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.