Thursday, February 9, 2012

Just the Way You Are {CCMC188}

Happy Thursday, friends, and welcome to another week at Create with Connie and Mary!   This week we've got a great sketch for you, check it out:
Lots of possibilities with this one--you can even make it into a standard A2 size as I have done here:
This sweet little girl from Greeting Card Kids always melts my heart...probably because she reminds me of my daughter.  I have so much fun coloring her dress and all the little extras like her bow and heart valentine:
I was channeling my friend Ann by adding a little pearl to her bow.  I colored her dress with a Blender Pen and a Baja Breeze ink pad while her hair, skin, bow and heart were all colored directly with So Saffron, Blush Blossom and Poppy Parade Stampin' Write markers.  Did you notice the little white spot on the heart?  That was completely by accident as I was coloring the heart but it adds some dimension so I will make sure to do it on purpose next time!
To the background So Saffron designer paper, I added the floral image from Fresh Vintage to coordinate with the images in the Everyday Enchantment DSP used on the focal heart and flagged banner.  And isn't the Baja Breeze Pleated Satin Ribbon delicious?  Just a ring of sticky strip around the back of the heart and it sticks on easy-peasy!

I had fun mixing images from P.S. I Love You to create the sentiment on the outside...

while Sprinkled Expressions, another Sale-a-Bration set, provided the perfect sentiment to make this my daughter's Valentine card....just the way you are!

I hope I've inspired you to play along with our sketch at Create with Connie & Mary this week!  We would love to have you join in the fun.  Just make sure to do so by Wednesday, February 15th by Noon (EST).  Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Greeting Card Kids, P.S. I Love You, Fresh Vintage, Sprinkled Expressions
Ink: Poppy Parade, Baja Breeze, So Saffron, Early Espresso, Jet Black Stazon, Crumb Cake
Paper:  Very Vanilla, So Saffron, Baja Breeze, Crumb Cake CS; Everyday Enchantment DSP
Xtras: Hearts Framelits; Ovals die; Baja Breeze Seam Binding Ribbon; Baja Breeze Pleated Satin Ribbon; Scallop Ribbon Border Punch; 1 1/4" Square Punch (to flag the banner end); So Saffron, Blush Blossom and Poppy Parade Stampin' Write markers;


Connie Babbert said...

Nance...always love your "eye" for using a sketch! I never would have thought to use the heart behind her...but it is totally awesome! Great job with the sketch!

Rita said...

What a gorgeous card, Nance! And seriously? I LOVE that your daughter has her own craft blog. Color me impressed! :)

Deb said...

This is SO adorable! I love this little girl, too! I always love the little details that you add to a project! Just ties it all together so perfectly!

LeAnne said...

She is as sweet as I am sure your daughter is! Love the inside details, too!

Linda Callahan said...

I'm sure the only thing cuter than this card is your little Arden! I love how you put the little girl in an oval and used So Saffron - an unexpected and lovely background color!

Marisa said...

Great take on the sketch :) Love the hearts under the sentiment and well done on the bit of dimension on the heart she is holding. Have a great weekend :)

Diane - said...

Nance this is adorable! Love your coloring and the pearl in the hair bow too too cute.
Love the white on the heart to resemble light reflecting... love to do that too, but that ribbon trimmed heart is the bomb! Gorgeous.
Of course your inside is as sweet as the front. hugs.

Debbie Henderson said...

Wow Nance, the inside of your card is just as adorable as the front. Love the DSP cut with the Framelits and layered with ribbon!

Ann Schach said...

Oh my gosh...this is sooo creative and adorable! And the pearl is just perfect!!! By the way, I am now a follower of Arden's. She is such a cutie!

Lisa said...

Absolutely adorable! The perfect vintage valentine! Every piece of this card is carefully thought out and placed. Nice job!

Carrie Sampsel said...

Such a beautiful card. LOVE the ribbon around the heart. I will have to remember that!! Way tooo cute!!

Margaret said...

Such a sweet card and a wonderful take on the sketch! Love the ribbon border on the heart and your image is colored beautifully!