It's my blogging buddy and fellow St Luke's DT member Jenny's birthday today - hope you're having a lovely day Jenny despite the awful and very un-midsummer's-day-like weather! Obviously a birthday needs a birthday card but for some reason I really struggled to make a card for Jenny which is odd as we share the same taste in lots of stamp designers. However several attempts went in the recycling pile and I was about to give up and send something I'd already made until I happened upon this week's sketch at retro sketches and thought - donkey! (yes, I know, I'm weird!)
It's quite a complicated sketch, but all those oblongs really called out to me and this is what I came up with which I hope Jenny will like :-)
I started with the fabulous donkey from There She Goes (currently out of stock - sorry!) stamped on kraft, coloured with pencils and fussy cut. I also knew I wanted to use my new emoticon washi tape (hiding in the middle) and some cork for texture so decided on a blue and yellow colour theme. All the papers are from my scrap box so I'll be popping into the snippets playground this week. The sentiments are from the donkey set and the round one from craftwork cards (ready printed) and the die cut stars are MFT. Finished with some buttons and gems, an eyelet from my much underused crop-a-dile and a bit of gingham ribbon.
I'm entering the following challenges with it:
http://retrosketches.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/retrosketches-16.html follow the sketch
http://cupcakecraftchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/cupcake-197-something-in-eyelet.html use an eyelet
http://pixiescraftyworkshop.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/pixies-crafty-snippets-challenge-25.html use up those bits of paper from your snippet stash
It would also pass muster for our current "furry" challenge over at St Lukes http://stlukescharitycardschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/our-little-furry-friends.html - well hair is a kind of fur right????
(Hopefully mr postie has delivered this now and I'm not showing spoilers!) Happy Birthday Jenny!