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Monday, December 27, 2010

Happy New Year 2011!

Soooo, I said in my last post that I found this adorable Happy New Year Anya image over at Splendid Stamping With the Greeting Farm and I couldn't help but make a card with her. Funny though, I don't give out New Year's cards so she might just be a keeper. I gave myself an extra push today and forced myself to use more embellishments than normal. They intimidate me I guess - I tend to keep things minimal, partly because I like the minimal look, but also out of a fear of messing it up! That being said, I'm glad I went with it because I love how this turned out!! I used Basic Grey Olivia paper and distressed EVERYTHING just slightly with some Antique Linen Distress Ink and an edge distresser on the dp. I even used the distess ink on the ribbon and the flowers! And then came the bling!! I used a clear Atyou Spica pen on the Happy New Year and the 2011 on her sash; Diamond Stickles on her earings, shoes and under her dress; and the rhinestone flourish (which by the way was courtesy of Monique's blog candy I won a while back). Believe it or not, the ribbon was from a pair of pj's that I got as a gift. They were wrapped in a bundle with the ribbon, and of course I kept it!! Something else I tried new today was Anya's hair. I used a different technique and I'm thrilled with how that turned out too!!

I used Sketch #134 over at Friday's Sketchers and I'm also entering this for The Crafty Pad's Challenge #102 Anything Goes.

Paper: Basic Grey Olivia dp, Stampin Up Pretty in Pink cs, kraft cs
Stamp: The Greeting Farm (digi New Year Anya)
Ink: Tim Holtz Distess Ink Antique Linen
Copics: skin E50, E21, R20; hair E25, 33, 31; hat and sash R20 RV34; dress, shoes and earings BG000, 01, 45
Accessories: Nestablilites Large Circle and Blossom, Diamond Stickles, Atyou Spica Pen, Prima flowers, BG brads, ribbon and rhinestone flourish from stash


Michele Roos said...

Such a gorgeous card. Love the image you've used and the colours also. Wishing you and your family a Happy New Year. Hugs Michele x

BrossArtAddiction said...

Such a beautiful card! I really love that image...I need to get me some of those stamps!!

Happy New Year

Tracey xx :)

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