Stamps: Rick St Dennis Digi - Vivienne; Uniko - All Occasion Sentiments #6; Stampin' Up! - Gorgeous Grunge
Inks: Versafine - Onyx Black; SU - Lucky Limeade, Crumb Cake
Accessories: White Lustre Card; SU Card - Lucky Limeade; Copic Markers; Wink of Stella - Clear, Gold; Glossy Accents
I based the colours on this week's Cupcake Inspirations Challenge - CIC#328 and the layout is from Retro Sketches - RS#182. The image is one of the new ones I got last week. I printed her on white card, coloured with Copics, cut her out with a scalpel and edged her with a black marker. Then I added some clear sparkle to her feathers, furs, eyeshadow and lipstick, and did gold on her earrings - love Wink of Stella brushes! I ran the completed image through my Xyron to make her self-adhesive. In the Cupcake inspiration photo there's some lovely dotty paper, so I added some rather grungy dots behind the image. I finished the front with a bold sentiment - love these new sentiments from Uniko. I decided to add some Glossy Accents to the glass of her spectacles - lovely shine! On the inside I cut a mat layer of green card and stamped some more grungy dots on the white panel. There's no sentiment inside, I left it blank for my own message.
I think by now you know that I think Rick's Hat Ladies are just gorgeous. They really do make the most elegant cards, and I use mine for birthdays or just because. If you want to see all my Hat Lady cards, you can check out my Rick St Dennis Album on Facebook. And it you want to get some of Rick's super digital images you can check out his Zibbet or Esty shops.
The main reason I didn't get this card up earlier is because I spent most of yesterday with Kat. Kat didn't so much have a birthday day, more a birthday week! Friday night Kat's friends gave her a surprise party - she had no idea that it was happening. The party was here at home - all I did was provide the venue, some pizza and a cake, her friends did the rest. They all had a great time. Here are a few photos:
Alyx, Cody and Savannah came over to the house to decorate.
Black and red colours.
Summer took Kat up to the local mall.
Kat's birthday cake - I have to admit that I didn't make it - tasted good!
All the guests arrived before Kat got home.
I took this one of them all on the stairs waiting for Kat to arrive.
It was still light, so the kids went into the back yard!
They were so LOUD!!!
Yesterday we had some Mum & Daughter time - we had a relaxed afternoon at the local spa and then had dinner out. And now the week is over and Kat is sitting at the table doing her homework - she's not happy!!! Jonathan's away at a photography weekend in New Hampshire, so while Kat's studying, I'm going to play in my craftroom! That's it for now - see you soon.