April 13, 2009

Sketch Saturday # 46....Adore...Holly in Spain!

Well, you should all be glad to know that I did a little cleaning up yesterday and it feels so good too!!! I cranked my Journey CD and Def Leppard CD and got busy!!! I don't know why I procrastinate so much when I actually start cleaning I get into a grove and become a little cleaning machine. All thanks to a fab little cleaning gadget I just got. I pulled out my Monster Steam Cleaner again for the second time and I just love it!!! It's soooo satisfying to blast away the dirt!!! I realize I just like gadgets maybe that is way I like crafting too...lots of cool gadgets! Well, the Monster does a fab job!!! I just have to tell you I used it to clean the oven and this is a job I couldn't do with harsh toxic oven cleaners cuz I would have a migraine for sure with the strong odor...but I cleaned my stove/oven till it was gleaming with only water...well very, very, boiling hot steam...but all natural! Just be cautious...I burnt my finger on the hot steam the first time I used, duh!!! So, enough about cleaning...and more about cards, right...gotta ya...good...so, here we go!!!

I made this card yesterday for Sketch Saturday #46! What a great sketch I flipped it to make it work with my image!!! I am a huge Dancing With The Stars Fan...and I was so inspired by Cheryl and Gilles Paso Dobles...(aakkk...did you see him with no shirt on???...OMG...sooo dreamy!!!!) I need to borrow Holly's fan right now,lol!!!

So, I pulled out an image of Holly in Spain from Charmed Cards & Crafts that I had printed on Georgia Pacific paper! I wanted to make Holly's dress look like Cheryl's but that proved to be more difficult than I origionally thought but it was still great inspiration!!!

I coloured Holly with my Copics and used Metallic Rub-ons to create the moody background! I made the 6x6 cardbase from Tiara Bazzill Bling Cardstock and pulled out this stunning My Little Yellow Bicycle patterned paper called Love Letters 6x6 pad and coordinating sticker embellies and used some bling from my stash and 2 MM brads!

My hubby gave me a nice compliment on this card...he said the fan looks very good...you see he is an artsy-fartsy type and knows where the shadows should be and all that technical colouring stuff...I just like colouring and cutting up pretty paper...always have ever since I was a little girl!!!

Well, I hope you get to colour and cut up some pretty paper today!!! My daughter, Hannah and I are meeting my Mom at the shopping centre to go to Laura Secord to get the good (50% off) chocolate...yes, more chocolate...it's half price today!!! Really, we didn't buy much chocolate for yesterday just enough to not be considered mean parents,smile...it is tradition in our family, starting when I was a kid, to wait and get the good stuff on sale Easter Monday!!!

Have a great day!!!!



Riet said...

what a beautiful card Tara,l love the colours.

hugs Riet.x

Tracey said...

A gorgeous card Tara!! Love it! xx

And, mmmmmmm, Laura Secord chocolate. Enjoy!!

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Ola! Your card is beautiful Tara, that image is so stunning! Hope you enjoy your chocolate. I try to catch up with 'Dancing with the Stars' too, we do get it over here. Our version (as you may know) is called 'Strictly Come Dancing' and is on again at Xmas. I just love all of the costumes, so colourful! Have a good week, Hugs Heidi xxx

Georgia said...

This is amazing! I love the Holly and Madison downloads and this card is great because it has areal continental feel to it. The black and white paper is really pretty!
Love, Georgia xx

Kelly Schelske said...

Oh my gosh Tara, this is beautiful!!

Hugs, Kelly

Kim Piggott said...

Oh my this fabulous Tara!
Love your image and that fan is gorgeous!
Love that paper and lovely detail!
Your cleaning machine sounds like fun!
kim x

Anonymous said...

wow wow wow, do not know what so say. Your card is so beautiful, absolutely gorgeous.

Michele Roos said...

Oh WOW Tara this is gorgeous. Love the image and the colours you've used. Hugs Michele x

Jo said...

WOW! this is stunning! love it!
Thank you for joining us this week!
Jo xx

Sandra said...

Hi Tara,
Stunning card Sweetie. We are so much alike it makes me chuckle. My hubby is, what I call, quality contol in this house. He's a 'proper' artist and always tells me straight on my creations.
I'm a gadget geek too ;o) You are right... there are so many lush gadgets in crafting. I've got 2 steam cleaners. A large polti and a smaller hand held and I love them both. Talk about gadget queen .
Have a great weekend.
Sandra xx

Sandra said...

...sorry, me again. I see you like dancers....have you checked out my Bollywood Dancers yet? :o) You'll see a great drawing by hubby there too.
Sandra xx

Chris said...

Fantastic and very glamorous card Tara, that's a great image and I love the black and red colour scheme. Love your tradition to wait for the good stuff in the area of chocolate LOL, hope you enjoyed it. Hugs, Chris xx


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