Friday, June 24, 2011

Card #8 - Scrapbooker's Anonymous and CPS 223

My poor auntie, she just had surgery on her foot. Something to do with nerves and/or tendons, and she has to stay off her feet for a while still. I made her this card, even though she might not get it for a loooooong time, seeing Canada Post is on strike.

I still had out my pretty Basic Grey "Sugared" scraps I used for my last layout, and discovered that my measly supply of Copics matched pretty well. (Making a card from these scraps means I can enter the Scrapbooker's Anonymous challenge twice!!!) I coloured up this image of 50's Kaylee from Some Odd Girl, and used this sketch from CPS (flipped around):
I had a heck of a time trying to embellish this card! I really like the paper flowers I came up with, but I still think the card is kind of plain. I tried a grungeboard fluorish and ribbon, but nothing was really working out. Here's something I discovered which was like, a total light bulb moment for me: see how Kaylee is placed on embossed cardstock? Well, she's raised up just the slightest, and my light caused a shadow. I took my C3 copic, and traced the shadow!!! I didn't even have to think about light sources and how big the shadow should be or where it should go, it was just there! So cool, I just can't believe it! Then there's my dumb blonde moment (and I'm not even blonde!): this is 50's Kaylee, but isn't "groovy/grooving" a 60's term? I thought of that after, but maybe my aunt will be so doped up on painkillers she won't notice!

Supplies: CTMH cardstock, ink, watercolor pencil and gems, Some Odd Girl image, Basic Grey patterned papers, Hampton Arts stamps, Creative Memories pen, Ranger Glossy Accents, Copic markers


  1. You're crazy! It's not plain at all!!! It's "groovy"!! :)
    Hope your aunty feels better soon. This is sure to put a smile on her face! Once Canada post decides to allow you to send it, that is.

  2. Hey Roxy,
    Love this card! Your flowers are really cute and i think its embellished perfectly!
    I am sure your Aunt will love it. :)
    I am seriously needing to scrapbook later but my mojo has left the building. lol

    About my picture.. I think it was just in front of a small building at my cousin's house. Makes a pretty good background though. :)

    Thanks for all your great comments!
    Have a great weekend!

  3. Super cute. love that cute image. great color job with the copics. I don't use them enough.
    Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapbookers Anonymous... =)

  4. Uhooi,,
    This card is very nice, cute and creative,,

  5. I think the card looks great just the way it is!! You don't need anything else. I love your paper flowers!! That's cool how you got the shadow!! I have the copic book, which I plan to read through this summer so that I get better at that sort of thing when I'm colouring.

  6. Cute card Roxy! I think your Auntie is going to love it! The flowers are great and I don't think you need anything else for embellishments...I like the focus on the image and sentiment.

  7. You did a great job!! Awesome card. Thanks for joining us at CPS :)

  8. aw your cards is sooo soo cute! I love it to bits :)

  9. I don't think your card is plain at all, I think it is just right - loving your pretty flower embellishments, and of course that you used Sugared!

    Hope your aunt is soon back up and running!

    Hugs, Carole xxx

  10. Tooooooooooooo cute!! I loveeeeeee that stamped image and the flowers! Thanks soooooooooooo much for playing along with Scrapbooker's Anonymous! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  11. So cute! I think this card is perfect as is! Love the little image and those flowers are awesome! Oh and how you made the shadow is great, that would have never occurred to me either :) Thanks for the making a card for Scrapbookers Anonymous!!!

  12. sucha cute card Roxy... Totally love it... Thank you so much for playing along with US over at SA... hugs...xoxo

  13. Cute card,thanks for joining in with the card challenge at

  14. Roxy - this is such a sweet little card! Thanks for playing along with Scrapbookers Anonymous!!!