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Sunday, April 25, 2010

Sassy Cheryl Challenge

Good evening! I hope you had a great weekend. Mine was full of house cleaning and laundry but of course I managed to find some time with my Copics! No weekend is complete without some creative time. I have several images from Sassy Cheryl and decided to play along in their weekly challenge this week. This image was actually a free one that we were given for being part of the Sassy Cheryl group on PCP. She has so many cute images, it really is hard to pick a favorite one, but this one definitely tops my list. I decided to color all the parts of her glamorous ensemble different colors, and nothing quite matches, just like a real little girl might do when she is playing dress up. I followed the sketch provided by the challenge. The papers are Making Memories and DCWV, the earrings are some little rhinestones from Hobby Lobby as is the large rhinestone in the corner of the image and the white ribbon. The image and large rhinestone were colored with Copics and glitter pens (dress & bow RV13, RV 14, RV17, scarf B12, B16, V12, V15, V17, socks Y00, Y0000, shoes C3, C5, C7, C9, skin E000, E00).

One of the reasons I love this stamp is that it reminds me of the way I liked to dress when I was younger. I also begged for pink glasses every time I went to the eye doctor. After I was old enough to dress myself and pick out my own clothes, I rarely made it out of the house wearing my outfit of choice. My Mother was quick to veto many combos. Creative would be a good word to describe them. One Sunday morning when I was ten, we were running late and I didn't have time to change clothes so Mom said "whatever, we are late and not many people are to see you since we will sit in the back". My outfit consisted of a maroon floral print skirt, cowboy boots, green and yellow tube socks (and yes you could see them above the boots) and a plaid shirt. The one thing pulling this together was the color green that appeared in everything except the boots. The reason I remember this so well is that we had a wreck on the way to church so I got to meet lots of new people at the hospital dressed in all my glory!

15 comments:

Stephanie said...

I loved to dress up as a child too and I'm sure there were many moments when I looked just like this :) Just no memorable stories like you - oh my!

fun, fun card, Gina!

The Wired Angel said...

This is fantastic Gina! What a great job. Hugs, Peggy x

Sew-Ink said...

Very cute, love that image and you colored it perfectly!

Marlene said...

Fantastic card! Love this image, and you colored it very nicely!

Jane said...

Beautiful papers & colours - love it! :)

Cheryl said...

So adorable Gina. Thanks for joining us in the sketch challenge!

The Mama Monkey said...

This is darling! I love your story too! I think we all wanted glasses at one point!!

Leigh Ann Baird said...

Wonderful card and wonderful story! My youngest daughter likes to mix and...well, match is not the proper word to use! LOL I don't mind, she's a bit funky and some of the other girls at school want to copy her style.

Sara said...

Oh my gosh Gina, that is the cutest card. And that story is too precious!!!
Hugs,
Sara

Diane said...

Soooo cute! When I saw the card I immediately thought of all the times I would go to my grandma's house as a little girl and get to dress up. Isn't it a funny universally girly thing to do?! Adorable card. Love your coloring.

Christine Riley said...

This is SO cute, Gina, I love that image and the colors you used.
Hugs, Christine

jkreucher said...

Gina,, this is cute as can be!
thanks for joining the challenge this week!
Judy

Ann English said...

Hello, my friend! Isn't she the cutest! Thank you for joining us this week for the Sassy Cheryl's Challenge!

Angela said...

Too funny Gina!! This looks like what Jazmine tries to wear to church on Sunday mornings!! She never matches. She finds her favorite things and tries to wear them all together. Of course I make her change but not without a fight and almost being late for church every Sunday!! Adorable Card!!
Hugs:)
Angela

Cathy said...

Gina, what an adorable coloring job you did on this little cutie. Thanks for playing the Sassy Cheryls Challenge this week!!!