Now for our weekly challenge at Soft Pencil. We were challenged to use the colors Red, Olive Green and Ivory or Cream. The image we are using this week is Two Birds and Two Cats. Look at Michu and Michula enjoying their time together ~ and those lovebirds on top the kite ~ cute!
I have to admit, these colors were hard for me to use, as I automatically think Christmas, so I chose a DP that had these colors, but also a bit of blue in it plus the flowers helped get me past the Christmas mode. The ivory/cream color was replaced with white as I had nothing to use in this color that actually matched, BUT I did color Michu with this color in mind. For the sky I tried something new and used a stipple brush instead of a sponge. I like the look of this ~ it is more uniform than what I get with sponging. When making this card I had to wonder, when did those mini glue dots get larger? I never had a problem using them with dew drops before, they were always the perfect size, but the new boxes of mini glue dots I have are all too big for dew drops (and no I didn't buy the wrong size, the boxes are exactly the same) ~ I want the old size back!
Be sure to visit the rest of the DT to see their take on this challenge!
I am entering this card for the following challenges:
Pile It On - Anything Digital
Crafty Cardmakers - Your favorite new products from 2009 - Copics, Nesties, Digi Images, Soft Pencil (adorable images!)
Cute Daisy May - Love
Sophisticat Challenges - Fancy Borders
Copic Buzz - Use Ribbon
Digital Tuesdays - Valentine card for someone you love
Papertake - New Beginnings - can use new crafty items - new image and nesties
ABC Challenge - L is for Layers
Cute Card Thursday - All new - can use new crafty items - new image and nesties
Hand Full of Stamps - Say it With Flowers- Floral DP
Have a wonderful day :)
Recipe ~ all items SU unless indicated
Stamps: Two Birds and Two Cats - Soft Pencil (digi image); Sentiment - Studio G
Ink/Coloring: Copics (N0, N1, N2, E41, E42, E43, R20, R24, R27, R29, B21, B23, G21, G24, 0; Bashful Blue, Real Red
Paper: Real Red; Gina K Pure Luxury White; DP - SU (Summer Picnic)
Embellishments: Ribbon (Red); Dew Drops
Tools: Oval and Scallop Oval Punches; Martha Stewart Border Punch; Nesties (Curved Rectangles); Stipple Brush