Summer… we can think it, can’t we? With the holidays over and the real cold winds of winter all about, one can keep cozy with thoughts of warmer days to come.
Today I combined ideas from three challenges to create my card! I was inspired by the Lili of the Valley challenge to use your favorite LOTV stamp, the ICopic challenge to use “unloved colors” and the Sweet Stop Sketch challenge which helped me with my layout. Don’t know about you but I still struggle with designing a layout for my cards and I remember one of my teachers (Michele) telling me to use sketches to help. Well, that combined with looking at all the other beautiful cards and projects created by so many of you continue to teach and inspire me.
This sweet girl is called Summer Daydream. I have been wanting to play with her for awhile now. I decided to also use copic colors that I have not used before. I know the challenge calls them “unloved” but I think they are “unused”!
For this card I used E79,77, 74, 71 and 70. Now I don’t know about you, but the E’s I do use often are not playing nice these days. Perhaps I need to change nibs but some of my E’s are not going on as smoothly as they once were…still, I enjoyed playing with other colors new to me. Skin E00, 11. 13 and R20. Hair E50, 53 & 57. Grass/leaves YG97, 95 & 93. I also used Prismas Tuscan Red & Black. Cardstock is from PTI and Bazill and DP is Prima’s Moulin Rouge. I stamped the lined dp with an Inkadinkadoo script stamp and Memento Rhubarb Stalk ink to create more detail in the paper. Curly Wild roses and metal corners are from Wild Orchid Crafts and sentiment is from Pink by Design. I bought a ton of their sentiments- they have over 2500 sentiments- love them! They feature sets on every theme which makes finding a sentiment for all my stamps so easy! Spellbinder and MS Punch/Diamond Stickles/gold pearls from stash. Yes, those are gold pearls- they took on the color of the paper in the photo-ugh! One pic at night and one in daylight.
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