Before we launch into the card I just want to say thank you to those of you who have left supportive comments or inquired about how the new job is going. It's definitely different but I'm starting to adjust. I think. Maybe. I think I'm just a different kind of dispatcher than most and I've got to accept that. Only then will it be better. I'm working on it.
In other news I received my results for round two of the civil service test for the new center. Me and another girl I worked with tied for the highest score among the dispatchers from the two cities combing to form the center. That doesn't mean that someone else couldn't have out scored us but we should be at least in the top ten. Thank God there was no math right? :)
Alright, it's card time!
I'm playing along with The Card Concept and Simon Says Stamp. Simon Says Stamp is Anything Goes and who doesn't want to win a gift card or colored pencils?! You know what I'm saying.
The Card Concept has a fabulous fall themed inspiration photo Oh and if two wasn't enough Hero Arts has any Anything Goes Holiday theme in their current monthly challenge.
I chose the freestyle collage category for my card so I had to do a little pre-planning. I had my dear friend Barb in mind when I made this card. Not only do we have a mutual love for Hero Arts she was kind enough to send me some tags so I don't have to use toilet paper rolls to make mine anymore. Crafty friends are the best. Not only is she sweet she is super talented you can visit her here. It's in the mail Barb if you want to be surprised look away!! ;)
Here is my pre-plan
Stamping, masking, drawing.I loved how the leaves were over hanging the wagon. The berries were so sweet and I love the look of the tall sticks in the back, I did draw a bow to go in front but ended up leaving it off. I think it would have been too busy.
Originally, I wanted to watercolor this bad boy but I decided to challenge myself by using copics to mix two different color families. The jar is from Hero Arts Made with Love set. My leaves are the Holly Jolly set again. I swear one day I'll use them as holly. Probably.
I coated the thanks die from Simon Says Stamp in glossy accents and adhered it to the front. I added some to the berries too. I really need to get a Wink of Stella pen. I'm missing my glitter and need a fix!!
Thanks for visiting!!