Hi everyone! Are you glad it's Friday? I know I am! I have a card to show you today that I had such fun making. I used Michelle Bertuzzi's Up, Up and Away set again but this time I printed out the tree.
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Once I had it printed the only thing I had to color was the trunk of the tree and I used colored pencils for that. Then I tied some green embroidery floss through some buttons and stuck them over the circles on the tree. They were a perfect fit!
The sky and grass were chalked and then I stamped some grass sprigs over the ground and dotted different colors of marker in the grass for wildflowers. the one little butterfly is punched out of a piece of shimmer sheet. Then I pierced some holes along the bottom in a wavy border. I really like how it turned out, but I'm thinking I might still add a sentiment somewhere before I send it.
The sketch is from this week's sketch challenge on Splitcoast Stampers, and the Ways To Use it challenge on Splitcoast Stampers was to use some kind of bug on your card so I have the little butterfly. The CAS-tastic Challenge is to make a clean and simple card using buttons!
Well you know that tomorrow is another release day at Squigglefly and I wanted to give you a sneak peek of one of the new images. This one is called Date Night and is drawn by Lynne Stansbery
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I went old school on this and colored it completely with colored pencils. I didn't blend them with odorless mineral spirits or anything. Colored pencils is how I used to color everything, and then when I learned about blending with mineral spirits I did almost all of my cards that way, and then Copics came into my world and I rarely use pencils anymore.
The sentiment is from My Sentiments Exactly, and I pierced a scalloped border along the top and bottom edges.
Isn't the image a sweet one? I'm entering this one in the Cute Card Thursday challenge which is to make anything but a square card. My card is long and fits in a legal sized envelope. I'm also entering this in the Paper Play challenge. They want you to make a card that has to do with home, and if you're anything like me you spend a little time every night on the couch watching some television, so I think this fits! Be sure to go to Squigglefly tomorrow (well maybe even tonight - sometimes Ashley releases them a little early!) and see all of the new images!
Enjoy your Friday, and thanks for looking!