Thursday, January 20, 2011

Just Like Mommy...

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When I saw the color challenge at The Play Date Cafe, I was a little hesitant; gray, orange, and green are definitely not colors I would normally consider putting together! Then, I saw the sketch at the Pals Paper Arts challenge and thought, wow, that's a doozy! Well, since I'm always encouraging my wee one to try things he thinks he can't do, I figured a challenge is a challenge and I went for it! Besides, the V-Day Party over at Paper Issues left me no excuse!


When he saw the patterned paper from Cosmo Cricket's Material Girl, my son pointed at the cute little girl and said, "Oh, look! It's Mommy!" So, I couldn't resist making a V-Day card for him starring, well, me. I used the heart frame from the Kid at Heart set from Taylored Expressions, and cut it out using the coordinating die. I did tweak the sketch a little to suit. I love the heart border die from TE and replaced the cut-out hearts with orange hearts and applied a LOT of Liquid Pearls around all the edges for just a touch of subtle bling.


BEAN NOTES

  • Stamps:  Kid at Heart (Taylored Expressions)
  • Patterned Paper: Material Girl and Matilda (Cosmo Cricket)
  • Cardstock: Basic Gray, Pear Pizazz, Dusty Durango (Stampin' Up!); Spinach (American Crafts)
  • Ink: Pear Pizazz Classic Dye (SU!)
  • Dies: Take Note #3 and Heart Border Die (TE)
  • Accents: Platinum Liquid Pearls (Ranger Ink)
  • Coloring Medium: Black Multi-liner SP (Copic)



14 comments:

Fiona said...

Regina what a sweet story to go with your creation! I love the story and your card is so so so much fun! Love your use of different patterned papers, and your die cut usage is really eye catching :) Thanks so much for playing at the PDCC this week!

Julie Ranae said...

Such a terrific design, Regina! Love that you snuck in a little of the blue that is also in the print from the Play Date color story...so glad to have you play along with us again!

Suzie said...

Oops! Regina, I may have spelled your last name wrong when I nominated you. I knew the right spelling, but sometimes a person's fingers type something else. (That is my story and I am sticking to it. :D)
This is ADORABLE! I think I will have to go over to TE and do a little surfing.
What a great story about your little guy and your color challenge. i am with you, Regina. Those colors would be a serious challenge for me as well.
Hugs, Suzie

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

This is an adorable card. I love that you listened to the little man and created a beautiful card for him!

Jaclyn Miller said...

How adorable - the way you laid those hearts into that punched border is so cute...love me some cosmo cricket too! Thanks for sharing your card wit the PDCC this week.

Ann Schach said...

Super cute, Regina! Fabulous job with both challenges!

Colleen Dietrich said...

This is really so cute! Great job with the challenge colors this week. See, even Mommies can do it! LOL THanks for joining us at the PDCC. :D

Linda Callahan said...

Well I bought my first bottle of liquid pearls because of you! You are the master and every time you use them they look gorgeous! I am afraid mine will look like splats instead of pearls :)

Tracey said...

What a fantastic take on the sketch and colour challenge!!! LOVE your added white dot details....perfect touch!! Thanks for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe :)

Michele Gross said...

Wow! You nailed the colors! AND you made it look easy :) Such a cute card and darling story! Glad you joined us at The Play Date Cafe :)

myoopsadaisy said...

Great job Regina!!! Beautiful card. Thank you for playing along with Pals Paper Arts!

Ruby said...

A lovely card and your little story is adorable too! Love your extra little white dots and the little face peeking out, so cute!! Thanks for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe!

Libby Hickson said...

This is adorable Regina! Thanks for joining the Play Date Cafe challenge!

Andrea Ewen said...

Super sweet, Regina! Love that cute little image and all the great border accents. Thanks for joining us over at the Play Date Cafe!