Hi Everyone. Happy Tax Day! Hopefully you received a huge refund to go on an awesome vacation or buy lots of new craft supplies. :) At the very least, we can hope to break even, right?
The new challenge for Sunshine Mail is "In My Garden". What a lovely challenge idea. Gardens are so magical. I didn't appreciate them until recent years, too busy raising a family, I guess. Anyway, we have an awesome sponsor, Oak Pond Creations, who supplied this adorable little image. They are having a birthday bash with lots of prizes. Please give them a visit. Now I have to admit this type of image was not in my comfort zone. I lean more toward cute kids and such. But, that is what is awesome about being on a Design Team. You are challenged to think outside the way you always do things and then wonderful things begin to happen, like this little card. I am really pleased the way it turned out.
I used copics to color the image. At first, I was going to color the pot a clay color. Then, knowing this card is for a child, I decided to go bright and cheery. I added polka dots to the pot with a white sharpie. My granddaughter's suggestion was to add some soft stuff to the flower, "just around the outside, Grammy". I love the dimension it added. I used a crystal for the center for some sparkly. Then, while I was searching through my stash for twine, I found these googly eyes. Oh, how perfect. And, guess what? I didn't have any twine, so a
quick trip to Michaels was in order. I found these cute buttons that exactly matched the pot, polka dots and all. They are small, so the dots may be hard to see. The sentiment is computer generated and the little word bubble is a freebie from Squigglefly.
This card will be donated to the Sunshine Mail Foundation. Please consider entering our challenge and mailing your card in. It does take a little extra effort, but not too much and the rewards are great for you and a little one, too!
Sunshine Mail is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that provides children in need comfort, support and joy through free Sunshine Mail Care Packages. Sunshine Mail is filled with handmade cards, care essentials and other age appropriate items and delivered to children in need including hospitals, homeless shelters and foster care.
Please read the simple guidelines, have a fun time creating your sweet, adorable card, then put a stamp on your card and send it to Sunshine Mail. Easy Peasy. Thank you so much for giving. :)
I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Oak Pond Creations Challenge Blog - Birthday Bash
Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog - April Showers and/or Spring Flowers
That Craft Place - For a Child
Have a fun, happy, wonderful, cup runneth over kind of week!