I was delighted to win an adorable Magnolia stamp from the lovely Jane in a recent blog hop at Magnolia Down Under. When my stamp arrived I was absolutely thrilled that Jane had additionally included some beautiful flowers and ribbons and also an absolutely gorgeous card which you can see on her blog here. Jane's Lovely Cards is a relatively new find for me and if you don't know her work, I urge you to grab a coffee and sit down for a fabulous stroll through her blog. She is soooooo talented!
I was so taken with the card she sent me that I wanted to have a go at using text as a torn strip like an off-centre ribbon and also punching out the text to use as flowers. Tearing DP is something that absolutely does NOT agree with me so I went one step further and typed up my own text which is a little resume for an artist friend of mine who is the intended recipient of my card.
Sketch N Stash have invited us to "pick our own sketch" from their catalogue of past sketches. I chose #52. Stamp Something want to see "wings" and the challenge at Sir Stampalot is "Magical Worlds" whilst Cupcake Craft want to see something "beginning with C".
Here you go, girls, my "C" is CLEAVAGE! (Or if you prefer, you can see Cerulean, Cobalt and Cyan Colous and I used Copics - but I like cleavage better!) My image is of course one of Mo Manning's. As Flutter by Wednesday have an "open" challenge and all they need to see is "wings" I am entering there too. When I saw "Fairy 2" I knew I just had to have her because she looks soooooo much like my artist friend (although admittedly the fairy is considerably more plump!). I coloured her with Copics. There is definitely something wrong with my skin coloured Copics - they are blodging rather than blending on my page but I still like the card.
If you are reading this, Jane, thank you once again for your wonderful candy and for inspiring me to make this card.
Once again, peeps, I apologise for not coming by. I was without my internet for several days and our daughter and grandson are still with us so my crafting and blogging are taking a bit of a back seat!