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Sunday, October 18, 2009

True Beauty set #1

Some online friends and I are using the True Beauty set from the Angel Company to submit to magazines for publishing. There's a few finishing touches that I still will add before submitting, but here's what they look like so far.
This card is 4" square and followed the sketch on The Pixie Cottage. I used all cardstock from DCWV Fun in the Sun Summer Cardstock Stack. I distressed the edges of the cardstock with my Heidi Swapp edge distresser. I colored the image with colored pencils except the butterfly and the flowers at the top were colored with cheap waxy crayons (my son's stash) and blended with OMS and a q-tip (couldn't easily find my blending stump so grabbed one of the q-tips I keep for chalks). The flowers came from Oriental Trading Company and were attached with Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive.

This card is also using DCWV Fun in the Sun except the small bit of orange stripe paper - that one is Creative Memories. The ribbon came from Oriental Trading Company grab bag. The foam butterflies came from a package of foam bugs that I got at Walmart. They were a bright yellow but I took Mango ink from Memories TM to change the color to look more like the colors in the card. This card is following the sketch provided by Sweet Sketch Wednesday that I got off my friend Lisa's blog. I used my Prisma markers to color this butterfly image.


This last card has light green and light blue cardstock from DCWV again but the printed green and blue stripe papers came from Creative Memories. The card is following the sketch at Prairie Paper and Ink. I faux stitched the teal stitches around the solid blue circle. The big brads came from Oriental Trading Company. This image was also colored with colored pencils and the purple edges under the the postage stamp were colored with Bic marker.

Thanks for looking.

18 comments:

CreaRenata said...

Lovely card! Thanks for joining us at The Pixie Cottage challenge!

Hugs,
Renata

mulberry station said...

Thanks for joining us at SSW. Great take on the sketch.

Beautiful Greetings said...

Thanks for playing at The Pixie Cottage. I love your card!

Tammy said...

Thanks for playing with the Pixies this week and hope to see you again!! Awesome card!

Arlana said...

Love your Beautiful butterfly card . Such a fun take on my sketch.

Teri said...

Brilliant take on the sketch this week - thanks for playing at Sweet Sketch Wednesday. Hope you can join us next time too!
Hugs,
Teri x

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Beautiful cards!!!Thanks for playing along.

Lisa T said...

Very pretty! Great job!

PaperCrafty said...

Very pretty!! Love the butterflies!! Thanks for playing along with us at SSW!!

Sheri

Jeannie said...

Beautiful cards!

Peace and Luv,
Jeannie

sweetbloominscraps said...

Pretty butterflies....Thanks for playing along at SSW.

queen-of-nostalgia said...

Very pretty! Thanks for playing with the Pixies!

Cheers!
Kristen

Katie said...

Great cards!
Thanks for playing with our sketch at TPC!

Anne said...

Thanks for playing with us at the Pixie Cottage!

Your card is beautiful. Great take on the sketch.

Kelly Landers said...

what a gorgeous set of cards! Thanks for visiting SSW and using our sketch in your gorgeous creation!

Katie Skiff said...

Beautiful trio!! I love the image, and the cards are so beautiful. Good luck with your submissions. Thanks for playing with us at SSW!!

http://sweetsketchwednesday.blogspot.com/

Sandra said...

Very pretty!

Pam said...

Hi Cheri, Your butterfly cards turn out just beautiful. Such detail in the coloring. Thank you for joining us for our first challenge at the Pixie Cottage. ~Pam
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