Today is the second Guest Designer spot I have this month on the Outlawz Copic/Promarker Challenge. Since my niece's mom, Kay, has her birthday on St. Patty's Day, I decided to use this challenge to create a card for her. Kay enjoys making jewelry, and has given me some really lovely bracelets. So I chose an image that I thought would fit her, and decided to use "green" for this challenge.
BTW, I neglected to mention on my last post that I am reading books I swore I would never read. So much for swearing. #**$&^%*)(*##@@#! Guess that will teach me to speak more like a lady! And never say never. The books I started reading are from the Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer. OK, OK, I realize that I am really behind the times with this series. But, remember, I had sworn never to read it. So it's not too surprising that I came to it long after everyone else had already seen the movies, for Pete's sake.
Normally I am repulsed by vampire stories. And I don't know why. I can't explain that, anymore than I can explain my deep aversion to sock monkeys. Oh, please, don't make me go there. They make my skin crawl. And funny isn't it how we say "skin crawling" to mean something horrendous, yet we get "goose bumps", (or "goosies", as JLo loves to call them), to mean something wondrous? Both are skin reactions to outside stimuli, but are soooo different. I don't get it. Anyway, I usually can't abide stories about vampires. So I avoided Twilight and the rest of the series like the plague.
About a month ago I inexplicably downloaded Twilight to my Ipad. I truly have no idea why I did that. It was not free, so that couldn't have been my reasoning. It's a total mystery to me. The devil made me do it. (Oh, that phrase dates me, for sure!) Anyway, I was searching on my Kindle app for a book to read the other day, and I clicked on Twilight. And I read it. Cover to cover, so to speak. And it mesmerized me. Why? I have no earthly idea. But you can bet your bippy, (oh, so dating myself!), that I immediately purchased the rest of the series, and I am currently immersed in the second book as we speak. Or as I type. Whatev. I am not sure if I want to see the movies, too, but I know I am inexplicably enjoying myself while reading the books.
Another note: I received the first season of Game of Thrones this week, and I am really jazzed about watching it. I had read that entire series of books before I realized they were doing the show on HBO. And we don't get HBO. Yet. After I get Gary to watch a couple of episodes of season one, I am hoping he'll let us subscribe so we can catch season two this spring. It starts on April 1, so I'd best get on the stick, huh? (And does that phrase have anything to do with manual transmissions in cars?)
Finally, back to the card. I'm sure you're relieved! I used The La-La Land Crafts Dress Up Marci image, which I think it just too cute! I love La-La Land stamps. :^) I stamped it onto Cryogen CS with Memento ink. The patterned papers are from Basic Grey Porcelain and Graphic 45 Times Nouveau collections, combined with Bazzill CS. I distressed my paper with my Distrezz-it-All. My die cuts were done with Spellbinders Labels 4 and 11 dies. I added ribbon and pearls from my stash (manufacturer unknown), a SU stick pin, and Prima flowers. The image was accented with a Signo Uniball white gel pen, and I put Glossy Accents on Marci's necklace. Copics used were: YG0000, YG91, YG95, YG97, YG99, E0000, E000, E00, E11, E13, E25, E31, E50, E81, E84, E93, E95.
I am also entering this card into another challenge:
Basic Grey Challenge #64
Here's wishing everyone everywhere a wonderful weekend. Mine is going to be fabulous. I am curling up with a good book for part of it! ;^)