Wednesday, April 21, 2010

FBW106 Mercy Me...It's a Sketch!!


Happy Day today!! Can you believe that we are up to the 106th challenge of Flutter By Wednesday? It blows my mind, and I can't believe how April is nearing to a close already! Tomorrow, my hubby and I are going to see Bon Jovi in concert. I've been a fan from the beginning, but this will be my first time to see them!! I can hardly wait! Sorry, I digress...hehehe!

This week we have a sketch from the uber-talented Mercy Kerin!! I love her sketches, and I play along with her Tuesday sketches whenever I can! Lately, we have been spending so much time on landscaping that I haven't had a lot of craft time! Just remember to include a butterfly, fairy or angel on your card. I used the wonderful Sweet Pea stamp and my Green at Heart paper from Basic Grey that arrived in the mail this week. I love the details...the coloring can seem a bit daunting, but I work in stages. I color the skin, walk away, color the hair, walk away, then, I come back and color the rest of her body, and, you guessed it, I walk away. It seems like it takes me all day to color it, but I really liked the result. The picture doesn't do it justice and it doesn't pick up the sparkle from the Spica pens, but it will do!

Meredith also wanted to play this week...her page is loosely based on the sketch. Her coloring and cutting skills get better every day. She just loves using my "special markers." My husband hopes she develops as much of an interest in golf so they can do stuff together!! I told him to pull up a chair to the craft table, but I think he's too intimidated!

Sorry, I'm a little chatty today! I hope you are all well and that you will join us this week. All you need do is link up your creation HERE. Don't forget to check out the amazing talent from my fellow design team members on the left sidebar! Ciao!!

13 comments:

marsha said...

Gorgeous mermaid, also love Meredith's creation!

Hugs, Marsha

Brandi said...

Your card is beautiful! Love that Meridith had a project too! Too sweet. :o)

Harriet Skelly said...

What a gorgeous mermaid image and your coloring is outstanding! How fun that Meredith wants to make cards with you!! I love her creation too!

Kimberly S said...

What beautiful entries by both you and Meredith! How awesome that she wants to join in! :)

Danni said...

Have fun at the concert!!
This is gorgeous! I just love the colors you used!! and Meredith's is just so cute!! Fun!!

Jodi said...

How pretty your card is!! I love these Sweet Pea Stamps and you colored it perfectly!
Hugs
Jodi =)

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Aww!! How sweet that your daughter wanted to play!! She did a great job!! Your Sweet pea image is so beautifully colored Nancy!! I just love your take on the sketch!! Have a great day!!
hugs,
Chris

Lelia Pierce said...

Awesome job Nancy AND Meredith! Love your cards!

Hugs,
Lelia

coldwaters2 said...

Oh wow Nancy and Meredith these cards are amazing so beautifully coloured wonderful work you two.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Joseline said...

Great cards Nancy!! The mermaid is amazing!!

Michelle said...

how funny that we both used sweet pea images...I'm like you work in stages. Doesn't seem so overwhelming that way. Your card is awesome and sweet Meredith did an awesome job as well! I'm glad she likes to spend time with her mommy and join us for our challenges :)

Randi said...

LOVE your Sweet Pea creation Nancy! Gorgeous coloring! And, Meredith's card is super cute!

Kris said...

mmmm! Love your color combo on your creation!! that green is really beautiful and so well matched on her!! Great card this week!! =D