I love these guys! Gus and Stella are from one of my favourite digital stamp sites Bugaboo Stamps. Gus and Stella are actually separate stamps but I loaded them into adobe photoshop and put them side by side to make them one. The sentiment comes with the Stella image but I changed it to say "we" rather then "I". I started by printing Gus and Stella onto some Copic Express paper. I let them rest over night and then coloured them with my copic markers. I have found that letting the image sit over night has really minimized the bleeding when colouring with my copics on digital images. I used the sketch from The Sweet Stop for my layout. This is one of my favourite sites to get layouts from. I printed the sentiment onto some Whisper White cardstock and cut it out with my smallest oval nestabilities. I then cut a small scallop oval from a scrap of green pattern paper. The pattern paper is all from an old Close to My Heart line. I used some pink thread to stitch around the outside of the card and the outside of my image. I also flocked Gus' belly and their ears and tails with some Snow White Fun Flock from Stampendous. I used a small scalloped border from EK Success on a piece of green pattern paper to go along the side of the stripped paper. I finished off the card with some flowers and buttons from my friend Shanna's stash. Thanks Shanna! I felt it was still missing something so I added a paper clip and some ribbon from my stash to really finish of the card.
I was able to enter my card at the following challenges: The Sweet Stop for the 100th Sketch challenge, ABC Challenge for Q is for Quiltling/Sewing for sewing on my card, Stamp Something for their Something Sweet Challenge (I think any Easter Card reminds me of Sweets and Chocolate), Raise the Bar for their G.R.E.E.N Acrostic Challenge (G - Gus image, R - Ribbon, E - Embroidery Floss, E - Easter theme, N - Nestabilities).
This was one of the only projects I managed to complete with my whole day of scrapbooking with my girlfriends. And to be totally honest I finished it today. So really I didn't finish anything. However I did spend a lot of time working on my baby announcements. I won't be able to post them for awhile as we still have family that don't know what we are having. Only three more weeks to go and the little one should be here. I can't wait!
Copic Markers: E00, E23, N2, RV11, B12, R43, C1, V25