7. Oh, this is so pretty, Kelly! Wonderful take on the sketch!

  8. Amazing coloring! Your flowers are gorgeous and I LOVE how you used the sketch with your drawn borders and the hugs sentiment!

  9. Absolutely gorgeous card, Kelly! Beautiful Copic coloring and I love your striking!

  10. Yes - Kelly, this card does in fact scream "Kelly made me" but that is an awesome and amazing thing for this card to have the privilege of screaming!!! Anything made by you is quickly touted as a work of ART!!! LOVE the colors and I love the border you outlined and the soft color within the border!!! JUST WOW!!!! Love it and think it is utterly fantastic!!!

  11. Gorgeous card! The flowers are colored so beautifully!! They look like they are about to pop out of the card :) Thank you so much for joining the Altenew March challenge!