Thursday, March 15, 2012
Retro Sketches #2
Hello! I have been crafting every night this week, but haven't had time to post any of my creations. You'll be seeing a few now within the next 24 hours. This card was made for my son's day care provider for St. Patrick's Day. Because March 17th is the small man's half birthday we celebrate. Even though we're not Irish (to my knowledge) I thought it was pretty cool his "unbirthday" fell on this day! So every year we celebrate. Last year it was with green frosted cupcakes. This year it will be with a shamrock shaped cake. Today I delivered sugar cookies sprinkled with green sugar to day care for Kayne and his play mates and with them went this card for the lovely woman who takes care of him while momma's at work.
I found a new sketch challenge, and for those of you who know me, you know I can't resist a good sketch! So I decided to play along with Retro Sketches (#2). I don't have a lot of St. Patrick's Day images and I wanted something "appropriate" (ie no beer or sassy Irish lasses! lol) so I opted to use this fabulous Waltzingmouse image that is a freebie in their shop. It coordinates with Nesties Label Five, which I used to cut it out. I printed two of them, colored parts of them with my Copics and did a little layering. Papers are Stampin' Up and Karen Foster. I kept the embellishments very simple - just some baker's twine and a horseshoe charm.
Markers used: Copics (YG91, YG93, YG95, YG97, Y32, Y35, Y38).
I'd also like to enter this card in the following challenges:
- Fab n Funky Challenges: #112-Luck of the Irish
- Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Simon Says... A Bit o' Green
- Whimsical Designs: #45-Going Green
- Die Cuttin' Divas: #56-Try These Colors...Green, Yellow, Black, and White
I'll be back with two challenges tomorrow so I hope you'll check back. Thanks for stopping by!