I am starting to get somewhat caught up. Not the house, the laundry, and that is always one step forward, two back. But getting a few things on my to do list done.
My first card is catching up from last week. I adored the sketch from Papertake Weekly challenge last week. And here it is late, but I just had to share it as Katharina's sketches are always brilliant, but I just especially loved this one.
I used one of my favorite Tilda's and Basic Grey Boxer papers. Tilda of course is colored in my Copics, white gel pen and Sakura glaze pens. I doodled the edges, all of the mats are the dark patterned paper from the collection, but you can't tell that in the photograph.
I used some vintage items like the lace for the scallops and a wooden token for the circle that I stamped with a Stampin Up Happy Birthday sentiment. I am happy, and I will be using this sketch again! Now to get this weeks challenge done before the week!
These are just so cute! And funny! If you haven't seen them you must run over and take a look! I got mine in the mail and went straight to my desk, mounted and stamped and had to make a card! The first stamp I used was "Lady in Water" Alright now this might just be the fact that I truly love my Magnolia Tildas... but doesn't this lady look like Tilda all grown up? And I love the fact that she isn't a twig. I mean I have Bellas and I think they are fun, and I have MFT stamps and she is cute too. But I can say this... I am a Full Figured Girl... and I love that these new stamps are some ladies with "love handles"! And there is one really cute balding, hairy chested wading dude too. And many other really cute figures.
Now to the card I made. I colored her with my Copics, white gel pen and a very light coat of stickles on the water. For the layout of the card I used this weeks sketch at Raspberry Ribbons Kits Blog. This is their second sketch and they are really great sketches, if you like using sketches check them out. I used a piece of Sassafrass Lass pattern paper, with that fabulous scalloped bottom. I have been hoarding these papers, I really have to love what I am doing before I cut into them! But love the way it turned out, very summery. The sentiment is also from Alota Rubber Stamps! And is just perfect with the image.
I am off, I would like to catch up on a few blogs and then I need to do at least a top layer of the house cleaning, before Hubby needs me to help him with something. So have a great Wednesday, and hope you have time to craft today!