Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Must stop eating...

coffee cake! For Easter brunch I made an egg/bread/sausage casserole and then we had yummy scones, a crumb cake that I made (out of a box but it was delicious) and then last minute I decided to try this recipe for Orange Coffee Cake that Kim from Sunshiny Days blogged about. Talk about quick, easy and tasty -- and as she recommended, I used pecans (lots) because I had them on hand and my cream cheese was past it expiration date so I skipped that! Well, we had plenty of leftovers and I've been eating coffee break for breakfast, with a cup of coffee as a mid morning snack and then as a late afternoon pick me up. ooohhhh....I am one happy gal.

Today's card features "Kevin" from Mabelle's special vintage set that is available only this month. I come from a family of brunettes so I tend to color in everyone with brown hair but I stretched myself and tried some blonde locks for this little guy. I like it! I also wasn't a 100% pleased with the color of the flower he was holding (too dark) so I tried a little trick I'd read about...colored pencils over markers! I used my white pencil just at the edge and it really gave it some dimension. I used the color pencil too for the skin color.


Card Materials:

Stamps:
Papers: Lilly Anna cardstock, DCWV green #1, an old page from a book!
Accessories: buttons, bic markers, colored pencils, scrapper's floss

5 comments:

lilacanglia said...

Certainly turned out lovely,
hes great,
hugs
Angie

Silli said...

OMG, Chris, your card is so sweet I love the little boy. Your coloring is beautiful. Great work my friend! Hugs from Silke

Danni said...

Awesome job! So bright and vivid!!

Kim said...

Bwahaha about the coffee cake. Told ya it was good :) Your card is adorable. Love the buttons!

Ingen said...

Love your card Chris :D