Saturday, August 10, 2013

Cardabilities80-You're Special

I have a Saturday post for you. Heather Jensen and I had so much fun playing along with a challenge earlier in the week, that we decided we wanted to do another one. We wasted no time and jumped on the sketch challenge for Cardabilities. This is a new challenge for me, so I was excited to give it a go. 

I still had out my new Distress Markers and wanted to give them a whirl on a people stamp. I ♥ the Wendy Burns images from MFT. Cuteness overload!

 I still have not made my trip to Hobby Lobby for my Archival Ink pad. So I went ahead and stamped her up with Graphite Black Brilliance ink and hit it with some clear embossing powder.

 I also wanted to see how the markers worked on different papers. Of course, when watercoloring you need to be caution of your paper pilling, so I thought a page out of my Mixed Media journal might work. And it did. Here's a close up of my girl all colored up. You can really see the embossing detail. 

I went ahead and made the card assembly super easy for myself, by using lots of the pieces from the MFT Blueprints 3 Die-namics. I layered up the flower included in that set and topped it with a Gumdrop Green button and twine. I also hit the edges of the petals with some distress ink. LOVE that I can coordinate my markers with the ink pads I also have on hand. I used Festive Berries to color up her purse and used a sponge dauber and the ink pad to add a hint of color to the petals. The grid flower was inked with some Walnut Stain, as was the rest of my paper edges. 

Here is the Cardabilities #80 sketch. Check out the challenge HERE.

Don't forget, Heather also has a post using this sketch. Follow me to see what she has to share. 

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  1. Very very awesome!!!!! You have really rocked those markers !!!! :)) :))

  2. She is so sweet, Lisa! You did an amazing job coloring her up with those distress markers. I think those little girls are darling, i bet she was super fun to color. :)

  3. SOOOOO sweet, Lisa! The embossing of the You're Special girl looks amazing and adds such a pretty sparkle and your watercolouring is SO beautifully done! LOVE it!

  4. So adorable, Lisa!!! I have been eyeing those markers! LOL. Curious, did you use those for her skin as well?

  5. Awww that is tooo darn cute Lisa!! I like her being embossed, really shows her up with your super coloring and that fun dotted strip and flower are perfect with her ;)

  6. Lisa, this is darling, I just love that new MFT girl!

  7. You are really rockin' these markers. She is absolutely darling and just pops off the page.

  8. Cute card and great coloring. Thanks for playing along with us at the Cardabilities Challenge and hope to see you again.

  9. Beautiful card!!! Love colours and sweet image:) Thanks for playing along with us at Cardabilities! Agnieszka

  10. So lovely girl! Beautiful card! Thank you for joining us at Cardabilities!


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