Good evening, friends!! I hope you have enjoyed your weekend...so sorry it is almost over:( I spent most of my weekend playing with some wonderful new rubbah!! My BFF, Heather, sent me piccies of her soon-to-be released stamps about a month ago...and all I can say is...as soon as I saw them I needed them. As a crafter, you can sympathize right? Well, Mr. Postman delivered and I introduced these cuties to ink IMMEDIATELY. The stamp on this evening's card features one of the Cutie Pies:o) Isn't she SuhWEEEEET?!?! This little angel will be available for purchase on March 1st...and Fresh Brewed Designs will be hosting a blog hop to showcase all the little lovelies! If you take a look at the left sidebar, you can see how you could be entered into a drawing for a special prize that will be announced after the March 1st hop.
I colored this angelic Cutie Pie with Prismacolor markers; and if you look at her wings, the interior was also painted with Creative Inspiration Paints (in Fairy Dust) to add a soft touch of shimmer. Then, her wings were outlined with Stickles (in Crystal). For the layout, I was inspired by last week's Mojo Monday sketch... I love this sketch! It made my mojo flow because as soon as I saw it...I thought clouds. I know you are probably thinking the image was the actual inspiration, but it wasn't...it was the sketch that caused my dim lightbulb to brighten...why not put the image on a cloud? **BING** So, I dug out some white felt from my stash and did just that. I ran the felt through my Cuttlebug using the Labels Four Nesties...added a bit of Stickles around the edges for the proverbial silver lining...then added the image (after the Stickles dried). Easy peasy...and I like the softness and dimension it created. What do you think?
All I can say is...I had loads of fun creating this card:o) Personally, I think a lot of that has to do with the darling image. I don't know about you, but when a stamp makes me smile before I even get it colored up...it puts me in a chipper mood and makes creating all the more enjoyable. I suppose that is why I am so drawn to cutesy images. If you like this image as much as I do...don't forget to drop by Heather's Fresh Brewed Designs challenge blog and shop on March 1st!! I will be posting more cards using the soon-to-be-released stamps between now and the release date:o) So please stay tuned.
This card's creation was also inspired by the following challenges:
- Terrifically Thrilling Thursday Challenge - Show Us What You Got (aka: Anything Goes)
- Crazy 4 Challenges - Use dies in the creation of your card/project (I used Nesties and PTI blossom dies)
- Wee Memories Challenge - Source of Inspiration (my inspiration came from the Mojo Monday sketch and the image below that is in my "personal inspiration" file)
- Creative Inspirations Paint Challenge - Polka Dots and Stripes (I know it's hard to see, but there are subtle stripes in the patterned paper)
Thank you so very much for dropping by!!! I hope the remainder of your weekend is peaceful and relaxing, and the upcoming week is filled with love, smiles and appreciation:o)
Stamp from Fresh Brewed Designs (will be available for purchase March 1st)
Card stock, ribbon & Beautiful Blooms II #1 Die from Papertrey Ink
Patterned paper: Memory Box - Spearmint 6x6 pad