Monday, February 28, 2011

Sweet Goodbye to February!

Today is already the final day in February?!  Can it be true? 

Well that can only mean one thing right, a new Cardabilities reveal is in store for you!!!  This month we have a fun new sponsor, Paper Makeup!  This is also a first for me, this was the first time I've ever worked with any digital image.  Please be a little forgiving ok?

So here is the fun and fabulous Sketch #26 by Karan Gerber:
For this I used my Imaginisce Garden Party papers as I really have Spring fever something fierce right now!  The heart fairy and the sentiment are both compliments of our awesome sponsor, Paper Makeup.
My digi items that I used on this card are:  The Heart Fairy - Charitable Fairy for the American Heart Association and the Little Moments sentiment set. 

I printed the Heart Fairy onto matte shrink film in an enlarged image, then cut her out.  Once that was complete, I used my alcohol inks to color her in.  (I don't have any Copics yet!).  If you opt for this route, please know that once you shrink your image, the colors darken dramatically, so use a light hand. 

Once I finished coloring her, I used my heat gun and shrunk the film.  In retrospect I really wish I had taken some photos of this so you could see the before and after variations of her colors.  I love working with shrink film!!!  Personally, I was stunned at how well this worked out for the image!  Its not perfect, but I love it!!!

I then printed my digi sentiment onto my 6x6 sheet of pattern paper and then used my spellbinder to create the sentiment block, then a few more circles for the fun shapes.  My fiskars scallop punch and binding seam crinkle ribbon with a touch of twine from The Twinery finished this card off nicely.

Thanks so much for stopping on by!  Make sure that you link up your creation over at Cardabilities if you are as inspired by this sketch as we were!!!  We'd love to stop by and leave you some blog love.  As the sentiment on this card says too..  remember to enjoy the little moments!!!

Have a Super Scrappity Day!
~ Rhonda


Liz said...

As always brillant and Always something beautiful to look at ..Thanks for the lovely comment on my blog

Jan Garber said...

That's adorable....

Lori Allred said...

I saw this darling card over on the Cardabilities site and of course the fact that it was Garden Party caught my eye, so I clicked in it and ended up on your cute blog. I should have know it was my talented friend Rhonda that created that darling card...LOVE IT!!

Karen AKA Soccerboyzmom said...

Great card GF