Friday, February 26, 2010

Happy Birthday, Crafty Girl!

One of the many advantages of working so closely with Papertrey Ink is that I'm privy to what the Design Team is up to each month. I tend to challenge myself to complete the same assignments in the same time frame (what can I say? I guess it's a habit left over from when I was on the release team!). This is the card that I created using Dawn McVey's new Studio Style set. What a fun set! I know I'm going to be using "Happy Birthday, Crafty Girl" a LOT - it's the perfect sentiment for all my super talented friends.

For this card, I first decided on my color combination - I chose Kraft, Melon Berry and Spring Moss. For the 'quilted' strip, I used pieces of Green Tea Leaves along with pieces of Melon Berry that I stamped with Background Basics: Tin Types and Spring Moss ink. When I added Spring Moss cardstock die cut with the new Small Scalloped Border die, and some machine stitching, it really gave it a great look. Add a little Spring Moss Topnotch Twill and it really completes the background.

For the focal point, I pulled out my colored pencils and colored a Melon Berry and Spring Moss button mix. This image is kind of small for me to color with Copics, so I was really pleased with the control I was able to achieve with the pencils - just take a look at the shading and color variations. I used a little light blue for the jar so it didn't look too flat, as well as a combo of grey and silver for the lid. It was very fun to color and really didn't take that long at all! I finished it off with the sentiment and some rounded corners, and it's all set to go!

I hope that you have a great weekend! Be well.


resmith said...

Beautiful card!! Loving this set!

liannallama said...

oh, it's SUPER CUTE! Love the cheery colors!

Keri Lee Sereika said...

Jenn this is adorable!! I love the colors!!