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Monday, March 22, 2010

Sweet Childhood Memories

This is for today's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 265 - Childhood Memories where we were to recall a childhood memory and be inspired by it to create. Well someone hold Shannon up when she sees this. I did a scrapbook page. GASP!! I never scrapbook bc I am soooo bad at it. When I do finally get the nerve to try I sometimes like what I come up but most of the time I file it in File # 13. Not this one. I love how this turned out.

OK, my memory as you can tell from the b/w pic is a cowgirl outfit I got for Christmas. I was 1 dressed up little Calamaty Jane. LOL. My Aunt Neva (yep that's where I got my name from) made this for me. I have another pic somewhere but could not put my hands on it where I am in front of the tree with my guns and hat on. That woman could sew ANYTHING. She made my wedding gown as well. She was more like a Mom than an Aunt in fact my girls called her "Granny Guy". I miss her so very much and wished she were with us today so that I could give her this page but I will give it to Shannon instead as I know she will cherish it forever. OK after I stop crying I have to go to work but thanks Holly for this wonderful challenge that forced me outside of my comfort zone and brought about something very special for me to pass on.

My image is from The Greeting Farm and she is called Cheeky Shooter. I colored her skin with copics but everthing else with prismacolor pencils then blended with gamsol. I cut her out and popped her up on white cs. I used my Star Cuttlebug Embossing Folder for the white strip and punched out a red and white star to pop up.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Cheeky Shooter - TGF
Paper: white, red
Ink: black
Accessories: large & small star - SU, Star Embossing Folder
Techniques: Gamsol Magic, 3D, Dry Embossing

5 comments:

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Neva this is one beautiful creation loving that image and your design a wonderful card.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Arianne said...

Love the colors!
Thanks for joining us at SS&S.

Hugs, Arianne
SS&S team

Shannon Erskine aka e3stamper said...

OMG!! You so coulda warned me before I read this at work!! LOVE IT!!

Barb said...

I'm so glad you were able to use out sketch for a scrapbook page! It looks great! I must give that a go myself. Thanks for joining us at Sunday Sketch and Stamp.

Barb, DT

Monika Reeck said...

Great Images and lovely coloring...love that most reed on your card...Lovely Card Neva...