Friday, June 19, 2009
A funny name
PMS... it stands for lots of things - the important one in THIS instance is Paper Makeup Stamps.
And that was one of the challenges I was working toward with this card. You can find their challenge blog HERE (there's a link to their shop on there). This week it was a color challenge - yellow, aqua, chocolate and white/cream. I used a sort of pale aqua from my new My Minds Eye paper stack, along with a creamy and brown flowered background paper. I used the yellow for the shirt and .. are those legwarmers? on Kirsten (spelling?) the PMS fairy. I also used som blingz to paint and sparkle up the wings, and some flocking on the dandelion.
** personal story not pertaining to challenges or card details ** I bought this stamp because I really loved to blow these puppies when I was a kid. It was always a game with me. Wishing on them and if I didn't blow off every puff in one breath my wish wouldn't come true... that was the main game I played, but there were all sorts of other fairy tales born for me with these silly and annoying plants. My dad HATED dandelions and could regularly be found scouring the yard with his pocket knife and a bucket. He'd dig up all the ones he found and bag them so they wouldn't spread. Made me sad to lose my games, but, I was glad of it after I fell in one that had gone to thorns!!
Back to the card! The sketch came from THIS new challenge blog. I'm not positive if this is the first one of their challenges I've done or not. I tried out for their DT, but I wasn't selected. I've also been crazy busy lately and not had as much challenge hunting/participating as usual. I flipped the sketch. It worked better with the gorgeous (my minds eye) paper I was using. It had that gorgeous dragonfly glittered right on. I trimmed around it with a craft knife so my image wouldn't cover it up, and the partial circle shape wouldn't trim off any of those awesome wings. I didn't want the image to be any bigger, so instead of matting it I used a creamy brown colorbox fluid chalk to ink the edges. I colored the little fairy girl with my copics (and the texture stuff I talked about earlier).
I think that's the deets on this one. It might make a good father's day card :D
enjoy your friday... I will!