This week's Queen for the Day at Splitcoast Stampers is the talented Gabby. I have loved watching Gabby's style evolve over the years, particularly in the SCS Inspiration Challenge, so I knew I wanted to honor her with a card inspired by her designs.
I loved the red & black color palette ... all of the inky fun ... and of course that fabulous lady, so those are the elements I incorporated into my design.
I have been wanting to ink-up these Christy Tomlinson stamps from Unity for some time, and today was the perfect oportunity. She Leaped was stamped in India ink ... the Reversed Punchinella was stamped around the borders of the design in Fired Brick Distress ink. I got a little smudgy with the ink and thought about starting over ... but then I channeled my inner Gabby and called it *distressing* and moved on.
I finished with some punched hearts, colored pencil coloring and of course some bling for her wings.The sentiment is from Empowered Words by Donna Downey (another great Unity set) and reminded me of getting to spend a weekend with Donna at her Inspired Event years ago.
A huge Congrats! to Gabby on her special day.