When I visited Kristine's Blog yesterday, I made note of the Challenge over at KL Scrappin' N' Stampin' and decided I was going to play along! I very seldom do challenges, mostly as I lack the time to go checking what's what and fit it in before the due date, but I have decided that I will try to fit them in more often. I mean, if I'm going to make a card anyhow, I might as well make it fit with a challenge, right? So, here it goes....
The challenge was based on a great sketch, and this is what I came up with.
I used papers from CTMH's "Let's Get Together" paper pack which I've had for eons literally! It went perfectly with this great Tilda image from Magnolia that I rec'd in a swap. I had a lot of fun with this one, adding some flowers & buttons (CTMH), a bit of stitching and I decided to go ahead and make it an easel card. I made a few of these for Christmas and couldn't believe how simple they were, but so nice looking! Such a unique way to display a card! The ribbon is Bo Bunny & the sentiment SU (one of my go-to Birthday sentiments). Once I had Tilda situated on her bench, she looked like she needed company, so I decided to stamp up "Rufus the dog" and color him in. I think it did the trick! The last photo is the inside of the card.
I want to send out a big Thank You to Danderella who spent the afternoon/evening with me on Wednesday and shared some of the tricks she has learned for coloring with copics. I learned so much in such a short time, hopefully you can tell, I think my coloring has improved already! She had shown me different things before, but we had never actually had the opportunity to sit down and simply color together - this was great as I could as for help as I went and figured a number of things out! Guess what? I now need MORE copic markers! He, he, he...... and the major bonus was I actually made six Christmas cards (all the same design) while we chatted and crafted - I have a major head start on next year - woo hoo!
Happy Sunday everyone! The Olympic torch is coming thru out NW Ontario town this evenign, so we will be taking the boys out to check out all the excitement! Back to work tomorrow for me,