Thursday, October 8, 2009

Mercy's Sketch uses Unfaves

Well, not quite "unfaves" but colors that I don't seem to usually use. Like Apricot Appeal, Lavender Lace (which I actually had to look up to see if it was an in color from a while back or what since it was WAY at the back of my soft colors) and Sage Shadow (which I love, but don't use nearly enough).

The image I used is a sweet Pixie that my friend Susie had stamped for me, so I colored her with my prismacolor pencils and gamsol. Pretty simple card - for a friend =) I used Mercy's Tueday Sketch Challenge #42 for the sketch. She's always got awesome sketches and I LOVE the colors she uses for them. Red, black & white is always so gorgeous that I have to really work at not just creating a card that color every week!

I'm all trained up! My first aid is now current again and I'm hoping I never have to use any of that training. It's reassuring to know that I could, but I'd prefer to not have it every be necessary.

And yay for my last day of work this week. Lots to do this weekend and I'm looking forward to it! Maybe I'll even get a chance to start on some reading for my Financial Accounting online course that I start November 1st. YIKES!

Check back later for the winner of my blog candy from Friday's Digital-Ink Co Blog Hop. The snow has me a little delayed - that's right. We have snow. Thankfully, it doesn't look like it'll stick around long, but...ugh!


  1. Love the card - those colours work really well together!
    SNOW!! Ugh! Must admit, we are a bit chilly here in Scotland too - got the heater on behind me just so my fingers work!!
    Have a great day!
    Teri x

  2. Totally cute card Tanny and I'm lovin' these colors you used! I don't use them a lot either but you made them look really good!!

  3. What a precious card! When you mentioned the colors, I wasn't sure, but you did a fabulous job making them work. TFS.

  4. I love the cuteness of this card and the bling along the side. You totally rocked the colors too, by matching the outfit to the paper. How cute are those boots??

  5. Tanis this is really pretty and and the pixie is adorable. She reminds me of my daughter. Great colouring, and I love the colour palette. Love the bling and the paper piercing. Beautiful.

    Are you taking your financial accounting course through Athabasca? Lots of reading!!!!

  6. what a sweet image! Love the piercing in the corners. I used to be a BIG fan of apricot's a spring colour for me and looks really good with hot pink!! Yeah, never used lilac much...I like the deeper purples. Have a fun weekend!! Yipee! We can compare notes on Tuesday :)

  7. Awwww... it's so sweet and the colors are adorable! But, you're right it is hard not to keep using red, black and white. It is one of my favorite combos as well! TFS, Tanny! :)

  8. Great "unfaves" card! This really has inspired me to do something with my unfaves. I have a lot under that category in my studio. Your card is cute as can be! There is nothing unfave about it for me. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!
    Kim xXx

  9. Great card Tanny. I know what you mean about those 'unfaves' - none of the purples are on my faves list.

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  10. You've done a nice job pulling those three cardstock colors into the image so that everything coordinates together. And that Sage Shadow looks wonderful on this.

  11. how cute, its a very nice card.

  12. Beautiful card.. I love this darling little image.. Very lovely work.. Looking forward to working with you at DIC..
    Hugs, Linda

  13. tanis...this is wonderful! that image fits the focal panel perfectly...don't you just love it when that happens?!?

    thanks for playing along with my sketch for this've done an amazing job! :)



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