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Friday, July 13, 2012

Soccer Star Sweet 16

I am on a roll now that I have started crafting again!  This card was a request from a co-worker for her daughter who, you guessed it, is turning 16 this weekend!  She gave me a list of things she was "in to", but what stuck in my mind was her love of soccer.  And this darling image, called Soccer/Football, from Mayzy Art was what I thought of immediately!   The challenge over on the Mayzy Art blog this fortnight is "Flights of Fancy" (#004).  Many of the projects I saw took this literally and feature an image with wings, but I interpreted it a little differently...  What isn't a flight of fancy at 16?  You have the world at your feet, your whole life ahead of you, and limitless possibilities, even if some of them are unrealistic!  At that age, who doesn't dream they're a top athlete or a rock star or an acclaimed writer?  Not all of us can be those things but that is the beauty of youth.   What is life without dreams?  "Hold fast to dreams for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly.” ~ Langston Hughes

I have used sketch #162 from Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge.  My creation is a little crowded but all the elements are there.  I literally eeked this one out and managed to link up to the challenge with only seconds left!  Talk about cutting it close!  Papers are My Mind's Eye - Fine and Dandy Girl.  I used the Die-namics Page Banner Strip for the border.  My Spellbinders Classic and Scalloped Circles were also utilized.  The image is colored with Copics, fussy cut, and popped up on foam squares.  This is one of my favorite techniques!  Because my color and patterns were a bit busy all I added to the card was one Recollections bling flourish and a Sweet 16 chipboard sticker from me&my BIG ideas.  

I really like how this turned out and my co-worker said it was perfect!  I love to hear that!  I am off to work on more cards now.  Hopefully I can stay awake.  Time to break out the midnight caffeine!  

Thanks for popping in!



Robin said...

Absolutely adorable! Your friend's daughter will be thrilled. Your coloring is great. Thanks to you I love sketches too. Hugs, Robin

Jo said...

What an adorable card. I am sure it will be loved. I love your take on the "flight of fancy" theme. Very true at 16 the world is full of dreams that can be made into reality if you want them. Thanks for joining us at MayzyArt Challenges.

Unknown said...

There is so much FUN going on her Regan! Love IT! ;o)

Jasmine said...

This is one I could have sworn I commented on! I love it, love the colors, and your coloring (her hair looks awesome!). Super fun sweet 16 card.