Saturday, May 11, 2013

Hello! Welcome to my blog and thank you for stopping by. I design and create handcrafted greeting cards. I like to call this passion of mine "visual poetry" ....imagery on paper. Please feel free to browse the photos of my cards and leave a comment.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Sweet as Pie

I tried to incorporate several challenge themes into this card: a color theme, a "girlie" theme, and lots of layers theme. I'm not sure I succeeded with lot's of layers but I think I got the color theme and "girlie" theme right.

The color theme included melon/mango colors. I used GKD card stock for my base card which was a melon like color. I used green and yellow/orange as two more melon/mango colors in coloring parts of my image with Copics. And the image itself is the "girlie" part.

The focal point image is a digital stamp from Whimsie Doodles called Pie Lizzie. I colored the image with various Copic markers and then cut it with a Marianne Creatables Small Ovals by Petra die.  With the image still in the die, I sponged around it with Memento Tangelo ink.

I added a layer of coordinating digital patterned paper to my base card and then popped on my focal image with dimensionals. I created my sentiment using my computer and then cut and embossed it with a die from Spellbinders Beaded Ovals and popped it on as well.

Don't you think this might also make a nice "welcome to the neighborhood" card to present (along with a pie, of course) to new neighbors? But then you'd have to make two pies just in case you can't avoid the temptation of taking a slice out of the one you're planning to give to your new neighbor. YUM!

Hope you're having a wonderful day!

This card was entered into the following challenge(s)
The Outlawz  -  Greetings Challenge - GCC0701
OOZAK  -  Challenge #17 - Anything Goes - Girlie Theme
ABC Challenge  - Q for Quite a Few
613 Avenue Create  -  Challenge #26 - Anything Goes
Sister Act  -  Challenge #13  - Anything Goes


Samantha Casey said...

Beautiful color palette! I love how you colored the girl too, it looks amazing! Thanks for joining us at the Oozak Challenge!


Sarah Nancarrow said...

What a beautiful card and such gorgeous colouring and shading! Thanks for joining us at Sister Act Card Challenge :)

Jenn said...

Very cute card, I love the image and the colors you used. Thanks for joining us at ABC Challenges!

Ann-Marie said...

A beautiful card, love the colours you have used. Thank you for joining us over at The ABC Challenge this time and hope you join us again. Take care, Ann-Marie xxx