Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Culturally Inaccurate Blessings

I'll admit it's odd that I chose the sorta Buddhist colors of this week's SPCC challenge for my first try at the beautiful Rajastani Girl digi stamp I bought from Gillu's Gallery, and even odder that I ended up making my version of a Diwali card. The banner is made from actual prayer-flag squares Mom collected in Nepal. Nothing says American like a show of joyful confusion!

However culturally inaccurate it may be, I'm totally pleased with how it turned it out. Mom, if you're reading this, thank you so much for the paper (and, as always, the inspiration)!

I love love love that SPCC is including Copic colors in their challenges. I had two out of 3: instead of YR16 I used a combination of YR09 & YR04. Once I colored this beautiful image and found inspiration at Sketch Saturday, the rest of the card just fell into place. Don't you love it when you have everything you need?!

I even added some orange flocking to the large bells. I enlarged the digi to create these; it's not something you should do all the time, but I just couldn't resist! The bells swing on the brad.

Color: SPCC #108
Sketch: Sketch Saturday #163

Stamps: Rajastani Girl by Gillu's Gallery, sentiment from Regal Greetings set by {ippity} Stamps

Recollections, Core'dinations, handmade from stash
HP printer & ink, Marvy heat tool, Fiskars papercutter & corner emboss/punch, Tim Holtz scissors &
paper distresser
Other: ZipDry glue, ZIG glue pen, Stampendous embossing powder & flocking, Versamark ink, Sakura GellyRoll pens, Making Memories brad, CraftSmart embroidery thread, Offray ribbon
YR09, YR04, E08, E50, YR00, E13, E17, E37, RV11, RV02

A couple other things:
In case you haven't heard, Make It Crafty and Tiddly Inks are releasing Mix & Match sets. Both company's digis are so pretty by themselves that I almost hate to color them! Christy at Tiddly Inks is having a super giveaway through July 13 to celebrate, so check it out.

Also, I had tons of fun making
my card for the Fathers Day Challenge at Scrap InnoVations, and, since I was the only one who entered, I won the candy! Thank you IslandV! I'm not always good at thanking ya'll for your RAKs and candies, but please know that I just get too excited and craftily distracted to reply in a timely fashion, and that I do adore & appreciate everything. Happy blessings to all!


  1. Oh this is fabulous, love the image.

  2. Pretty card! Thanks for joining us at SPCC this week :)

    Lori - SP Color Diva


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