Oddly enough, People, I made a card that I couldn't begin to get into an envelope. Shocking, I know. I, myself, am stunned. (Not really. I should throttle my layers back just a smidgen, don't you think?) Anyway, I figured I could pack the card into a box, but didn't have one the right size. So then I decided to just hand it over to Ellie in person. Good thing she lives only three miles from me, huh?
I chose a darling Lacy Sunshine image, called Eleanor - Hummingbird. Well, the Eleanor name is self-explanatory. And the bird and flowers in the image are for Ellie's fabulous backyard, which is complete with a gorgeous garden and bird feeders. The image seems to suit her to a "T".
I printed Eleanor on MICBC and then colored her with Copics and Twin Touch Brush markers:
Skin: E000, TTR131, TTR139, TTYR133
Eyes: E23, E25, E27
Hair: C2, C5, C7, C9
Glasses/Necklace: BG72, BG75, BG78
Clothing: Y32, Y35, Y38, E02, E08, E09, BG11, BG32, BG72, BG75, BG78
Flowers: Y32, Y35, Y38, E02, E08, E09
Hummingbird: BG11, BG32, YG61, Y38
Grass/Leaves: YG61, YG63, YG67
I added white gel pen to the image, and Wink of Stella Brush Clear to the bird and a chipboard dragonfly. My design began with the CLP sketch for August #61.
I chose DP from the MME Collectable Remarkable collection. (Yes, that is the way MME spells "collectible".) I distressed the DP with my Zutter, and then paired it with Stampin' Up CS. I used several dies for my die cuts: MFT Double Scallop Border, Leafy Flourish, Medium Leafy Flourish, Large Leafy Flourish; Cheery Lynn Daisy Strip; LaLa Land Crafts Folding Banner; Poppystamps Simple Banner; SCACD Classic Corners; Spellbinders Marvelous Squares. Other embellishments are Wild Orchid Crafts stick pins, lace, a mini clothespin, a safety pin, some baker's twine, SU brads, a birdhouse charm, TH mini staples, some feathers, and a partridge in a pear tree. (Yeah, not so much on the partridge. Or the pear tree.)
I am entering this card into some challenges, as it was not made for a DT assignment:
And that's about it, Peeps. I will be back on Friday with another Jellypark Friends card. Ellie, I hope your day is fabulous!