Saturday, July 24, 2010

It's not Wednesday...

and I'm posting on my blog...what is this world coming too, LOL! Because of all of the chaos and craziness over the past couple months I haven't had a chance to just sit and stamp for fun. Today I finally got the chance. I feel almost giddy just thinking about my day. To get me back in my stamp groove I scanned all of my favorite challenge blogs for inspiration. The card I'm sharing today is a combination of 4 different challenges...I needed inspiration for pretty much every aspect of my card, LOL.

So the challenges that I played along with for this card are:

Basic Grey Challenge: Stitching
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge: Stitches, Scallops and Sparkle
Crazy 4 Challenges: Inspiration pieceAND...Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge #83 Phew...that is a lot of challenges...but honestly, I'm rusty. I needed all the help I could find to get me warmed up!

For my card I used Always in my heart Sophia from Paper Pretties. She is honestly one of my absolute favorite Sophia images (although I say that about a lot of them). I paired her up with some Basic Grey Lime Rickey designer paper and some Kaisercraft Rhinestones. The sentiment is from the SWAK Add-On sentiment set. I stamped my image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored her with Copic markers. I stepped out of my comfort zone and actually tried to color blonde hair. Not sure if you have ever noticed, but all of my images always have brunette hair because that is the only one that I know I can color ok. I was pretty happy with how her hair turned out. I might have to try blonde more often!
I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend! Thanks for stopping by! Oh and before I forget...there is a huge sale on stamps going on in the Paper Pretties store. Most Cooper and Sophia stamps are only $5 and all other stamps are on sale too!

10 comments:

Nancy said...

Heather...yay for you to have some time to just stamp!! Wonderful card...I did this sketch, too!! Fun and adorable image! I hope you are well!!

Maria Matter said...

Beautiful Heather! great job with the challenges too!!!

I'm glad you had some time to kick back & relax!
take care!
hugs & blessings!

StampOwl said...

super cute

Jessie/knightrone said...

So cute and FUN!! Love it!!

Debi said...

Fabulous card!! Adorable image. Love the colors and embellishing. Awesome job on it!!

Anne said...

OH! I love this card! The image is so great and your coloring is awesome!

Windy Robinson said...

Hi Heather:) This card is adorable! I love every bit of it, especially those rainbow tights. I hope you are doing well!

Jessica G. said...

Love those rainbow tights -- it reminds me of the early 80's! Adorable card with just the right bright DP to go with this fun image!!

Rica said...

Fabulous card Heather, fantastic layout and I love the bright colours and that adorable image in her striped tights. Fabulous stitching.
Thanks so much for playing along with us at Basic Grey.
hugs Heather xx

Juanita said...

Cute card, love the black stitching and fun pattern paper. The image is super cute, love her tights. Thanks for joining us at Fussy and Fancy.