Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Inspiration.......Field of Dandelion Flowers

Normally I do not enter challenges that you have to look at a picture and then Kreate your project around the inspiration of a picture BUT when my good friend Harriet saw this challenge at Paper Sundaes she immediately told me about it and we both thought it was perfect for me.  Why you ask???????  Well the winner of this challenge will win 2 Sweet Pea stamps from ching-chou kuiks Fantasy Art collection.  That was enough inspiration for me.  If you have been following my blog you know this has become my latest passion!!! So here is my entry!!

What do you think? All the dots around her in yellow and on the butterflies in black and red were done with puffy paint.  The jurry is still out on these but I wanted to give my project dimension so it was worth a try! Another angle perhaps to help with your judgement????

To kreate the dandelion heads I took some of that fuzzy, fringy yarn and tied it in a knot 5 times and then colored it just a touch with my copics.  Gave it a hair cut and glued it onto my Cricut cut stems,  from my Home Accents cartridge. I just adore this cartridge!! Glossy accents and stickles were added to her lantern to give it a glow!
How about a close up of our beauty!!!!

I of course colored her with copics and then chalked her background.  A few more stickles were added to her dress, the wings of the butterflies, the swirls and the frame around her. I also put glossy accents on her eyes. A few gems added the final touch.  I hope you enjoyed my interpritation of the inspiration picture.

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Flutter By Wednesday's
Aly's Sunday Challenge
Frosted Designs - dandelion (my grandkids say they are flowers)
Cricutters Anonymous
Copic Creations - Coloring embellishments, skin tones
Crafty Cardmakers
Quirky Crafts
Creative Cottage
Cute Card Thursday

"Life's Beauty Inspires Me To Kreate"


  1. Gorgeous hun, great dandelions!

  2. Whooppee-doo Kym. SIMPLY FANTASTIC. You have a wonderful artistic knack of bringing a card to life. Beautiful rich colours, great design. JUST PERFECT and good luck with the challenge. It would be my winner. Happy crafting SWEET PEA.
    Love Sandra xx

  3. Simply stunning Kym,You can tell you are a fan of these stamps for all the love you seem to put in to colouring them. good luck with the challenge.xxx

  4. What a beautiful card, Kym! Love it! :)

  5. Once again, I am amazed by your coloring!! And I love the dandelions!! Thanks for joining us this week at Cricutters Anonymous!!
    Lynne CA DT

  6. Its beautiful and stunning, hope you get your mits on those stamps, they are doing decoupage ones now as well. well done and thanks for playin with us at crafty cardmakers xx

  7. OH Kym, I have to say it again.... your art just gets better and better,,,,each time I think this one is the best and then you do it again..... this one is the BEST.... Your coloring and the knack for embellishments and their placement is perfect....

    Wowzers...this is a definite winner...


  8. Absolutely gorgeous. You have made a good choice with colours and oh how I love that image and dp used.

    Jayne xx

  9. It's STUNNING Kym! and the dandelion heads look fabulous! I think you stand a very good chance of winning the challenge! xx

  10. This is stunning. Love evertthing about it. Thanks for joining in with Quirky Crafts Flower challenge!

  11. Thanks so much for playing at Aly's lovely job:) I'm also hoping to win the sweet pea stamps:)

  12. Great card! love your coloring - the background too! Great job on dandelions ;)

    Thanks for playing with Paper Sundaes!

  13. Very beautiful card! I love all the details you added, like the little fluffy dandelions. Thanks for playing with us at Paper Sundaes :)

  14. Lovely card, your flower's really do look like dandelion clocks! Thank you for joining Quirky Craft's 'Flower' challenge!!

  15. How lovely!! what a wonderful card! Thanks for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

  16. Love the inspiration photo!
    Your card is just stunning! I adore the colors you chose and your little dandelion is perfect! Love it, thanks for playing at Frosted Designs this week!
    Kim xXx

  17. Kym, this is absolutely positively gorgeous. I love your take on the photo inspiration. Thanks for playing at Paper Sundaes.

  18. A gorgeous card Kym, the colours are stunning and your colouring of the image is beautiful. I love how you have used the fuzzy yarn to create the dandelions...so clever!
    Debbie x

  19. Another gorgeous Sweet Pea creation Kym!! I am so loving all these amazing color combos you're using!! And, your blended backgrounds are and added details are always incredible! I love the dotted detail on the wings!! Stunning!!! And, that "furry' dandelion is just too cool!! I LOVE your creativity!! Thank you SO much for the sweet award!! My hand is better, but only about 50/50. Thanks for asking! I'm trying 'not' to type. ;o) Not going so well....I've doing everything so slow! ;o)

  20. And, I forgot to say, thanks for playing along with FBW!!

  21. Great card, I love the 'dandylion'. I wouldn't have thought of using knotted yarn! As for those stamps, they are just gorgeous and definite NEEDS not just WANTS! lol
    Jack (Crafty Cardmakers)

  22. ANOTHER gorgeous creation! I just love these images, you've definitely sold me on them! YOu do an awesome job! Thanks again for joining us at CC!

  23. Kym this is stunning! I love all your little details and your dandelions are pure artistry! Thank you for joining us at Paper Sundaes - hope to see you again next week!


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