Thursday 19 August 2021

Cool specs!

 Good is still morning- just! I've been struggling to motivate myself to craft lately- I've made my DT cards but not much else- and if I have managed to make something it's more often that not ended up in the bin ... so I decided to look for some sketches to use as a starting point and made this card.

The image is a very old one of Mo's , I bought it because it looked like  my eldest granddaughter - who is now 14 and very much a young lady! It's coloured with copics, glossy accents on her funky specs (Liv actually sported a very similar pair, she thought she looked super-cool - she'd be mortified now!!!) and on her lolly. If I  wanted to make it more realistic I would need to add red splodges all over her clothes....Papers are a random selection from stash, the added lolly is a stamp, coloured with copics, fussy cut and glossy accents added,  and a stamped sentiment to finish. 

This is the sketch I used from Cheerful Sketches Challenge

Thanks for visiting today, hope you are all keeping safe and well.



Challenge entries:
dragonflydreams summer fun
MAWTT #133


Janette said...

Hi Chris, love this one, the image is so cute and it's good it reminds you of your granddaughter, mo makes the best images. Hope you enjoy the rest of the days I just wish it would stop raining. Xxx

Donna Ellis said...

How completely adorable! Chris, The first thing I noticed was your wild use of paper scraps and the background. I love what you have done. Such an imaginative use of paper. I feel so inspired to try using lots of pieces and a sketch going forward. Loving this utterly sweet, beautiful masterpiece, right down to the memory of your sweet granddaughter’s childhood. Hugs, de

tilly said...

what a cutie, I love Mo's images always something to fit the occasion, I am struggling to do anything with this wet depressing weather, come back sunshine xx

meg said...

Your card and story about your granddaughter made me smile Chris,a fabulous beautifully coloured image teamed with gorgeous bright papers

Liz said...

Lovely card Chris, a great take on the sketch.. I love the cute image. xx

Aunty Sue said...

Oh wow Chris awesome papers and colouring love the cute image.

aussie aNNie said...

Fabulous post, great colours and Mo's image....cheery up my friend, at times we get unmotivated and it's part of our life....keep smiling. xx

coldwaters2 said...

This is one gorgeous card Chris I love the image you have used and the lovely sunshine colours of the papers those glasses look amazing something very much like I used to wear, lol, how the trends change.
lorraine x

Margreet said...

Hi Chris, you made a lovely card with that fun image.
Thanks for using the Sketch from Cheerful Sketches.
xxx Margreet DT

My Crafting corner said...

Love the card you made bright and cheerful.Thank you for joining our challenge at
Let's Craft and Create this week and good luck.. Ursula Uphof DT

chrissy xx said...

What a sweetie this image is! LOve your colours Chris.
Boy! Don't they grow up fast. Freya's 15 next month, can't believe were time went.

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Another fab sketch and gorgeous image! LOVE this, how cute that it looks like Liv did back then. Love the rainbow papers, such a zingy fun creation. Hugs, Wends xoxo

pinky said...

I do love that image and the glasses are super cute lol. I worked with a teacher who wore batman sunglasses!! She was not cool or cute lol. Gorgeous card!

Deanna Mulder said...

Very cute! I love the colors and the image you used. Thanks for playing along with us at Let's Craft and Create. Deanna DT

Furrbster said...

This is amazing - such a summery card indeed!!

Thanks for playing along at MAWTT,

Hugz Tinz

jolanda creatief bijtje said...

vrolijke kaart
bedankt voor het meedoen aan onze challenge
groetjes jolanda bongers
dt cheerful sketches

Jeanie Ellis - Scrapbookingmamaw said...

She's adorable! I love your colors in the background goes so well with her! Thank you for joining us this week at
Crafty Gals Corner Challenges .
Scrapbookingmamaw {My Blog}
Blessings! Jeanie Ellis, DT, Crafty Gals Corner

Nancy Soetaert said...

your card is soooo fun! Thanks for joining us at Cheerful Sketches!
Nancy DT

Sari / Granne said...

Fab layout and such a cute and fun image. Thank you so much for joining SheepSki Designs Challenge #53 Let's Be Cute.