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Monday, March 11, 2013

Live and Learn with a Squigglefly Challenge

Today I made a Spring card for the Squigglefly Challenge Blog, whose theme is SPRING!!  I used a new March release called "Over An Egg" by artist Fawn Palmer.  I love the image, but I tried a different coloring technique and I don't like it, so you'll probably see more than one card using this delightful Spring digi very soon.
I mistakenly put photo paper in my printer instead of cardstock, then thought I would still color and use it to try something different.  But the alcohol inks don't blend on the glossy texture, and it can smudge unless you wait longer than I am used to for cutting and handling purposes.
But the overall design of the card still rocks it I think.  I used a small piece of patterned paper for my inspiration, then added coordinating cardstock to frame the image and the pp.  The trim, rosettes and parls are all Michael's clearance items that I snagged for 50 cents a bag.  The black stitching is part of the pattern on the paper, and I punched the scallop design at the bottom with my CM punch system.
I think Robin's Egg Blue is my fave Spring color!  What's yours?
Whatever it is, get over to the Squigglefly Challenge Blog for your chance to win free digi's, and there are so many new ones from which to choose!!! If you don't have any Squigglefly digi images, pick up some FREEBIES.  Have fun, and happy crafting!


Tammy said...

Fantastic card for Easter! Love all the spring colors!

Holly said...

Pat this is darling. I've used glossy paper before with the Copics and experienced the same thing as you - they just don't blend! You did a much better job with it than I did. It actually looks great on the chick - makes him look fuzzy! I love your little tassle ribbon at the top and you used such pretty flowers!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

This is so cute and so springy Pat! Love the design and fabulous coloring! ADORABLE!

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

Super cute and perfect for this week's Squiggelfly challenge. Love Fawn Palmer's easter images. Great work Pat. Cheers, Holley

Elizabeth Hart said...

Perfect spring colors - your card looks so fresh and happy!

nwilliams6 said...

This is so adorable Pat. Cute image, great colors, and a great Easter themed card. Wonderful touches. I think your coloring adventure is interesting - I will know to avoid this experiment although I think your ending product is good regardless. Hugz!