Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Odds & Ends (PTI: MIM: freestyle copic coloring, Cosmo Cricket sketch)

Well hello there!  I know it's been a while.  I had a pretty bad migraine and then was having tons of problems with my internet.  My router actually broke and I had to get a new one and install it.  We only had our old one for a year so it was ridiculous that it broke!  I was really frustrated, but it's fixed now.  On with the details of the card...

For today's card I used the Friends 'til the End stamp set for the flower and the Autumn Abundance set for the sentiment, both from PTI.  I "freestyle" copic colored the flower for PTI's Make it Monday challenge on Nichole's blog.  The baker's twine is from MME.  All of the patterned paper is from Cosmo Cricket's Odds & Ends mini deck.  That little pad is soo cute!  I'm in love with some of those patterns!  I don't know what I'm going to do when I run out.  The punched edge is a border punch from EK Success.

The colors of my card were inspired by the PTI blog hop photo above.  I used blue background patterned paper to represent the girl's blue dress.  The gerber daisy and the flower patterned paper represent the pink daisies in the suitcase.  I wanted to use red as a prominant color because red was the first color that popped out at me when I looked at the photo.  The green patterned paper behind the image and the green ink for the sentiment represent the green leaves and the green grass in the photo.  If you would like to play along in the blog hop you have until 9pm EST Aug. 25th and you can find all the info on Nichole's blog.   

 The design of the card was inspired by the sketch this week at the Cosmo Cricket blog.  If you link your take on this sketch to the blog by Aug 27th you have a chance to be published in CARDS magazine.  You can read all the details by clicking on the link above. 

I hope you enjoyed my card.  I hope you're all having a great week!  Happy Crafting!


  1. The freestyle technique looks great on that flower. Very pretty card.

  2. Pretty, good job on the PTI technique too! Good Luck :)

  3. Such a cute card, love the stripes with the flowers , just love it. Sorry you get migraines .

  4. FABULOUS card; love that DP too!1!

  5. Very cute!!! Love the stripes and flowers.

  6. Look at you combining all kinds of challenges together! Absolutely love everything about your card!

  7. Hi Rachael .That flower just pops off the card! love the papers and the twine for texture .
    Pretty card

  8. Computer woes are the worst!! Hate that! Your card is delightful - I will admit that when I saw that video I was kinda aghast - color like that?!! Your card is gorgeous, though!!


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