Sunday, September 23, 2012

Eighteen & Fabulous!

Hi Friends!  Man, I just have to tell you- I've officially had my first real case of missing mojo!  I've read blogs where people talk about it but I've never quite experienced it for myself until the last couple of weeks...and it's the pits for sure.  Every time I went into my craft room I either sat there befuddled and eventually got up without really doing anything or I tried to make something and the end result wasn't anything I could even bring myself to post.  But, I had this other birthday card that needed to get done and it was going to push my creative limits because it had to be the same image, Cali Girl from Saturated Canary, as the sweet 16 card I just did but be different enough to be just as special- since the two girls receiving them are sisters.  So I thought I'd try and do a shaped card to help differentiate the two and thank goodness that seemed to help me find my missing mojo!  I've been in love with the banner/pendant trend and found some chipboard pieces at my local scrapbooking store that were the perfect size.  I covered it with some MME paper from the Love Me line because it had the perfect shade of red I was looking for and then attached it to some of the white cardstock that I always use to make my card bases and scored along the edge so I had the fold in the card.  Once that was done it was easy to just cut off the excess paper from around the chipboard and- viola- I had my shaped card!  After the base was done I set to work making it as pretty and girly as I could which, surprisingly, didn't take me to long.  I'm hoping that this little creative success sticks around cause I've got some cute new Halloween stuff that I can't wait to play with and I hate feeling like I've lost my creativity.  Thanks so much for stopping by- and for being an endless source of inspiration at the times when I need it most!
Copics:
Skin: E0000, E000, E00, E11, R30, R21, BV34
Hair: YR30, E51, YR31, E33, E99
Clothes: W0, W3, Spica Red
Accessories: BG53, BG57, BG18, T7, RV23, RV25, RV29, Spica Red

I'd like to enter the following challenges:
Saturated Canary-2 'B' things-Beach, Bling, Birthday
Stamptacular Sunday- Bling It On
Cute Card Thursday- A Different Shape
Shelly's Images TTT Challenge- Shaped Card

Supplies: Cardstock- American Crafts, Bazzill; Chipboard- Paper Accents; Number Stickers- American Crafts; Flowers- Recollections, Prima; Metal Wings- Tim Hotlz; Photo Corners- American Crafts; Bling- MME Miss Caroline; Twine- my stash

14 comments:

Gabbi said...

This is the most beautiful i have ever seen this image colored. Perfect.

Jacqueline Smith said...

OMG, what an awesome card, the coloring is so gorgeous! You Rock! Thanks for joining us at Shelly's images!

Jill said...

Missing mojo is a pain, I know for sure as I have had some drips of it from time to time! Your card is wonderful and I am sure the 18year old will love it to bits!! Amazing colouring Katie...So perfect and so wonderful I am sure I could eat it...
have a wonderful week my friend ♥
hugs

Jenny said...

OMG! You may have temporarily misplaced your mojo but you have in no way lost any of your talent. Beautiful Katie! hugs x

June Nelson said...

This is wonderful hunnie and your colouring is beautiful, love it big huggies June xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Céline said...

fab card and amazing coloring
thanks for playing with us at stamptacular sunday this week
hugs
céline

Shazza said...

wow no missing mojo here, beautiful!

Dawn @ LilyPinkScraps said...

Love it!!! Fantastic colouring and gorgeous card layout :)

Elizabeth Hart said...

This is a beauty of a card - the hair is fabulous!!Thanks so very much for joining us this week at the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge.

Dobra said...

Your cards are always beautiful!
Gorgeous card, love your colouring !

Loopylou. said...

wowzers girl this card is just amazing and your image looks superb, love the beach feel!
thank you so much for sharing it with us over on the saturated canary challenge blog
hugs Lou xx

Bev said...

Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at Saturated Canary x

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

WOW ... awesome coloring!! Thanks so much for joining our "SHOW US YOUR SHAPE" challenge at Shelly's Images! Please come back and join us again real soon!!
Darlene
Shelly's Images DT
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS

Tonya said...

Katie, this is so gorgeous. Every time I see your work your coloring skills amaze me all over again. You are honestly the best colorist I have ever seen! I am not sure you realize how great you really are.