Tuesday 25 October 2011
Shanna - for you
Well, I actually managed to squeeze in another card this week. I am sure that you will all recognise 'Sorry Shanna' by Mo Manning & I paper pieced her dress having coloured her with my beloved Promarkers. She is so adorable, don't you think?
I chose to use the interesting sketch offered by Sketch Saturday this week & cleared my head of all these autumnal colours with fresh, spring-like papers instead. Of course, choosing pink is also so relevant this month as it is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. As such, I am dedicating this card to the memory of a dear friend who had discovered BC, had it treated only to find some while later that it had in fact spread - & it was this secondary cancer that took it's toll on her. She passed away this time last year. Please remember to keep yourselves safe.
Back on the subject of the card, I rotated the sketch so that the oval was on the other side - so basically, the sketch was now upside down. Never managing to make life easy for myself, I chose this Nellie's oval die to use behind Shana & layer it up. I cut it out of both green & pink card so that I could inlay the tiny pink triangles. As this die doesn't cut an outer oval shape I had to freehand cut the white oval I placed behind. This acted as a base to adhere the die cut & those tiny triangles to as well as allowing white to peep through where I hadn't inlaid the pink. I typed up the 'for you' sentiment on the PC & then die cut the oval (again, a Nellie's die) which already had the slots in ready for the narrow ribbon. I made the 3 flowers using a Marianne Creatables die but treated them differently than usual, cutting slits to the centre of the flower shapes & folding the resulting petals down the centre which gave the flowers a different look. I then popped a gem into the centre for good measure.
See you all again tomorrow.
Sketch Saturday - sketch
Mo's Digital - use your favourite Mo image + sentiment (how do you choose? LOL)
Totally Papercrafts - layer upon layer
Marianne's Design Divas - use MC die (flower)
Squirrel & the Fox - one for the girls
Critter Sketch - 3 different dps
My Partner In Crafting Crime - colour palette (white, mint, green, bright pink, light pink)
Clearly I Stamp - pink
Papercutz - in the pink
Whimsie Doodles - think pink
Outlawz - Greeting - breast cancer/pink awareness
Crafter's Companion - pink/green breast awareness (CC product used - permanent glue tape runner)
Emerald Faerie Garden - flowers
Catered Crop - FTR23 recipe (I used: pattern paper, polka dots, thread,ribbon, paper piecing, sewing, die cuts).