Sunday, January 9, 2011

Darling Valentine

This is my second post for today...I promised to share some new things with you...but this post mostly has 'new to me' not 'new on the market' products. This little Pure Innocence cutie is from My Favorite Things (MFT) & called Flower Girl. I just love the little hearts on her top and pants. when I was cleaning my studio, I discovered an entire scrap kit with this paper, rub-ons, lots of chipboard tucked away .It's really pretty~ sparkley with the girl-y colors of pink, yellow, peach, soft green & a hint of red. I remember I bought this last April at the CK convention- it was a 'close-out' and it's dated 2008, but it's new to me. I'm embarrassed to say that I bought so much at the convention, I didn't even miss it.

Today I used my Copic markers. I have quite a few, but have never quite got the hang of them. So with this new year, I've made some challenges for myself. I hate calling them resolutions because life is about growing; it's not so much about quitting bad habits or doing what we should, but rather becoming a better person and captivating on our loves & strengths. So for me, these challenges (resolutions) are about becoming a better artist over the next year.

So after all that philosphizing (if you're still with me), my challenges are: First, start using the Copics, a person doesn't get good at anything unless she puts time to it. Second, start playing with PhotoShop. Like the Copics, I haven't done much with it. I kept waiting for big blocks of time to do the tutorials and the classes from Jessica Sprague. Those big blocks of time never materialize so I'm changing my approach and going to play a couple of times a week even if it's just for 15-30 minutes. I'll never give up real paper and embellishments for digital, but I like hybrid scrapbooking. I've promised myself that I'll buy a nice printer that will accomodate 12 X 12 paper if I learn this fun and powerful tool. Have you made any challenges or promises to yourself for this new year?

This card would have been perfect for last week's CR84FN9 challenge to use yellow, peach and light pink, but alas I'm too late for that. So I made this card for these challenges.
  • My Favorite Things- MFTWSC1- the sketch
  • C4C69- Be inspired with the picture on their post. There's not as much pink as I thought when dreaming up this card
  • Simon Says - new beginnings- for my oldest daughter who went back to college yesterday for her NEW & last semester
  • ODBDSLC43- something old (the nesties & paper & something new (my MFT stamp is new to me)
Stamps: Flower Girl (MFT)
Paper: Pink Pirouette, Peach Pizzaz, So Saffron, Vanilla (SU), DSP- Sundress Sweetness & Sundress Heirloom from Laundry Line collection (MME)
Ink: Rich Cocoa (Momento). Copics: Y11 Pale Yellow, Y13 Lemon Yellow, E00 Skin White, E11 Barely Beige, YR00Powder Pink, YR02 Light Orange, R20 Blush, RV14 Begonia Pink & colorless marker. 
Accessories: Nestabilities- Large and Small Scalloped Ovals, Fancy Tags (Spellbinders), Scallop border punch (SU), Pink Pearls (Recollections), Pom-Pom ribbon- Unknown maker-cut by the yard at a Speciality Paper Crafting store.

Thanks for stopping by...


Crystal said...

AWWW SOOOO Super SWEET!!!! Fabulous paper choice sweetie!

Silke Ledlow said...

Super duper cute card GF!!!! I love this sweet PI image too and your really colored her perfectly! Keep using your are doing awesome...hugs ~S~

Rica said...

Gorgeous card Marilyn, love those colours and papers, love the fabulous layout and such a cute little image,

Thanks so much for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge,
Heather xx

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a sweet image and beautiful coloring and design! Thanks for joining the ODBD Shining the Light Challenge this week!!

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Marilyn, this is such a sweet card!!! Love that image and your coloring is aweesome!! Thanks for taking the time to play along in this weeks Shining the Light Challenge over at ODBD!! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous, adorable cute card.

Deelite said...

Omgoodness I love these colors together, and would not have thought to use them myself. Again you have inspired me. Really like that label at the bottom of the card, and the cord across the top.