Friday, April 9, 2010

MMSC48 Happy Mail

Today I was playing around with this image - cutesy little girls and I haven't really gotten along in the past, they always turned out awful!!  My friend Debra encouraged me to have another go a it using some Copics and the X-press It Blending Card, and what do you know, I'm actually quite happy with the way it turned out!  After I coloured it I wondered what I was going to do with it and thought it would work well for this week's Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge.  I decided to use the easier sketch, but then of course couldn't help myself and added a big bow to the side!!!  LOL!!!

I started with a base of River Rock (who else is thrilled SU are bringing this back!!!) and layered with white (pierced around the border) and some retired Ginger Blossom DSP.  I then added two pieces of white satin ribbon for the cross panels.  The image is from Sugar Nellie called Postbox and I've stamped it in Memento Tuxedo Black on X-Press It Blending Card and coloured it with a lot of Copics.  (Top: R20, R22, R27, YG00; Pants: B93, B95, B97; Hair: Y21, YR23, E35, Garden: YG11, YG63, YG67, V000, V12, V15, V17, Y11, Y15; Letterbox: C1, C3, R22, R27, E31, E35, E37)  I cut the image with Label 1 Nestabilities and mounted on some River Rock and White (pierced again) and popped the whole panel up on foam tape.  To finish I added some Kaisercraft Snow Pearls to the corners and a white satin bow topped with a Paper Trey Lemon Tart Button.


Stamps - Postbox (Sugar Nellie)
Paper - River Rock, White, X-press It Blending Card, Ginger Blossom DSP
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories - Label 1 Nestabilities, Copics, 1" White Satin Ribbon, Bow Easy, Paper Trey Lemon Tart Button, Gold Cord, Paper Piercer, Mat Pack, Kaisercraft Snow Pearls, Foam Tape.

That's all for now, thanks for visiting!!!  :)

25 comments:

Danni said...

Oh my! This is just darling! You did an AMAZING job!! Love it!

Priscilla said...

Hi Kathy, just thrilled you joined us this week. This is such a cute card. I love your take on the sketch and your added bow is WONDERFUL. I think you did the right thing by just adding the one like you did :) Great job with your coloring too. Love that you shared it with us and it was a pleasure coming to your blog. Thanks so much for playing the Midnight Madness sketch challenge this week. I have posted the sneak peek early because I will be going to a scrapbooking retreat. Have a wonderful weekend.
Priscilla
MMSC Hostess

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

This is adorable and so sweet! Beautiful coloring Kathy! This is happy mail all right!

Joan said...

Very sweet card - I like who the ribbon crosses...makes it look like she may get a package in the mail too.

Debra James said...

WOW, WOW, WOW.... This is absolutely fabulous. you have coloured them in perfectly and created a stunning card.... and who said these little cuties were not there normal thing- your card looks like u been doin them for ages....LOVE it , YOU GO GIRL. LOL, hugs xxxxx

Marisa said...

Beyond precious picture and fabulously coloured!! Lovely card!

Renkata said...

Kathy, your card is adorable.
Great colour combo and paper.

Sharon said...

Hi Kathy,

This is just so beautiful and the colouring is gorgeous!
It simply wouldn't be a Kathy J Card without a bow :-)

Sharon x

cindy said...

Super cute. She reminds me of a modern day Holly Hobby:)

Jessie said...

It's adorable Kathy and you coloured the image beautifully!

Sue W said...

Well look at you go Kathy!!! Gorgeous work with your Copics! Another string to your bow!!!!

Edna said...

Nice to see you have found a way to use this image at long last, go the copics!

Julia Aston said...

Well you certainly aced coloring this sweet image! and I love the double framing on her. I too, love River rock I'm so happy to hear it's coming back! have a wonderful weekend!

Lovely Linda said...

Hi Kathy - it is great to see you here with us at the MMSC! I love this image and your colouring is just perfect!! You do whimsical so beautifully!! The Nesties look great together and love the paper piercing! Love this! We love having you join us with this weeks challenge, your support is appreciated - we would love to see you again next week! {{{hugs}}}
Linda MMSC Design Team

Carolyn said...

What a sweet image and card. I love your coloring, and you're right, the bow does add a lovely touch. Funny how some images are fussy sometimes. I have that happen too, and then when you least expect it...wa-la..it turns out beautifully..just as yours did this time. Thank you for playing with us at the MMSC this week!

Hugs,
Carolyn
MMSC DT

Judy Covey said...

Your card is absolutely adorable Kathy.

Connie M. said...

Oh so very sweet, Kathy!! Such a fun springy card...love that bow too!!

Carol said...

Kathy this is just adorable and absolutely wonderful. Your attention to detail is phenomenal. Just superb! Thank you so much for playing along with us this week at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge. We enjoy visiting you to see your lovely creation.

Bear Hugs,
Carol :o}
Midnight Madness Design Team

Betty Wright said...

Gorgeous, Kathy! Wonderful design and your coloring is just fantastic! Lovely card!

Amy Sheffer said...

Is there anything you can't do, girl! This is one GORGEOUS card! Beautiful coloring!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

......and there's some MORE awesome coloring! I just love Sugar Nellies and this image is one of my favs. Gorgeous papers and adorable bow, too!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is stunning Kathy!! I just love your sweet coloring and your take on the sketch!! The one bow is perfect!! Too cute!! Awesome take on the sketch gf!!

Have a great weekend!
hugs,
Chris

Leigh said...

Cute image Kathy and I love the button and thread on the bow.

Jeni C Slack (^0^) said...

Beautiful Card this week, Kathy! Very clean lines and dazzling colors :) Tahnks for playing this week, xox ~Jeni & MMSC DT

Primitive Paper said...

OK...I am in love with this ribbon! Great take on the sketch...thanks for playing along with MMDT this week!

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