Tuesday, February 23, 2010

I'm a Finalist!

Just to keep you guys up to date on the status of the SCS Clean and Simple (CAS) DT contest that I entered I have a little announcement to make...

I made it to Round Three!
I am a Finalist in the Olympic Games!!  

Woohoo!!

For this final round which is being judged as we speak, we had to  submit a card inspired by an Olympic Reporter making an announcment.  I chose to announce the birth of a new baby!

Here is the card that I made...


This adorable planter with sprout image comes from Unity's Jan10 KOM, and the sentiment is from their Little Sprout set.  I colored the image in using Copic markers to match the strip of DP from BG's Lemonade collection.

My goal in coloring this was to make the pot look like it had algae growth on it.  I think I pulled it off close enough!  I also made an embossed frame around the image with my Scor-Pal and bone folder.  Then I finished it off with the three tiny rhinestones on the left.

Before I made this card, I also tried my hat at another one that I thought I would share with you.  I ended up submitting the first one above to the contest as my friends and I felt it fit the CAS style best!

Here is another card I made announcing the birth of a new baby!!  Not sure why my cards are all about babies!  Do you think I just might have babies on the brain since I work with them everyday??  LOL!

The stamp you see here is called Daisy Canopy and is one of Elzybells stamps.  It is so cute and so are all of hers!!  I pulled out my neglected Prismacolor pencils to color this one and had such a fun time blending and playing.  I like how Prismacolors give a softer look then Copics can sometimes.  The DP is from Cosmo Cricket.  The CS is Bazzill.  The ribbon is from my stash, but I think it was a Michael's find.  The sentiment was computer generated and printed out!


Here you can see a little closer look at my coloring.  My idol at coloring with pencils is Paula Williamson.  If you don't follow her blog you should think about it!  Her coloring and her witty blog posts are worth the trip!  Her blog is called Paper Possibilities.


Want to see the rest of the finalists for the CAS DT competition?  
Take a look at Miss Boo's (Jen's) blog post HERE!


The Closing Ceremonies (for our Olympics) will be held in the 
CAS forum at SCS from 5-10pm on Wednesday (that's tomorrow!!)

The new CAS DT will be announced at that time and there will be lots of chatting and card sharing and even some challenge cards too!!  Hope you can make it!!

Have a wonderful day and may your bucket overflow with the kind of happiness that comes from seeing a newborn baby!!  Until tomorrow...




11 comments:

Maria Gurnsey said...

Good luck!!! I so love that card and can't wait to case it....I don't know if I've ever inked that little pot....eek!!

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Darling cards, Kelly!! Good luck!!

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Yay Kelly I will be cheering for you both of these are just adorable!!!

Katie Skiff said...

way to go Girl!! I love these, and I can see why you are a finalist! Good luck tomorrow!!

lynn said...

wonderful, kelly! both cards today are just so adorable! good luck!!!

Robynccgirl said...

Wonderful new Kelly! I'm cheering for you! Hope you make the DT!

Eva said...

Girlie...I am so proud of you and these cards are so amazing!!!! I am cheering you on, I just know with these pretty cards you better make it...hehehe. And I have to check out your idol's blog, as I am just learning to color....Hugs, Eva

mulberry station said...

Daling cards and i hope you win!! Good luck!

Rona said...

congrats!! adorable card!!

Vianna said...

Congrats to making it this far - how many more rounds to go? Where can I see all the entries,vote for you, etc - email me a link. How 'bout this miserable cold, girlfriend?
V.

BonnieRose said...

I'll be crossing my fingers for ya!
Your work is outstanding!