Sunday, October 9, 2011

You make me smile

I lost my two front baby teeth at the same time when I was 6 or so. I dislodged them by accidentally banging my head against on a pine beam at the playground at school... ouch. I was only a kid, but I still remember feeling self-conscious about my smile.

The card I'm sharing today is my entry for the Operation Julie's Smile challenge from CAS-ual Fridays -

I used the saying above as the inspiration for my card:

You make me smile (1)

I used Canson Vivaldi cardstock for the card bases as well as the blue layer and the cut out bird layer.

You make me smile (2)

The blue layer is Tumbled Glass distress ink with a bit of Cyan Versacolor for contrast.

You make me smile (3)

I coloured the birds ('Best Friends' by Inkadinkado) with Lyra Polycolor pencils and blended using Zest-it. The sentiment is from the 'All Occasion Messages' set by Hero Arts.

Thanks for taking a look, and I hope you find something to smile about today. Me? I'm smiling at my cat snuggled up in his bed next to me :)


  1. Wow Jess. Wow. I could gush and gush and gush about this card, it is so beautiful! And perfect! Thanks too for playing at CAS-ual Fridays.

  2. Just beautiful Jess! Where did you get your polycolor pencils from?? Love the look!

  3. wow, this is such a great clean and simple card ... it totally made me smile!!!

  4. This card is so beautiful! Love how CAS it is and the ink blending. My younger sister kicked my two front teeth out by accident :o) Thanks for all your kind comments and words of encouragement on my blog!

  5. Absolutely gorgeous! LOVE the colors and coloring! Thanks for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  6. Oh my gosh - this is STUNNING!! Your coloring just boggles my mind, and the sentiment is utter perfection for the occasion. Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!


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