Monday, March 22, 2010
TGF #11, Copic Creations, and Blog Candy Winner!
Here we are at the start of a new week and the start of another new Spring season, so to celebrate, I thought I'd whip up a *new* card based on Sketch #11 of the TGF 12 Days of Sketches! (Yes, someday, I'll post my original winter creation for Sketch #11, but for now, I've had enough of winter, thank you very much.)
I really love this layout with the 3 panels, and I ended up slicing & separating a floral feature from the corner of one of the *gorgeous* papers in K&Co.'s Sweet Life stack. Such a great combination of vibrant and soft springy colors! The patterned scallop behind the super-sweet Fairy Chloe is from K&Co.'s Wild Raspberry stack. (no, I'm not ashamed to say I adore K&Co. paper stacks.)
I think that *just maybe* I am getting the hang of blending my Copics to give a little depth and light illusion to hair. I've got a loooong way to go, but I've learned a lot from my stampin' sistahs and my own experimenting and from visiting the amazing tutorials on Copic Creations. I'm even taking the plunge and entering this in their One-Year Blogaversary Challenge because the feather blending technique helped me "see the light" so to speak. LOL! Hey, what have I got to lose?
A first for me on this card is that big chipboard flourish (thanks, Tanja!). For some strange reason, I've been intimated by chipboard, but I grabbed the ModgePodge, a sanding block, & ink pad, and showed it who's boss. And I liked it! Look out chipboard - I fear you no more! The ribbon is just a scrap I kept because I liked the color, and I added the layered Primas for a little finishing touch.
We have been blessed with absolutely beautiful weather for the last week, and now some rain is moving in - but it's better than snow! Our Eastern bluebirds have returned, the goldfinches are turning from their mossy brown of winter to their vibrant golden yellow, and the crocus and daffodils are exploding onto the scene, so no matter what Mother Nature throws at us, I know it's not going to last and soon I'll smell the sweet scent of fresh-cut grass and sweet honeysuckle on the breeze!
But enough blathering - you're all waiting for my Spring-A-Licious Blog Candy Winner! Well, I used the very scientific process of having The Girl pick a number between 1 and 60, and she chose #23 in honor of Shakespeare's birthday (April 23). Congratulations terriavidreader! You've won the candy! Terri, I will email you for your mailing address and get that out to you this week! Thanks to all of you who entered and who passed along the word to others!
Thanks for visiting and I hope you have a stamptacular day!
Image: The Greeting Farm "Fairy Chloe"
Ink: Stampin Up
Cardstock: Stampin Up, Martha Stewart
Embellies: Primas; ribbon, brad, glitter from my stash