Saturday, June 27, 2009


Sorry for being a bit MIA the past couple of days! I have been busy working on DT submissions that I can't show yet! And also I have been working on projects around the house and had a friend visit from south FL.

Today I got up early and while the rest of the family was still sleeping, I indulged myself by working on a card for today's Inspiration Challenge on SCS. It is IC186 and we were to find something from the "Charm School Drop Out's" work to be inspired by. You can see her Etsy Store HERE and THIS is the print of hers that inspired my card!

My card is titled Always Remember...

I decided that the white glowing circles around the dandelions made me think about halos and had a really serene feel to them, so I decided to use this as a sympathy card. I used BG DP and all the stamps are Unity. The flowers are from the August 08 kom, the bird on the branch is from the April 09 kom, and the sentiment is from the Confession: I love Unity set.

To make the circles around the flowers I used one of my Nestie circles to draw a circle with a pencil Then I traced the pencil lines with a white Prismacolor pencil and used Gamsol to blend it in towards the center. Then to highlight the white outline, I used my opaque white pen from Inkessentials to accent it.

I like how it came out and hope that it will be a comfort to the recipient when I have the need to send it out!

I am keeping this short and sweet because we are headed out to clean our pool deck this morning!! Hope you have a wonderful weekend and I plan on being back tomorrow with some more things to share!!

May your bucket overflow with good family fun this weekend!


PaperCrafty said...

Kelly, very pretty card! I love the circle effect!!!

Scrubbysue said...

Oooooooooooooh.....I LOVE THIS! yanno, I've never really had the nerve to use the fibers but, this fits this card to a Tee! I guess I'm going to step out of my safety zone and go for it! LOL thanks for the inspiration!! I love how artistic this card is.

sweetbloominscraps said...

Very unique the circles and the really adds to the card.

Arlana said...

Oh what a fun card!!! You are having to much fun with your Unity. I like the fibers with your design.

Barbara DeBose said...

What a neat technique! i'll have to borrow Alicia's gamsol & colored pencils to try this sometime. ;)