Friday, February 13, 2009

KrB's Sara Kay Premiere

Here it is, folks. The premiere of my attempt to color these fabulous Sara Kay images and put them on a card. I have to give credit to several friends who made this particular card possible.
While I already had this stamp in my possession, my inspiration for coloring it (perhaps I should add my motivation) came from Mary (My Cardz, My Passion....)and you really should check out her Sara Kay card. It is fabulous! Next, I want to thank Carolyn, (P.M.S. Etc.) who not only posted her own adorable response to a sketch that was new to her but also left the sketch and the link, so I had my layout for this card. Thanks, Carolyn, for the heads up on this sketch challenge. The sketch also called for a flourish in the upper right-hand corner. The memory box DP I used has some very pretty flowers and a bit of flourish of it's own, so I was trying very hard to incorporate those. But alas, I wasn't sure if they would show up or if they would "count" for the sketch. Then, I actually stamped a flourish, but it was mostly obscured behind Miss Sara. Then I thought, "Aha, my good friend Nancy (Windstar Creations) was so kind and sent me several outline stickers." She did this because yours truly had never heard of them and she said she had a surplus, so I received this fun little package in the mail. Thanks again, Nancy. Anywhoo, I used one of the outline stickers in the corner. That lead to a change in the half-pearls I used from the chocolate I pulled out to use to the silver, which I actually like much better and they lend themselves to Christmas. So, thanks to my 3 fabulous stamping friends, I get to enter a sketch challenge, showcase my Sara Kay, and complete my challenge to myself to make one Christmas card a month. (Now I'm two for two.) This was colored with my Copics except for the tiny detail on the ornament box which I colored with Prismacolor pencils in parts. The DP is all Memory Box and the sentiment is from Verve's Ornamental Christmas. I know that's a lot to read, but I do hope you'll check out the blogs of these talented ladies if you've not already done so. I must say I'm pleased with how this turned out. I hope you have a wonderful week-end. It's raining here ..... constantly since last night.
Thanks so much for stopping by.

10 comments:

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Karen this is awesome. Your coloring beautiful, great papers and image.

Sue from Oregon said...

Karen, since you color those dang meece stamps so wonderfully, it does not surprize that you did such a great job on this image...great card!

Nancy said...

Oh, Karen!!! This card is just gorgeous! That image is so cute, and your coloring is amazing! Wow!!! I love the papers you used, such pretty soft colors. Aren't those outline stickers fun? :) Have to say wow again with your image, she's perfect.

Rain? That's the wet stuff that falls from the sky, right? Been a while since we've seen it here. :)

Happy Valentine's Day!

Rachel said...

WOW! Karen this is gorgeous you did a Fabulous job!! Have a Happy Valentine's Day!!! :0)

ChristineCreations said...

Oh she's just beautiful! What a lovely coloring job and beautiful layers!

kiki said...

fantastic card !
kiki :)

Leslie Miller said...

This is so sweet and pretty, Karen! What a wonderful Christmas card! I told myself I would do this, too, but I missed January. I wonder if I'll manage this month. Gosh, just one card--you'd think it wouldn't be so difficult.

mycardz said...

Very very sweet card. You really did an awesome job on coloring this, and the layout is awesome. What a good idea too! I really might try that too. Thanks for the great idea and always great inspiration! :)

Carolyn Bounds said...

I have been meaning to comment on this dazzling card and always get interrupted...gotta love wifedom and motherhood...right?;o) You chose the perfect EVERYTHING!!!! I just love this entire card...the gorgeous papers, the beautiful flourished sticker, the silver balls, the delightful image, and your incredible coloring. I am always blown away and so inspired when I come to visit!!! I wish Florida wasn't so far away so I could visit often and be inspired by watching you create. Maybe one day...

I hope the rain has ceased in your neck of the woods!!! It is still pouring buckets up here. Have a great week, my friend!!!

Hugs!
Carolyn

Jenny Gropp said...

Lovely! I love how there are lots of mixing patterns and textures -- they all come together wonderfully!