Sweet Oklahoma

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Hi everyone!

I'm back with another early morning post.  I was so tired yesterday I promised myself an early night last night, but it never works out that way does it?!  I always find some way to distract myself from going to bed at night but yet I can't seem to tear myself away from it in the morning.  I've always been the same, I think it's a family trait!

Time though, for another challenge with the Creative Card Crew.  This fortnight we are being sponsored by the fabulous Scrapping Center

They're offering a $15 store voucher to one lucky winner!

The challenge for the next fortnight, to be in with a chance to win, is...

No Designer Paper!

How's that for a toughy!  I love my papers and was a bit stumped as to what to do.
Some of the DT decided to use the fabby Saturated Canary "Sweet Oklahoma" image that Krista did especially for our Mari with the proceeds going to her lovely daughter after her home was destroyed in the Oklahoma tornado.  So I knew that I wanted to keep it simple.

Here's what I did;

 I printed the image out and kept the card big enough to make up the front of the card.  I coloured the sweet image with the following copics: Skin: E21,13,00,0000,R20. Hair: E44,43,42,41. Clothes: RV06,04,02,BV04,00,0000,G24,21,20,Y15,13,11,RV13,11,10,BG07,05,01. Grass: E49,31,YG67,17. Puddle: B01,00,000,0000.

The sentiment is computer generated and the font is called Ribbon Happy.  I used different coloured bakers twine and attached a charm from my stash with a jump ring.  A few swarovski's were added to the corner just to finish it off.  I mounted it on some corresponding card to hide the icky colour bleed on the back of the card.

The inside is even plainer than the front!  With a WRS sentiment and some more bakers twine.

So take a trip over to the Creative Card Crew blog to see the rest of the DT's work and see if you can join us with no design paper - I dare ye!

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:

Crafty Friends Challenge Blog; Use a charm
Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge Blog; Girl power
Cupcake Craft Challenges; Not for flowers
My Heart Pieces; Use a digi
One Stop Craft Challenge; For a friend
Sentimental Sundays; For the girls
The Squirrel And The Fox; Use something metal

Thanks for looking!


Jan Ltc said...

Absolutely stunning love the colours xx Jan

coops said...

so stunning sheena.i love your cas design and fabulous image :D

xx coops xx

Dawn @ LilyPinkScraps said...

Such a fab card! I'm a big CAS fan and this is just a perfect bright and colourful example of one - love it :)

Angela Boutiller said...

Love this card! You just reminded me that I too purchased Krista's sweet Oklahoma image! You're creation is lovely and the metal umbrella charm is such a nice accent. Thanks for joining us over at The Squirrel an The Fox.

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

This is stunning, love your CAS style and fabulous colouring! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Sentiments and look forward to seeing your work again! Good luck! Susan x

Donna said...

Stunning card and I love what you have done with the twine. Thanks for joining in the fun at Cupcake this week :) Donna ♥ x

Dora said...

This is gorgeous, love this image and CAS style of your card. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Friends this week and good luck xx

Liz Thomson said...

This card is adorable and that cute image. Thanks so much for playing along at OSCC.

MagsB said...

Oh I do so know how it is to be wide awake late at night, searching the internet or the tv, too alert to go to bed - and yet too tired to get up in the morning! We are owls, my dear, awake by night and asleep by day!!

Your card is simply lovely! The image is gorgeous (I love Krista's creations!) and so beautifully coloured. The inside is lovely, too, so elegant!

Thanks for joining in at The Squirrel and the Fox!

love Mags B x

MagsB said...

Oh I know what you mean, hun, there's always something on the tv or the internet that tempts me to stay up late! I'm an owl, I admit - bright and awake in the evening yet dull and dozy in the morning!

Your card is *simply* lovely, your colouring on the fab image is gorgeous (and isn't Krista amazing to give the image for such a great cause?!) I think your twine effect is fantastic, too, it adds such lovely texture! And the umbrella charm is so sweet!

Thanks for joining in at The Squirrel and the Fox!

love Mags B x

Kelly Lloyd said...

Fantastic design sheena
Love what you have done with that twine. I love that image too.
Thanks for joining in at crafty friends and good luck

Hugs Kelly

Denise @ kc242 said...

Fabulous card. Love all of the bright colors that you used with Oklahoma! Perfect!

Diane said...

Such a lovely card Sheena with so much meaning behing it !! Love the little detail charm just right to finish it off !! Thanks so much for sharing your fab card with us this week at Crafty Sentiments Designs.

hugs Diane xx

Delphine said...

Gorgeous card, beautifully coloured! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake and good luck! Delphine xx

Carol said...

WOW! Your card is really gorgeous!! Thanks for sharing it with us at Crafty Sentiments. Lotsa luv, hugs xxxx