Wednesday, May 8, 2013


     I needed an anniversary card for one of my regular card customers and this image, drawn by Anne Fenton, came from the Creative Freebie Challenge at Outlawz just in time.  She told me brown and yellow were her wedding colors.

I used the sketch from Creative Inspiration Paint FB.

Photo: May Facebook Card Sketch Challenge!
Here's the PageMaps sketch!
Each person who creates a card for the sketch their name will be entered in a drawing for 4- CI paints! The 4 colors are below!
The challenge will end on May 31st a midnight EST.
Please link up your card anywhere here on the Creative Inspirations Facebook page!
You do not have to use CI paints for the challenge!
The challenge ends at midnight EST on may 31st.
The 4- CI paint colors are:
 Blush, Tutu Pink, Fuchsia and Tickled Pink!
I will share the card DT sample on Thursday, along with the picture of the paints!
The card and colors are on the blog today!
Have a wonderful Day!

     The image is colored with Promarkers and I added 'Fairy Dust' Creative Inspirations Paints to her "gown" for some shimmer.  I die cut the image, inked the edges, and stippled it with "Old Tea" distress ink.  I added pearls to her necklace and to the middle of his bow tie.

     The brown die cut you see is actually the negative space from a die cut, left in the yellow CS after cutting.  I added the sheer, brown ribbon and then I adhered the yellow piece to the brown card base.   After that, I layered the oval image over the top so that it looks like the brown is a framing mat around the image.  The yellow CS wraps around the back of the card also.

     I tied a bow from that same sheer ribbon and attached it to the top of the oval.  The card front looks rather fancy and intricate but it's really pretty CAS.

Crafty Sentiments -- Use a sentiment
Creative Craft -- All about animals
Oozak -- Anything goes w/ earth tones
Our Daily Bread Designs -- At least 4 letters from "SPRING": Pearls, Ribbon, Negative Space, & Giraffes
Papertake Weekly -- Anything goes
Ribbon Carousel -- Celebrations
Scrappy Frogs -- Anything goes
Vickie's @ Lady Anne's -- Anything goes

     Hey, it's Wednesday and that means we're half-way to the weekend.  Hooray!  In my case, it means only one more work day and then I get to start my long weekend away for Mother's Day, soaking in the beauty of the California coast and playing with grandkids.  What better way to celebrate.  :-D  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie


jimlynn said...

Connie, this is awesome! A perfect image for an anniversary and love that you did it in the colors of their wedding. SO pretty!

Donna Ellis said...

oh my! Isn't this the cutest little image for a wedding card? Love your sparklies and colors, Connie - darling card! hugs, de

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,fabulous image and

Michelle H. said...

Connie your card is so pretty!
Love your coloring and love how you used the CI paints!
Thank you for joining in on the CIP sketch challenge!
Michelle, dt team

Debbie said...

This is super cute!! What a fun image!!

rachel said...

wonderful card - I do love popping over here and seeing whats up your sleeve too! Thanks for joining us at Crafty sentiments and good luck xx

Benzi said...

Look at those cute. Your customer is sure to love this one.
I can't think of a better way to celebrate Mother's Day than how you're going to do it, either.

Lady Bug Stampers said...

Love your card NanaConnie it is so adorable, The girls always come up with such adorable images for us on the Outlawz. I hope you will come become a follower of mine.

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

This is really a very very cool image. Wow! You are a bundle of energy with the different design teams. You must have extra hours built in to your day....not just the 24 hours like the rest of us...haha

Sassy Raggedy said...

Wonderful anniversary card Connie. joann sassy raggedy

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

Gorgeous card! Just love how you have colored this image!

Berni Cuttino said...

Awe, so cute with delightful colors and design. Perfect anniversary card.

Dawn Lancaster said...

Congrats on yet another DT spot! I love that image & I'm sure the card will be greatly appreciated!
Dawn xx

Patti J said...

Absoultely perfect! Love your beautiful coloring - the earthtones are perfect for our May challenge! Thanks for joining us this month at Oozak!

Céline said...

so cute card!
thanks for playing with us at crafty sentiments

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a cute and fun wedding card!! I just love your image!! Beautiful and creative design! Thanks for joining the ODBD Shining the Light challenge this week!!

Marlene Atkinson said...

Such a beautiful card, love the colours. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Creations Challenge. Marlene DT

Craftyanny said...

Those giraffes are brill!! A smashing card
Thanks for playing along with Crafty Sentiments
Anne x

Sharon said...

Beautiful card, love the coloring of the digi. Thank You for sharing with us at Lady Anne's Challenges. I hope we see you again soon.
Lady Anne's Stamp Challenge
Lady Anne's: NanaVic's Challenge

Samantha Casey said...

Oh my goodness this is so cute! I love the giraffes they are adorable! This would be perfect for an anniversary! Thanks for playing the Oozak challenge!