Friday, July 16, 2010

Make A Wish

What a busy week this has been at our house!  Our kids are away at church camp up in the mountains and I kind of envy them.  It's warm warm warm here, with an expected high temp of 120 degrees today. 

There is one good thing to be said for all of our Arizona sunshine though, we are in our first phase of going solar at our house.  The installers are here today doing the solar hot water heater.  I wouldn't want to be the guys on the roof today installing the solar panels, it's hot up there!   

In the midst of all that's going on I'm still crafting away.  I had the opportunity to play and do something just for fun today.  My card is for the Michelle Perkett Studios challenge, below is the sketch and color challenge.  You were free to do either one or both so I went all the way!
I know I say this all the time but what a fun card to make!

This cute little girl was fun to color with Copic markers.  Since the challenge called for Cream I printed her on cream card stock, after I colored her I realized what I wanted to do with the clouds wouldn't work with cream card stock so I re printed my image on white and paper pieced them so I could flick some color onto the bottoms with Copic markers to make them more realistic.

The scalloped frame is two Spellbinders dies and I used Cuttlebug embossing folders to add more polka dots and swirls.  I wasn't sure what to do for the three objects in the top left corner but thought flowers...  I added a touched up Dew Drop to the center of each and two more touched up brown Dew Drops on the panel at the bottom.  The dotted organdy ribbon is to cover a little tiny boo boo and last of all I stamped "make a wish" from one of my Papertrey Ink stamp sets. 

Too much fun!  Thanks Michelle Perkett Studios for such a fun challenge!

Edited to add:
Do you remember the Operation Write Home blog hop for 4th of July weekend?  Sandy was offering as blog candy to make digital images out of our pets if we won.

Hey, I won!

She and I were visiting last night on Skype and she'd finished my cat Inky's digi and was working on coloring her.  Here's a couple photos of Inky:
Go check out Sandy's blog, she made a card using one of the new digi images and you can pick them both up there for free!  Sandy's blog is "it's a colourful world". 

More challenges she's entered into:
Your Next Stamp - Flower Power
Party Time Tuesdays - Anything Goes Birthday
Aud Sentiments - Any sentimen
Craftalicious Challenges - Birthday's
Stamp Something - Something Digital

28 comments:

jimlynn said...

Very cute card! And what a darling image. So cute.
Lynn

Paige said...

Cute image on this fun and pretty card! Thanks for joining us at PTT!

jaydee said...

Jan... where to start... firstly LOVE. LOVE. LOVE your card. Congrats on going solar and you are right... I wouldn't have wanted to be on the roof either! Now to Inky.... gorgeous kitty. What a beautiful, sleek, black coat. Gorgeous.
thanks for sharing your creativity - and your beautiful cat
jaydee

jimlynn said...

Jan, congrats to you AND Inky! What a pretty cat. Looks like you get alot of help in your stamping room!!! I'll go check out Sandy's blog. Thanks.
Lynn

Kathy Czygan said...

This is so cute! This image is wonderful and you've done a beautiful job coloring her. Love the colors and those little flowers in the corner are perfect! Congrats on the Inky win. She's a cutie!

CreaRenata said...

Very pretty card! Thanks for playing at Stamp Something!

Hugs,
Renata

Irena said...

Very beautiful card. Lovely color combo.

JanJay said...

Oh great card, I love the image and the pics of your cats are fab!

Thanks so much for joining in with our challenge at Craftalicious

Jan xx

Pattie G said...

Oh Jan, I love your take on our sketch and Color combo at MPSC. Thanks for joining us this week.

PS Your Inky looks just like my Allie Girl.

Hugs
Pattie

Anna said...

Lovely card! Way to combine so many challenges! Love your kitty! Thanks for sharing with us at Party Time Tuesdays!

Dianna said...

Absolutely adorable card! Thanks for coming to the party at PTT this week!

Michelle said...

Jan, this is such a beautiful birthday card!! I love how you colored my little birthday girl and I love the flowers and your ribbon!! Gorgeous, Jan! Thank you for joining us this week at MPS!!:)

Lynne Armstrong said...

WOW Jan...this is fabulous! Well done using both the sketch and colour combo. Thanks for playing with us this week at MPS :)

Laura said...

What a pretty card.LOVE IT! what a fun prize to win.I would have love to see my boxer for an image.TFS

gina g said...

Fabulous card, love the image, and the pics are fab too. Thanks for joining us at Craftalicious for this weeks challenge. luv gina xx

Tami said...

Really cute card. Really like the colors and the layout

Nancy said...

A great image on an awesome card!! Congrats on going solar!! Thanks for joining us at the party this week at PTT!!

Shelley said...

Jan your card is great! I love the colors & the image is adorable.

Kristie said...

This is a fab birthday card! Love the image,all the embossing, great color combo too! Thanks for playing along with my Party Time Tuesdays challenge!

ileana said...

This is such a lovely card, Jen!! Love how you conmbined the color of the challenge along with the sketch, thos flowers with the dew drops in the center are great!! love them!! I like also how you colored the b-day flying girl, so cute! Hugs!

Carrie said...

I love this card. I really love the polka dot embossing, I've never seen that cb folder. I'll definitely have to look for it now and great color combo too.

~jan said...

What an adorable card! Congrats on the top 3 at PTT!!

Emma and Susan said...

What a great card. Thanks for joining in the fun with us at Aud Sentiments this week.
Love Emma and Susan
xxx

Kerri said...

This is just too cute! Thank you so much for joining us at Your Next Stamp!

Operation Write Home said...

Such pretty cards!! Definitely a great image from Michelle, and your color choices are awesome!

Operation Write Home said...

Such pretty cards!! Definitely a great image from Michelle, and your color choices are awesome!

Tracey Feeger said...

What a gorgeous card. I love the embossed card and the image is beautifully coloured. Love the photos of your pussy sitting on your workspace. Thanks for joining us at Stamp Something.
mwah
Trace

Moshie said...

Love your sweet card! Thanks for joining us at Craftalicious.
hugs, Diana