Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Under the Weather?

Okay, I had a good time with this one!

After months of doing challenges like my life depended on it, it now feels funny when I *DON'T* do them. Since the kids and I got back from our vacation, I'm finally feeling like we're getting back in the swing of things. And this card makes me feel like I'm back in the challenge swing. I know it drives some folks batty - but I really enjoy combining challenges. I think it helps me to get my juices flowing. It also seems to make the cards more interesting and FUN!

This card hit FOUR challenges!
1. CopicsColourChallenge : use R02,E33,E57
I used R02 for some shading on the forehead area, then added a little R20 for the cheeks, and blended that with E00. I also did her hands with E00. I used E57 for the umbrella's handle and Willow's shoes. I used E33 for the hair. I used B23 (and the blender) for the jeans and the apron, with RV21 and RV23 for the shirt and umbrella. I used BG10 to outline the rain.
2. FUNKY FAIRY : Get Well
I used the paisley love in a lovely brown that I thought matched really well with the copic colors required. (I adore these papers, I bought them long before I dreamed of being on the design team.) I also did my "get well"-ish sentiment on the computer so it would fit :D
3. Whiff of Joy : SKETCH! (and use a WOJ stamp)
I followed the sketch pretty closely. I used my paisley punch (Creative Memories) to do the scallop-y border along the bottom. I also cut out my image with my paisley nestie set (instead of leaving it a plain rectangle).
4. Spoon Full of Sugar : Touchy Feely (get some texture goin')
I put texture on the card in a couple ways. First, I used my edge distresser on all the edges (then inked them). Second, I used pop-dotted rain drops -- they're very smooth and shiny.

I think that probably gives you all my details so enjoy them ;)


Jenny said...

FOUR challenges in one!! Way to go and it turned out super cute!! Jenny

LuLu said...

WOW Diana, 4 challenges in one go! ! ! I get confused trying to combine 2 challenges together! Love those papers and should use them more often.

Take care,


Craftyanny said...

Wow, now that was clevewr hitting all those challenges with one card.
Thanks for joining the Funky Fun this week
Anne x

Liz said...

Wow what a striking stunning card I love the image and its soo unusual

liz x

Cindy Haffner said...

she is adorble, super cute job. Hugs Cindy xxoo

Lesley said...

Great card, thanks for taking part in the FF challenge xx

Crafting Joanne said...

Hi Diana

Thanks for joining us over on FF challenges.
Gorgeous card and well done on combining all the challenges.

Joanne x

Lorraine A said...

Lovely card Diana :-) I have those papers too, they are gorgeous :-)
Lovely image and the way you matched the shapes is very clever :-)

Thanks for joining the Funky Fairy's Challlenge :-)
Lorraine x

my5bratz said...

great job combining challenges..love the shape of the image

thanks for joining us at FF this week, good luck :0)

Emma said...

Wow 4 in i...well done!! Gorgeous card, love the image and colours you have used.
Thanks for joining us at Funky Fairy and good luck.
Emma x

Randee E said...

You could add a fifth challenge . . . Moxie Fab World is hosting a challenge to create an encouragement card with a rainy day theme :0) I made it to 4 with the card I did . . .was pretty proud of myself on that one!

Have a great day!