Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Hey girly...


Popping in for a quick post.  Hope everyone is having a wonderful Tuesday.  :)

I wanted to share this birthday card I made for my friend Kathy, she is my crafty buddy at work and we have such good fun giving each other ideas and enabling each other.  She always says I get her in to trouble because I always have too many cute things to share.  Well I say sharing is caring and we just laugh about it.  I wanted to give her a different kind of card with a stamp she's never seen before.  I personally have never inked one up, but I have to say, I loved coloring this one.  I was really tempted to keep her for myself!  But I didn't want to stay up all night to color something else.


This is my very first Gorjuss Girl that I inked up and colored.  I love how she turned out.  I used my favorite colors, blues and greens with a touch of brown.  I know, that I've never really used this color combo, but these are three of my favorite colors.  I also did a simple background of clouds and a little bit of green around her feet to represent grass.  I believe this is a gatefold card, and one that I sorta struggled with as you can see by the bow.  I think I tied it 20x before I got this result.  It's still not one that I love but it's the last one that looked the best.  The dp worked perfectly with my color scheme and I didn't need too many more embellies except for the sweet sentiment, (another AmyR). 

Let's take a peek of the inside of the card.  Sorry the photo is blurry!  I also wiped out my message to her.  I forgot to take a picture before writing in it.  The sentiment is of course another AmyR sentiment, and there is that Gorjuss girl again.  :)


I think this counts in the weekly challenge at Mad for Markers which is favorite Copic color combos.  It will be fun to play in a challenge. 



Alrighty, that's all I have for today.  I'm hoping to share some other projects I've been working on, and especially wanted to share my wonderful birthday cards and goodies I received from some really lovely friends and family.  We shall see how the next few days and nights go.   Have a lovely Tuesday night my friends!
Hugs,
Leanne

Card recipe: Gate Fold
Stamps: Sentiments by AmyR (C.C. Designs); Gorjuss Waiting (Gorjuss Girl) - Purchased via All That Scraps
Dark brown & white cs (Neenah)
Patterned paper: K&Company
Spellbinders: Mega Oval & Mega Scallop oval
Ribbons: Random scraps (unknown)
Black tuxedo & rich cocoa (Memento inks), tumbled glass & peeled paint (Distress Inks)
Copics:
Hair: E70, 71, 74, 77, 79
Outfit: YG01, 03, 06, B000, 00, 01, E70, 71
Skin: E01, 11, 50, 51,

8 comments:

Danni said...

How beautiful!! I have a few that need to see some ink too!!

Amy said...

Oh Wow, Leanne! This is so pretty, love the paper you've used and your coloring is stunning of this Gorjuss Girl! Great colors and the inside is so impressive too!
Hope you're having a great week! :)

Nady said...

Elle est superbe ta carte! bravo! j'aime la façon dont elle s'ouvre.
hugs
Nadyne xx

pixie_boutique said...

Hi There!!!

Thanks for showing so much love in my card. You totally touched my favorite colors in this card as well =D Thanks again for all the crafty smiles that you can bring each and every time!

Hugs!!
Kathy

Cyndi said...

love your card! so creative and like how you do the inside. cute image too!

Melissa said...

This card is lovely. I am sure your friend will love it.
Thanks for joining in at Mad for Markers.
Cheers
Melissa

Gin Oak said...

Very sweet Leanne :-)
Thanks for playing along at Mad for Markers :-)

Alicia said...

A beautiful card! Thanks you so much for playing along with our Mad for Marker's Challenge!!
I have some October Candy on my blog if you would like to enter : )
http://alicia-timetocreate.blogspot.com/