Happy Wednesday!!..right...it's Wednesday? I swear I woke up this morning dreading that it was Tuesday...again...I mean, I had a nice day yesterday, but I much prefer to be moving toward the weekend instead of away :) Are you with me on that?
So we had a pretty big event happen in our family last week. Matthew's brother and wife welcomed their second little girl into the world on Wednesday! I can't believe it's been a week already! She came a day earlier than planned, but she is gorgeous in every way! We can't wait to meet little Clara Annabelle in June when we finally get to go to MI again. As I mentioned, this is their second little girl. Natalie is their oldest at almost 3 years old in May. It is going to be so much fun loving and snuggling with these 2 little sweeties when we visit!
Little girls always make me think of playing dress up! For this past Christmas, Matthew's mom made Natalie a dress-up box and filled it with costumes! It was so adorable watching her try on every single one of them and prance around the living room! So now that she has a little sister, I can only imagine the fun they are going to have some day!
That was the inspiration behind my card today. Sweet little sisters playing dress up together and dreaming of being in a fairytale. Take a moment and remember all those times you wished you could be Belle or Cinderella...ahhh...
Ok, back to my card :) A little picture heavy...but I love this card and want to show it off...heavily :)
Queenie and Princess from Saturated Canary. This is one of those images that I have had for a long time and never got around to using it. It was one I just longed to have in my stash so I could look at it and remember being young again. But I figured it was about time I used it!
I used some pretty rich papers on this card. Even though it's inspiration was fun little girls playing dress-up, I didn't want to use bright or goofy papers. I wanted it to more reflect the royalty of what they are representing. Thus the dark purples and black.
For my sketch, I did something a little different than I normally do. I took the sketch from Sweet Sunday sketch
Here's some side views:
The flowers are all cut with my Cameo. The very small centers of the smaller flowers are a little tiny flower punch I have that worked well to fill the space under the pearls.
I used my MS Lace Border punch for the easel stand and tucked my flags under that.
The card came together pretty quickly once I got it all worked out, and I'm so extremely happy with it! Thanks for stopping by and reading my long post today :)
I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Cupcake Crafts #232-Sparkle
Eclectic Ellapu-For a Child
The Paper Shelter #102-Punches and Dies
Pattie's Creations #62-Fancy Folds
Saturated Canary #38-Good vs Evil
The Squirrel and the Fox #38-Fairytale or Fantasy
Sweet Sunday Sketch #179
Sweet n Sassy Digi Challenge #94-Girl Time
There She Goes #197-Black Cardstock
Whoopsi Daisy-2 Patterned Papers
Word Art Wednesday #70-Anything Goes