Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Sally Curtsies So Sweetly

I pinned a card last week because I thought the image was so very sweet. Then I went on the hunt at Sassy Cheryl’s to find the image. It took a little time, but I managed to find Sassy Sally Curtsy. She was in the $2 area, which I wasn’t expecting. Anyway…here’s the inspiration for the card I made. I am really liking Pinterest for opening my eyes to new and neat blogs!


I used, what else, my colored pencils and odorless mineral spirits to color the image. :) And I sponged some Tim Holtz Faded Jeans distress ink to look like sky. I had the Doodlebug polka dot paper in my stash from last spring. I paired it with Hydrangea (CTMH) cardstock and some green pattern paper (unknown brand). I punched the Martha Stewart border, added a narrow white organdy ribbon and added some Doodlebug twine. My nod to doing something different was to offset the image.  I like the final result quite a bit. :)

While I had the paper sitting on my desk, I quick made another clean and simple card, pretty much casing this one.


These are squares with two corners rounded off. The larger square is 1 1/4 inches and the smaller is 3/4 inch. I probably could have cut smaller squares, but it would have been harder to round the corners of the smaller piece. The happy birthday is from Papertrey Ink’s Birthday Basics set and stamped in Hydrangea ink. The purple gem is from my stash and I think it was Kaisercraft, but it’s not in the packaging so I can’t say for sure. It’s hard to tell from this shot, but the petals of the flower are pop dotted as well.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you are having a great day!


Alanna said...

What great cards. I love the image on the first one and the purple and green look fabulous together.

crochetwithtamara said...

Good Morning Jeanne!

Love all your cards and the colors and shapes you choose are amazing.

Love and Hugs,

KayM said...

Oh goodness that is so cute!! I love that image and again, I must comment on how great your coloring is! The sky looks super too! The second card is pretty too! Love the big bold purple design! You're on a roll Jeanne!

Barb said...

Hey there, Busy Bee! I can't say enough about Sassy Sally up there! Your coloring skills ROCK with those pencils! So smoooooth...I just love it! Great color combo, too. Love the CAS design on card #2. I really like the rounded squares...don't be surprised if you see some pop up on one of my cards real soon! :)

Barb :)

Staying Crafty said...

These are great! I love the colors. That sweet little girl image is precious :)