Yeah, like I needed anything else to help me feel that way, right? After all, my 66th is fast approaching. At least I will be able to draw Social Security this year. So there is that...
Before I get to my card for the week, I need to mention a couple of things. One, our sponsor for this month is Norma Burnell of Fairy Tangles Art. Her prize will be three of her wonderful digis, so be sure to play along with us again this week! You will love her images--they are gorgeous and unique!
And, two...oh shoot, I forgot what two was. I just received a call from my sister, Barbara, telling me that she was in a car accident. Apparently, some young men failed to yield the right of way and ran into her car. Barbara said that she is OK, just sore and stiff. I am relieved that she didn't get more seriously hurt, for sure! Her car may have been totaled, due to its age. Advanced years. Thank goodness, people don't get totaled for being old. Otherwise, my sisters, brother, and I might all be gone...
Anyway, whatever else I was going to tell you has completely escaped my mind--lucky for whatever it was. I wouldn't want to be trapped in there...scaaaaary!
Oh, btw, Gary let me order a new swimsuit from Chico's yesterday for my birthday gift. Chico's was having a screaming sale. Well, it wasn't screaming exactly, as I never heard a sound, but it was a really good deal. I'm getting a new swimsuit for 1/3 of the original price. What I want to know is this: why the heck are stores able to get sooooo much money for such a tiny bit of fabric? Inquiring minds would like to know. At least mine would--and remember, it is a scary place in there. Also, why do they charge so much when they are able to still make money when the item is 2/3 off? Perhaps because they can...
Well, enough about nothing. On to Kelsey's card. I chose an image I am pretty sure she will like. Kelsey is a dragon fanatic. Loves all things dragon. So I chose Sweet Pea Stamps Dragon's Keeper by Charmaine Flannery. Really sweet image, don't you think? Love the itty-bitty baby dragon. If they stayed that small, I would want one myself.
I printed the image on X-Press It BC and colored it with my Copics:
Skin: E000, E01, E11
Hair: E40, E42, E44, E47
Lips: R000, R01, R02
Dragon/Wings: BG11, BG13, BG15, BG18, YG93, YG95, YG97, R01, R02
Eyes/Dress: BG11, BG13, BG15, BG18
I added Glossy Accents and Star Dust Stickles to the dragon. I then fussy-cut the image, which meant I had to lop off the fly-away strands of hair. I used DP from the October Afternoon Midway collection, and paired it with Stampin' Up CS. My die cuts were made with MFT Double Scallop Border and SCACD Dandelion Knoll Statement Corner dies. (I had to add a small punched circle behind the little dragon so that you could see it.)
Do check out the fabulous inspiration by my talented teamies: Carla, Kathi, Vannessa, and Karen, and then play along with us, won't you? Just hand-color an image for your project with any medium you wish. Looking forward to seeing your creations!
I have to mention that something really weird happened with this photo. I see cross-hatching on the hair, which does not appear on the original photo, nor is it on the card. I have no earthly idea why this shows up, and as a matter of fact, am really ticked that it does. Gary thinks it is because I had to reduce the size of the photo, but this has never happened to me before that I can remember. Of course, my memory being what it is...(snicker...snort).
Have a great weekend!