Hello! I have two cards for today! I probably should have saved one of them, just in case for tomorrow, just in case I don't get one done today... but I couldn't decide which one to not show.... so here they both are!
For the House Mouse Challenge blog I wanted the little guy to be squeaky clean! Ha squeaky! The challenge for the week is Polka Dota, love them, so that was easy. I pulled out my DCWV Nursery Baby Girl, and picked three patterns to go with my image, that I colored with my Copics. For the base I used a baby pink card stock, then layered the first pattern paper, the pink dots as the main pattern. I then used a scrap pink card stock and punched it with my Martha Stewart Lace Doily Border punch, inked the edge with green ink, then layered the stripes with it. The glitter dot paper I cut just a bit larger than my image. The edge of all the pattern papers were also inked with the green ink.
My image is matted with the pink card stock, then doodled with a grey Copic Multi-liner. I ran a piece of narrow satin ribbon that is a light green color across the middle of the card and tied in a knot. I used Dew Drops in a dark pink color for the corners of the image. The sentiment is from My Favorite Things - funny huh, I just didn't know what I wanted to use with this image and then ran across this one and it seemed to work well.
Now for my favorite part - I used Diamond Glaze for all of the water..... I love that stuff! In person it really looks cool. When I showed it to Hubby he said "wow, cool shame no one will see how cool online" So he is checking here...... good thing to know for future comments - LOL!
My second card... I love this image! Isn't she just wonderful? This is one of the new Whiff of Joy images and her name is Teenage Lizzie with box of chocolates
She is going to be perfect for Valentine cards, but she also has a yearlong sentiment of love. I don't know if my favorite part is her coat or her boots!
The Layout of this card is from the Whiff of Joy Paper Craft Planet Guest DT call It is a wonderful sketch, I just love Katharina's sketches, funny thing to me was how similar it was to my card above..honestly I made that card the night before I looked at this sketch! Little different but really funny!
I colored her with my Copics and Spica Glitter Pens, the matted her three times with the two card stock colors I used for the base and mat of the card. The pattern papers are all from K&Company, I have hoarded the sunflower paper I wanted to make sure it was for a really special card when I used it... this was it, the flowers seemed perfect for Lizzie. I punched the pattern paper with the Martha Punch for the band across the bottom. Everything was inked with a light brown ink. Then sewed down, machine wasn't thrilled while sewing the image... that was a lot of layers, but it did it! For my sentiment - I got a new package of Tim Holtz Philosophy Tags at the LSS this past weekend, love them and Cherish seemed to be perfect for this card. Then at the last minute I decided to gel pen stitch the edge of the card for a pop around the edge.
Ok, the competition for the Guest DT makes my chances of getting it slim, but I love trying... the sketches always rock and it forces me to really pull out favorite items, and try a bit harder! You should give it a go to! It is another chance to use your favorite Whiff of Joy images what could be better?
Some heads up here -
Ok... now how absolutely wonderful are these new stamps? Better get on over to Alota Rubber Stamps and place your order, these are brand new and will be going out the door first of the week, and I am sure they will be going out fast too! This is only four of the new images there are more click HERE to see all the new images available! Love the new background image, and the chair and sleigh are going to be fun! Don't forget all of your cute people images that we all love will work with those backgrounds!!! Think how cute they will look together! Tilda in the Christmas house scene.. or Edwin fishing on the pond? OH the possibilities are endless! Order quick to make sure you get yours in the first batch!
Alright now to the cooking - yep that is what I will be doing all day, that and cleaning. Tomorrow is Thanksgiving here in the US... and I have 4 or 5 pies to make - old family recipe stuffing to start, and then get the Turkey ready for the oven... actually this year I didn't get the whole Turkey. We went for two big Boneless all white meat breast. It is so sad here when the dark meat just sits there, no one likes it as much as the white here, they all want the breast meat - so that is all there is this year. Doesn't have the traditional look on the table, but hey nothing goes to waste and everyone is happy!
Hope you all have a great Wednesday and have some time to get inky - me I will probably be elbow deep in pumpkin and pecans for pies!