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Thursday, January 19, 2012

Answer the Call



I know.... Three posts this week already?! What is going on here?! Well, I'll tell you: Saturated Canary is holding a guest design team call on their challenge blog, and I just had to throw my hat in the ring. I know it's a long shot as there are already over 80 gorgeous entries for 3 open spots, but you don't know if you don't try so here goes nothing! I love Krista's images, and Krista herself is as delightful and charming as the characters she draws! If you've never read her blog you are truly missing out and should go visit her here.

Today I needed a card for a co-woker of mine. It's a dual purpose card as her birthday is next weekend AND she is starting a new full-time job at another company on Monday too! She is a glamorous young thing, and I thought Becki was perfect. Recently I had seen a few cards that used Spellbinders Nestablities dies to cut frames, and I decided I wanted to try this technique. I'm really happy with the results using Labels Eighteen! The image was printed "big head" style, colored with Copics and her dress was paper pieced. The sketch is the current challenge over at Cardabilities. I used a favorite border punch of mine from Martha Stewart and added my usual embellishments (flowers and an assortment of Tim Holtz goodies) as well as a beaded pin I received from a friend and some tulle. The papers are from Bo Bunny - I love them and have been hoarding them, but they just begged to be used for this creation.

Markers use: Copics (E11, E21, E00, E31, E25, E27, R20, E04, W6, W8, W10).

I'd also like to enter this card into the following challenge:
- Hooked On Craft Challenges: #15 - Try Something New (frame technique)
- Make It Monday: #72 - Anything Goes
- Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge: #168 - Anything Goes with Blue

Thank you for visiting and wish me luck! *fingers crossed* Being a Canary would be quite the honor! Have a fabulous day!

{hugs}
Regan

19 comments:

Ginger said...

Gorgeous Card Regan! I love how you colored her hair! You do such a wonderful job! I also love how you framed her in! Excellent Job!

THERESA said...

Absolutely stunning!!! Strongs on the DT call, hope they take you, you are one super talented lady whose creations always inspire me......:))
lotsa luv

knitmachinequeen (KMQ) said...

Another fantastic creation. I love everything you create and this one is no exception. I fell another scraplift coming. I said I wasn't going to buy any more Nesties but I think I'm going to have to pick this one up later today!

Tamie said...

Love how you framed your gorgeous image! Fantastic coloring and great inspiration. Sure glad I saw it over at Make It Monday!

Lou Mac said...

I seen the picture of this card in my news feed and was like.. WOW!! I gotta get over there.

Freakin' awesome job Regan!! Love how you've put this card together.

Brilliant paper piecing and those papers are yummy!! Good luck in the GDT call - you're so right about Krista!! <3

xo

Krafty Hugzz Kenzi x said...

Wow ur card is simply stunning, love the cute lil image shes a beut!, and ur colourings great, saw u on MIM, Thank u for sharing,
luv n hugz
Kenzi xx

Kim Kelley said...

I love it! The colors are gorgeous! And the image is adorable! Good luck with the DT, they would be getting an amazing artist to their team. HUGS!!!

downrightcrafty said...

gorgeous and a great take on this weeks theme at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge with this lovely creation, thank you for joining us this week.
Hugs Kate xx
ps I have candy if you are interested :)

Linda Palmer said...

I love her images too. Great job on this beautiful card.

Mandy said...

Beautiful card,love the image and all your detail is amazing...Thanks for sharing with us at Hooked on Craft..
Mandy x

Curlybear said...

Oh wow this is one fabulous interpretation of this weeks theme, fabulous image and colour combo too,

Thank You so much for joining us at Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge: 168 Anything Goes With Blue I hope you join us again next week,

Good Luck with the challenge

Have a lovely day,
Hugs Bridget :0) x.
SCSC DT

Shirley-anne said...

Stunning image, awesome colouring ,perfect frame and all over a lovely card .Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday
Shirley-Anne

Jasminnie said...

Love it! Love the colors, embellishments, and wicked like the use of the frame.

Helen said...

Fabulous card!
Thanks for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge!
Helen x

StephC said...

My goodness this is gorgeous! Love the image, all of the details and your take on the sketch. So glad you joined us at Cardabilities!

Jolanda said...

I just love the image and what you did with the sketch.
Thanks for joining us at Cardabilities!

Kathy said...

Beautiful. Love the framed look, so cool. This coloring of her hair and skin looks amazing, she's glowing. Another fab creation Regan!

Buladi said...

What a lovely, delicate card you have created here! Well done.I love everything you create and this one is no exception.

Plastic Card
Plastic Cards

Amy Prior - The Scrapbooking Haven said...

What an amazing card! I love your colouring and the tulle!