Thursday, May 28, 2015

Daisy Window Thanks

 Hello Crafters!

How has your week been?
Mine's been a bit much if I'm being honest. 
Thankfully, I have the wonderful escape of cardmaking as my stress reducer. I can't tell you how many times I've sat down after a week like this to color and make pretty things and after I'm done it seems like all that bad stuff never happened. Whoo Hoo :) 
I'm sure it's the same for many of you too. 

Today I'm squeaking in to play along with CAS(E) This Sketch. It closes in two hours. :/ Yipes. 

I'm not gonna lie when I first saw this sketch I could not think of another way to use besides exactly how everyone else was using it. Quite frankly, I couldn't use it that way any better than what's it the gallery. Did you see it over there? Pretty, pretty :) Finally, I had an idea formed to make it mine which was heavily influenced by the inspiration photo from the Fusion Card Challenge.  . .

Is it weird that I used another sketch instead of the one provided? I hope not. I never know the rules with these things. Let's throw caution to the wind and see if they'll take it shall we?

I used an image called Daisy Window from A Day For Daises. The original image is a horizontal rectangle but before printing on to watercolor paper I removed the top line. This allowed me to use a black pen and a ruler to extend the size of the box. After I was done drawing the fence in I used my Peerless Watercolors to paint. I did the flowers first and then the background was done section by section. It seemed the easiest way to get a good blend. The sentiment stamp is from Hero Arts and I can't seem to stop using it. I need so many thank you cards lately! It's an awesome thing to have so much to be grateful for :) 

That's it for me. I'm off to work. 
Thanks for visiting!



  1. Kelly, love the Day for daisy's images. Your card is beautiful. Love your sky

  2. That fence is unbelievably stunning!!! Wonderful take on the sketch too. Great work, my friend!

  3. Wow, Kelly, this is gorgeous. I so admire your creativity. I admire how you are able to look at an image and see ways to extend it or use it in a new way. I admire your ability to use bold color with confidence and your ability to see where creativity takes you. I'm so glad that you are able to reduce your stress by crafting. Look at what we would miss if you didn't. Thank you for sharing!

  4. I love how bright and clean this is. Your colours are beautiful and your design is bold but simple; it's a gorgeous card.
    Heather T

  5. Oh, this is wonderful, Kelly! Great take on the sketch!

  6. Fantastic take on the sketch, and your coloring is awesome as always!
    So glad you squeezed this in!

  7. This is so pretty!! I LOVE your take on the challenges!!

  8. Wow..I just love the colors...I think this one belongs in a frame!

  9. Kelly this is fantastic... I love that you've combined the sketches! Wow are those daisies pretty!
    Thanks for playing cards with us at CTS this week!!
    =] Michele

  10. That wood grain on your fence...... AMAZING.... The whole card is really beautiful.... Your talent.... Wow

  11. You are such a freaking marvelous card maker!! This is so wonderful and it is just one layer but it has so much dimension and texture because of your extremely artistic coloring and shading and drawing in!! I want you to know that this card just sings to my heart - Hope you are having a better day today and that you weekend will be relaxing!!

  12. Absolutely beautiful card, Kelly! I love how you created your scene and your water coloring is amazing! Love your woodgrain fence, too ~ Great interpretation of both challenges!!!