Happy 4th of July, America!!!
I love this image from Sassy Cheryl's. She looks like she's ready to welcome the whole world with a Big Texas Howdy!
I started by coloring her hair and then let the image sit for a day on my crafting table until I could decide what color combo I was going to use. She has a definite "tomboy" look with her sweet puppy by her side but despite that, I decided to pair her with a "girly" pink and yellow combo. I liked the contrast. She's colored with ProMarkers, then cut with one of my hexagon dies which has delightful embossing all the way around the edges. I added some distress ink.
Next I tried to decide on a sketch that might work but didn't find anything I really liked. I found some CS I liked for the card base and played around with whether the card should be square or an A2 card. Since I couldn't decide right then, I set it aside, then picked it up again the next morning. Finally, I decided on A2.
I adhered the image to the card base and then started playing with various embellishments. Without adhering anything, I laid on different flowers, bows, ribbons, lace, pearls, swirls, gems, etc., all in different arrangements varying from lots to only a few. Nothing felt right. Frustration is beginning to settle in. I can do cards in as little as 20 minutes (not counting coloring) but I'd been fussing with this one for 2 days now!
Suddenly, I could "hear" my friend, Lynn (Creative Crafts by Lynn), who lives in Texas and can give a Big Texas Howdy to any of y'all at any time, saying, "Add a string and just git 'er done!" Since Lynn is a Queen of CAS and I really envy her abilities in that arena, I decided to follow that advice. I tied on a bit of golden jute cord, printed out that sentiment (in honor of Lynn), slapped it on and it was done. It looked and felt complete and I was proud of it.
Hey, Lynn, I gotta listen to you more often. :-D
Come and Get It
Crafting from the Heart
Crafty Sentiments Designs
Creative Craft Cottage
Ditzie Digi Designs
I hope you're having a fantastic Friday, a wonderful 4th of July for those of us in the USA, and that you will have some time this weekend for creating and crafting. Be safe and sane this 4th. Happy Stamping. NanaConnie