Saturday, June 20, 2015

Doodle Flower Fun

Hi there!

I've got a card today that is completely inspired by a card I saw on Kelly Latevola's blog called You and Your Big Dreams. I have become a big fan of hers over the past few months. Her work is absolutely gorgeous and she is hilarious as well. She has a pretty cute little boy, too. She has no idea I'm singing her praises. If you haven't discovered her for yourself, you might want to take a looksee. :)

She has mad skills with Copics and she can doodle and enhance stamp images fabulously. Another thing she does that has impressed the heck out of me is mask. In the card I linked (and cased), she mentioned she used four masks to get the flowers and leaves to work. I wasn't exactly sure just what she did, but I sat down yesterday to try to figure it out. I think I sorta got it. I cut three masks of the flower and two of the leaf. By that, I mean I stamped the flower image three times on my all over sticky Post it note paper and two images of the leaf and I cut them out. Then I started stamping and masking. I absolutely did use her card as my guide. 

Then I started coloring. Only I colored with my pencils! I had fun trying to mimic the bold colors Kelly uses. I think I did okay. I didn't blend the colors with odorless mineral spirits on the flowers and leaves, I just used different pencil colors. 

Enough jabber for now...take a look at what I ended up with!
I love it!


I really wanted to add some white dots, but, these pencils have a wax base and experience tells me the white gel pen doesn't play well with that, so I reluctantly left off the white. In the future, I might play with using some paint, but I didn't want to ruin this work. If anyone has suggestions on how I could add white dots, please share!
The side stripe strip is something I learned from a Jennifer McGuire video. She has a stripe stamp, stamps the image and she cuts a strip off to add to the side of the card. I usually forget about doing that, but not today! I wanted to add a sentiment, but wasn't sure which one, or where to put it. Not to mention I don't have fun single word dies. I could have found one to cut with my die cut machine, but again, not sure which one I'd want to use. 

Looking at this card makes me happy!

The stamp set I used is from a company called Dare 2B Artzy and the set is Doodle Flowers. My local scrapbook store carries some of this line and I really like the Zentangle aspect of the stamps. 

Thank you for stopping by and if Kelly stops by to see this, thank you so much for sharing what you love. It is very inspiring!

I hope you have a fantastic day.



Alanna said...

Wow Jeanne, this is such a fun card. These flowers look amazing all clustered together. Fantastic job!

KayM said...

OMGoodness!! That is fabulous Jeanne!! Wow! The colors are so bright and beautiful! I am a fan of Kelly's work too, and I think you have done a wonderful job casing Kelly's card!! Your coloring is beautiful and you really have some patience cutting out and masking all of that! That's why I haven't done anything like this! haha! Hope you're enjoying the Father's day weekend! (Hugs)

Darnell J Knauss said...

Clap, clap, clap! Can you hear me applauding wildly, Jeanne? This is stunning! Kelly must be delighted to have both of us CASEing her in the same week! It makes me wonder how many other stampers are doing it, too! She has such a singular style that is her own ... EXCEPT, I have to tell you that if I had seen this somewhere with no name on it, I would have sworn it was Kelly's! That's how well you CASEd her! And with pencils, no less! I'm very impressed! Also, I'm out of exclamation points. LOL. Hugs, Darnell

cm said...

You've cased Kelly's card to a 't', infusing it with your own special touches, of course! Vibrant, vivid, vivacious (can I say that about flowers?) Well, I am...this is knock-it-out-of-the-park stunning. Your colouring has me floored; it is simply amazing! I think you should share this with Kelly: she'd be beyond flattered! Love it!

Sharli Schaitberger said...

Hi Jeanne! I need to "ditto" what CM said - knock-it-out-of-the-park! Excellent work - what a beautiful card!!!! I will work on your question about adding white dots. I have no idea but that's never stopped me before. (giggle)

Sharli Schaitberger said...

ps - thanks for the link to Kelly's blog. She is SO inspiring!!

crochetwithtamara said...

Oh Jeanne! I love this card; I think it is one of my favorites. Of course I love flowers and the more color the better. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Love and Hugs, Tamara

Kelly Latevola said...

Ahhh! Ermigawd I love it! You did a phenomenal job Jeanne!! I don't have clue one how you gut such great blending with colored pencils. I never can! I'm so touched that you would CASE me. Your sweet words have absolutely made my day. Thank you so much!! XoXo

Barb said...

BRAVO! This is beautiful! I love the bold, bright colors. You did a great job with the masking, too, Jeanne! Good for you stepping up your card making game. Keep it up!

Marika said...

Great job!! Beautiful colouring and a superb CASE on Kelly!!