Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Be your best elf...

Hey there!

I'm jumping in real quick to share a card that I made for this month's SOG challenge to use speech bubbles. I've been wanting to play with my Kaylee's Closet set again for a while now so I challenged myself to give her a winter outfit without using the actual Winter Warmth coat ensemble. It wasn't too bad... I just got the capri pants to line up with the boots and I drew in an extra shirt layered underneath her hoodie but when I wanted a slouchy hat to add to her bundled up look I had to grab a pen and draw one from scratch. I added some texture to it with an old Prima screen looking stamp and it turned out pretty good, though all this work had me longing for some new Kaylee's Closet stamps... most especially long pants, longer dresses, and a Mae or Gwen version in that same pose. Fingers crossed! ;)

To really drive home the Christmas theme I borrowed a present from the Deer Mae set and drew in a new hand to hold it after tucking it into the crook of Kaylee's arm. Now this little girlie really is enjoying being her very best elf this holiday season. :)

Well, I've gotta get a move on. 
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
paper- Crate (Bundled Up)
stamps- Some Odd Girl (Kaylee's Closet, KC:Winter Warmth, Deer Mae), Studio G (sentiment), Prima screen background
ink- Memento tuxedo black and rich cocoa, Colorbox dark brown
Crate Bundled Up die cuts
The Twinery twine
Li'l Inkers stitched rectangle die
My Favorite Things speech bubble die
Sharpie white marker
Copic Spica glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, R00, R20, R32, BV20
eyes- E84, E87, YG41, BG000, 0
hair- E30, E31, E34, E35
clothes- BG53, BG57, G02, G16, E81, E84, E87, 0, R21, RV21, RV23, RV25, R05, R08, E09, E18, G000, G00, YG41, G17, G29


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Sara I. said...

Love, love, love!!! Such a gorgeous card Amy!

Heidi Brawley said...

OMG this is TOTALLY AWESOME!!!! I LOVE how you can just draw up whatever to make your card flow!!! FABULOUS work and I hope you WIN!!!
Have an Awesome day!!
hugs, Heidi

Danni said...

You rock and this rocks! So fun!

Anna Sigga said...

Beautiful card and I really love the colors! Thanks for joining us over at Some Odd Blog!

Julie D. Richards said...

Are you sure that's not you getting ready to shop with your mom? lol. Gorgeous.

Jess Rendon said...

Such a sweet card!

Laura Love said...

This is adorable! Gorgeous coloring!

Tress said...

You are a master at altering stamps and giving them a new identity! Love it! That hat is awesome!!! I used to have several just like it back in the 70's! Hehe, glad to see them returning to fashion!

lenny said...

Love, love, love this card!! Love your Kaylee!! Gorgeous colors also! Totally awesome card!
Thanks for playing along with us at Some Odd Girl!!

Jenn Cochran said...

Adorable card! Love your coloring and choice of papers!

Thanks for joining us at SOG!


Jenn Cochran said...

Adorable card! Love your coloring and choice of papers!

Thanks for joining us at SOG!


Judy Bagwell said...

Adorable!! Love the sentiment in the speech bubble and her outfit is just too cute!! Perfect for the SOG speech bubble challenge!

Janine Vegter said...


Mary Pat Siehl said...

LOVE your coloring and paper piecing!
Thanks for playing with us at SOG