Friday, January 8, 2010

Cool Argyle Ian

Okay, it's time to start posting the rest of my cards for TGF's 12 Days of Sketches Challenge! You might remember my blathering on that I'm doing this as my own personal challenge to finish what I start. Challenges are such a great way to get the creative juices flowing, and I'm always saying I'm going to do *this challenge* or *that challenge*. But for one reason or another, I either don't get them started or I don't get them completed. And to that I say, No more! So on with the cards!

After playing around with the layout of Mercy Kerin's great sketch for Day #3, I decided to stay with her original layout.
This is the first Dress Up Ian card I've ever created - actually, it's the first Ian card I've ever created! I received the images in a card kit swap I hosted. I thought the colors in these scraps of DP from my stash were very Ian-like, and I wanted to use my argyle embossing folder, so I decided to go with Ian's argyle sweater outfit. So cute!

And speaking of scraps, I really like how the piece of acrylic I also ran through the argyle emobssing folder turned out! It was hard to photograph but I think I caught enough of it to see.

I just inked up the edges with brown Stazon for definition, then finished the card with some ribbon and a couple of my few remaining Hodgepodge Hardware pieces. COOL!

So we're in the midst of the cold and the snow that are gripping much of the country, but we've been lucky compared to some. Combined with the snow that was already on the ground, we have about 8 inches and they're only calling for about 3 to 5 more through tomorrow night. I'm lucky because I'm off today and am just chillaxing in my PJs before getting ready for a girls night out. Dinner and a show - Menopause The Musical - in Pittsburgh with my sister Mary and my friends Barb & Mary Alice. I've heard the whole production is hysterical and that the songs are to-die-for funny, so I'm considering investing in some type of, uh, "protection", if you know what I mean. I'm sure there will be a few martinis with dinner, and my bladder isn't what she used to be! AH-HA-HA-HA! (Gee, I hope that doesn't offend anyone! It's an inside joke, because before "the change", my sister always said I had a bladder of steel, but now it feels more like heavy-duty aluminum foil. Better safe than sorry!)

Hope you're all warm and safe and enjoying your Friday! Thanks for stopping by and hope you'll pop back for Day #4's sketch card tomorrow!

Happy Creating!

Image: The Greeting Farm “Dress Up Ian”
Ink: Memento, Stazon
Cardstock: SU
Patterned Paper: My Minds Eye (well, I'm 99% sure they are!)
Copics: 0,B91,B95,B97,C1,C2,E000,E29,E47,E57,G40,G85,Y11,Y23
Accessories: Cuttlebug & embossing folder, SU Hodgepodge Hardware, Basic Grey ribbon, acrylic, dimensionals


Catherine said...

Finally! LOL! Just kidding, but I have seriously been waiting all week to see this card, ya big tease! (((HUGS)))
Uhm...FABULOUS! Hello! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the argyle CB on acetate! GENIUS!!!!!!!!!
Your coloring is awesome, especially on Ian's hair - TDF! And the colors coordinate perfectly with your papers. Fantastic card, Susan! Can't wait (hint, hint) to see more!
Have fun tonight, have a martini for me, and don't get forget the Poise! :D
Love ya!

Anonymous said...

This is totally awesome! I love his sweater - he looks warm and cuddly and oh so huggable. Wonderful card Susan!

Sandra MacLean said...

Oh Susan!! This is perfect!! Look at that perfect cutting around Ian too! It's absolutely flawless Susan! Have a great weekend and stay warm! :)

kadie said...

Omgosh, I LOVE IT!!! I have been waiting patiently over here for you to post another card from these sketches and this is awesome!! I love the texture and the way you've colored up Ian! He's so cute! I love how you've matched up the argyle in his sweater with the cb embossing too!! Beautiful!

Lorie said...

Yay Susan!! It's here, and I'm loving it!! The embossed background is so perfect with this adorable Ian!! You have me LOLing about the show tonight, and the "protection" unfortunately, I know exactly what you're talking about!! Have a fun girls night out, stay warm, and come back soon to tell us all about it!!!

Love ya,

karen said...

ooh! wow! this is fantastic Sus! i LOVE the paper piecing and the argyle background! this is a perfect card!