I'm rather late sharing this card with you today - after a pleasant afternoon with a couple of crafting friends I've had an evening of stressful phone calls .. .. but to be expected. It can't be long now and I'm busy doing laundry and getting my case packed ready to go and stay with Mum later this week. I have my suspicions that Father's Day this year is going to be remembered, for rather sad reasons.
Anyway, back to my card and an apology for the bright picture I've taken under my desk light this evening. This is Dawn with Kitten, a clear stamp by Nellie's Choice and coloured, as usual, with my Copics although the colours are looking washed out with the flash. The pretty patterned paper is a magazine freebie and the pale lavender card is a retired SU! colour. I've added the little flower organza ribbon strip on top of the MS punched lace layer, diecut various bits and bobs for embellishing and finished with pearls made with my cream pearl maker pen.
The Copics are my usual skin colours of E000, 00, and E21 with a touch of R00 for blush. Her hair, the kitty and other soft warm brown tones are E50, 51, 53 and E81 for shading the E50. E81 is a new Sketch pen colour called Ivory and works great to shadow the pale E40 and E50, although personally I would have called it stone - it's almost a perfect match for the pale beige Promarker. For the pinks I've used RV000, 00 and R81, then for the violets I went for V000, 01 and 15, but also added in a little BV 01 here and there as well. The shadow is a subtle cool grey mix of 0 and 1, then I've used my Magnolia Budd Versamagic chalk ink to edge the image and take off the stark white so it ties in with the cream base card and the cream background of the patterned paper.
As far as challenges go, I'm entering the Paper Sundaes theme of girly girls, the Stamp Something theme to have something punched, and the Totally Stampalicious theme of anything goes! I couldn't sleep last night so was up colouring until the wee small hours but have yet to put any cards together .. .. hopefully I may find time between chores tomorrow to finish a couple off and schedule them for later in the week. I suspect I will be missing soon and I'm not sure when I'll be back at my desk to catch up with you, but I would like to thank you for your kind words and prayers for my family, and especially for my Dad.