In deciding what colors I was going to use, it didn't take me long. Of course pink would be involved, becaue pink piggies are my favorite, then I though brown of course, becaue there's usually mud involved where pigs are concerned. No mud on these babies, though! They are clean as a whistle!!! I punched some circles, added some shading and glitter, and layered them around the piggies. I couldn't decide on ribbon, then remembered that I had a piece of lace that I had crocheted quite some time ago, so I pulled that out and it fit the bill perfectly! I added a few more bubbles here and there, and then went in search of a sentiment. When I found my PTI Green Thumb set with the "May the simple things in life be yours" sentiment, I knew that would be perfect for this. I deviated a little bit from the sketch, but tried to incorporate as much as I could into this card. I decided to do a 5x7 card to accomodate the larger image. I LOVE painting the larger images!
Here's a close up of the card, so you can see the dimension and glitter a little better. I'm not very good a close ups, so any advice would be appreciated. Be sure to hop on over to the Peachy Keen Challenge Blog, and sign up to be a follower. You'll be entered into a drawing for three gift certificates that will be given away, and followers of the blog will get the following special promotion:
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Paper: Pink Pirouette Textured Card stock, DCWV Garden Party DP, Canson Watercolor paper, Chocolate Chip
Ink: Various SU inks for watercoloring, Chocolate Chip marker
Stamps: Piggy Tubby Time (Peachy Keen Stamps)
Accessories: Hand crocheted lace, circle punches, dimensionals, Large Oval Punch, Scalloped Edge Oval Punch, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, 2-way Glue Pen, White Signo Gel Pen, Black Marker, Aquapainter, Blender pen
I would also like to remind you that today is the farewell blog hope for Cindy, Faith, Lorie, Deb, and Sarah. Please log on to Sweet -n Sassy Stamps blog to start the hop, and wish them a fond farewell. These are some amazingly talented women, and I'm sad to see them go, but wish them well in all their endeavors. You can also find links to this hop in my sidebar. Tomorrow begins the blog hop for the new DT, and I know they would love your support as well. My day will be July 2nd, and I hope to see you all there hip hoppin' away!!
Thank you so much for stopping by on this beautiful day. I love that you have taken the time to spend just a little bit of your busy day here. Your comments are always welcomed and appreciated, just as you are, and it is my hope that you've found some inspiration and uplifting thoughts. I hope you will come back soon! Have a glorious and blessed day, my wonderful stamping friends!