Sunday, April 25, 2010

Oh Happy Day!

And what a happy day it is - I actually have a card to post! Ha! I knew that my missing mojo had to return at some point...coincidentally it came back when my deadlines disappeared ;)

I so *love* this set! It's an older set by There She Goes called Happy Day and I have been itching to ink it up since it arrived in my mailbox a few weeks ago. I love the whimsical look of the images and that fact that it was just begging to be jivin' with the paper tole :)

I used my tombow dual brush pens and a water brush to water colour the images up before making them 3D. I then sponged the background with various inks and placed my image on top so that it really popped.

The papers that I used are both from October Afternoon and I thought they fit so perfectly with the images to help make the card cheery. I then rounded the selected corners and added the word window punches and ribbons to balance out the card. The sentiment banner also helps to disguise my boo boo.....ahem, intentionally modified Spellbinders die cuts. You may or may not notice that 2 of rounded the sides have disappeared from the cut outs...yes, that really was done on purpose *cough...not...cough* ;)

So, now guess what I did when I came upstairs from my studio to edit these photo's on my laptop? You will never guess. Go ahead. At least try! I *almost* spilled and entire glass of water on my card AND on my photo card! *GASP*

I was lucky enough to have misjudged the edge of the counter (in the dark - yeah, I'm pretty S-M-R-T) and thankfully the card and the photo chip were in my other hand as I slipped in my spilled water on the linoleum. Not a drop of water on the card, just all over my floor and patootie ;o) What a girl won't do for the sake of a card, hey? LOL

Card Recipe:

Stamps: There She Goes - Happy Day
Paper: Gina K, Water Colour, Black, October Afternoon DP
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Baha, Kiwi, Artichoke, Olive, Turquoise
Accessories: Sewing Machine, Cuttlebug and Embossing Folders, Spellbinders Labels 3 Dies, Pop Dots, Sponges, Clear Embossing Powder, Brads, Ribbon, Corner Rounder Punch, WW Punch

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Julie said...

Such a fantastic card! The dimention looks amazing, love that little bird just perching amongst those leaves,pure genious! (think I spelt that wrong) x

Chris said...

Glad your mojo is back!

Elaine aka Quixotic said...

Kim, this is stunning (not that I expect anything else when I pop over here!!)!

Cheryl Valadez said...

Wow! This card is incredible! I've never seen anything like it ;D

True :) said...

Very pretty card Kim!
Glad your patootie is OK! ;)
True :D

Anonymous said...

Love your card Kim! Gorgeous tree and always love October Afternoon paper!
Pam Going Postal

Vicki Dutcher said...

Kim you so have this technique and coloring cornered~~ simple put WOW! Thanks for the funny water story too! LOL

Carol's Ink Spot said...

What a happy card! Love everything about this one.

Gina K. said...

Kim, your cards are always so vibrant and beautiful!

Patti.Jo said...

Just love the depth you get with your fantastic coloring! Love the design of this card too! Terrific work!!!

Conniecrafter said...

so sweet, love the tree and the coloring of the bird is perfect!

Nancy Ward said...


Today I posted an netry on my blog with a link to yours.

I'd appreciate your letting me know if that's OK.


Nancy Ward

Beautiful Greetings said...

I love this Kim! That image is just precious and I would never have guessed that you made a mistake. I also think a true crafters talent lies in covering the evidence :)