This week on the Cute Card Thursday blog we have a sketch for the challenge. Our sponsor is Katharina from Whiff of Joy with a fabulous choice of a stamp as the prize.
I have made another small square card to help use up my stash of envies, thankfully the Nellie's Choice stamps are quite small so fit this size beautifully. I've inked up Dawn with kitty then coloured with my Copics: skin tones with E00 & 01, with E11, 15 & 18 for her hair, hat box and shoes. I used E93 & 95 with the E01 for the peach tones; E50, 51 & 53 for the bunny and kitty; Y11, 15, 17 & 19 for the yellows, and YG03, 06 & 25 for the touches of green. For shadow and shading I've used warm greys.
My papers are more from the Nitwits Spring Whimsy Too collection printed on to cream paper for a warm feel, and I've inked all my edges with Sahara Sand Versamagic chalk ink. The diecuts are all from various Marianne dies: the swirl layer is cut from LRO116, the butterfly is from LRO158, and those tiny flowers with leaves are from the new Craftables set CR1210 - you get a leaf shape and a flower shape die and each of these has 5 seperate areas to cut out either small flowers or leaves. I use scraps of card and my old red Sizzix machine with the adaptor plates, it has to be a really tiny scrap of card to end up in my bin these days! Three of the little flowers are embossable and for that I use a small hand tool rather than fiddle about with embossing pads in the machine. After I've embossed I ink the flower whilst still in the die to make it show up more, on this flower I've used a yellow chalk ink. To finish I've used my Waco pearl maker pen in cream - but it's a new pen and not going so beautifully round as my old one .. .. not sure of the solution to that problem. I also added a snip of pearl string to cover the cut edge of my swirl layer. The text is stamped, coloured then 3d mounted over the smallest diecut flower from CR1203.
The Papertake Weekly challenge is an anything goes week, so I can enter with them, and Divas by Design would like to see your favourite things - mine is my Marianne dies along with my Copics for colouring.
I ended up at one of the local cottage hospitals yesterday having given in and made an emergency dental appointment. Thankfully it wasn't as bad as I feared, the dentist put in a couple of temporary fillings on teeth that I've cracked because I've started to grind them .. .. the stress of the past year's events I'm afraid. I have to go back for an x-ray as she suspects there is an abscess under another tooth, although it doesn't bother me unless I accidentally bite down on it .. .. but then I guess that's what teeth are for! I have a big phobia about needles in my mouth (anywhere else no problem) and react badly to the anaesthetic they inject, which is probably how the phobia started, so I am not looking forward to going back for the treatment, but I can't afford the private alternative with the more expensive anaesthetic that they 'fire' into the gums with an 'air pistol' - sort of. Anyway, it's not until April so no use worrying about it just yet!