Thursday, January 31, 2013
Soft kitty, warm kitty
Just like our fearless leader, Pat, at Mo's Digital Pencil, I LOVE to use soft peaches on my cards. My normal creative process is to lay out the card and then color the image to match the papers. Well I picked out these beautiful MME papers and then realized what a limited coloring palette I had given myself--gray, peachy pink, and soft yellow--YIKES! So where little Ragged Maggie would normally be a bit more multicolored in her raggedy clothes, she's a bit more coordinated on my card. I used the black pastel pencil again for the shading, something I still need more practice with.
That pretty little corner bow die cut is another of my new goodies (thanks Sue-bearhouse you enabler you! LOL). I made some rolled roses and added leaves and those sweet little glittery butterflies.
Our challenge this week is from our lovely and VERY talented Franz who wants to see lace and/or ribbon. I happened to have some lace with ribbon already threaded through it and used a bit under the bottom roses. There's also some ribbon stretched just above the sentiment. Little Maggie was really the kick off or warm up for that super fun Uptown Girl I posted Monday. The rolled roses lit the fire and away I went to the goodie bins. LOL
I hope you like Maggie and I hope you'll pop over to the DP2 blog to see what my uber-talented teamies have to share for Franz's challenge. There's a $5.00 GC to Mo's store up for grabs for one person in every twenty-five entries. It might be you!
(Just a little note here to let you know that my buddy with THE most wicked sense of humor, Lisa Minckler, has posted a Valentine card today that should not be missed. If you want a good chuckle pop over to her blog and check it out.)
I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Copic Marker Europe--anything goes
Crafty Ribbons--anything goes with ribbon
Moving Along with the Times--punch it out
Paper Crafting Journey--for a girl
Flutterby Wednesday--open challenge with butterfly or fairy
Paper Pretties Wednesday Challenge--square cards
Simon Says Stamp--anything goes
The Perfect Sentiment--die cut and a sentiment
Creative Card Crew--girly
Creative Craft Challenge--bling it up
Deep Ocean--love and lace
Die Cuttin' Divas--anything goes
Inky Chicks--Bingo (everything but pins)
Party Time Tuesday--anything goes
Twisted Tuesday--anything goes
Love to Create--anything goes and a sentiment
Make It Monday--anything goes
Creative Inspirations Paint--anything goes
Dream Valley--girls, girls, girls
Have a fabulous Thursday!
Supplies: Paper--My Mind's Eye "In Bloom", MFT cardstock, Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card; Stamp--Mo's Digital Pencil "Ragged Maggie"; Ink: Copics, Conti black pastel pencil; Tools--Memory Box Corner Bow and Tender Leaves dies, Martha Stewart Butterfly and Vintage Lace punches, EK Success butterfly; Miscellaneous--Recollections pearls, Diamond Stickles, lace from my stash, Hobby Lobby ribbon