Friday, May 21, 2010

Just Good Friends

Time for another Wags 'n Whiskers Challenge!! Our hostess today is the lovely Jacqui, who has titled her challenge "Just Good Friends".

I've used "Picnic With a Friend". I just adore this sweet image of two friends enjoying a picnic together. I love cards that celebrate friendship...especially those little moments that build the foundation of a beautiful friendship. Friends are so precious and are to be treasured. How sweet are those moments when you can just kick back, relax and enjoy each other's company? In our busy lives, these moments can sadly be few and far between. Perhaps we could all learn a lesson from little Danni and Bella. Look at content to share a picnic and an afternoon of quality time.

I stamped "Picnic With a Friend" on Neenah and coloured with Copic markers. I've been trying to experiment with different shades for hair. Boy, do I struggle with blonde hair! I think I'm pretty happy with how this combo turned out. For Danni's hair, I used E50, Y11, Y21, Y17, E 33, E35, E37, E97 and E99. It's a long list of colours...I'm always a bit embarrassed by how many I use! (lol...could almost be a post of it's own.) I only used a few strokes of some of the colours though. LOL...her hair actually turned out almost the same colour as her little feline friend! For Bella, I used E50, Y17, Y21, Y23 and a few browns (probably E33 and E35...maybe a bit of E97) for added depth. The blanket and dress are paper-pieced. This is a technique I don't often use, but I really love it! I finished it off with a bow (tied of course with my Bow-Easy). This gorgeous silk ribbon is from Lacey's store Stamp and Create....I am completely in love with this ribbon. It's a dream to work with! The sentiment is from JustRite stamps. (Believe it or not, I was lucky enough to find two sets of JustRite stamps at my local Winners!! You better believe I snatched those puppies right up! lol) Oh, and I attempted to make my own flower...hmmm, might need to work on those a bit! Everybody seems to be making these wonderful swirly flowers...I decided to cut out some extra petals as a base. Perhaps I should have searched for a tutorial, but I didn't feel like getting up from my table to look on the computer. For the centre, I added one of my favourite dollar store pearls.

Hop on over to the Wags 'n Whiskers blog for some inspiration from the beautiful samples by the rest of the DT. To enter our challenge this week, just follow the challenge topic and make sure to use a Wags 'n Whiskers image. You can find them here. Then link up your creation, and you could be the lucky winner of a new Wags 'n Whiskers stamp!

Have a blessed Friday,


PS...Don't forget to head on over the The Town Scrapper today for another new challenge!! There is always a great prize up for grabs!

Stamps: Wags 'n Whiskers "Picnic With a Friend", JustRite Stamps(sentiment)
Paper: Neenah, Bazzill, K&Company, Doodlebug, My Mind's Eye
Ink: Memento, Copic markers, Ancient Page
Embellishments: Hand-made flower, dollar store pearls, Silk ribbon
Tools: Various Spellbinders, machine stitching, Bow-Easy, MS border punch


Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wow Melanie!! This is stunning. your coloring is amazing and oh so beautiful!! I just love the hair and the grass!! The paper pieced blanket is perfect!! The bow is gorgeous too!!

Crystal said...

AWWWWW Melanie this is sooo super sweet, LOVE the scene you created for this cutie!!! Beautiful card!!! IT was sooo awesome to be a guest with you talented ladies this week!

♥Rach♥ said...

How beautiful!!! Love this, it reminds me of my daughter because she would totally do this if she could get one of our cats to sit still that long ;0)

Michele said...

WOW Melanie this is just gorgeous. Your colouring of the image is amazing and you've brought her hair to life. Hugs Michele x

Kelly Schelske said...

This is fabulous Melanie! your coloring is unreal, almost looks like a painting!!

Phebe Meeder said...

did you make your own flower and could you do a personal tutorial on it i would love to learn how you did it

Phebe Meeder said...

love your coloring and love the paper

6 wacky women said...

Absolutely gorgeous card, Melanie!!

Karen x

Renkata said...

Melanie, your card is adorable. I love all details on it.
I must say I am so happy to see the No. of copics which you use :) thanks dear!!!

Sharon Caudle said...

love, love, love, love, LOVE your coloring!!! You are amazing....just in case you don't already know that! LOL! I really do just want to watch over your shoulder for a day or five. :) Gorgeous card, Melanie!!!