Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Said So with Audrey

My 11 yo DD picked out all the colors/supplies/embellishments for this card according to the Club Anya "Because I Said So" challenge.

As soon as I told DD about this she wanted to do this card NOW! She picked out several things she thought were pretty and when I arranged them on the table she said "Ewww, those don't look so good together". I told her I had an idea that I thought would work. She said "Good luck with that" and she walked out! Ha!

I colored this image with Prismacolor pencils and did NOT use any kind of goo gone/baby oil/mineral spirits kind of blender. I simply used the pencils to move the wax around. I'm still kinda perfecting this so I will keep practicing and share this with you soon. I have a hard time reading the colors on the pencils in my dimly lit basement. DD made labels for me and that is REALLY helping! Lisa C had asked that I post what color pencils I used so here ya go:

The sky and grass are just DP. The sun was cut with my Cricut, sentiment stamped in the middle, and then sponged with a very dry sponge of Rose Red (closest I had to Melon Mambo). Audrey was colored with Prismas and her shirt and hat were paper pieced in (they receieved a little chocolate Prismacolor shadows). The flowers were sponged with inks and had a eyelet inserted. I drew in a wavy line stem with my Prismas and some circle "leaves" to match the DP.

Stamps: The Greeting Farm WS Audrey, The Greeting Farm Anya Says
Paper: Basic Grey Lime Rickey DP, Melon Mambo, Yo Yo Yellow
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Rose Red, Yo Yo Yellow
Accessories: Cricut & Doodlebugs cartridge, Flowers from Mike's, Yo Yo Yellow eyelets, EK Success Dotted Wave Punch, Ribbon from Pink Hedgehog

Michelle B.


Crystal said...

AWWWW Michelle this is just tooo darling, WOW I LOVE your paper piecing on this cutie...What a cute little scene you created!!! Fabulous card!

Patti said...

Looks like everything went together very well! Super cute!

Carrie said...

Sooo cute!!! I love that you showed the prismacolor pencils you used!! Love it!

Joy said...

i think it's sweet :)

Shannon Erskine aka e3stamper said...

LOL! Im getting ready to post a card using this same image Michele!! Super cute card and great job on the challenge!

Alicia a.k.a. Crafty Al said...

fabulous card!! love the paper piecing and your coloring. TFS!

Lisa C. said...

oh, i love the scene you made and THANK YOU THANK YOU, THANK YOU for posting the colors you used, definately makes it easier for my visual mind to wrap around which colors you used where!

Chrissy D said...

Such a CUTE card, Michelle! Love the colors. TFS!