Hi everyone! I'm a little late with my PTT card this week because we got hit with a crazy snow storm this weekend that knocked the power out for two days. It was strange enough to have snow in October in NY, but then the snow was really wet and heavy, so tons of trees and branches fell down, and it was just a mess everywhere. I ended up staying in a hotel Sunday night because it was just too cold to stay home! It feels like the weather is getting wackier as time goes by- I don't remember the power going out for more than a day when I was a kid. It seems to be a regular thing now. :/
Anyway, this week, we were given this adorable image by Crafty Sentiments to use, which I colored with my Copics. We were also asked to use this pretty gem for inspiration:
Using those rich browns and golds for my color palette, I chose pretty patterned papers from my scrap pile and coordinating Copics for the girl. To embellish, I used a rub-on sentiment from TLC (Top Line Creations) and brads and paper flowers from my stash. To embellish ever FURTHER, I used my awesome (new to me) Viva Decor Pearl Pen in Light Blue. Since I've never used this product before, I was a little hesitant to apply it, but it's SO easy to use- the liquid comes out so easily and it looks like actual pearls!! I applied little drops to the girl's scarf and then got a little crazy adding pearls to the flowers (which I kid of regret! lol) but it was so much fun to use I couldn't edit myself in the moment! :D
So of course our challenge to you this week is to use the photo above for inspiration. I foresee a lot of Thanksgiving cards, but you can do any occasion you like! Link up here:
Thanks for bearing with me as I get back into my routine, and thanks SO much for stopping by!
-Suzanne :O )