Monday, May 28, 2012

BBTB2 Challenge - Garden

"Four O'Clocks"

Welcome everyone to our weekly BBTB2 Challenge and we jump into the week with our Gardens, chosen by the multi talented Julia, please check out all my design sisters for wonderfully creative Cricut ideas and inspiration. 
I have had Art Noveau in my collection for a while and have gone through the booklet a thousand times with all good intentions of playing with it, but get so distracted, so when I saw that the garden would be our challenge I vowed I would use the Art Noveau cart.  I cut and played and all of a sudden I saw "Four O'clocks", I am not sure if that is what they were meant to be but they sure showed themselves to me as that and I went to work.  If you are not familiar with Four O'clocks, they are indigenous to South America and are rather magic in that they can have multiple colors on the vine, they can grow splotches of different colors in a flower and as they mature they can change colors.  They are drought tolerent and like a silty soil.  They rally around Four O'clock in the afternoon and as evening approaches they emit a magnificent scent.  So the Tim Holtz "Clock" Texture Fade folder was perfect to incorporate (Sat. I posted the large clock, this is the smaller one) and behind it I wrote out one of my all time fav, Bible quotes from Ecclesiastes 3.... "to everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under heaven."  The little bee is also cut from Art Noveau.  The flowers and leaves took forever to color in with the Copics, a chore I dearly love, but as I drew short on time I began to panic this would not be finished, so I pulled one of those "what ifs from my brain" and tried something new, when I cut out the dies I removed the flowers and I colored just the basics into 3 of the flowers and then replaced the flowers back into their slots on the mat and scanned them in, then I printed that out and took it to Imagine to cut, (below is a pic of the scanned project).

I then manipulated the paper a bit (take in mind all computers are different so depending on your parameters both for your computer and your printer your printed images are going to vary slightly in size and color, so this will not work for every cut and you will have to play with it to perfect), and reinserted into the imagination and cut my partially colored flowers, then trimmed and finished up the colors, which cut my time a lot. The background was doodled and colored with Copics, Airbrush and Ranger Distress Inks. The scallop behind the clock is Spellbinder's.  Thanks for taking a look at my blog and I can hardly wait to see what you do with our challenge this week, so go get goin and join us.  Happy Memorial Day! Hugs

21 comments:

Jayne said...

This is just beautiful Sandi.A real work of art.Happy Memorial Day.
Jayne x

Carole Beath said...

Fabulous.....what beautiful colors, what a wonderful card. Hugs...
Carole

Cheryl said...

oh this is just so so beautiful Hun,really beautiful colours,hugs Cherylxxxxxx

Loopylou. said...

oh sandi thats beautiful hun, those flowers look so pretty and I love the little bumble bee and the clock too!!
huge hugs Lou xxx

DonnaMundinger said...

OMG!!!! Such an amazing work of art! Oh Sandi. Truly fabulous! How clever to get your I to cut your scanned pieces. I won't begain to say I understand how you did it, but the outcome is phenominal. Gotta say I be needin' that folder too. Have a wonderful rest of your weekend. (and don't forget the wine. LOL) xxD

Jeri said...

This ought to be hanging in a museum somewhere as it's a beautiful work of art. You're amazing.

Stephanie said...

This is gorgeous. A real work of art. This should really be framed.

Brenda said...

This card is absolutly stunning! The coloring is just beautiful, the design-beautiful, the colors-beautiful. Did I tell you how beautiful this card is?! lol Hugs

lori vliegen said...

your card is gorgeous, sand! and i loved reading about your process.....fantastic!! xoxo

Linda (Threadbear) said...

Your card is gorgeous -- what a work of art!! My cuts from Art Nouveau sure don't look like yours -- you are so talented! And clever, too, to get your Imagine to cut scanned pieces!!

Sharon Caudle said...

Oh my word, this card is breathtaking,Sandi!! Loooove everything about it!
hugs, Sharon

Bella and Aidees Mom said...

This is gorgeous..True artist work..Krista

DIANA L. said...

Awesome job. You did a super job coloring the flowers. It took me awhile to figure out the cutting on the I, but what a brilliant idea. I will give that a try sometime. Thanks for the inspiration, again your card is just beautiful.

Suzanne cricutcraftingrammyblogspot.com said...

Wow wow wow! All the techniques you used made one amazing project. The flowers are gorgeous!!!!!!! I just love the look of the whole card.

Julia Moss said...

Wow is this ever stunning...beautiful work!

Sandy from Ukiah said...

I some how missed this, I am so glad I saw it, WOW, is about all I can say, besides this just AMAZING.. You are so talented Sandi... Hugs

~JulieH~ said...

Oh my Sandi this is breathtaking! Those flowers are stunning and I love how you scanned and printed and cut to your imagine how clever. I didn't know the story of the Four oclocks before i read your post, i thought oh how clever is Sandi to put her clock at 4 oclock the time the challenge is posted! Lol. Sandi you are a true artist and even your handwriting is beautiful! Love this so much!
Hugs
Juliexx

Kelly said...

WOW...what a masterpiece! The colors are beautiful, everything about this card is a true work of art!

Penniannie said...

Oh My such a beautiful card...such soft sweet colours...

XX
Penny

Glenda said...

Gorgeous work of art! Love it!
Glenda

Angela said...

Wow this is absolutely gorgeous! I really love the design and colors. So elegant! hugs, Angela