The theme for Cute Card Thursday this week is Family Affair, and the object was to make any card for any family member. I made this card for my aunt. She is going through a very hard time right now and needs to know that there a lot of people who care. We have always been very close - sometimes more like sisters than aunt and niece. She loves my cards, so I think this will help lift her spirits.
The theme for the Penny Black Saturday Challenge is Spring. I thought this cute little Hedgie with the flower and bees was a perfect spring image. I carried the flower theme through with the DP and the flowers along the bottom. I made those with a scalloped circle, plain circle and flower punch and then put a brad in the center. I'm really needing some spring today. We are having a "winter" storm. We have had sleet and ice all day and now it's snowing. Yuck!
Below is the Sketch Saturday Challenge sketch for this week. I love all the circles and it worked really well for the card themes and the image I was working on. I also tried another different color combination that what I usually use. I think I have made maybe a couple of cards with yellow and orange. I really like this paper and am very happy with how it turned out. I also used some white so the colors weren't too overwhelming.
If you visit my blog on a regular basis you might notice that I photographed my card this time. I still don't have my light box made yet, but decided to go ahead and photograph it anyway just to see how it turned out. I think better lighting will help, but it's not bad. I do like that the colors look more true and things don't look all out of whack from being squished by the scanner.
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Stamps: Buzz in the Air! (Penny Black); sentiment (Hero Arts)
Ink: Onyx Black (VersaFine); orange and yellow Souffle Pens (Sakura)
Paper: white cardstock (Bazzill); orange cardstock (Club Scrap); yellow cardstock (scraps); DP - Nana's Kitchen (DCWV)
Embellishments: classic circle and scallop circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders); circle punches (Creative Memories); scallop circle punches (Paper Studio); flower punch (EK Success); scallop border punch (Fiskars); lace scallop border punch (Martha Stewart); ribbon; brads
Technique: Prismacolor Pencils blended with turpenoid