This is quite a small card, just 12cm square, so I had to make Wee Suzi digi image smaller so she would fit in both the Nellie's Choice die cut circular mat and then onto the card. The papers are some of my precious ones from Stampin' Up!, as is the seam binding, and everything is edged with brown Versamagic chalk inks and Platinum Stickles. I've also die cut a Nellie's Choice heart and added the pearls with the Pastel Amber Waco pearl maker pen - I like this shade for a vintage touch. The little circular text greeting is coming soon at Cuddly Buddly, it's one on a sheet of digi sentiments by Bits of Ivory.
My Wee Suzi image is coloured with Copics, my usual skin tones of E000, 00 and 21 plus a little pink on her cheeks. The pinks I used were R81, 83 and 85 with RV000 when I wanted to fade out on her dress. Her hair is E51, 53 and shade E55 then I've used the pale E50 with E81 for the pot and parcel. The greens are G20, 82 and 94 and I've grounded her with warm greys and shadowed with W0 before inking around the image with Versamagic chalk ink Magnolia Budd to take off the stark white. I use chalk inks rather the distress inks as they don't react to the card I print and stamp onto.
Totally Papercrafts are looking for girlie girls this time around so I think this card fits their theme rather well! A new challenge blog to me is Divas by Design, their theme is for pastel colours, as is the Copic Creations blog challenge.
It has been another challenging weekend for us. On Saturday I learnt that my ex-father in law died. Although we had been estranged since my divorce, I feel for my sons who have lost a grandfather, and within a few weeks of my own father's death. My husband's father died a few years ago too, so now he is the oldest man in our immediate family.