Thursday, February 11, 2010
Sweet Birthday Jolinne
Today, I'm looking out on a sunny blue sky for the first time in what feels like eons - woohoo! My area of Virginia, like so many other parts of the East Coast, has been hammered by winter weather this past week. We're still buried under well over three feet of snow, and the high winds have created 5-foot snow drifts along our driveway. Time to dig out, so I'll make this short and sweet!
Hopefully, you've seen My Favorite Things' newest character, Jolinne. If not, have a look! She's a charmer, isn't she? Three new sets featuring this sweet little girl were released earlier this month, and they're all just as sweet as they can be. There's no such thing as too many birthday cards, so I picked Birthday Balloon Jolinne to work with first. She's colored with Copics mostly, and then I added the grass and sky with Prismacolor pencils. (I used Paula's super cool grass tutorial in the My Favorite Things "How'd They Do That?" forum.)
The papers are Girl Friday by Cosmo Cricket. As I was laying this out, I had a yellow flower underneath the green button, which nicely tied into the yellow balloons opposite the image circle, but somewhere during assembly, the flower didn't make it. I *just* noticed and don't want to fool with taking a new picture, so you get what you get ;)
Here's a look at the inside, where I picked up just a hint of the outside design and added the second sentiment.
Have a fantastic day!