Saturday, July 2, 2011

Bright & Blinding Colors!


Hi everybody!

Hope y'all are enjoying your 4th of July weekend (& Canada Day weekend for my friends up north)!!

It's my last official weekend before baby2 comes. Lots of nesting going on -- re-organizing his clothes and Mattie's new/ old clothes sure are taking up tons of time. Then I had my last doc's appointment too. Whew! It's all becoming very real! Our family of three will soon be a fam of 4!!

Anyway, with all the errands and chores, I was so glad I had time to craft these past couple of days. Just in time, too, because one of my new favorite stamp line had a challenge -- SOG's Bright & Blinding Challenge.

It's exactly as it sounds! Perfect for the summer! Dunno about your neck of the woods but it sure is sweltering HOTT over here!

I picked out my brightest and loudest patterned paper - MARGARITA from American Crafts. This line just makes me smile and wish I was on a vacation. And since I got some new Copics, I decided to make Ice Cream Tia ginger :). Everybody seems to be having highlights right now (I'm jealous!), and so I added some highlights/ low-lights to her hair too.

I even added freckles.. I just think Tia (obtained from an image swap with a friend) is soooo cute! I was inspired by sneak peeks on SOG's Facebook page of a freckled-faced new image :). BTW, my lil sis and I are the only pure Filipinos I know who have freckles, LOL! Actually, she does...I'm hoping mine are freckles and not age/sun spots (YIKES!).


I also 'twirled' the edges of the polka dotted paper (AC's Mambo) using a BBQ skewer - saw it at my LSS and loved the element/ texture it added to the page. The popcicle/ ice cream stamp is from Studio G. And here are the Copics I used:

Hope you come back soon!


Amy said...

I love the look you gave Tia, Rinne...her hair and freckles are super cute! The twirled edges of the paper is a very cool effect and a perfect vibe for this fun, summery card! You really rocked this challenge, it's awesome! :)

Tanya R said...

Gorgeous Rinne, We have freckles in common too. Awesome card. Good luck and I just know you will have a fantastic time with your family of 3 becomes a family of 4.

jo said...

Cute! Love all the colors and the papers are perfect! You're really not the only filipina I know with freckles - I know quite a few! :)

Sarah Rice said...

ohhh that rolled paper is delish!! love the colors too!

thanks for playing with us at some odd girl

Alba said...

WoW! your card is sooooo nice!!!! Great job! I like it a lot :-)