Thursday, February 21, 2013

Happy Thoughts - LOVEFEST2013B

Hello Delight Friends and Family!

Well just want to start this right off with a card dedication to my lil' bro Darrell in Nebraska.  He is being a little whiny about the snow so I just want to remind him to have Happy Thoughts, spring will be here before you know it!  ;-)  This card is for you, Darrell!

I'm entering this card in the Splitcoast Stampers Sketch challenge from member company Sweet 'n Sassy for day 2 of the Love Fest 2013.  I'm just a little behind in my card making for these challenges so I'm going to need to speed up my production if I'm going to get at least one entry for each eleven challenges in before the 28th!  
Rainy Day Bethany Bunny is the digi image I've used from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps.  Isn't she cute and there are many more images featuring Bethany.  
I've used my Copic markers and tried out a new coloring technique (Pointillism: building texture) to color her.  It will take a while before I have this technique perfected!  Head over to the My Favorite Things Academy and you'll see the tutorial.

Here are the ingredients to my card:
Paper: Designer Paper: Echo Park (Everyday Eclectic)
Card Stock: Bazzill and Neenah
Stamps: Taylored Expressions - Many Mini Occasions (sentiment)
Ink:Memento Tuxedo Black
Prismacolor Pencil (grass)
Copic Markers
Spica Pen (to color the dots, butterfly, raindrops)
Dies:  MFT - Die-Namics Fishtale Flags Stax; Mini Tags (Taylored Expressions); Spellbinders Nestabilities Scallop Ovals.
Washi Tape: Queen & Co.; Ribbon (stash); White Gel Pen

Thanks for looking and stay warm out there!!

Therefore be imitators of God as dear children. And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling aroma.  Ephesians 5:1-2



  1. Natalie, she is adorable. And here in the mid west, I am awaiting spring..

  2. Natalie, this is a cute card, great image and beautifully colored. I think I'm pretty tired of winter myself. We have actually had a mild winter and very little snow. I am so grateful for that but it has been to warm to kill out all the bugs we get in the summer. I think you did a great job on this new type of coloring, going to go check it out right now.

  3. What a darling card and image, Natalie! I love your coloring! I'm from Nebraska, and my whole family is 'enjoying' the snow right now. I almost feel bad that I don't need a coat on to go outside down here in GA ;)