Hello again! I'm so glad you have taken the time to stop by my blog today. I hope you enjoy the cutie I have for you this time. The challenge at Saturated Canary is Anything. I needed to make a special card and this seemed like the perfect time. The granddaughter of a co-worker of my daughter's boyfriend (can ya follow that?? lol) has cancer. She is only 13. I've never met her but when I heard her story I knew I wanted to send her a card. I've been thinking about what to do for a while. You probably know how it is. Your creative fairy has to get everything worked out before you can start the project. Sometimes I have to let her work it over for a while. I know if I start without her the project will be a flop. Finally she had all the details worked out and the card came together with ease :)
This cutie is called Let It Rain. If you haven't checked out Krista Smith's sweet illustrations you need to!! She has some new images in her shop and I know I need a couple ;) I colored her with my Prismacolor pencils and have to say that this is the first time that I am really happy with her skin color. I've been really working on the colors and the technique and maybe I have made a breakthrough! WAHOO!!
The challenge at Creative Inspirations is Turquoise, Purple and White. I struggled a little with that because I wasn't quite sure what turquoise was :) lol But I pulled out my Stampin Up Tempting Turquoise stamp pad and found some cardstock to match. Phew! The DP is from my stash and had no identification on it. All I know is its pretty old! Sorry! I found a great new challenge blog this week (not sure how I stumbled upon it, but I'm so glad I did!) called Sketch N Stash. I followed their great sketch (although my circle is a little over-sized) and dug some great stuff out of my stash. What did I find? The DP. The lace. The ribbons. The beads. The feathers. And the flowers. (If its been around for over a year its considered "stash", right?) The only thing completely new is the image. The rhinestones are fairly new as well. Everything else is well aged. lol
I decided to use the same sketch (or most of it) for the inside top panel. I added the rest of my sentiment there.
The writing panel is pretty simple with just a small background stamp and some stitching.
The back is a little more dressed up this time around :)
I am entering my card in the following challenges:
Saturated Canary - Anything
Sketch N Stash - Sketch and Use Your Stash
Creative Inspirations - Turquoise, Purple and White
I guess that's about it. Thanks for taking a peek.
Blessings & Hugs