Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Just because...

Hi y'all...just a quick little post before I get busy with the FIVE cards I need to make before I leave for Phoenix in 9 days...to visit my kids and grandbabies! Whoohoooo!! I can't wait!!

So...I decided that I just had to color this little image from Sassy Cheryl's Digis. I added this cutie patootie to my collection months ago and just haven't had time to color her...until today! I must warn you...if you aren't a fan of green, yellow, and orange...avert your eyes ...now!! LOL!


For this little darlin', I decided to pull out my Prismacolor pencils and give those a try since it's been a while since I played with my pencils. Well, let me tell ya, it was such fun...but I'm not quite sure how her sweater and socks ended up orange...because I am soooooooo NOT an orange person. But, hey...as luck would have it, I actually found some DPs from Stampin' Up that matched pretty perfectly!

 

I used Wild Wasabi cardstock and  ink for the sentiment (also from SU)....Martha Stewart trellis and butterfly punches...and a Cuttlebug dotted swiss embossing folder. Flowers and gold doodads are from my stash. Sentiment is from Just Rite Stamps.


Here's a peek at the inside...which I kept very basic... the sentiment inside is from Stampin' Up.


And finally...oh, you KNOW you've been waiting for it...hehehe!!

That's right...the "artsy fartsy" view...


OK...now here's the deal...I'm entering this little card into Challenge #72 at Sassy Cheryl's Digi Challenge . The theme this week is...are you ready for it? Make your own paper ribbon!! Say what?? I LOVE my stash of ribbon...and making a card without it just about did me in!! So...if you look carefully you'll see that, woven into the trellis, is a teensy tiny strip of paper that I'm calling "paper ribbon"...and the little banner thingies on the medallion are also called "paper ribbon"! Well...it's a stretch, but I swear, it's the best I could come up with. This challenge was a real challenge for me!! LOL! That's why it's called a "challenge"...I know, I know!

So, that's it for me...am off to make a few more cards...with REAL ribbon this time. hehehehe!! Thanks so much for stopping by...and for your sweet comments that always bring a smile to my face!! Until next time...

24 comments:

Dorcas said...

Well I'm sorry but anyone who doesn't love orange has got to have spent to much time in the hot sun! This is adorable, Pat! I love your "simple" inside! LOL Now I could show you simple. i.e, white piece of paper, corners rounded! :-D
Great job!

* √úla * said...

Beautiful card, Pat and great colors.
And as always, very nicely finished!
The details and the image are to be enjoyed!
I like it very much!
hugs Ula

Catherine said...

Gorgeous card, love the inside as well!!

Sharon Caudle said...

Hey chicklette!! Love your card! Sassy Cheryl has the best images and you've colored her beautifully! Fab papers and personally, I would consider the trellis as paper ribbon. LOL! I try and stay very open minded with those types of things. heehee Another gorgeous creation from your very talented hands!
hugs, Sharon

Christina C. said...

What a sweet image...colored magnificently! Love the colors and all the yummy details!
Enjoy your grandchildren!!!!

Flip-Flop Creations said...

Totally gorgeous Pat!! Love your flower clusters to match her beautifully colored outfit. ~jeni :)

Debbie said...

Well, what can i say about this beauty. Love the green and orange combo it came together so beautifully. And I love your woven paper in the trellis, looks like ribbon to me....lol Great Job!!!

Hugs
Debbie

Linda said...

What a gorgeous card Pat!!!! Love it!!!!! Wonderful job!!!!

JACKIE M said...

Beautiful card, inside and out, fantastic detail and colouring.

Thanks for joining us in Sassy Cheryl's challenge :)

Candy said...

Hi Pat,
Love this cute image!
Your papers are so pretty - you go with your paper ribbon :o)
You colour just as well with Pencils as you do with Copics!!
Hugs, Candy

Chrissy said...

Oh! Pat...the colour combo is gorgeous. Such a beautiful green.
Fabulous papers and design, a real little beauty.
Luv CHRISSYxx

Cricket said...

Beautiful card. I love your layout and the pretty flowers.

Patty Sue 2 said...

Your card is wonderful and I like you am so not an orange person..but this is an exception! Have fun with your family!

saturated canary said...

i love this color combo! they complement each other so well...and your image just pops off your card!! so pretty!

xoxo

Cheryl said...

oh pat hun this is totally gorgeous oh those colors hun are just perfect,and your detail is just amazing,great coloring too hun,I adore my pencils,love hugs cheryl xxxxxx

Cathy said...

Pat!!! Love your card, Gorgeous coloring as always and the embellishments are beautiful as always. The paper ribbon is perfect. Thanks for playing the Sassy Cheryl's Challenge :)

Sassy Cheryl said...

Well, I for one and certainly glad that you just HAD to make this card!!! It's GORGEOUS and I personally LOVE the yellow, orange and green.
Love that you showed the inside too. It's beautiful Pat!!
Thanks for playing in the challenge this week. Isn't this 'make your own ribbon' fun!

Kim said...

wow! Beautiful card!!! Love all your details!
Thanks for playing with us!!

fairysparkle said...

Pat i love your entry to sassys its just gorgeous .Fairy x

Iulia said...

So very sweet! Love the image and the colors are exceptional! Love your pencil coloring, really brilliant!
Hugs, Iulia

jkreucher said...

WOW! this couldn't be more stunning! you coloring and design are wonderful.. this is one of my fave sassy images!
Thanks for joining us for the Sassy Cheryl Challenge this week!
Judy

Theresa said...

Love your card and a great job on the paper ribbon.

Ann English said...

Fabulous inside and out-nothing simple about this! It puts my simple cards to shame! Your coloring is stunning!

Thanks for playing with us this week at Sassy Cheryls. I hope you'll join us next week, too!

Heather Huggins said...

Super make your own ribbon. Fabulous coloring! Thanks for playing this week.

Hugs,
Heather