January 17, 2009
Friday Sketchers #35....Best Friends...Forever!!!
I always love Mumur's sketches (and her beautiful cards too), over at the Friday Sketchers Challenge blog, well, she has come up with another fabulous design! I just had sooo much fun making my card with this sketch! Thanks for such great inspiration Murielle and for getting my creative juices flowing!
Well, I think I enjoyed making this card so much cuz it was a messy one,lol! Yup, lots of paint, inking and Metallic rub-ons...oh yeah, I got good and inky, making this one,he, he, he!!! I'm pretty happy with how it turned out but the lighting in the pics isn't very good...I think it looks better IRL!!!
I had this double-sided Scenic Route Sonoma paper in my stash. Just three sheets of it, as, it came in a make-n-take from the Scrapbooking Retreat that I went to back in November! Well, I love Scenic Route paper, so, I've been saving it for that special moment. Well, that special moment was for this little cutie patootie...gosh, I just love her hair...(I use to have my hair cut like this)...cute!!!
Anyways, back to the card, smile! I used the Red Bouquet Kraft sheet, that has the large floral print on it, as the 6X6 cardbase. I stamped sweet Tilda here on Georgia Pacific cardstock and coloured her with my Copics. I used white Acrylic paint and the ball of a small embossing tool for the dots on her cheeks and a fine tip brush for the other highlights. I distressed around the edges with my favourite, Metallic Rub-ons.
The chipboard postage stamp frame, flowers and swirls are from Technique Tuesday and called FUNdamentals Technique Tiles! I painted the postage stamp frame with MM acrylic paint and a foam brush and when dry I rubbed on lots of Metallic Rub-ons, again. The flowers and swirls are covered with various colours of chalk inks and more Metallic Rub-ons.
I punched a hole in the middle of them with my Cropadile to insert the BG Wassail brads. I added some Black grosgrain American Kraft ribbon and used a really great tip that I saw on Jennifer McGuire Ink. on how to tie a good knot or bow (you will have to watch or fastforward to the middle of the video to see the part where she shares the bow tying tip). Maybe you already know about this idea. I just think it is a fab way to get a great knot or bow and to keep the ribbon, twine or cord taught while you tie it!
The Mellisa Frances transfer was cut up and half was applied to the tag cut with my QK squeeze and the word "Forever" was applied to the stamped image.
Well, thanks for stopping by and having a wee peek!