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Thursday, April 1, 2010

Friday Freebie & CAC sketch

I followed the above sketch to create my card using today's Friday Freebie that you can find in the store, newsletter or challenge site. The sketch looked like a good way to use scrap paper but I thought it would also be a good way to use scrap ribbons. I didn't choose wide enough ribbons to angle them (I tried and it didn't look good IMHO). After attaching the ribbons, I took it to my sewing machine (uncovered after so many months of not being able to get to it) and sewed the border twice with white thread.
I colored the watering can with my alcohol markers. I tried to make it look like an old tin watering can by using a colorless blender in the middle of the spout and the can part and at the top of the carrying handle. I used one shade of aqua blue in the puddle then blended the lines with Cool Shadow (one of my copic colors). After trimming it down (trying to get it on the same angle as the ribbons) and rounding the corners, I inked the edges heavily with a pink ink pad followed by a purple on the outside only. I then finished off the bottom corner with a Making Memories Hullabaloo flower and yellow Making Memories Citrus brad.

Challenges to enter this card into:
Crafty Cardmakers, Sassy Design Studios, Everybody Art, Fab N Funky, Forever Friends, Little Red Wagon, Nutshells: Spring into Spring
Simon Says Stamps: Distressing (I wish I had Tim Holtz inks but alas, I used other inks)
Incy Wincy Designs: Sewing/Stitching
The Pink Elephant and Mo's Digital Pencil: Pastels
Digital Tuesday: Scrap it
Totally Paper Crafts: Digital
Crafty Creations: Anything


Mary Ski said...

Both cards are great. I love the rich green on the new release card. Good mix of colors.

Nikki said...

Beautifully Done :) Thanks for Playing Incy Wincy this Week
Hugs Nikki and the rest of the DT

Rosanne said...

Cute! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon!

joey said...

Another fab card! thanks for joining us again.

joey said...

Another fab card! thanks for joining us again.

Sue said...

Hi Cheri
great card, luv the image, thank you for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week, hope to see you next week, sue,x

Heather "Hev" said...

Lovely idea :) Gorgeous :)

Thank you for joining us at Incy Wincy Challenge this week!!

Happy Easter :)

Id love it if you would come and visit Vanilla Hevn - my blog

Deanette said...

Both cards are great Cheri! I look forward to us working together for another term with SMC :)

Ann said...

oh sooooooooooooo really really cute.
Ann xxx

Julia Aston said...

Great card for a difficult sketch! love the ribbons!

Ellie said...

Such a sweet card! Love the image. Thanks so much for playing the DTC.

Janneke said...

Pretty card!
Thanks for joining us at TPC this week.


Crafting Joanne said...

Fabulous card Cheri, love all the printed ribbons.

Thanks for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week.


Joanne xx

Julie Riley said...

Great card, love ribbons, well done. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers x

Tracy said...

Fab Entry, thanks for joining Susie’s Sassy challenge, Good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Tam said...

Great card. Love the detail.
Thanks for joining us at Incy Wincy Design.


Deanna said...

Totally cute!
Thanks for playing!
Dee - LRW

SallyB said...

Super use of the odds and ends of ribbon...They look lovely!
Thanks for joining in with us at Susie's Sassy Challenge.

Susie Sugar said...

A beautiful Card cheri
The colours are stunning
Thanks for joining our Spring garden theme Susie's Sassy Challenge
Hugs Susie xx

Paula said...

Super cute the watering can! Great use of your scraps and I'm so glad you could join us at the Digital Tuesday Challenge!

Joanne said...

Sweet card and you did a great job coloring your image! Thanks for joining us at LRW:)
Joanne xo

andrea said...

pretty card,thankyou for joining us at fab'n'funky this week

The Crafty Den said...

Oh how cute and such pretty colours. Thanks for sharing with us at Susie's sassy challenge. Hugs, Denise x