Monday, April 18, 2011

Bad Hare Day?

You couldn't possibly have a bad day of any kind looking at this adorable sassy girl! I got my 2nd order of Simply Sassy stamps on Saturday and couldn't RESIST having another go at the fabulous sketch and guest designer call going on for Simply Sassy. Today is the LAST DAY so if you are thinking about it - GO FOR IT!!! You never know unless you try out and sometimes, SOMETIMES, you get the best possible email saying YES! I've been blessed to get that amazing email in the past on a few different amazing DTs. Then the real fun gets to begin - you get to design with some of your favorite products, you meet some amazing women who inspire you beyond your wildest dreams and then they sometimes become your bestest of friends! You really have NOTHING to lose by going for it and only SO MUCH more to gain. Sometimes you get rejected, but that's OKAY! It makes the yesses so much more special! So....that's why I knew I just had to color up this little cutie and submit a 2nd card for this call!
I paired her up with some of my favorite October Afternoon papers and colored her with copics. I stamped her on Copic Xpress It Blending Cardstock which I LOVE using whenever I'm out of Make it Colourful Blending Cardstock which I have to say is my first choice but I don't always have it on hand. Thankfully I do have some on it's way over to me. But it's good to have a first and 2nd choice. :D I kinda took a little bit more liberty with the sketch this time, but sometimes that happens - where ever the creativity leads ya! I wanted to give her bunny some extra texture so I pulled out my Fun Fluff and using Helmar Acid Free glue, added some white to the bunny. I have to say I love using the Helmar Acide Free glue b/c it dries clear and you can still see the outline of the stamp thru the fun fluff - very cool!
I wanted to take a side picture so you can see the texture and how I popped up my main image panel with some Helmar Zap dots. You can also see some of the subtle glitter I love getting with my atyou glitter pens by Copic.

Challenges I'm Playing:
The Play Date Cafe: Green, White, Brown/Kraft
Pile it One - Smells Like Rubber
Stamps: Simply Sassy Bad Hare Day by Sugar Nellie; Sentiment by ippity
Paper: Copic Xpress It Blending Cardstock; Fly A Kite Collection by October Afternoon
Copics: E0000, E000, E00, E11, R20, R89/R01, R02, E9 E40, E41, E42, E70, YG11, YG13, YG17, YG93, BG10, BG11, BG07, E50, E51, E53, E33, E35, E39, C1
Embellishments: Tim Holtz Trim; Fun Fluff in White
Adhesive: ATG; Craft Glue, Acid Free Glue & Zap Dots by Helmar


Fiona said...

another beautiful card your take on the sketch.


Unknown said...

lurv your fluffy bunny!:)...he is too cute. and i like the way you've colored her hair and face-- very pretty!

good luck! are super creative and talented:)


Unknown said...

Love the fun fluffed bunny she is holding. Great patterned paper and ribbon accents too. Thanks for joining us at Wee Memories this week.

Jacilynn said...

this is seriously adorable!@ love the color combo!

Patricia Mae said...

Awesome card, Good luck on the DT call I hope they pick you this time!!

Annika said...

I am SO keeping my fingers crossed!!!
Colouring is fab (of COURSE!)but my fave bit is your very creative way of using the paper strip on gathered ribbon - it really looks like fabric!!

Colleen Dietrich said...

You are a happy Copic colorer, aren't you? ;) I can see it's something you do very well, plus I read your bio. :) That fluffy bunny addition is the cutest! THanks for joining us at The Play Date CAfe.

Andrea Ewen said...

Fabulous colors and amazing attention to detail! My eye was drawn not only to that wonderfully colored image, but that great striped ribbon coming out from behind the image panel! Great job with the colors and a very well put together card! Thanks for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe!

Katie said...

Super card!
Thanks for Piling It On :)

Heather said...

Fabulous card Carisa, I love your colour scheme and papers, your colouring of the sweet Sassy girl is fantastic!!

So glad you could join us at Copic Creations,
Heather xx

Jaclyn Miller said...

Love that flocked bunny! Super fun and cute card. Thanks for playing along at The Play Date Cafe.

Michele Gross said...

Love this Carisa! Fabulous coloring (as usual!) and love all the fun elements! That strip of gingham is perfection! Thanks for playing with us at The Play Date Cafe!

RoseC said...

Carisa, you've made your Bad Hare Day image look magnificent! Lovin' that bunny's fur! So glad to see your entry at Copic Creations. ~ Rose

Vera Yates (Ling) said...

Wha a cute card! Thank you for joinng us at Wee Memories! :)