Monday, January 9, 2012

IHP - A Day For Thanks

I started my Master's of Education today and so I think it's a good day. My courses are all online and since I'm not the most tech savvy person, I spent the morning fumbling around on the website and I ended up actually finding all the reading I need to do. Um, it's a lot. I told my dad how much reading I have to do this week alone and he said he'd never get through it in 300 years. The man makes me giggle, and I'm so thankful for him! In theory, my plan is I'll read in the morning, write in the afternoon and decompress in the evening. The theory worked out and so today is a good day.

And to celebrate, I made a card tonight. I combined a couple of challenges and came up with this gem. This sketch is from deconstructing jen #31.

I used stardust stickles on this little fairy's wings and once dry, I applied a thin layer of glossy accents to make them look 'wet' - a splitcoast technique challenge.

This whimsical sentiment is from pretty phrases by paper smooches I do love this set and there are a couple of sentiments in it that work very well for multiple occasions. I stamped it using rich cocoa memento ink.

I coloured this Poppy Fairy using copic markers. I like the colour combination because it looks quite a bit like the flower fairies by Cicely Mary Barker. I do love the whimsy of it.

Copics used today; V91/95/99, YG0000/00/61/91/93/97/99, B0000/000/91, E000/00/11/95/97/99, colourless blender

stamps; pretty phrases (paper smoochesfrom ihp), poppy fairy (a day for daisies)
paper; a beautiful life (mme from ihp), x-press it blending cardstock (copic from ihp), yam, maltball (bazzill)
ink; rich cocoa memento ink (tsukineko from ihp)
accessories; crepe purple ribbon (creative impressions from ihp), stardust stickles, glossy accents (ranger from ihp), copic markers (from ihp)

art impressions - anything goes
papertake weekly - anything goes
house of gilli - anything goes
sparkles forum challenge - anything but a christmas card
ribbon carousel - anything goes
craft you passion - mythical creatures
simply create too - more than 2 layers
simon says stamp - something new (digi image)
fairy tale challenge blog - something new (digi image)
freshly brewed challenge - something new (ditto)
little miss muffet - something new (ditto)


Anita said...

Stunning card! Amazing coloring! Thanks for joining us at Ribbon Carousel.

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card :-) such a cute image and the colours and design are fab :-)

Good Luck with your studies :-)

thanks for joining us on the Papertake Weekly and Simon Says Stamp Challenges :-)
Lols x x x

* Shaz * said...

Great card!

Thank you for joining us at Sparkles for our “Anything but a Christmas card” Challenge

Hope you will join us again soon, good luck in the draw

Shaz x

Debi said...

Your card is lovely. Thank you for playing along with the Papertake Weekly challenge.

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous card, Loretta! I love the papers and the beautifully colored image! Good luck with your studies!

Clare Curcio said...

Loretta, that's awesome that you are working on your ME! I wish you well!

Your card is absolutely fantabulous! Beautiful colors, paper and your coloring is so realistic! Nice job! Love that bow!

Conniecrafter said...

Awww she is precious, love the glittery wings!
Good luck with all that reading!

Shelby said...

Congrats on starting your masters! The card is wonderful and love the rich tones you've used and your coloring is wonderful. Thanks for joining us at Little Miss Muffet.


Stamping Becky said...

Beautiful card! Lovely colouring work. All the best for your studies!

Mari said...

Just lovely! I really love the coloring - your little flowers have a *perfect* color blend!


Oh my goodness, this is gorgeous!

DianeMoneyGoolsby said...

Beautiful card--wonderful job too! Thank you for joining us at Simply Create Too for our "Layers, Layers, & More Layers Challenge"--looking forward to seeing your entries in our upcoming challenges.P.S. Best wishes on your masters--it'll be worth all the hard work!

Simply Create Too Design Team Member

Saron said...

WoW!!! What a gorgeous card!! It´s very stylish and beautiful!! Love it!! Thanks for joining Art Impressions Challenge!!

VanessaB said...

wow! really gorgeous card! thank you for joining us at fresh brewed designs :)

Bianca said...

What a wonderfull project you have made! Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge! xx Bianca

Trina said...

These colors are absolutely lovely together! Good luck with school!

Thanks for sharing with us at Little Miss Muffet! said...

fabulous cards, great inspiration. I'm your newest follower! Best wishes, Jill :) p.s good luck with yours Masters!

scrap joanny said...

great card- I love yours colouring and image =thanks so much for playing with craftyourpassionchallenges- hugs Joanna

Emma H said...

Lovely card, everything really goes together well! And that purple ribbon, what a pop of colour! Thanks for playing along at Craft Your Passion this week!

Lindyloo said...

Love this Loretta, such a warm and welcoming card and the colouring is perfect.
Linda (UK)

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