Thursday, September 23, 2010


This card is for this week's Simply Betty Challenges challenge. Not only is it SBC's first challenge, but it is my first online challenge. I am soooooooooooo excited. The challenge was to use this picture of Betty's socks as inspiration.

You could use the pattern, colors or both. Obviously, I chose both. I used the Mina Digi from the Victorian Beauties. I started with glossy cardstock and printed the leopard spots. Then I put on my kindergarten scribbling hat and went to town with my Copic markers. After coloring, I printed Mina on the same paper and cut out parts of her dress to match the background. I colored the rest of her with Copic markers.
I did have a bit of an accident with her hair. I wasn't pleased with my shading and really messed it up trying to fix it. After walking away from it for a few minutes it hit me...just color over it with pumpkin Smooch. I think it turned out ok. My friend suggested the color. She said "I think she would be STUNNING with red hair".
I also used some Nestabilities, a few orange gumdrops and some scrap ribbon. The punch behind the ribbon is from Martha Stewart. The cardstock is from SU as is the sentiment. I thought and thought and thought about what I wanted this to say. I decided to use a French stamp. I think it says "You are never more than a thought away", if it doesn't...who cares. It still looks good.
Thanks for visiting and wish me luck on my first challenge please.


Chelsea said...

Very cool. Great job!

Patricia Mae said...

I love this all those funky colors and patterns and her dress to match, Awesome Job. Good Luck.
Thanks for much for joining us at Simply Betty Challenges, I hope we see you again.

Doodlecraft said...

Wow! For a first challenge card--this is fantastic! Great colors, elements, embellishments and papers!

Eulanda said...

Wooooooo what a FABULOUS CARD!! I really like how you made the pattern look so much like Betty's socks!! FanTASTIK! AND for your first online challenge?!! GOOD ON YA! Thanks for joining us at our first SBS challenge and sure hope you can make it back!!

Creepy Glowbugg said...

Where have you been hiding? Your card is awesome! Really quite gorgeous! You got the socks spot on!
Thanks so much for making Simply Betty's first challenge yours as well.

Tracey Feeger said...

OM golly. this is sensational. For your first online challenge I am gobsmacked. you have done an awesome job with the background. Great work matching the pic with your creation. Thanks for joining us at Simply Betty Challenges. Hope to see you next time.

CraftyMomOf3 said...

wow wow wow !!! This is just DIVINE!!! Simply amazing job and your first challenge!!! CONGRATS!!


You sure rocked this for us at SBS challenge blog!!

Thanks for playing!! Hope to see you for the next challenge!!

Crafty Hugs!

~Lady B~ said...

Wow! You blew me away with this one! I LOVE your use of the color and pattern! FANTABULOUS! This is your first online challenge? Are you serious? You look like an old pro! I hope to see more of your submissions in the future. You ROCKED this challenge!

Thanks for playing with Simply Betty Challenges!
~lady b~

Angela said...

Congrats on winning our first challenge!! Your card is AWESOME and your back ground paper match Betty's socks perfect. Awesome job on this!!

Graphicat said...

This is just AWESOME!! Absolutly awesome job with our challenge! And to think it was your first!!! AND you WON!! Goodness! Hope to see more of you!