Monday, June 11, 2012

Merrilyn's Get Well Card #1

This is going to be a brief post. No. Really. I am just going to describe the card I finished for my sister, Merrilyn. She is having oral surgery on Wednesday, and I thought I should make a card to cheer her up during her recovery. I found a couple of challenges that gave me some inspiration. And Merrilyn's love of the goofy and bizarre made it necessary to use an Octopode image for her. So, without further ado, here is the info:

I chose Morticia from the Octopode Addams Family collection. She seemed to fit really well with the sentiment I wanted to use from Rubberneckers. I printed her out on Cryogen CS. My patterned paper is from the Basic Grey Lime Rickey collection; I paired this with Bazzill CS. My layout is from a sketch at Sweet Sketch Wednesday. I used SU ink and ribbon, as well as a Wild Orchid Crafts flower. Circles were cut using dies by Spellbinders. Copics Opaque White was used to accent the image. I added Diamond Glaze to Morticia's eyes and lips. She was colored with Copics B91, B93, B95, C5, C7, C9, E000, E00, E09, E11, E13, YG13, YG17.

Here is the sketch I used from Sweet Sketch Wednesday #157:




I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Sweet Sketch Wednesday #157
Papertake Weekly Anything Goes
Digital Tuesday Challenge #163 Anything Goes

Will try to get back before the end of the week with a longer blog post and maybe  another card. Until then, be good if you can; if not, no worries. And have a great week!

28 comments:

  1. Great card for your sister, Penny! Hope her orl surgery goes well on Wednesday! Love the bright colors and fun image you used! Terrific take on the SSW sketch!

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    1. Thanks, Carla, for both the compliments and the kind wishes for my sister! :^)
      Hugs,
      Penny

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  2. What a fun card! Terrfic fun and funky papers! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

    Peace & Luv,
    Jeannie

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    1. Thank you very much, Jeannie! :^)
      Hugs,
      Penny

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  3. Wonderful card Penny. Love the image and gorgeous coloring and pretty papers. You did a fab job on this card.

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    1. Thanks so much, Linda! :^)
      Hugs,
      Penny

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  4. I love the retro papers. They are so fun. Your image is darling. Thanks for joining us.
    Nancy SSW-DT

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    1. Thank you very much, Nancy! :^)
      Hugs,
      Penny

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  5. Wow! Love it. Thanks for playing at Digital Tuesday Challenge!

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    1. Thanks so much, Jenny! :^)
      Hugs,
      Penny

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  6. I bet this card will cheer her up. I also hope the surgery and recovery go smoothly and that she has someone around who can spoil her!

    The card is fabulous. I love Morticia, the way you colored her, and the papers you chose. Your flower embellishment is fantastic too.

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    1. Yes, Kathi, she has her hubby to spoil her a bit. Thanks for the nice thoughts. :^)
      Thanks for the compliments on the card, too!
      Hugs,
      Penny

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  7. Fabulous, absolutely fabulous!!! Such a fun image and bright cheery papers. Sure to put a smile on your sister's face, if it doesn't hurt too much to smile!!! Thanks for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

    Linda

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    1. Thanks so much, Linda! :^)
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      Penny

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  8. Such a fun card - it's bound to cheer her up (hope all goes well with the surgery). That's a great digi and I love the colours you used :)

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    1. Thank you very much, Dawn! :^)
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      Penny

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  9. Well, I will be thinking of Merrilyn tomorrow and hoping that her surgery is a success! Love the verse on here! That should cheer her up. And, the card is adorable!

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    1. Thanks, Ellie, on all your thoughts! :^)
      Hugs,
      Penny

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  10. This card will lift your sister's spirits! Love that Morticia digi and your bright fun papers and colors. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday!
    Sharon, SSW-DT

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    1. Thank you so much, Sharon! :^)
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      Penny

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  11. This is a perfect card and I now it will cheer your sister! :D
    Hugs,
    Marie XX

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    1. Thanks so much, Marie! :^)
      Hugs,
      Penny

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  12. Morning sweetie I love this, perfect creation hugs Pops x x x

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    1. Aw, thanks so much, Pops! :^
      Hugs,
      Penny

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  13. What a fun card, Mom! That sentiment is too funny, and the stamped image really does go perfectly with it. Good choice! This had to have brightened Merrilyn's day. :)

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    1. Thank you, Ang! Yes, she did seem to enjoy it--also because when she gets up in the morning, the dog wakes Ron up. So he is the "devil", who says "crap". LOL! They both told me that yesterday. :^)
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      Mom

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  14. another beauty :) I better come back again, I haven't finished the hop yet, LOL

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    1. Thanks, again, Cindy! Please do come back! I really appreciate you reading my blog! :^)
      Hugs,
      Penny

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