Tuesday, January 24, 2017

New Beginnings

At the beginning of a new year, many people have problems remembering to write the new year rather than the old. In my case, I remember to put 17 on everything, but I've completely how to otherwise function!! I started the year by using the wrong sketch. You didn't know that because I was able to quickly make a new card using the correct sketch before we went public. I had several other "mishaps" that I won't share but the reason for this confession is that this week I colored and used the image that I'm supposed to use for next week's card. We are going to be sponsored by the wonderful A Day For Daisies next week, and the lovely image above "Baby's Smile" is supposed to be used then. I discovered this mistake too late to start over, so I am going to use another of ADFD's lovely images from my personal stash on next week's card.

I colored the image with Copic markers after printing it onto Neenah Solar white card. I have a dear friend who is expecting a baby boy in April, so I had her in mind when making this card. I have to apologize for the young mother's overly rouged cheeks. I picked up the pink by accident thinking I had the flesh color and ended up over coloring. Despite using my colorless blender to remove some of the pink and then coloring over with flesh, the cheeks are a bit pinker than I'd like.

I've used a white card base, pastel green background and a strip of designer paper from a pad by K&Company. The green ribbon is from my girlfriend's stash and did not have a manufacturer on the spool.

Tuesday Morning Sketches is sponsoring this week's challenge, and the prize is a lovely stamp (picture may be available later on the blog). As always, we hope that this retro sketch (Melissa's choice) will inspire you to create and that you will share your creation with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.


  1. Jenee this is such a beautiful project.
    This will also be perfect for one entry as an anything goes creation for our challenge below.
    {ATG with a CREATE WITH TLC Element}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  2. Jenee you coloring is stunning! Such a beautiful card for a new baby.

  3. What a sweet card! This image is wonderful!!

  4. This card is so sweet. What a darling image and you pulled it together beautifully.

  5. I still feel a little "off my game" this year too Jenee, we'll get it together though!! Your card is so sweet and will be a blessing to whoever gets it!!