Monday, February 22, 2010

Sunshine Monday - Let the Show Begin!

Please Note: I have two posts today - this Sunshine Monday one and the next one which features some Squigglefly Challenges.


For today's Sunshine Monday creation, I used the Sunshine and Giggles Shannon and the Dance image.

Having studied theatre in college, this image reminds me of the theatrical stage, so I teamed it with fun theatre-themed papers and used some artsy features, too.

I wanted to draw attention to Shannon so I printed her on white cardstock and colored her with my Copic markers. I then carefully cut her out and popped her up off of the image that I printed in the same size on yellow cardstock.

While it isn't noticeable in the picture, on the yellow cardstock image, I completely colored Shannon a dark gray color, When you look at the card at an angle it gives the colored image of Shannon a soft shadow. This is something I recently learned to do. In the past, when I popped part of an image up off of the rest, I always colored the bottom image the same way as the popped image. This was much easier and very appropriate in this case.

The flower in the lower left-hand corner was made by punching eight scalloped circles out of sheet music and attaching the stack of them onto the card by sewing a large button in the center. I then crumpled the scalloped circles to give them dimension. I learned this technique from my friend Tanja. It is fun, easy, and creates a delightful flower. (THANK YOU, TANJA!)

This card takes me back to my college days... I'd like to say "Break a Leg" but I'm afraid some might not understand that theatrical tradition, so instead I'll say Let the show begin!

Image: Sunshine and Giggles Shannon and the Dance
Ink: Copic markers
Cardstock: Stampin' UP! Black, Bordering Blue, and Rose Red
Designer Paper: Karen Foster Admission Tickets and Art Takes Two (theatre paper)
Embellishments: flower made from sheet music and a large brad plus two small brads


Tanja said...

Yeah, I LOVE your flower Jeanette!!!! It's so wondeful with this music paper! I wish I could find some over here but my Higgins-Clatk book was okay. Your card is BEAUTIFUL, my friend. HUGS

Tenia Nelson said...

This card rocks!!!

Stef H said...

and the oscar goes to................... YOU!
absolutely superb!

Lorie said...

Brilliant card, Jeanette! You pulled your image, papers, and embellishments together just beautifully! Amazing!!

Love and hugs,

dweatter said...

This card is awesome my friend. Where do you find the perfect dp every time!?!??? I love how you popped up the image and the flower is wonderful. Beautiful!!!!

kadie said...

How sweet!!! I adore that DP and paper flower!!