Wednesday, April 28, 2010


Hello! We are getting such beautiful weather lately! Sunny and cool and windy! Doesn't feel like NE Georgia in April a-tall! Is it unusually cool where you are?

This card was inspired by the artwork of Alina at simcards. She does these adorable circle flower thingies which inspired my distressed circle "flower" and she does an awesome job coloring her images and adding touches of white here and there. She also recently used the spiral punch, so that inspired me to pull mine out and use it.

The placement of the clear gems was inspired by sweet Donna at 3 Umbrellas. She does such whimsical things with gems and pearls!

I used the Forest Branches embossing folder on the main image. I'm iffy about that one, but I think it kinda works. Think "wind".

I used Stampin' Pastels (chalks) to color the sky and around the girl. So much softer and easier to apply than markers.

Well, I just realized that I can't give you my Copics color list because I put them away and didn't take note of which ones I had used! Oops! Sorry about that!

The main image was one of those I mentioned having colored a few days back. I hope to get another card made with another one I am happy with. I had a couple of duds that will likely end up in the trash, though!

Hope you have a lovely week! Thanks for coming by! Happy coloring!

Stamps: Pure Innocence 006 digi by Heather Ellis, word stamp from CTMH Geometric Thoughts

CS: PTI white, black, Basic Grey Recess (retired), Basic Grey Obscure (retired), and Basic Grey Lemonade 6X6' pads

Ink: Computer and Memento Tuxedo Black, various Copics

Other: Cuttlebug Forest Branches and Stylized Flowers embossing folders, spiral punch, Nestabilities Classic Oval Large, Classic Oval Scallops Large, paper piercing tool, circle punches, small and large oval punches, gems, Stampin' Pastels, kneaded eraser, 3D-Dots, black gingham ribbon, thin black grosgrain ribbon


Sue from Oregon said...

Darling...and the embossing folder definitely works!

Charlene (from Calif) said...

I think this card is adorable. It doesn't matter that you didn't include the copic colors for me because I don't own them (definitely wish I did)

Annika said...

You have the coolest ideas! Love all the details on the card, the embossing on the main image and the way you have placed the sentiment - drop dead gorgeous card!

Doris said...

Actually, it's hotter than usual here in NJ--mid 80's. We've resisted the urge to crank up the A/C since the nights are still cool. It's supposed to rain tonight and turn cooler during the week. Your card is adorable--love how you remember to use the Cuttlebug!

Kim said...

Doris, things got hotter here since I posted this. Weather is funny, isn't it? :-P

Thanks for the kind words, everyone!

Carla Murphy said...

This is off-the-charts-adoreable! Your colouring is just perfect. Love, love it!! 8)

jkreucher said...

Hi Kim, I love this little pure innocence girl. Such an adorable card.
I am on the Sassy Cheryl's Design Team with Alina, she has used these fun, whimsical flowers a lot..
I love the look.
I am having fun browsing your Blog today.
Sitting at home after knee surgery, there's not much to do..
So I am visiting people and blogs online..
Today is our first day of warmth. you would think we passed summer and went straight into fall and winter, with all of the rainy, cold days..
love our little sun day today.
Hugs to you my friend!