Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Specially Requested Thank you card

This is a nice compliment..my son-in-law asked me for a Thank you card this morning and thought, i know of a challenge that just started that i can use as my inspiration/starting point.

I noticed that Christy from Tiddly Inks made a new image with a sweet little girl sitting on a stack of books, but i knew i had two of her images that i could combine to get a similar look...more vintage maybe but a similar look.  This is the wonderfulness of digital stamps, you can cut pieces, enlarge them and make them work together.  The book is a freebie and the sweet girl is actually sitting on a stack of luggage.  I just cut her off the stack of luggage and set her on top of the books...of course one would have to do some fussy cutting, but it wasn't that bad really.

I needed something teacher themed..so i went with this for now.
It's a real pencil..and not any thicker than some of the flowers that are used.  I'd say it was practical and could be actually used, but when i broke off the end to make it fit on the width of the card..i cracked it on the back side..like a sliver...so it's just for decoration.   I love themed cards..don't know why, but it inspires me more.

I've also used a sketch from  Sketch Saturday:

Copics used:
skin- YR000, 00, R20, 22
hair/leggings- YR20, 21, 23
boots/hat- E81, 33
dress- R35, 37, 39
flower/sash- R20, 22, 35, 37, 39, YG03
book- E81, 29




Challenges:
Tiddly Inks- Saying Thanks
 
Sketch Saturday- Sketch #274
Inky Impressions- with Thanks

15 comments:

Angela said...

So cute! Love the result of your "card surgery" as I call it! LOL

Penny said...

How adorable, Bonnie! Such a great use of the two digis! Love your design & coloring, your fun papers and your pencil--too cute! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Debra Miller said...

This is really a wonderful card. Great use of the sketch. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Sketch Saturday! ~Deb

Corysnana1 said...

Such a clever card. Love the image and your fussy cutting! She looks adorable sitting on top of that book. Great coloring, too.
Cathy xx

Tabbatha Sandoval said...

Great idea, although I have to admit, I'm waiting for the book to close and her to fall off. Haha. Love the vintage feel though and the sentiment totally rocks. :D Thanks for joining us at Tiddly Inks this challenge - you sure are fast on making something too!

Doreen said...

Such a lovely card. Thanks for sharing with us at Inky Impressions.xxx

Katie said...

This is adorable! I love the real pencil on there too- so smart :) Thanks for joining us at Tiddly Inks!

Grenouille Greetings said...

This is such a pretty image and beautifully coloured. Love the bold colours and the real pencil as embellishment; perfect for teacher. A lovely card! Thank you for playing along with us at Sketch Saturday. Hugs, Lesley

Vicky said...

A gorgeous card!!! Thank you for sharing it with us at Inky Impressions this week

hugs Vicky x

Jenée said...

Really cute card. Perfect for a teacher or school related thank you. The combination of images is perfect. Thank you for joining our challenge this week at Inky Impressions.

Katie said...

I love this card!!! So clever and stylish all at the same time!
Thanks for playing in our With Thanks challenge over at Inky Impressions

Carolyn L. said...

How cute! Love how you used your papers. Thanks for joining us at Tiddly Inks.

Tracey Brossart said...

Super adorable and love that use of the pencil! Thanks for joining us at Tiddly Inks and good luck! :)

Big Hugs
xx Tracey xx
~TIDT~

Digi Darla said...

Such a cute image great card!

Hugs
Kim

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Loopylou. said...

too cute bonnie!! I love the layout and the notebook paper punching!
thank you for playing along with the tiddly inkers this week, hugs Lou xxx