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Saturday, January 9, 2010

...Crazy 4 Birthdays

Happy Saturday, everyone! I must admit that I feel like such a slacker today! As you've noticed, my post is going up very late. I have been battling another round of bronchitis since this crazy-cold weather moved into our area, but I'm afraid that I've been defeated. I have been totally exhausted from coughing...so much so that I laid down at 4:30 last night and woke up at 6:00 this morning. Luckily, I feel better after getting some much-needed rest, and I got a chance to stamp today...even though I did have to do it in stages.
Saturdays mean that it's Crazy 4 Challenges time....and I loves me some crazies! LOL! Our challenges this month are being created by our stamping sister, Lori Boyd. This week's challenge was to create a birthday card or project. So here is mine:
I decided to use my "Heidi Among The Flowers" image from C.C. Designs at All That Scraps along with some of my Eva patterned paper by BasicGrey. Heidi was watercolored using Classic Ink Pads and an Aquapainter. Since she is a fairy after all, I added some sparkle to her wings with a little Crystal Stickles. I made the centers of the flowers and the twinkle in her eyes pop using a white gel pen, then pierced the edges of the green panel using a Mat Pack and Paper Piercer. I added a Jumbo Eyelet, Eggplant Ribbon, and Linen Thread as the only embellishment.
Now let's see what the rest of the ladies have in store for you today:
That's it for today...thanks for stopping by! It's your turn to create a card or project using this same sketch, and share it with us. Be sure to add your creation to Mister Linky back at the Crazy 4 Challenges Blog post...we can't wait to see what you come up with! Until later...
Supplies
Stamps: Heidi Among The Flowers (C.C. Designs)
Papers: Old Olive, Elegant Eggplant, Watercolor, Eva (BasicGrey)
Inks: Blush Blossom, Creamy Caramel, Cameo Coral, Pumpkin Pie, Dusty Durango, Pale Plum, Perfect Plum, Elegant Eggplant, Certainly Celery, Old Olive, So Saffron, Summer Sun, Bashful Blue, Ballet Blue
Accessories: dimensionals, mat pack, paper piercer, crop-a-dile, jumbo eyelet, ribbon, linen thread, aquapainter, stickles, white gel pen

21 comments:

Marisa said...

This card is darling, Mercy! Love the way you coloured the image and the DPs are perfect. Glad you got to sleep as long as you did - does the body good :D Hope you are feeling better soon!

StampOwl said...

this is adorable Mercy. Hope you feel better soon.

Crystal said...

AWWW Mercy this is sooo super sweet!!! Darling image, colors, and layout!!! Hope you feel better real soon!

Joanne (jojot) said...

she is precious....an absolute delight.....

hope you are feeling fresh and fabulous ASAP

Peggy said...

Darling card!!
Hope you get to feeling better soon! Take care of yourself.

Cindy Haffner said...

Look how pretty she is Mercy, FABULOUS. Get better GF!!!

Barbara said...

To freakin' cute, Mercy!!! LOVE that red hair!!!

Tracey Cuccia said...

I ♥ the Swiss Pixies!! This is ADORABLE! Hope you feel better -- being sick is NO fun - AT ALL.

Take care of yourself!!

Stampin Mindy said...

OH this is darling! Such a perfectly layered card. I love these stamps. Beautiful!

Allison said...

Loving this Mercy esp. with that Basic Grey DP...the colors just pop!

Marley said...

Feel better soon Mercy! Your card looks absolutly stunning! love the Design papers and the colouring of the image.. the red/orange her is looking great on her and I love what you did with the flowers and her eyes.. big hugs for you! Marley

Lynda Benden said...

OMG Mercy, this image is AWESOME! You did a fab job with it! Love the colors and layout you used as well!

the whimsical butterfly said...

She is DARLING! What an adorable card and I LOVE LOVE LOVE the colors!

Monique said...

Oh wow...So cute!! I don't have any of those images but I think I need some lol..Your DP are great and love the layout :)

Alex said...

Soooo stinkin' cute!!! I love your blog - found it through Nancy at iStamp. And, I love sketches so I am thrilled to find another blog with them - I am off to work on this one! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alexd

Sparkle said...

Such a darling card!

Thanh said...

HUGS I hope you are feeling better, Mercy.

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

How precious Mercy!! And soooooo beautifully colored!! Hope you're healing and feeling top of the world today!!

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

Absolutely DARLING card Mercy!!! Love the papers you've chosen and as always your colouring is exquisite!! I hope you feel better soon!

Summerthyme Studio said...

Ohh Mercy!!! WOW!!! just Gorgeous!!!!

Shesjetlagd said...

What a beautiful card and I ADORE these colors!! This Pixie is such a cutie!!