Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Pollycraft Cherry Kisses He Loves Me


We have a new Midweek Throwdown challenge starting today at Operation Write Home Stars & Stamps, our theme is Flowers/Floral, etc.  

I've been feeling a little behind lately so I picked this cute Pollycraft image that I'd colored and hadn't gotten back to.  I was thinking it would make a quick simple card for this challenge.  I was wrong!  I picked a sketch out of my file and went to work.  Have you ever had one of those days where nothing you cut is straight or lines up the way you think it should?  That's what was happening while I was trying to make this card.  The image has a frame around it and I can't tell you how many times I cut around the frame trying to make it straight, then I cut the frame off when I discovered it was the frame that wasn't straight.  
Sometimes being a perfectionist isn't any fun!

My layout is a sketch  from Verve Visual, papers are Mohawk Bright White, Via Vellum Basic Black, Neenah Red Pepper Linen, Stampin' Up! small paper pad from years ago and Copic X Press It.  I used part of a Hero Arts stamp for my sentiment, it actually says "Hello Girlfriend" and a Papertrey Ink double ended banner die.  Miss Cherry Kisses is colored with Copic markers R27, R24, R22, E00, E000, E0000, E44, E43, E42, BV0000, BV000, BV01, YR24, YR21, Y21, G82, G40, R21.  

I hope you'll have time to play in our Midweek Throwdown challenge at Operation Write Home.

Thanks for visiting my blog today -

Challenges:
Creative Inspirations Paint - Inspired by Flowers
Incy Wincy - Mother's Day of Girlie

14 comments:

Alyce said...

Jan this is such a sweet image. Love the colours that you used - you hardly see these together but they work so well! :)

Donna Hanley said...

Jan, A lot or work that was well worth it. This came out lovely. Those papers are so pretty and you sky matches them perfectly. All in all a wonderful card.

Rhonda Miller said...

What a pretty card. I love the CAS look. TFS.

Cindy E. Burton said...

Oh, I can SO relate to the "perfectionism" Jan. And you're right... sometimes it's just too much. HOWEVER comma, your cards are ALWAYS stunning and eye-catching. So, I'd say worth the effort you put into them. Your effort clearly radiates throughout your cards...

Jen said...

All that work and it turned out fabulous! I have those kind of 'moments' all day long it seems. :) Great card!

Lee Mae said...

Hi Jan, I can also relate to that struggle. It doesn't show on your card, however. It's beautiful - I really like the color combination and the image is adorable.

Lee Mae said...

Hi Jan, I can also relate to that struggle. It doesn't show on your card, however. It's beautiful - I really like the color combination and the image is adorable.

Lisa Jane said...

THis is fab.. the image really pops
Lisa x

happyscrapper said...

Simply enchanting. The colors are bright and cheerful. Thanks for joining us at Incy Wincy, and hope to see you back next week.
Hugz,
Christine Dt at Incy Wincy

Yolanda said...

That is just adorable. I love the colors and that I can feel the breeze in the scene.

cindyann said...

That is such a sweet image. And the coloring, layering,, and color combo is perfect. And yes, I frequently have "one of those days" :)

Carol L said...

This is just precious with those tiny floral images and sweet little girl! Beautiful card!

Sherry Hickey said...

Hi Jan! This card is so adorable you would never know it's one of those that makes you want to scream, lol! I wish someone would invent something that would guarantee straight cutting and matting!

Kianel said...

Super cute card, love the image!
Thanks for playing with us at Creative Inspirations paint challenge this week!
Love from France, Kianel.