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Friday, April 16, 2010

I See Clearly...Seriously!

I'm squeezing in my Blogger's Challenge card just in the nick of time.  I finished it last night and had to let my Crystal Effects dry before photographing it.

Our challenge this week was a sketch (below).  Although my image was a little larger than the panel suggested, I'm pleased with how it turned out.  I had my cousin's daughter in mind when I was making this as I just returned from a visit with them and my cousin's 2 daughter's let me bunk in their room with them.  They were so sweet and this image just reminded me of Marlie.  I added the sentiment as my cousin told me this is her favorite thing to say.

I have another one posting tomorrow for her sister who loves shopping and high heel shoes, so hopefully they will both like the cards I send off to them.  I really enjoyed my visit with my cousins and their families, even though it was for a night and we share so many wonderful memories-it was so much fun reminiscing and sharing stories about our kids.


I used some fabric as my strip panels with a messy sewing job but that's how I envisioned doing it so I just went with it.  This image (I See Clearly from Stampotique Originals) is quite large, almost 5" tall so this is a 5.5" square card.  I used my Sakura Souffle pen around the magnifying glass and my Sakura Jelly Roll pen around the handle to give it a little sparkle.  I applied the Crystal Effects over the magnifying glass and love how it turned out.

Going to keep this short today as I've got a busy day and I need to get hopping :-)

Make sure you check out the Blogger's Challenge girls creations here.

Card Details:
Stamps: I See Clearly from Stampotique Originals, sentiment from Handwritten Notes from Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Ballet Blue, Real Red, Pretty in Pink, Stamper's Select White
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Accessories:  Collectionz by Junkitz (fabric), Janome sewing, Crystal Effects, Sakura Jelly Roll pen & souffle pen

30 comments:

Lisa said...
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Shelly Schmidt said...

Darling card-I love the idea of using fabric- I love the image- too cute! Great sketch card!

Lisa Somerville said...

Super cute Kim! The fabric panels are a great touch as well as adding the Crystal Effects, I'm sure she'll love it!

Tami Black said...

Absolutely darling! I love this image and how you added the fabric -- very cute!

Claudia said...

VERY cute! It turned out awesome!

Connie Babbert said...

Very cute...love the image and the sewing is a great touch!

Tanya Rudd said...

What a fantastic card! Thanks for the chuckle, I LOVE it.
Hugs
Tanya

Carol said...

Kim, I love what you did with See Clearly! I envisioned using the crystal lacquer on the glass too and of course, your Copic technique is always the best! Thanks so much.

BarbaraW said...

Great card. Love the image and the fabric background is fantastic.

Ida P. Krause said...

Kim this is really cute! Love the fabric and that image is really fun. Great card.

Crystal said...

How cute what a fun card!!!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Kim...this is so fun! what a great card, texture and colors and the image just rocks!

Connie Paxman said...

I love your take on the card...awesome..that stamp is so cute..I want it.
TFS super job on the sketch
connie paxman

Heidi Hihn said...

Great card! I love the touch of sewing on the card!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

This is just too cute Kim! Love the use of fabric for the panels! Very clever! :D

Jane Bosi said...

Clever use of fabric! I love the image and I agree--it turned out great!

Nicki (CSS) said...

so cute Kim, that sentiment is fab. I am sure your cousin will love it - very cute!

sheryl said...

Very cute! Love the idea of fabric strips!

Lisa Bohler said...

Absolutely love the idea of fabric strips as the background and how you matched the colors of your image!

Marilyn SanClemente said...

Very nice! I love this stamp and the magnifying glass. I need that for everything these days!! LOL

Tiffany Bauer said...

What a great image!! Love the fabric too!!

Kristen said...

Kim, this is WICKED cute. You did a great job coloring!

Lori said...

This image is adorable! Love how you used fabric strips behind it.

Selene Kempton said...

This is so cool! I love the colors you used.. REally adorable!

Nikki Bond said...

Very cute...love the image! {SMILES}

MJ said...

Love it. The fabric and the crystal effects really finish it off perfectly.

njburk said...

What a CUTE little image this is! Love your colors--I hardly ever use fabric in my cards--you did a great job on yours!

Barbara said...

This is such a fun card....I bet your cousin's daughter loved it!! Love the idea of fabric for the background....Fabulous!!

Rachel Hope said...

Hee hee...what a fun image!!!

Chrissy D said...

Cute! Love the fabric and stitching! Fun image too Kim! Sorry I am so late - catching up on my past due comments!

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