Friday, October 19, 2012

Pink Polka Dot Dress

Good morning! Thanks for the comments on my last post, I appreciate the encouragement of my drawing, I think that is one of the first times I have shown anyone anything I have drawn in a very long time so the kind comments were very nice to read. I have a funny story to share before I tell you about my card. I used to be a hairstylist a very long time ago, back before I moved away from my hometown. I had a client that had come in for a perm and brought her four year old son to get a hair cut. I rolled mom's perm, then cut the little boy's hair and we had a few minutes so I offered him some paper and crayons to draw with. He asked if I could draw him a picture of Superman. I obliged him, drew my best superhero and showed it to him. He looked at it for a minute and then reached over and patted me on the leg and said "well if you did your best you should still be proud of that, but that doesn't look anything like Superman." Nothing like being put in place by a four year old! This is the same little boy, during the first haircut I had given him looked up at me and said "I guess you'll be dead by the time I grow up". I was barely 19 so I was glad his prediction didn't come true! His poor mom, he was constantly making her blush and stammer. He was a funny kid though, and I have never forgotten him,.

Anyway...on to the card. This is an image from Michelle Perkett and was colored with Copics. I added some sheer black ribbon and since I liked that swirly paper so much, I didn't add anything else to cover it up. 

I'm off today, cleaning house. My parents are coming tonight to spend the weekend with us so I need to get the spare bedroom cleaned out. That is where I keep my canning stuff and I have jars and supplies all over the bed. My Dad and I are going to a book signing tomorrow. Patricia Cornell is going to be here in Nashville talking about her new book and then signing books. My Dad and I both enjoy her books so I talked him into making the trip over here to go with me. 

Have a great weekend!!


jimlynn said...

Fantastic card Gina. LOVE all the pink - and that cute image and background paper!
Precious story about the little boy!!! How funny - wouldn't it be fun to talk to him now!!
Hope you have a good weekend and enjoy your parents visit.

HappyCrafter said...

Fabulous! That background is the perfect accompaniment for that image, and the colours are super fun.

Amber said...

Very cute, love the bright pink and black!

Anonymous said...

Such an adorable image Gina!! Love the stunning background too!! :)

Theresa said...

Oh, this is adorable! The cute cute dress combined with the swirly paper is fantastic. What a fun card!