Friday, October 8, 2010

Let's Get Together

Wow, this card was difficult for me. I managed to use two different DP from two different lines and orange on the same card. Plus this is my first colouring of a blonde. I wanted blonde but when I went to look at all the tutorials, I realized I have none of the colours needed in copic so I used the tip-to-tip technique and experimented on lots of paper until I found something that didn't look scary.

Every once in a while I try to do a Friday Sketchers layout but I admit they are a real stretch for me. Just finding DP is a challenge. I have lots but am not confident about mixing patterns. Then there's the fact that I can't cut a straight line. My mother HATES my quilts. I think they're cute. Just don't use one as a bedspread since they are NOT straight. All these little pieces on the card was a real challenge but I got it pretty straight I think.

Since Paper Sundaes challenge is to use your stash, I think I should mention all Items on the card, including the image and sentiments were purchased last Boxing Week. For our American friends, that's traditionally December 26th-December 31 when Canadians get the best sales. We don't get Black Thursday.

The image is my Cosmobella which I seem to use a lot. It's a great general celebration image - birthday, new years, let's get together, etc. I paired it with My Favourite Things sentiments from Call Me. I love MFT sentiments. They stamp so clearly and are so versatile.

The prismas were coloured with my copics and I love how they shaded. They were much darker and lightened as the ink dried. The multishading gives it a great soft look I think.

Challenges this Card Meets:
Bellarific Friday - Autumn Colours
Charisma Cardz - Autumn Colours
Craftalicious Challenge - Autumn Colours
Creative Card Crew - Blooming Marvelous
Cupcake Craft - Happy Hour
Friday Sketchers
Paper Sundaes - Use Your Stash


  1. great card. Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week.


  2. I just love that stamp...i have the same one...I may have to lift this from you...great job with the challenge and thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week.

  3. Hi Christine, what a brilliant card. Love the image and your layout is fab. Thanks for joining in with my challenge over at cupcake craft this week. Hugs, Denise x

  4. Great card, it all looks straight to me and the hair looks good too--isn't it fun when we try new things and they work!

  5. Hi Christine. What a fab and cute card, love your take on our Happy Hour theme! Thanks for playing at Cupcake. x

  6. Wonderful card, love that sentiment for it! Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week!

  7. Cute card!
    Thanks so much for joining in with our challenge at the Creative Card Crew this week!

  8. What a great card, love the image, thanks for joining us at Chsrisma.
    Sally. x