Friday, June 12, 2009

the Cardmakers Showdown :)

Oh my goodness it's time for the next step in 2Sketches4U Card Showdown! There will be 20 moving onto the next round...wish me luck, there are some amazing cards in the running!
Here's a look at the sketch-
I absolutely LOVE this sketch and can see myself using it ALL the time! Thanks Kazan :)

As I was laying in bed the other night, thinking about the sketch... the idea for my card was born. The SUPER CUTE image and sentiment from this "Rainy Day Girl" set were central to my design BUT since this set is not yet released from My Favorite Things, I had to get permission from Carole, the My Favorite Things DT consigiliere (google it :) ) to use it in the showdown... and after much pleading and begging Carole agreed. Yipee! As you can see, this stamp set plus Kazan's sketch were a match made in heaven! OH and the paper...PERFECT! it's from DCWV Baby Boy set. I colored in the rain coat and umbrella with my copics and used my glue pen and some clear embossing powder so that her coat and umbrella would look as though they are wet. I also embossed on the cloud to give it some more texture! I think this may be one of my very favorite cards I have made.

40 comments:

Eva said...

Ohhhh....now how stinking cute is this!!!! I adore your take on the sketch! I am just pulling mine together...

Pamela said...

Wow!!!! This is awesome!

Karen said...

This is super cute and I love all the details!

Jennifer said...

Soooooo cute!!! Love that sketch.

whoistracy said...

Oh this is just adorable!!! You are in the top 20 for sure with this! Love the colors here, this just makes me smile.

carole (TruCarMa) said...

This is adorable, Nat! Glad you were able to twist my arm and give the world such a wonderful first glimpse of this sweet, sweet set!!! Best of luck!!!

Yvette said...

This is sooo sooo cute!

Michelle (mla1111) said...

This is gorgeous!!! I love it & that new MFT set is soooo cute! Can't wait for that release!!! Good luck, you have to be in the top 20 with this gorgeous creation! :)

Kazan Clark said...

Natalie this is beautiful - wow!
Good luck
Hugs Kazan & Laura

~amy~ said...

OMGoodness....this is simply a-dorable!!!! Good Luck!!!

Martha said...

This is sooo cute, love your card and the sentiment is just great!! Good luck!
Martha

KimmyS said...

OMG this is so super cute girl! Love the sentiment, the stamp and how used that sketch. Simply Stunning

cheryln said...

this is absolutely as CUTE as it can be!!!!!!!! I LOVE IT! what a fabulous sentiment! Fantabulous job!!!

texasjodylynn said...

Gorgeous card!

raduse said...

Oh my gosh, this is just to stinkin cute!!! I'm glad you were able to twist Carole's arm so we could see this set early.

Anja (scrappie) said...

Wow this is really stinking cute love that image and how you did your coloring.

Charlene said...

Love it!! You are right....great stamp!!

Randee E said...

This is adorable!! I love your take on the sketch - a cloud for the circle - how clever!! Just so fresh :0) LOVE it! Good luck this weeek!

Maria Gurnsey said...

super cute card. good luck this round :)

Heidi Van Laar said...

Love, love, LOVE this Natalie!! So adorable and your coloring...wow!

Sankari W. said...

Congrats on the Top 30!! Your card is just amazing - its like stepping out of a spring rain! what beautiful coloring and beautiful colors! LOVe the sneak peek too!! Simply beautiful!!
Best wishes,
Sankari :)

Amy Sheffer said...

Amazing!!! Congrats on Top 30!

Latisha said...

OH MY GOSH...can you hear me yelling lol...LOVE this!!! Natalie, this is the bomb=diggity
hugs
Latisha

AnnaB said...

This is sooo cute! I love the cloud! Good luck!

dannisdoodles said...

could NOT love this more my sweet friend! BRILLIANT!

Amy said...

You totally ROCKED this sketch!! I love the image and your coloring is fabulous. Awesome job!!

Nina said...

OMG - this is one of the most AWESOME and cute cards I've ever seen! Love everything about it! Hope you'll win!

Angie Tieman said...

Oooh, this is sooo cute! That cloud is darling and your coloring on the little girl is amazing!

clouds shadler said...

This is one card that will stay in my mind for it's uber cuteness! Super amazing, you are very creative! I love the little girl with her umbrella, awesome!

clouds :D

Rhiannon said...

this is adorable Natalie! best of luck, and thanks for sharing!!

Heidi said...

LOVE this card!!! Wow!! ... and I might borrow that sentiment for the future :)

Jo said...

a brilliant card, you are so talented!

N2ScrapN4Fun said...

Gorgeous card.

cheryln said...

Just wanted to stop by again to congratulate you on making the Top 20!! Your card was absolute perfection! I couldn't possibly love it more!! good luck next week!

Diana said...

Congrats! This is AMAZING!! Good luck!

Cindy said...

What a cute and fun card! Congrats on being the top 20! Gook luck ya!

Anja (scrappie) said...

Congrats at being on the top 20 and much luck for the next round.

Made by Mandy said...

Congratulations for making it into the top 20 !!!

Good luck for the next stage, you've got another fabulous sketch to work with. Looking forward to seeing your card :)

Martha said...

Congrats on making the top 20 and good luck for the next round!

Lisa H. said...

this is awesome! good luck! your deatils are awesome (and now I can't wait to see this whole set!) CA-UTE!