German Phrase of the Day: Nein, ich habe Angst vor den Wellen. = No, I'm afraid of the waves. I love the german word Angst. It means fear...not angst as we think of it. But...just like kaput, it's a great example of how close the two languages can be at times (and yet, how far apart they truly are in meaning!)
Here are 2 cards I made yesterday morning for the sketch challenge. I really loves this Baskets of Happiness stamp set from GinaK's last release. It's just so beautiful, and fun to color!! And I LOVE Easter, so what better way to combine two loves?
I've been playing more with my new set of 48 Prismacolor Pencils I got from the Pretties Boutique, and I am starting to get the hang of it. I love how easily the colors blend together. I'm not quite at a professional level yet, but I'll keep working it so that I can be as comfortable with those as I am with my aquapainter and WWC. That's my goal at least.
I colored the image first with whatever colors I felt like, then I went about designing the card around that. I thought the Soft Sky would llook nice, but wanted to add a little extra touch of color, so I punched a pink scalloped oval. Since I don't have the companion oval template for my Coluzzle, the oval I can cut really is too small...so I made a mat for it with my now retired SU! layer tool (remember, the little round things you put your pencil in and then trace with? Love that thing!!) I also like that the basket handle goes a little beyond the coluzzled oval...adds some extra interest.
Finally...for the greeting I knew I wanted to use another of these fabulous plastic Bling and Dazzle tags. They are just so much fun to color and stamp on! I sponged a little soft sky ink onto the tag, then stamped Thanks from Tag You're It using my Palette Noir ink. I let it dry a bit, then attached it just under my bow with glue dots. Cute, no? Oh...and the oval WOULD have been a bit more to the left (kinda centered) but at the very end I managed to get my finger dirty on my Palette Noir bad (NEVER leave those open on your desk!!) and touched the polka dotted layer. OH NO! So...I hid my little smudge. :-)
The second card was loads of fun to make too. I'm just loving this Pun Fun set, and for this card I used some cute papers from the Prettie Boutique. I really love this Bo Bunny paper!! And I think the colors go great with the watercolored Hippo. Oh...for her frame...I actually had that piece sitting on my desk. I had punched a scalloped circle, then it was too big so I coluzzled a circle out of the center...leaving me this great piece to use elsewhere. Perfect! Isn't she just the cutest little thing? Could be a good birthday card for a little girl I think.
Hope you all are having a great day. I'm off to play with my Hoppy set some more...and maybe I'll finally get a few St. Patty's Day cards made!! :-)
Supplies: (all supplies are SU! unless otherwise noted)
Stamps: Baskets of Happiness and Tag You're It by GinaK, Pun Fun
CS: Soft Sky, Basic Black, Pretty in Pink, Stamper's Select White, Soft Sky Prints DSP, Bo Bunny striped paper, pink and green from Bazzill
Ink: Palette Noir, Soft Sky
Acc: sponge, aquapainter, WWC, Bling & Dazzle Plastic Tags, ribbon, scallop punches, coluzzle