Sunday, February 3, 2013

A little sassy, A lot sweet

My friend Danni's birthday is coming up later this month. Danni is a bit of a sassy chick, with a wicked sense of humor and brutal honesty just when you need it, all wrapped up in sweetness. She's a wonderful friend to have who is always quick to help when needed and jump to my defense even when I'm too oblivious to recognize that I need a defender. I was visiting at my aunt's this weekend, where I got the chance to not only see my family but also to color some images while my aunt scrapbooked. I colored this adorable image with Danni in mind, illustrated by Krista Smith for Sugar Nellie as part of the "Simply Sassy" line. I've had this stamp for ages; it was about time I pulled her out again.

As usual, I used copics. Unfortunately, I didn't note down the colors. Sorry about that! I chose the colors based on Saturated Canary's color challenge here.

The sentiment is kind of hidden at this angle, but it says, "May all your dreams come true." Seemed pretty fitting for a birthday card, as well as this cutie sitting in her pillows. The cream colored flowers are Wild Orchid Crafts and the pink ones are from my stash. I think I got them at AC Moore in the wedding section. The big flower is actually a hair piece where I removed the bobby pin used to hold it. Papers are Bazzill (cardstock) and Neopolitan by Recollections (Michael's). Pearls are from Michael's, as well. The felt corner is Heidi Swapp and I think long since retired. I'm working through my stash of them.  I guess that's about it!

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Saturated Canary - color challenge
Sugar Bowl - anything goes with Sugar Nellie image
Oozak - anything goes with your fave color(s) - pink is my fave
Sunday Sketch and Stamp - sketch #141

Now to figure out the perfect gift to get for a friend who is both sassy and sweet!

FYI, it's my friend Tracy's birthday today (you can see her card a few posts below). Tracy has been with me through a lot of hard times and has always been supportive and compassionate. She makes me laugh, which is always a great quality to have in a friend. Please visit her blog and wish her a happy birthday.


Carla S. said...

Great card, Gina! Love the papers and the layout! Terrific coloring of the cute image!

Sara I. said...

This is stunning Gina! LOVE the design and gorgeous flower arrangement. 'Course you know I'm sweet on those papers and you colored her perfectly. Love it and so will Danni! xx

catherine said...

Great work and thanks for joining in our challenge over at Sunday Sketch and Stamp this week
x catherine

June Nelson said...

Gorgeous card hunnie, love how you have used the colours, thanks for joining in the saturated canary challenge with us,big huggies June xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Francesca said...

What a gorgeous creation using my sketch
Thanks for joining us at Sunday sketch and Stamp this week and good luck!


Claire Newcombe said...

Gorgeous card, perfect for a friend.

Thank you for joining us at Sunday Sketch & Stamp
Claire x

Stampin Mindy said...

Very pretty, love the flowers and papers.
Thanks for joining us at Saturated Canary Challenges.

Hugs, Mindy

cabio's craft corner said...

Cute colored image and lovely flower arrangement on your card Gina. Thank you so much for joining us at Oozak Challenge :o)