These were the words circling in my head when I saw the challenge theme CHILDHOOD at Sentimental Sundays.
The image is from A Day For Daisies and I coloured it with Copic markers. I TRIED to keep it very minimalistic and not go overboard with shadowing. Used the whole range of E40-ies on clothes and hair and E50/51/53 for skin. Plus R00/01 for cheeks, very sparingly.
There's not a strip of designer paper involved, just cheap tan cardstock from Tesco, Sizzix texture plate, Cuttlebug 5x7 folder and loads of white ink.
The borders and flowers are my new purchase - Stempelglede grunge stamps. I had been coveting these for a long time!!
Big flower I made myself from tulle ribbon and flourishes are Marianne's dies.
The embossing punch is from Fiskars. I find these work better with slightly thinner cardstock and paper but the designs are lovely. Been neglecting them since I got MS punches which cut better.
And look - no baker's twine!! Shocking!!
I'd like to enter these challenges
Fairy Fun Fridays (2 weeks) - make your own flowers
AiFactory (2 weeks) - die cut or punch
Cute Card Thursday - anything goes
Paper Pretties - embossing
Sisterhood of Crafters - birthday
Anything Goes - emboss it
Crafty Cardmakers (3 entries) - dry embossing
Copic Creations - browns
A Day For Daisies - favorite recipe (sepia tones, love them)
Thanks for looking and happy crafting!