Wow, I've managed to combine three challenges for this one and I managed to make a birthday card for my daughters friend. It's going to be her first sleepover. I'm okay with it and she's totally cool with it. We're use to her spending the night at her grandparents and it's also nice knowing that her aunt lives just down the street just in case she doesn't want to sleep at her friends for the whole night. You never know right?
Anyhow, I hope it doesn't bother you that I've smudged the photo of my daughter and her friend. I know it's less esthetically pleasing to the eye but I'm not entirely comfy about posting pictures of my kids and I'm certainly not comfortable posting pictures of other peoples kids. So I hope you can get past that element to enjoy all the others.
Now down to business. It all started with seeing the current challenge and sponsor over at Everything But The Kitchen Sink. The challenge was to use string and the sponsor is The DigiChick. I had just been talking (aka emailing) my new blog friend Karen B. about using digital. She gave it a try and I hadn't so I thought what a perfect opportunity for me to try. As I was browsing DigiChick's $2 tuesday specials I came across Sugar and Spice paper and elements packs. Fabulous!!! Now I actually had something to work with the current Cinema Saturday presentation of Julie and Julia something to do with cooking.
I know you're probably thinking why a birthday card? But like Sugar and Spice my daughter and her friend are also a dynamic duo. And like most little girls they both have lots of sugar and spice in their personalities. One has more sugar and the other has even more spice.
The last part of my challenge puzzle was to pick a sketch and what better sketch to use than Karen Sweet Sunday Sketch. So everything is digital except for the linen thread, buttons and Sage Shadow cs in the background. The focus panel was cut, distressed and inked with Soft Suede. I cut out the flower and did the same distressing and inking. I can really see how handy these digital files can be when when working with photos or wanting to reuse the same embellishments. Oh yeah and if you run out of your favourite dp....just print some more. I know it will be a lot more handy when I can figure out how to layer on photoshop but for today's work I think it was all worth. The only drawback is the learning curve and I'm not sure I have enough time to devote to it.
Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you've been inspired. Have a fabulous week.