Friday, September 18, 2009

Ending the week on a good note...

Hello and a joyous wonderful perfect happy every-great-adjective Friday to you!
Earlier this week I shared my happy news about being RAK-ed TGF's Sing, I finally had the opportunity to create with her:




And I loooove her! This card made me giggle because even though I used more 'formal' embellishments, putting Sing right there as a focus made so much sense. In Hawaii, it doesn't matter how uppity an occasion is...there will ALWAYS be someone in shorts and slippers (flip flops as it is known here)!

A few deets: I used the CB notes folder, random ribbon and hardware, and a Cricut flourish that was sent to me by another sweet friend.
A little warning, this next pic has strange lighting for a reason:




I wanted to make sure the ukulele had some shine on it. I was recently asked what Sakura Glaze was by my friend Mel. It is basically Crystal Effects in a pen, and can be found at All That Scraps. It's so much easier to control for smaller areas and isn't as thick, I used it on Sing's ukulele to mimic lacquer. I also added yellow stickles to the stamen part of the hibiscus, I didn't want it to get lost in Sing's beautiful hair.

The sheer joy in making this card (besides the adorable image) was because it isn't for any kind of contest - no challenge, no sketch, no color combo - nada! I forgot how free-ing that can be to just create a card in the direction that it takes you. :D
Thank you for coming by today, I wish you a wonderful weekend with plenty of unexpected joys and bursts of happiness throughout your day.
*Love and Aloha*

13 comments:

Melissa Craig said...

Beee-u-tiful! This card is so elegant despite how laid back Sing is. I love the colors you used and all the different textures and textiles.

I like that glaze stuff, I think I'll just have to place an order. I still have some money left over from the Crafter's Yard Sale. heehee

Enjoy your Friday!

PaperCrafty said...

Fabulous card Joni!! I love the mix of the formal embeli's with sing!! I love the clear glaze pen. I also have black which is another good one to have on hand. Have a wonderful weekend!!

Liann said...

so u'i your Sing card...love how you use the sakura glaze pen...hope you have an awesome Aloha Friday...take care

Gabby said...

OMG Joni...you ALWAYS find a way to make me LOL! I love coming to your blog because when I'm down or just need a good giggle...I come hear because you always have the most funniest random things to say...and I love it! :P

Your Sing card is GORGEOUS! I love everything about it! And yes...isn't it so free-ing when you can make a card just cause you felt like it? Not because it was for a challenge or swap...etc... I love that free feeling!

Me ke aloha,
Gabby

Silli said...

Joni, your card is so very pretty. I love the cute image, the colors are very pretty... Hugs and happy friday! Silke

Ann said...

Cuteness!!! Love it!

MiamiKel said...

She's beautiful, just as you are :)

Danni said...

What a wonderful card!

Mary(OhioMary) said...

Oh Joni you REALLY made Sing "sing". This is just gorgeous and I LOVE the colors. Your coloring is gorgeous. The flourish and the Sakura glaze are perfect touches. You are the best and thank you ever soooo much for all of your fabulous comments. They really have made my day. {{{hugs}}}

"T" said...

This card is so sweet! Love all the elements... You did a fantastic job Jonesy pooh!

Denise said...

I just love this card. That is my favorite TGF image. Love the color combo.

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Hi joni! wow!! love the fall layout of your blog! and great card!!

EJPcreations said...

She is sooo cute! Good job!