Sunday, August 15, 2010

Heart 2 Heart Sketch Challenge...Happy Birthday Aunt Lori

Finally!!  I was able to play with along (and complete!) this week's Heart 2 Heart challenges.  It's been too long since I last got to participate.  I hate when life and work gets in the way of fun! ;O)  This was kind of a must and the sketch came along at just the right time.  My aunt's birthday is today and of course, I needed a card!  I had to pull out this little hedgehog one last time...for now anyway!!  

I'm trying to learn how to properly color with Copics, but, am having a tough time with it.  My instinct is to color from light to dark.  But, since the dark colors are typically on the outer edges of an image, by the time you get to them you've got so much ink on the paper that it tends to bleed really bad outside the image lines.  Anyway, this was my attempt at coloring from dark to light...I don't love how it turned out, but quite honestly, I was running out of ink by the time I finished this rendition!! ;O)  He's still cute and at least, I have finally figured out how to put a little blush on his cheeks with the markers instead of having to dig out my chalk....that's some progress...right? ;O)
O.k., so, I have to admit my Happy Birthday is tippy...but, to be honest, I finished the inside this morning after shoveling the majority of a dump truck load of gravel with my husband yesterday and basically had no feeling left in my hands.  You should have seen me trying to color those teeny weeny little butterflies!!!  We had to finish the gravel this morning and then I worked the rest of the day prepping for hydroseed...that's why my card is so darn late!!!
O.k., so I have another excuse regarding the photos...we have had a record 28 days straight of rain...that's right and I believe today makes 29!!  I am so tired of rain!!!  Needless to say, it didn't help us get the yard work done and it sure hasn't provided good lighting for my photos.  If you look close at both the front and inside of the card, you'll see I went nutty with pearls.  I just love them!  Alright, can you tell I've been trapped outside working my rear off and not able to really talk to anyone? ;O)  My husband and I are so tired and sore that we basically didn't talk at all last night except to complain about our aches and pains!!!  Hope you all have a great week!

Paper:  CTMH Perfect Day
Cardstock:  Orchid Bouquet (retired), Twighlight, and Colonial White
Ink:  Orchid Bouquet (retired), Twighlight, Sweet Leaf, Creme Brulee, Tsukineko Memento in Rich Cocoa and Tuxedo Black
Stamps:  Happy Forever and From Me to You (sentiment)
Other: Copic Markers, Recollections adhesive pearls from Michaels in white and a Twighlight Blue color, Martha Stewart Edge and Corner Punches, and Prima Flowers


  1. Cute card, love how you used the flowers as a sketch element. Thanks for playing along with H2H!