This is my card celebrating our fabulous Queen For The Day - Gabby. One of the many things that inspires me about Gabby's art (especially in her Inspiration Challenge cards) is how she's willing to take risks and get inky ... and most of all have fun while creating. Those are the things about Gabby that I wanted to honor with my design. It is inspired by her Love Card for IC353.
I love the funky women from Stampotique, so I used a woman with a similar feel from Christy Tomlinson and Unity. I also loved the Red & Black color scheme, so I stuck with that and added a bit of yellow for some sunshine. I used Christy's Reversed Punchinella for the edges and a Donna Downey/Unity Sentiment.
I added some punched hearts, colored pencil coloring and of course some bling for her wings. At first I was thought I should re-do because the ink got a big smudgy ... but then I did what Gabby would do ... embraced my inner artist and made the smudges part of the design.
Huge congrats to Gabby on her special day ... thanks for the inspiration.
Registered: March 7, 2009 Location: Northern Illinois Posts: 16809
Sat, Nov 17, 2012 @ 6:32 AM
LOVE your card! The image is great and I am diggin that dotty bkgrd. Cool double sentiments, too. AND ... I love what they say. Thanks so much for your kind words. I'm so glad you "get" me. :) BTW, those aren't smudges, that's distressing. Heehee!
Registered: March 24, 2006 Location: Deep in the Heart of TEXAS Posts: 17930
Sat, Nov 17, 2012 @ 7:54 AM
Stephanie, a lovely card to honor the Queen this week!! She will love the grunge... and smudges just add to the character and the handmade style!!
------------------------------ Phyllis Young at heart, slightly older in other parts. We really never grow up, we just learn how to act in public!! What if you woke up today with only what you had thanked God for yesterday??
Registered: January 29, 2006 Location: Mount Forest,Ontario Canada Posts: 8999
Sat, Nov 17, 2012 @ 12:03 PM
I saw this pass thru the gallery earlier today, Steph, and didn't have time to click on or comment. I HAD to come search it out and take a peek and it is WONDERFUL. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the whimsical collage feel to this and the fantastic colors and sayings. Charming and Delightful:)
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