Thursday, March 19, 2009

Happy Thursday!

Happy Thursday everyone!!

I hope your week is going well so far. We're almost at the weekend!!! YAY!!
I have a really cute image for you today from
Susana's Custom Art and Card Design. This image is called Cathrine with Butterfly. She is so pretty holding that little butterfly!! She is one of Anki's Sweetheart's line of stamps.

I decided that Cathrine (which is also my name!) was feeling a little purple so I colored her with my copics in pretty shades of purple. I used Shimmerz on the flowers on the dress, butterfly and ribbon on her hat. I attached a cute little flower on her hat with a gem. I highlighted her with a white gel pen. I used this beautiful paper by Anna Griffin and tied ribbon in a knot and put a stickpin by Making Memories through the knot.

I decorated the inside of the card by cutting Cathrine with my nesties and mounted her on a scalloped circle nestie. I also put a flower on her hat. You know sometimes we get caught up in the coloring of the image and we are afraid to crop the image. Don't be afraid to crop the image. Sometimes you can get amazing results by cropping your image. You can also use cropping when you have a boo boo. Maybe your Copic dumped a big blob of ink on your image (this happened to me recently). Don't throw it away. Look at it and see if you can salvage your hard work by cropping the image and using it in another project.

I hope you enjoyed my card as much as I enjoyed making it. Thank you for stopping by my blog and I hope that I have inspired you. When I started my blog, I wasn't sure what I was getting into!! I am so glad that I started my blog and have kept on going. It has enriched my life and those of you that I have met are very important to me and I thank you so much for visiting my blog and being my blog buddies. It's nice to have a group of people that are like sisters that understand the NEED to create and express ourselves through our creativity. I just want to say thanks ladies for making this a wonderful adventure!!

Have a great rest of the day!!


Tina said...

She is precious!

Kimmie0270 said...

very cute. Love the little image inside.

Danni said...

Very purple! LOL!! Great job!! The card is very pretty!

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Cathy I love your card the colours are lovely and that image is quite beautiful. Thanks for the tip on cropping the image great one to remember lol. I feel the same way as you about blogging it has brought me so much joy to be able to converse with other crafters and I am still learning so much.

Jodi said...

Very cute card and love the shimmerz on her !! This is a pretty blue.
Jodi =)

Janna said...

Oh Cathy this is just beautiful!! Wow the coloring is amazing and I love the touches of white gel pen. really sets things off! the bow down the side is exceptional as well! I too am sometimes afraid of cutting out my images so I never try it, but you definitely inspired me!


Heather said...


Man I miss a couple of days of blog hopping and you have so much eye candy for us to see!!!!

I think this turned out really really cute!!!

I love the purples and the shimmerz my favorite!!!


Anki said...

Wonderful Cathy! You did a very great job with her. Sending you warm hugs from a (finally I hope)Spring warm Sweden. Kramis - Anki