Monday, January 10, 2011
This card is huge. It's 6 x 6 inches but somehow it just seems to work. I love the image but haven't played with it as much as I would like. Once I let myself let go of the standard, 4.25 x 5.5 inch card, a whole new range of possibilities opened up to me.
The card is for a girlfriend whom I rarely see. This is really sad since she lives only 3 blocks away. Our kids are at different ages and don't play well together though and she has a different work schedule. Occasionally we will make a "phone date" where we will plan the time, snacks, and call each other to catch up as if we would over a coffee. It's not quite as nice as getting together but we do okay. With the holidays and kids being sick, we haven't had time recently.
The colour scheme is a bit unusual for me. I don't usually do orange but I just loved the DP in the store. I used my new Creative Memories paper cutter to make the top and bottom borders. The image and sentiments are from My Favourite Thing's Call Me set and it's coloured with Copics. I think I need to darken the skin tones a bit.
The flowers were used with my TH tattered flowers die. I bought it thinking it would be so useful and I haven't liked my results. I see other peoples, and am totally amazed but have struggled with the results myself. I'll have to keep playing.
Challenges This Card Meets:
Cupcake Crafts - Something New
Cute Card Thursday - Out with the Old - The flower paper is 2 years old from a cousin's shower invite. The rhinestones and DP are both over a year old.
Fab 'N Funky - Anything Goes
Moving Along with the Times - Ring out the old, Ring in the New
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes