Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Loyal Friend

The idea for this card started last week when the One Stop Craft Challenge was to create an Oriental Themed creation. As a Design Team member I like to participate on my off weeks to support the other members. This challenge tripped my up until I remembered this awesome image from Mo Manning and the Far East stack from Die Cuts With a View. I don’t remember everything I did last week, but it kept me far from my craft room. I’d started coloring the image and wanted to finish off my card so she wouldn’t get lost in my ‘to make into a card someday’ bucket of colored images. :o)

Sketch Inspiration ~Midnight Madness Sketch #26
An old sketch from the Madness crew I’ve been meaning to use.

Color Inspiration ~ Color Me Copic #2 ~ Grass
I always like to ‘ground’ my images using different techniques and created a sidewalk and grassy background as a scene for the sweet girl and kitty.

365 Cards Day 132 ~ Stamping Saturday (use 1 digi stanp and 1 rubber stamp)
The fan is from a Simon Says Stamp set and the main image is a digi.
Stamptacular Sunday #73 ~ Two’s Better than One (use 2 images)
Totally PaperCrafts #30 ~ Summer Fun
Spending an afternoon outside in the green grass sharing a drink with a friend is one of my favorite summer activities. Minnesota is blessed with all 4 seasons so this guilty pleasure is cherished when the season allows.

My Creation

Image Detail

I had this vellum sentiment on a sheet and thought it worked well with the image.
Ins and Outs ~ Loyal Friend
Stamps: Little Girl in Kimono (Mo Manning Digi), Magnificent Asian Backgrounds (Simon Says Stamp)
Paper: SU Whisper White; DCWV Far East Stack

Ink: Laser Printer; Memento Paris Dusk; Copics (V9, 12, 15, 17, 91, 93; E21, 41, 53, 55, 57; G40; C00, 1, 3, 5, 7; 100; YG93, 95, 97); Gelly Roll Clear Star Pen


  1. I love this image.. You did a terrific job.. Thanks so much for joining us at MO's this week.

  2. This is really pretty!! Your colouring is fantastic and the MM-sketch is done up perfectly!!
    hugs, stephanne

  3. What a lovely card! Fab colouring & nice layout. Thankf for joining us at SSC this week.

  4. Lovely card and great sentiment! The papers and that fan are perfect with thus image. Thanks for taking part in Mo's Challenge this week.

  5. WOW Cat this is brilliant I so love that image along with your colouring it looks breathtaking, the papers and fan are great I love it.
    Lorraine x

  6. Oh this is gorgeous! I just love this image and that purple is FABULOUS!!! AWESOME!
    Thank you for joining us over at Stamptacular this week.

  7. O this is just gorgeous! Loving the oriental theme and the colours are beautiful!! Just perfect for our challenge this week over at SSC.
    hugs Leonie


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