Wednesday, January 7, 2009

CARDS 4 KIDS

Today's card is one that I made to send off for CARDS 4 KIDS. This is a program being sponsored by Pat Adams to donate 1,000 Valentine cards to the children in the Children's Hospital of Michigan. Each child will receive several handmade cards to exchange with other children in the hospital, give to his/her medical care providers or to mail to family/friends for Valentine's day. If you are interested in participating check out the details on Pat's blog.
The sketch I used for the layout of the card can be found on the Mojo Monday blog. Every Monday there is a new sketch posted for the week which is helpful if you are having creator's block. You can also go back and look at previous sketches for inspiration. Make sure to visit the site this week as there is blog candy (stamps sets) to win.
The image I used for this card is called "HEART CLOWN" from Stamp Oasis. I chose cardstock from SU! to meet this weeks color challenge on SCS which is Garden Green, Brilliant Blue, and Pumpkin Pie. DP is also SU! from the Bella Rose pack. The image was stamped with Stazon Jet Black ink on 140lb. watercolor paper then colored with SU! markers and an aquapainter. Using SU! Markers in red, blue, green and orange I randomly stippled dots to the background. The balloon on the far left was cutout and popped up on a dimensional then Crystal Effects was applied to both balloons. I colored a portion of the sentiment from the SU! Holidays & Wishes stamp set in Ruby Red and stamped onto Whisper White then punched it out with the smallest oval punch. I added glittered brads and white dots around the borders to finish.
Thanks for visiting and have a great day. Don't forget to keep your New Year's Resolution - we're still in the first week of the new year!
Jill

7 comments:

Hayley said...

Love this card!

Donna said...

fab card jill... love the cordaroy look... how on earth did you do that?

WELCOME to my blog, Explore. Dream. Discover. said...

What a beautiful card, Jill...this for sure will place a smile on one of those kids faces! I have entered you in my blog candy contest! Good LUCK! ~barb

Sue said...

great card i luv the bright colours you have used, sue.xx

leenda said...

Adorable! Very creative!

Jennifer said...

CUTE, CUTE card! That clown is just to die for and looks like it was a challenge to color which you did very well!! I also love the dots around the mats!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Great card! Love all the white dot detail - it really makes the colors pop. Thanks for playing! :)