Have you ever finished up a project, sat back, and said, "I should have stopped an hour ago." LOL I'm not sure I like everything I've done on this card It feels a bit OVER-done, but it is what it is.
Our new challenge over at the Catered Crop is embossing. Linda has a ton of great inspiration pieces posted for you to peruse. You'll see that the embossing she is referring to is dry embossing, but I couldn't help but add a bit of wet style too. Most of my dry embossing got covered up, but it's there, I promise. The main mat and the yellow piece at the bottom were both run through my Cuttlebug in embossing folders and the Spellbinders die cut I cut in half to frame the image and the image itself were embossed around the edges. I added a bit of Frayed Burlap Distress ink to try to make the raised areas show up a little better.
Been a while since you've seen me color up a Saturated Canary image huh. LOL I have a LOT of them, but to be honest, they intimidate me a bit. The hair coloring always has me shaking in my shoes. This one is called "Thank You" and I think she's just adorable. I'm happy enough with the hair and the rest of her was pretty easy to color. Not so sure about the Liquid Pearl dots (that's one of those add-ons in the questionable last hour).
I added some rolled flowers glittered up with Stickles, lots of leaf punches, and broke out my still unopened jar of white embossing enamel for a little zing to the tag and yellow embossed panel.
I'm sure you all have an embossing folder or two in your stash so whip something up and hop on over to the Catered Crop to link up.
I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Saturated Canary—all things bright and beautiful
Simon Says Stamp—happy mail
Sisterhood of Crafters—free for all
The Perfect Sentiment--make it feminine
Bearly Mine—anything goes
Deep Ocean Challenge—fave color combo
Die Cuttin Divas—anything goes
Party Time Tuesday—anything goes
Love to Create—punches and/or dies
Make It Monday--anything goes
Addicted to Stamps—beautiful button
Creative Inspirations Paint—anything goes
Mad for Markers--female
CLP Sketch Challenge--sketch
Skin: E000, E00, E11, R20
Hair: E23, E25, E27, E29, E51
Clothing: BG70, BG72, BG75, BG78, Y00, Y11, YR21, YR23
Have a great weekend!
Supplies: Paper--My Mind's Eye "The Sweetest Thin--Bluebell", Bazzill, Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card; Stamps--Saturated Canary "Thank You", sentiment from There She Goes Clear Stamps "Nutmeg"; Ink---Copics, Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark, Frayed Burlap Distress ink, Sakura white gel pen; Tools--Martha Stewart Frond, Branch, and Deco Fan punches, Nestabilities Standard Circles, Classic Squares, and Romantic Rectangles, Memory Box Tender Leaves, MFT Mini Tab Quartet, The Paper Studio Quatrefoil EF, Cuttlebug Houndstooth EF; Miscellaneous--Bisque Liquid Pearls, Star Dust Stickles, Krafy Outlet Hang Tag String, buttons and ribbon from my stash, Recollections pearls, Michaels trims and chipboard tag, Ranger White Embossing enamel