Friday, May 4, 2012

Take a Moment ...

Hi, hi, hi!  Happy National Scrapbooking Day!  Happy Boy's/Children's Day!  and Happy Free Comic Book Day!  Wow, lots of special events going on today!  You know that if you go to a participating book/comic book store, you can get a free comic book?  Even our local library participates so we usually go there to get one for each of our kids.  Just Google it!

Okay, I'll try to talk more about my card today.  I haven't played with my SOG stamps in a really long time.  I really love the 2 new Nouveau Girls stamps, Renew and Royal.  I love their dresses and their hair!  So I kind of had to get them.  Hehe.  And I got them just in time to participate in SOG's May Sketch Challenge.


I decided to stamp up Renew first.  I love her dress so much!  I think I could've done her hair better but I still think she is pretty.  And my daughter actually thought she was pretty too and she rarely hands out those kinds of compliments.  I colored her in with Copics first then I looked around for some matching paper.  So I kind of lucked out that I found this pretty floral one.  Yeah, I don't know why but that's the way I've been doing cards lately.  Coloring first and then trying to find matching paper.  Kind of backwards.


The flowers and sentiments are also from the stamp set.  I cut out the flowers and added pearls in the center after I added some pink with my Copic.  There's a little bit of ribbon behind there.  I also love that these are clear stamps--you can easily see where you're stamping and can curve the sentiment to follow the circle.

I'm also entering this in Oozak's Challenge #2 -- Spring Colors.  Hope it's spring-y enough.

And at last I'm almost done with Catching Fire.  Just about 20 pages to go.  Only took me about a week though my daughter read it in 2 days.  Well, more like 4 hours!  Two hours a day and she was done!  Oh, I better end here so I can finish reading and I have an early day tomorrow even though it's Saturday.  No sleeping in.  Sad face.

Thanks for reading!


14 comments:

Mary said...

Love your card. Great job on coloring and it looks very spring-y to me! The rose paper goes perfect with girl. Thanks for entering the Oozak challenge! Hope you win!

sunnysideup/doreensng said...

Lovely card Eva,good luck on the challenge!
hugs
Doreen

Rachel Parys said...

Ooooo she is gorgeous! I really want her too! Love the colors, very girlie! I was hoping to work on the SOG sketch today. There are so many sets that I "need" to buy from her!

I need to start book two, but the first one stressed me out so much that I don't know if I can handle it! LOL! I need to start though, because my hubby finished the first one and is waiting on me to get his hands on the second. I am a summer reader. I like to stay up late at night and read when I don't have to worry about getting the girls to school the next day!

Cheryl said...

It's cinco de mayo too, maybe more mention of it here in the southwest as opposed to Hawaii... I didn't know the comic book one, that's great, free comic books! Happy Boy's Day too! Wish I had more motivation to participate in the NSD activities. Anyhow, pretty card! Nice coloring of her dress and hair, and face! I always think I need to find paper first since I can never match it well, but so much more fun to color than plan the card.

Lorraine said...

Wow, I am so out of it - National Scrapbooking Day? Free Comic Book Day? LOL - I think I will let my son have a "whatever you want to do today" kind of day. and um, sorry, no scrapbooking today - ha! Your card is so pretty and you have colored that missy gorgeously!

Creations by Shirl said...

Gorgeous Eva - your card rocks...
pretty colouring and awesome layout.... I'm back from my vacay but feeling a bit under the weather... so pardon me I'm moving quite slow trying to play catch up with everyone...

Alyce said...

Wow Eva this is amazing!! I absolutely love the colouring and you are right that paper is perfect! Just stunning! I really want to start reading those books....can't wait :)

Leah Crowe said...

Eva your card is soo very gorgeous!! I absolutely love how you colored Renew up!! I am backwards just like you.. I color then try to find the paper.. I don't think that will ever change.. lol

My husband is a huge comic fan, I can't believe we didn't know about that Day!! Hope I remember for next year. :)

I'm so happy you joined us at Some Odd Girl!! Happy Monday.

hugs, Leah

Leanne said...

O so pretty! she's one of my faves and I really would love to order her! love your coloring and the pretty color you chose for her dress is perfect. and the paper you chose is also a winner. Fabulous job hon!
I have so many books I'm currently reading that I dare not pick up a new series. lol.
Take care!
;)

Arabella said...

This is beautiful Eva! I love the colours you have used and the papers are a perfect match! I often colour like you... colour first and hunt for paper later. It's kind of fun, but a bit stressful!

Thanks so much for joining us for the May sketch challenge at SOG!

Arabella

Annette said...

wow your coloring is gorgeous...Love your take on the sketch...Thanks for joining us at Some Odd Girl...

Anna Maria Nilsson said...

Lovely card! I have a thing about rose paper... Just beautiful!!!

Thank you for playing with us over at the Some Odd Girl blog!

The Wolverina /// said...

She is just gorgeous! I love the perfect coordinating paper and the flowers from the set as well. :)

Faye said...

Wow, this is truly fabulous. Loving the rich and vibrant pink and the floral paper. Perfect. Thanks for playing with our sketch at Some Odd Girl. x