It's Tuesday and I have so many things to take care of today, but before I get to my busy day I wanted to share this card that I've been holding on to since last week.
I absolutely love EVERYTHING about this card. It's pretty. Girly. Flirty. Shabby. Pink. Cute. Fun. Soft. Everything, I try to be in real life... lol. It started out with just a practice run on my shading (clothes in particular). I cannot wait until I am able to take the Intermediate Copic Certification class to learn more about shading clothes. I am able to find videos on youtube showing me, but I think I'll learn better hands-on and in a classroom setting.
Anyways, so when I began coloring this Some Odd Girl stamp, I didn't think I'd use her. But she turned out so pretty!! I did manage to ruin her left eye (badly) and really wanted to use her, but didn't feel like coloring her in all over again... for a few reasons. One being that I didn't think I'd be able to color the hat as "good" as I did.... lol. So in an instant, a light bulb turned on, and I thought I would just re-color her face and eyes over again, cut it out and place it over the image that I had already colored in. I did this and at first I didn't think it looked right, because the face looked 3D, but it kinda was cool and different.
I'm glad I didn't just give up on her and added her to this card.
Whenever I make a card I never have a layout in mind. The only 2 things I thought about (this time around) was what pieces I wanted to incorporate (in this case it was a mixture of 2 different Spellbinders dies layered on top of each other), and the other was using the Prima Pixie Glen paper pad.
As I made the card I looked to the left side of my desk; which has a bar hanging off the side that holds little tid-bits, and nick-nacks & small pieces of things that I prepare for a "current project" and end up not using... like diecut pieces, altered flowers, tags, etc. So when I saw a birdcage (that's been there since way before the holidays), I thought it would go great with this "Shabby Chic" card. I immediately was flooded with ideas and ways to use the birdcage, but the bottom of the cage (which comes with a stand) was very worn, flimsy and ripped a little. So I decided I would cut off the stand and make it a hanging birdcage.
Once the card was done I started to wonder where I got the birdcage from. I didn't have a die that looked like it, so I was really clueless about it. I began to chat with my scrappy friend Sharon (SMScrapper) and during the conversation I figured out it was from the Cricut Cartridge "Serenade". I have only 1 birdcage die, and after making this card I knew I wanted to get more, including those that come in cartridges... so this year I'm making it my priority to get more birdcages in my stash because I absolutely LOVE the look of it. Especially complimented with soft pastel colors.
Thanks for checking in on my little bloggie, and I hope you all have a magical day!
* Prima "Pixie Glen" paper pad
* SOG digital stamp "Dressy Kaylee"
* Copic markers
* WOC & IAR flowers
* Birdcage die cut from "Serenade" cricut cartridge
* Martha Stewart butterfly punches
* Spellbinders Labels Eighteen- and Large Ovals
* Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist "Coffee Shop"
* Recollections pearls
* My Favorite Things - Fancy Flourish die
* Beige lace
* Distress Inks: Vintage Photo & Spun Sugar