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Monday, November 30, 2009

Pink Lambs and Flowers....

Coffee of the Day - Holiday Spice

Good morning! It is a WHIMSY kind of day!!! and I am feeling PINK!!! the challenge this week is to make a monochromatic card, and all of y'all are just sitting there in utter shock that I happened to choose pink, now aren't ya?! giggles! well soft cuddly lambs just need pink clouds of sweetness surrounding them, don't ya think? and this little Whimsy Lamb just makes me smile so BIG!!!!

of course I had to go to my fave line of papers - Basic Grey - when it came time to choose what to go with this cutie patootie. the swirls in the Two Scoops collection seemed just perfect. Wanted to fill you in just a bit on how I colored the lamb - as it can be challenging to make a 'white' image stand out on white cs. First I highlighted the swirls of the fluffy coat by painting with a pale grey ink. Once this had completely dried (remember I am using watercolor brushes and SU! inks here), I went over the entire lamb with a VERY light wash of palest blue. This made the lamb really POP off of the cs. I even painted over the face. The blue ends up barely showing as 'blue', but your eye does notice the difference in the overall image. I then VERY lightly painted a clear glitter glue coating over the entire lamb to give a subtle sparkly shimmer. not too much, but just a teeny tiny amount. The edges were lightly sponged in pink and then edged in sahara sand. I used this fabby 'around the corner' border punch by Martha Stewart called lattice for the solid BG pink paper at the bottom. THAT is one gorgeous punch!!! I think it is my new fave of all of hers. you may end up seeing it a LOT on upcoming projects! A soft cuddly lamb just seemed to call for some soft yarn, so I grabbed this wonderful pearly bit I had left over from some something that I had been given a while back. yep, I save everything and Dave constantly fusses at me about it. but thankfully I have a room where I can store it all........ that happens to overflow into the rest of the house, but that is a whole other blog post or two or ten or twenty or so :D added these wonderful flower buttons that were an Etsy find and a prima flower with a dew drop center, and this card is done! oh yes, it is a gate fold card.

be sure to check out the other DT members' contributions to the challenge! you just know they are going to be out of this world!!! and while you are at it - play along! also, Whimsy has a great Christmas card contest going on until Dec. 12. Also, tomorrow starts the 12 Days of Christmas. There will be lots of fresh ideas, prizes, savings, and more going on at the store, so check it out!

off to craft my day away with the dogs by my side and a bottomless cup of coffee in my hand!!!

love ya! Jennifer

11 comments:

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

absolutely gorgeous! you could be an art teacher! this is really stunning - and you know i LOVE pink!

hugs,

Everything Creative said...

super sweet! I just love the yarn accent with the sheep! Beautiful festive blog background too!

Carmen O. said...

Jennifer that card is soooo very cute! Love the pinks and the lamb image is adorable. Thanks for sharing your great tips on coloring the lamb. I always am looking for tips like that. Have a wonderful scrappin Monday!

Payne Holler Cards said...

love all your details! this lamb is a cutie...just an adorable card..LOL on your "storage"..can so relate (but its so worth it when something stored for 20 years can finally be used heeeeeheeee!!)

Holly said...

oh this is just darling and I love the soft pink yarn you used. It's perfect with this image!

Dragonlady said...

Hi Jennifer,

This is fab, great image.

Hugs Ali x

Happycrafter said...

very soft and cuddly like card, and you are right, that punch is really neat (just what I needed, another punch on my wish list!)

Scrapping Julie said...

awwww. too cute. love his little rosey cheeks.

Karen from PA said...

Very cute card! Love the pinks.

Gina said...

Love all the pink and those buttons are too cute!

The Wired Angel said...

Adorable Jennifer! I think you did a fantastic job on this one. Love that lamb. Hugs from here to there, Peggy