Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Thanks for Being You

Ahh...it's hump-day already and it's my "Monday" at work :O) Gotta love a weekend that is longer than your work week! This is the life...if only it was the norm. Anywho...being Wednesday means another awesome Color Throwdown challenge (CTD59)!! This week we bring you some great autumn colors and adorable images from our sponsor, All That Scraps.

I used CC Designs, Swiss Pixies' Pippi stamp! Isn't she the CUTEST?! I have lots of ideas for her! Okay, so lets get down to business...I know, I know. What's with all the orange? Especially considering orange and I avoid each other like the plague. Well...it just so happens that I came across these two orange patterned papers and they fit the bill (...err...card) perfectly. So, I went with them! Oh, and I don't own Pumpkin Pie so I used Dusty Durango on Pippi. If you can't tell, I used the watercoloring with markers technique. I colored the wings very lightly with Soft Sky, and thought about making them sparkly, but I really liked how they turned out looking almost "clear". That was the look I was going for so I left well enough alone!

Oh...let me explain my sentiment. I couldn't decide which sentiment to use with Pippi, so I picked up an Inkadinkado stamp set at Michaels today that had this cute font and a perfect sentiment. I can't say I'm the biggest fan of Inkadinkado...I love their designs, but I struggle to get a clean image when I ink it up. I'm not sure if I need to do something to the stamp first and then ink it or what, but mine rarely comes out clean. So, with this sentiment I carefully went over the 'broken' letters with my Ruby Red marker. Hence, the dark and light areas...

Last but not least, I saw a GORGEOUS card that Mercy Kerin made when I was perusing the SCS gallery the other day. Well...this led me to a brand new challenge blog - Crazy 4 Challenges - that provided the sketch that Mercy used. This is the very FIRST challenge the new blog has offered (C4C1)! You MUST check it out if you haven't already. The ladies who joined forces to create this team are VERY well known in the papercrafting community and offer some AMAZING eye candy! I just know this blog is going to be a hit! They already have 46 entries since Saturday! AWESOME, huh? Anywho, just thought I would share what promises to become a swift fave :)

Don't forget to check out the ultra-talented CTD design team's projects! They're sure to WOW you!!!

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you have a short week like me :O)

10 comments:

Tammy Hershberger said...

She is absolutely adorable with her little punkin' head! Very cute card, Kristin and I love the sentiment you chose! Another rockin' design!

Barbara said...

Awww, love your littls punkin'!!! That flower and button are a great touch!

LeAnne said...

She is as sweet as can be, and what a perfect sketch!!!!

StampOwl said...

so sweet thanks so much for playing

Cindy Haffner said...

Gorgeous!!!

Mercy said...

kristin...this is fantabulous! thanks for playing along with our first c4c challenge!

Velta said...

Too darn precious! I am with you about avoiding this color, but when Autumn comes around I just LOVE it!

Cathy Indelicato said...

So cute!!! Great job and great sketch!

dpkennedy said...

How funny that our cards are so similar!! I love the sketch you used and your ribbon and button treatment are so pretty! The flower looks just perfect on that cutie too!

LORi said...

Sooo CuTE!!So happy you joined us!!

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