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Alright, here goes. I wanted to make a card for the Dare You 2 Digi Challenge which was to use pink and green. Not too hard, right?
So I looked for an image and planned a card.
I ended up picking out the Whistling Girl from squigglefly and here is my card
(click to enlarge)
I was really proud of the sidewalk I drew (learned that from Lauren!) and I think her shadow on the sidewalk turned out cool. I chalked the sky and the greeting is computer generated with a font called CK Becky. I attached the balloons with pop dots and taped some thread to the back of the balloons. then I cut a little slit in the line at the top of her head and inserted the threads and taped them to the back of the image.
So now that you've seen the card let me tell you the conversation I had with my best friend half and hour before I finished the card.
She comes over to walk her dog with me and Riley and I'm just finishing up the card and need to come up with a sentiment. So I show her the card
ME: I'm trying to come up with something for this card to say.
HER: How about "I'm a big fat pig?"
ME: What are you talking about? She whistling so her lips are pursed!
HER: She looks like a little pig! Look at her fat cheeks!
ME: Well, she's looking up and at that angle cheeks look like that. What do you think of the balloons, does it look like she's holding them behind her back and they're blowing back behind her?
HER: No! It looks like she's wearing some kind of weird hat!
So on that note I put it aside, we walked, and I came home and finished the card. Fast forward to a couple of hours later. My daughter Chesney comes over and I show her the card.
ME: I made this card for a challenge where you are supposed to use pink and green.
HER: Well, it qualifies for that.
ME: Let me tell (starting to tell her about the conversation I had earlier)
HER: Do you know why it looks like the balloons are coming out of her head?
ME: (exasperated) You don't think it looks like they are behind her?
HER: No, but I'll tell you why.
And she did explain that the strings come together right at the top of her head and that if she was holding them, they'd come together at her hands so I should spread the strings apart at the top. AH! makes sense, and maybe I'll take it apart and re-do it some time, but some days you're just better off not crafting! If I do the strings right, I'll show you the "after" shot.
UPDATE: card re-done here
Before I go, I wanted to let you know that Squigglefly has two new sets up and they are by a new artist joining the team. Swing by and take a look!
Have a wonderful day, and thanks for looking!