Hi Gals and Pals,
It looks like I did post 1 or 2 projects in March, but as I scroll my social media I didn’t post all of them.
While I was house bound with tons of snow, I had visions of what Spring would hold!
Starting with a Just Because card for my Some Odd Girl design team. I found papers that really had me dreaming of spring flowers! and matched with Chill Kaylee.
Stamp Image: Chill Kaylee by Kristy Dalman for Some Odd Girl Stamps
This is one of my absolute fav Kaylee stamps, I love the pose she is in, her cool outfit, and her lovely face is so much fun to colour. I knew I wanted her grounded on the sentiment banner as I felt she needed to be sitting on something. I also gave myself the challenge of being inspired by a card from the past. In the previous card I used brads and decided that to be fair to the rules I set out for myself I better use brads on this one! I went through my old stash and found these adorable butterflies that paired so well!
The funny thing about this card is I coloured it up with my Sis-in-law in mind, when she saw it sitting on my card wall she was immediately drawn to it! so I gave it to her right there and then! that is the beauty of a just because card!!! it doesn’t have to be a special occasion for you to give some handmade kindness!
The next card I made was inspired by a new image that Some Odd Girl released called Dancing Piper!
Dancing Piper created by Kristy Dalman for Some Odd Girl Stamps
I was inspired by all things glitter and bling! I really wanted to make a shiny card (almost like a disco ball) and thought Piper would look really amazing decked out in the middle of a graphic layout! I had decided to challenge myself to use copic combos that I do not normally use, including a dark rich mocha skin tone, and some grey/ blue jeans (my perfer colour of jeans for myself!) I was extremely happy with my colouring of her clothes, something I really struggle with in the past. I did end up with a bit of an oops by overblending her face. Got to remember that the light copics will bleach the skin if applied once it is dry! I will try this skin tone again though because I feel like it is nice to have a variety of different tones to work with!
Last project I made for March was a really adorable bookmark! Using Nerdy Chihuahua by Some Odd Girl!
a cute little bookmark using the adorable Nerdy Chihuhua by Kristy Dalman for Some Odd Girl Stamps
This is by far my genius moment come to life! I have dreamt of making cute little bookmarks with stamps for a very, very, very long time! I think everyone needs bookmarks every once in a while (myself included!) and when I saw Nerdy Chihuahua I knew right away I wanted to figure out how to make a magnetic bookmark! (click on the link for a how-to tutorial) I will definitely be making more of these! they also would make great gifts to give out to friends and family So I will be making a big batch one a day off to have on hand to give out!
I ended up carrying the bookmark in my bag all weekend without any issues! then as a random act of kindness, I gave the bookmark to a client at the vet clinic, since the chihuahua reminded me of her little furry friend!
That was the projects I completed for March! Tomorrow I will be sharing Aprils!
Lots of Hugs