My three year-old granddaughter is taking swimming lessons and really likes Grandma to be there each week to watch her. The only problem is that for the first three weeks she did not appear to be paying attention to the instructor. I believe she really was listening because she would immediately do what she was asked when it was her turn but the rest of the time she was jumping up and down in the water, getting further away from the group, playing with the rings and things on the side of the pool and spitting water - in other words being three. We had a little conversation and I told her that if she was going to fool around and not try to do her best then I wasn't going to waste my time coming to watch her. Well I am pleased to announce that there was a huge difference in the lesson last Thursday and she did a great job of listening and trying all the things the instructor asked for.
When I saw this little swimmer, which was a generous freebie from Mo Manning to celebrate her group reaching 1400 on Paper Craft Planet, I decided last night to make a quick card for my granddaughter to tell her how proud I was of her for listening and to encourage her to keep going so she is ready to swim in her friends' pools this summer. I have put text inside that says all of that.
I pushed myself to try something different and use basically one colour but I still couldn't bring myself to make Bronte blue. When I started to blend the colour for the bathing suit it just wanted to move around. I know it is better to have waxier pencil crayons but the amount of wax in this particular colour is overkill. I solved the problem by removing the colour and I don't mind the result.
I am going to enter the card in the following challenges:
Mo's Digital Challenge - 1 ribbon, 2 buttons or brads, 3 designer papers
Polka Doodles - Monochromatic
Creative Belli - Die Cuts
The image called Pool Party has been coloured using a combination of Prismacolor and Koh-I-Noor pencil crayons. The papers are from a Provo Craft Scrap Pack and my stash. The cardstock is Recollections (Michaels). Other supplies used: Ribbon (Offray), Sunglasses Button with shank removed (Dress It Up), White button (my stash) and embroidery floss (my stash).