Wednesday, March 3, 2010
There's Magic in the Air
The challenge over at http://theresmagicintheair.blogspot.com/ this week is to use any of Nina's fabulous digis with a sketch provided by Patti. Nina did offer up previously issued "Orson with cake" an an option. My Grandpa turns 88 today and he has always collected statues/figurines of the 3 monkeys - see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil - so Orson was the perfect fit. Colored with Copics. I added a lil Shimmerz to the frosting to complete the yummy cake. Scrap papers. I also tried something new - I used chalks. My amzing, wonderful husband took me craft shopping as an early anniversary gift (we had a 50% coupon buring a hole in my pocket) and we picked out chalks. I had never tried them before, but where have I been?! So I went to work last night, and with a little practice I think I will really get the hang of it. I also bought the Making Memories Distressing Tool Nilla showcased last week on her blog (http://nillascraftroom.blogspot.com/) - thank you for enabling :) Unfortunately I will not be giving the card to my Grandpa for a few weeks. He (and my Mom) went on a two week cruise from Argentina to Chile, they were supposed to come hom today - but now he is stuck in South America, unable to fly out due to earthquake damage. He is fine, though apparently he is a little cranky in that he can't come home. Reports keep changing when he and Mom will return. I think the decision this morning was to repeat the cruise in reverse so that they can get back to Argentina and fly out from there, so their two week vacation may turn into an almost 4 week excursion. All I know is there had better be tons of pictures, and I have some time to create a mini album for his trip!
I made another card for this challenge using the "Lucky Bear" image from last week. I need more St Patrick's Day cards to the sketch helped with this one too. Again I used scrap paper, a MS punch, some festive ribbon I picked up at Michaels. Stickles on the balloon. I also tried to do a little more shading with the balloon for this version. Also more chalking. Thanks for looking!