Hello! I hope you've had a great day. I needed to make a card for my LSS using this Belles 'n Whistles image, Tania Baking, so I decided to use this sketch over at the Belles 'n Whistles Challenge Blog so I could enter my card in their challenge. Isn't she a cutie patootie? Reminds me of my daughter when she was little and had long blonde hair.
I colored my image with my Prismacolor pencils and gamsol and distressed the edges of the papers with ink. I do not do distressing, so this is not something you'll see on my blog very often. But I thought the soft colors on this card just needed a little something extra, so I decided to distress. Now, I know, it's very subtle, but that's a big move for me lol! I added some sheer ribbon and a bow and punched out some flowers and branches. I used some pearls in my flowers. For the ticket sentiment, I used Whimsey Sentiments Collection and my Tim Holtz die cut. I used Gossamer papers by Memory Box. I love these papers. The colors are so soft and muted.
I also want to share some news about a sale Kerry is having over at Ladybug Crafts Ink. If you use the code CB2010 you can save 15% off your total order. Now, how's that for a great sale? This offer is good through the end of November, so make sure you scoot over and check out her fantastic selection of stamps.
Thanks for stopping by!
I'm entering my card in these challenges:
Belles 'n Whistles - Sketch
Crazy4Challenges C4C56 - Bling
Creative Card Crew - Bloomin Marvelous
Creative Cottage Challenge #24 - Bling It On
Incy Wincy Challenge #61 - Anything Goes
Little Red Wagon Challenge #48 - Make Your Own Embellishments
One Stitch at a Time #32 - Anything Goes
Paper Romance #17 - Handmade Flowers
Sisterhood of Crafters - Embellish It
The Shabby Tea Room Week #29 - Pearls and Pastels
Your Next Stamp Challenge #26 - Grow Your Own (Flowers)
Stamps: Belles 'n Whistles - Tania Baking; Whimsey Sentiments Collection - sentiment
Paper: Memory Box - Gossamer
Other: Prismacolor Pencils, Gamsol, Sizzix Tim Holtz Ticket Strip die cut, flower punches, MS punch, stickles, glaze pen, ribbon, pearls