When I saw this new image from DigiStamp Boutique I just had to get it. It reminds meof the two little girls I used to babysit in Michigan. We still keep in touch and I plan to send this to them with a bunch of stamped images for them to color for Valentine's Day. They love art!
This card was originally for last week's Die Cuts R Us challenge 21. I started early in the week working on it. I think for some reason I wasn't supposed to finish it. A sign maybe? I'm not sure. I was really disappointed though. I had to reprint and color that image 3 times. I don't know if my paper got mixed up, but each time my Copic ink would mottle and pool on the coat of the girl on the left. I had to TRY and cover it the third time with some Prismacolor Pencils. Then when I came back I had apparently smeared the wet baby oil. UGH! I also added some sparkle to the "friends" sentiment with an Atyou Spica glitter pen only to smear that as well. My colorless blender pen is also almost out of ink. Yikes! Luckily oozak.com has refills AND super speedy shipping!
My card is definitely handmade with all the mistakes. Still, I know the girls will feel very special getting it. Don't sweat the small stuff, right?
On a positive note, I was able to add burgundy to the little girl's tights and hair ties. Therefore, I can now enter it into the JUGS16 color challenge. Yippee! Well, I'm hoping they forgive me for white instead of vanilla.
On another positive note, I have an announcement that makes me SUPER happy! I have been asked to be a Guest Designer for Whimsy Stamps for the months of February and March. Yippee again! Their stamps are so fun. I like fun!
I'm soooo excited! Makes me want to jump up and down! I can't wait for you to see some of the new releases. Some are fun and some are beautiful. They have a blog hop coming up at the end of January with some cute stuff. I can't wait to see what's in line for February. I'll keep you updated on that!
Thanks for popping in today.
Stamps: Unity KOTM december, digistamp boutique winter suzie and jasmin
Ink: Black marker, Pitch black spica marker
Paper: Sweet Blush, Golly by Golly, White, Rose Red Text.
Other: dazzling diamonds, 2 way glue pen, Sizzix snowflake die, button, dimensionals, Copics, Prisma color pencils, pink brad, Fiskars punch, Circle nestabilities, corner rounder, snowflake EF, cuttlebug