Friday, March 20, 2009

Soakin' Up the Sun on Celebrate MFT Day!

TGIF!!!!!! I've never been so happy to see a Friday in my life - holy crow - what a week!! Both my oldest son and I came down with a case of Strep Throat (add Tonsilitis as well to my diagnosis) - geesh - serves me right probably - I had just commented last Friday to one of my friends that my family had made it thru the winter with exactly one trip to the Dr. and then BAM! - we all get sick - LOL!! Andrew is MUCH better thankfully - he's been back in school - I am still having some issues with my left tonsil - but the infection was pretty deep in it - so I am hoping it'll be all better over the weekend. So anywho - that at least explains why I've been pretty quiet this week - I did manage to get my blog hop post up (and still managed hardly any typos in my feverish fog - LOL) - but it feels good to have a bit more energy to be stamping this morning!! This is my card for Celebrate MFT Day as well as Cindy's MFT sketch challenge this week - you can view Cindy's awesome sketch here - I did have to flip the sketch in order to get my Who's Those Girlies to be floating in the right direction! ;) I used the "Hit the Beach" set for my card as it is MUCH rather what I'd be doing today - I know - it's the first day of Spring - feels like Winter and I'm making a card about Summer - LOL - go figure - a girl can dream though, can't she? The card really started with the image - I had been wanting to do some skin color combo tests on the new coloring paper coming soon to MFT (STAY TUNED - you guys are gonna LOVE this stuff!!!) - and let me just say - it just goes to show how really awesome the Copics blend on this paper. Skin tones can be tricky to blend - and they blended beautifully on this new paper!! It was so much fun to color WTG? in different skin tones - after all - that is what makes this world beautiful and she is our "every woman", kwim?? So anywho - I stamped my girls at random angles to make them sort of look like they are lounging around the pool - you think they are gossiping?? Must be - I know that's what we do at our neighborhood pool - LMBO!! I used patterned paper from the 2008 DCWV Summer Stack - I punched one of the orange slices out of the paper with my circle nesties to use as an embellie to display my sentiment on. I cut a couple of leaves out of the paper as well. I added some little ribbon accents to the image as well. Thanks SO much for stopping by - hope you all have a wonderful Friday and that you'll swing by the MFT forum and Celebrate MFT with us today!!


kadie said...

This is very cute. We could use some sun, definately!!

Jamie said...

Candice I love this card. What colors did you use for the skin tones, I am stuck on E00 and would love some different shades.