Sunday, December 12, 2010

How about some sunshine?

Well, I don't know about you but it's a winter wonderland here today. It started snowing in the wee hours of the morning. How do I know you ask? Well, I was up - creating a card to show you - that's how I know. Now, I usually really love days like today. I like sitting on the couch and having a fire going and watching the snow fall in our big picture window while the hubby and I find movie after movie to occupy us. That DID NOT happen today! I've been packing and while I have tons done and the rooms are sparce and we could hardly scrounge up plates to eat dinner on last night...there is still more to be done. OMG my craft room is taking forever. My nieces asked how that was so and I told them that I didn't move it all here. I've acquired most of it in the past three years. UGH!!! There's tons of stuff. I only have a week to finish it all up!

So in light of all the craziness, I decided to ink up a little sunshine. Meet Maisy Sunshine from Stamping Bella.

I've also made a resolution to ink up copic colors that I haven't used other than to fill in my color chart to show me I have them. Do you do that? Do you go for your favorite colors and have others that you had to buy so that you could get closer to having all 334 colors? Well, I do. So today I grabbed my Blue Violets and matched them with Green at Heart design paper from Basic Grey.

I started with Bella's Bestest paper, Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored in a base with copics. Then I pulled my prismacolor pencils out and again pulled colors that I have sharpened but haven't used. It's a new goal since I see all the stuff I have that sits on shelves and doesn't get played with. You should give it a try. I'm sure there's a few things you've been hoarding that still have original wrappers and price stickers on. Come on, get 'em out and feel good about using 'em.

I've added my basic embellishments; a silk ribbon, a clear flower and a dew drop colored with copics to match, Glitter adhered with a Quickie Glue pen on the flower and Maisy's wings. The scallop border was cut with the MFT die. Colored cardstock is by prisim and it's scraps I'm bound and determined to use.

It's hard to see but I did add some green ink along the edges of the image panel applied with a sponge. It's soft and pretty in real life but it's very faint in the photo. Here's a close up so you can get a better look.

This week's Bellariffic Friday challenge is a sketch which you can find on my previous post. It makes it nice and easy for you. It's our last challenge for 2010 so get out your supplies and play along - a fond farewell to another crafting year! Send a photo of your card to Emily@stamping by Thursday night so she can display it on the blog and you might win some Bella bucks.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend and thanks for stopping by!



paulatracy said...

awwww, she is so pretty in purple. Maybe you have inspired me enought to PULL out my, maybe NOT! lol Get packing on that room and be mindfull NOT to overpack your paper stash. You will break some poor persons back. I have seen your stash remember. If Sean is injured...i know how it happened.

Swildman said...

Love it the purple is awesome!! I love kraft paper!!