Monday, June 27, 2011

Twice the Challenge!

In one of the previous challenges I entered, you saw that I used "Happy Millie" from Karber Digital.  Well, considering it's the only digi I purchased at this point, I used it again for Karber Challenge 35 (SHINE: use glitter, rhinestones, dewdrops, pearls, etc.)!  I'm going to practice using the same image until I buy more since I know buying them can get addicting!  Anyway, since I knew I was using Millie again, I wanted to combine this challenge with another one.  I know there are some bloggers out there who can enter 5 or more challenges with just one card!  Crazy!  Haha, I'm just happy I was able to do 2!

The first thing I did was color Millie.  I chose different colors this time.  I focused on green!  I know my immediate colors are usually pink and purple, but I really like the "boy" colors for these images.  Super cute!  I used my Crayola colored pencils again for the hair and face, and then I used the baby oil on a Q-tip to blend it together.  Every time I do it and see it, it still amazes me!  Everything else was Bic Mark-It Markers.  Once I got that colored and cut, I went back to The Sweet Stop Sketches blog to figure out what I was going to do with the given sketch for the week.

Just like last time, I'd be making a circle card!  Of course, it took me a while to get this done because I couldn't figure out what color scheme to use.  I actually cut out about 6 different circles trying to figure out which ones worked with what papers.  After the entire card was almost put together, I actually changed the outer circle to brown.  I think it looks MUCH better with it!

The brown circle was cut at 5 1/4 in and the white one was cut at 5 1/8 in.  The pink and green paper were scraps from my stash that I just trimmed down and organized today!  I'll post a separate update about that.  I used an EK Success border punch for the green and also decided to add brown ribbon going across the card.  The sentiment is from Pink by Design's "Our Kids" set, stamped on with StazOn timer brown.  I used Stickles to add sparkle and shine to Millie's headband and her pockets, and then I decided to dot it on the pink cardstock.  To add some extra shine, I added bling to the center of the flower.

The paper that Millie's on (again with those great foam adhesive squares!) was actually a plain white piece of cardstock cut out using my Nestabilities (love those things!).  I figured it'd be too plain, so I actually used my new ink blending tool from Inkssentials to apply the Distress Ink in Peeled Paint.  I think I'm going to love love love all the Distress Inks!!!  I really have to get my hand on the mat, so it'll be easier to blend.

I think Millie's headband is my favorite part!  Haha, I can't wear headbands in real life except when I'm home and want my hair out of my face.  However, there's a part of me that would love to be able to wear one whenever!  They remind me of my childhood, and right now, I think it'd be pretty cool if I could pull of a glittery green one!

(Haha, silly me, I didn't realize the sketch challenge was for LAST week!  I checked it today to see if the collection link was still open, and it was, but I didn't realize a winner was already chosen!  Whoops!  Click here to be taken to that post.  I'm added in as #43.)

(And even though I already posted it at the top, click here to be taken to the Karber Digital page.  I'm added in as #2.)


  1. Such a darling card! Thank you for playing The Karber Challenge :)

  2. @Berenice: Thank you! I love the images!

    @Andrea: Thank you!

  3. I LOVE THIS!!!!!!! AHHHHHH!!!!!! especially the sparkly headband =)

  4. hmmm, not sure if my comment posting again

    I LOVE THIS!!!!!!!!!!! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!! especially the sparkly headband =)

  5. @Dochei: Thanks! Haha, don't you miss the days when we had headbands in every single color?

  6. Awwww....this is sooo sweet! I love her headband too! Since I can't get away with wearing my matching headbands anymore, I make my girlies wear them now..hehe! It's great having girls! Great job on this!

  7. @My 3 E Scrapbooking: How great it is to have daughters! Haha, boys wouldn't be as fun in terms of clothes!