Thursday, July 8, 2010

Nothing Warms The Heart Like A...

Hello, girls! How are you tonight? I thought I'd share another card in the knitting-themed set I made for a friend. The image is another vintage children's coloring page which I turned my Copics loose on, the sentiment one I typed up myself on my computer and printed out. What do you think?

There are things about this card that I love, and things that I don't so much. I couldn't seem to get the image sized the way I wanted, so it ended up taking up most of the card front. I colored the image with Copics, as I said, too many to remember so late at night. ;o) The background I filled in with R20, then added a dot pattern to resemble wallpaper.

I folded some pink Bazzill cardstock for my base, then added more paper from the K&Company designer mat pack I mentioned in yesterday's post. It needed some embellishment, so I chose two prima flowers and added buttons from my great-grandmother's collection, threaded with some white embroidery string. I cut up some velvety green rickrack to make stems and leaves, attaching it to the card with Tombow Mono Multi Glue.

It's not bad, I guess, but it seems a little off-balance. Hmm. Oh well. She was happy with it.

Changing the subject completely, have you guys seen the new releases over at Lawn Fawn? I LOVE their stamps. Adorable, adorable, adorable. I don't have any yet, but they're on the very top of my wishlist! I especially love the Just My Type, Partly Cloudy, and Sew Lovely sets. And their Critters in the Sea and Critters in the 'Burbs sets would be absolutely perfect for Cards For Kids. Plus, they carry Colorbox Fluid Chalk ink, which is my favorite ink, and it's getting harder and harder to find. If you haven't already, go check them out. And keep your credit card handy -- it won't take more than a minute of "window shopping" before you fall in love. Trust me! Just go to or follow the link in my sidebar to see for yourself. The link actually goes to their blog, but you can hop over to their store from there. The originator, Kelly, seems as sweet as can be, and has a lot of really great video tutorials posted on cardmaking and such.

And speaking of favorite products, I'm going to be doing a favorite product post next week, so be sure to come back around for it and weigh in on some of your favorites too!


  1. OH, I think it is just perfect, love the image, the coloring, everything and this is just so cute how can you not just love it! I never really heard of Lawn Fawn, but think I need to take trip over, thanks for the heads up.

  2. This is such a sweet image and your coloring is fantastic. thanks for sharing!

  3. Aw, thanks! That makes me feel a little better about it. :o)


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