Saturday, June 27, 2009

Zoe and Me

This is my sweet great-niece, Zoe. Isn't she beautiful? She was born five days before my birthday and turned one this past January. She has the most beautiful red hair and is so smart! My husband took this (altered by me) photo of Zoe and I a couple weeks ago when we were celebrating June birthdays with family.

I altered the real photo (see below) to fit in with the design print I selected from Sarah Collier's designs for today's Inspiration Challenge (IC) on SCS. I chose her In the Kitchen print. I altered my photo to be black and white and polarized it a bit to fit in with the era of the times. Also, I wanted to color just our tops we were wearing that day to match the colors in my designer paper. I used my Copic and SU markers to color them. Zoe and I were in her mama's kitchen, so I figure that fit in with the kitchen theme of the IC design, too. I stamped the Short and Sweet heart/flower/sentiment images in black to imitate the black steam in the inspiration design.

And here's the real photo:

And here she is thinking that Great Aunt Charlene needs to eat more potato chips (right):

Lawd, isn't she precious? I just love her to pieces!

Stamps: Short and Sweet
Cardstock: Taken with Teal, White, SU dp
Ink: Versafine Black
Accessories: word window punch, glittery turquoise brads, dimensionals


Stamp Muse said...

Such wonderful pics, Charlene! Darling, darling, darling!


aka Stamp Muse

Stef H said...

oh she is just gorgeous and what a head of hair!!!! You look super too.

i love the bg paper on the page and how you altered the colors. absolutely fabulous!

thanks for sharing.


Joanne Travis said...

Oh, how precious!!!! Love the red hair that runs in your family. Mine too, my Dad's nickname is Reds. Fabulous pics, Charlene. Thanks for sharing.

StampOwl said...

what a cutie!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tosha Leyendekker said...

What a precious photo of you two Charlene!! And your alterations are ultra cool!! What a treasure this card is!!

Silke Ledlow said...

What a great photo of the two of you!!! I love how you transformed it into this beautiful and sweet card!!! Hugs ~S~

Cindy Haffner said...

She is so precious Charlene just want to hug her. Beautiful job.

Julia Aston said...

How fun that you altered the photo for your card! great job on that! and how precious is this cute little red head - I love her name!

Mothermark said...

Now that is a red head! OMG! She is so so so precious! And what a great picture of you too! Where is your big butt, big butt Bertie????

Deb said...

Wow, what a great picture!! I love this, so beautiful. So,can you colour on photos with Copics? I didn't know that....darn, and I wasn't going to invest in copics..now I'm not so sure, I might have to look into getting some! :-)