Hello friends! Here it is almost the end of the weekend already. I was a homebody for most of the weekend due to the cold and snow - it was nice and it sure went by quickly. How does that happen so fast?
I had high hopes to get a lot of crafting time in - which I did, but unfortunately my mojo seemed to be on vacation (probably somewhere warm and sunny) as I only got a couple of cards done in that whole time. The ideas were there, but there seemed to be a hiccup in the process and end result. I completely tore apart 2 cards yesterday. I'm the kind of person who saves every little bit of paper and the discarded elements from cards that did materialize. I hate when it happens that I actually tear it up and toss it - I feel so wasteful! So...I took a break and tried again this afternoon and was successful in making a couple cards that I'm happy with. Here's the first one I made with some specific challenges in mind:
I seem to have baby on the brain since finding out that one of the ladies from my card group is having a baby. She doesn't know if it's a boy or girl. I made a boy card recently and decided to keep this one generic in case she has a shower before the baby arrives. Now I just have to make a baby girl card and I've covered all possibilities (except twins - but she said she is only having one) :o)/
I stamped the image w/Memento ink (black) and then colored it in with copic markers.
I hadn't originally intended on fussy cutting around the intricate image but I dropped an inked stamp on the outer edge of the first circle as I was moving things around on my desk and it got messed up.
Ohhhh...I wanted to cry as I was really happy with how it had turned out.
And... it wasn't easy coloring those tiny little parts and staying in the lines.
I just couldn't bring myself to scrap the whole image.
Sadly, there was no way I was going to be able to hide the boo-boo.
So... I grabbed my scissors and began the process of fussy cutting and redoing the main circle piece.
I think I saved it and it's still pretty cute - but what a bummer when that happens :o(.
I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Addicted to CAS (ATCAS) where the code word is BABY
Stampin' Royalty Challenge #216 - Clean And Simple
To save you from having to read through a really long post - I'm going to put my second card from today on a separate post. Isn't that sweet of me - lol.
Stay tuned for Part 2. Til next time...hugs and happy crafting! D