Friday, September 19, 2014

I Love You, Marti !

I recently participated in a blog hop over at Digi Stamps 4 Joy where they celebrated their 100th challenge ... and on one of the stops, I was lucky enough to win a $10 certificate to the store ... Yay me!  I never win stuff, lol.  Anyway, while I was browsing the store to pick out my images, I came across this hysterical image called Fashion Faux Pas ... I couldn't even wait for my chosen images to get emailed to me, I had to buy this one immediately!  This card is for my very Bestie, and there's a hysterical story behind it ... 'nuff said that you can figure it out by the image on the card.  I can share before she gets it because I doubt she'll make it over here before she gets the card.

Again, this is a digital image that I printed on Cryogen iridescent cardstock and colored with Copics.  Holy cow, my Cryogen, Neenah and X-Press Blend It papers arrived JUST IN TIME.  I had just printed out an adorable image onto Stampin Up's Whisper White and had one heck of a time with over saturation & mucking up the inks.  I'll use SU's WW in a pinch when I'm only laying down light layers of color, but I had forgotten about the image being on the WW, so it ended up ... well, even though she'll never make it to a card or a project, I still can't throw her away ...  I digress ... on to this card.

I layered with some SU's mustard and chocolate cardstocks and some pretty designer paper, don't ask me where I got it, I had already cut it down.  I used one of my Sizzlette dies to cut out the flourish in the corner and kept this one simple in layers because I wanted to mail it right away tomorrow.

Copics used:
  Skin:  E04,11,21,00,000
  Hair:  E37,35,31,Y32,21
  Clothing:  YG97,95,93,91; Y15,11,000; N5,3,RV95,93,91
  Bags:  E47,44,43,42,41; C3,1,00
  Smudge:  B41,0000,colorless blender

I hope you like the card.  The whole time I was making it, I was reminiscing about all the fun times I had with dearest Marti when she lived near here, and how she could get me laughing so hard I'd nearly ... well, you get the picture ... She's a wonderful person and a blast to be around and I wish she lived closer to me so I could see her all the time.  I know I should call her more often, lets see if I can rectify that.

I'm posting this card in a few challenges, as well, which include:

Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - Anything Goes, just used patterned paper
Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes (cool sponsor = Oozak!)
Suzi Bee's Bloomin' Challenge Blog - Anything Goes
My Heart Pieces - Anything Goes - for the month starting 8/21/14

Hope you have a great day ... Would love to hear what you think of the card.
Take care,


Dawn said...

Wonderful card Collette & yes only besties can appreciate the sentiment behind the card. Just fab x

KarinsArtScrap said...

this is fab and very beautiful Collette.
Gr Karin


Stunning coloring and beautiful image!
Thanks for playing at Suzy Bee's Bloomin'.

Crafting with Darcy said...

Hi Collette!! Your card caught my eye as I was browsing through the cards at TTCRD challenge!! This is hysterical!! What a fun image and love how you made your beautiful card with it!!

Hazel said...

Thank you so much for joining SUzy Bee's and my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper September challenge with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon x