It's been three weeks since I last posted. It seems like forever! I was busy making cards for the #24 MIM challenge, and some goodies for my sister's birthday. Accomplished what I wanted to do, but never took pictures. What a bummer. Last week my sister, JoAnn, & I flew to Arizonia to surprise my other sister for her birthday. (The birthday is actually tomorrow. Happy Birthday, Vicky!) Was she ever surprised!!!! I wish I had taken a picture as she opened the door. We had a nice girls' weekend visiting Prescott, Jerome and Sedona. I also had the opportunity to spend some time with my three neices who also live in Arizonia. I got to meet Baby Liam (2 months old) and Thea (3 years old). When I arrived home from Arizonia, my sister spent 2 days with me before heading home to Jersey.
Today I am back in my routine: spending time at the gym and in my craft room. There's a story behind the card I created today. Back in April, I took one of my students to the Newport Aquarium in KY as she had expressed an interest in becoming a marine biologist. I had arranged for her to meet with the biologist. She took her behind the scenes to get up close & personal with the penguins. Meanwhile, I went exploring in the gift shop. While browsing, a kid's purple tee shirt caught my eye. (Purple is my granddaughter's favorite color) It had a cute little frog on it with the vertical word: Love. Much to my disappointment, they did not have the tee shirt in my granddaughter's size.
I had just ordered Boy Basic: Frog Hop and thought I would use the tee shirt as an inspiration for a card.
Here's the card. (I wish I had a picture of the tee shirt. It was stinkin cute!)
I used dimensionals to raise the word Love. I drew the two lines on the half & half banner.
To make the letters, I used a stamp from Boxes, Bags & Tags. I cut out the letters in the word love using the font from my Sizzlits.
After that I sponged a negative image for each letter.
Here is a close-up of the frog. I used dimensionals to prop him up too! Since I am new to coloring with Copics, I haven't nailed down the blending technique yet.
I will probably give this card to my grandaughter on her first day of pre-school.
Thanks for bearing with me today as my post is lengthy. Did I mention that it's great to be back?
CS: white, purple, green (all from my stash)
Stamps: Boy Basic: Frog Hop, Boxes, Bags & Tags, Half & Half
Dies: Boy Basic: Frog Hop, Half & Half
Misc: dimensionals, Copics