Hi! I am so excited to be sharing my first Gilli creation here with you as a new DT member. My name is Andrea but I frequently also go by Andi. Feel free to call me which ever name you like! I live in Ontario Canada and love to share Canadian trivia while also learning more about the other many beautiful places around the world. I do use the word 'eh' a lot- I didn't know it until I went to Ireland and they teased me for it hee hee. I have been married for 16 years to my true love Jason and together we have two girls who seriously make us laugh all day long. They support me in my hobby as it keeps me busy and keeps the tv free for them to choose all the shows hee hee! I love to joke around so please don't ever take me seriously. ;)
A quick story. I met Anary in Chicago with my friend Suzanne Dean and Anary had the cutest shirt on featuring a Gilli image. I fell in love not only with the Gilli stamps and their fun, whimsical style but also with sweet Anary herself. Honestly- what a wonderful lady! That meeting lead to me joining the DT and getting an awesome Gilli package in the mail which included not only some stamps but also more Gilli images stamped on Cryogen paper. At least I think that is how it is spelled lol!
I had honestly never used this kind of paper before but right after getting my package I had a copic class with my friend Suzanne also on our DT (highly recommend taking it if she is ever in your area) and she introduced me to it as well as a whole new way of colouring with my copics. Which actually is how I coloured the Fairy 2 Gilli image I am sharing today. I used my new techniques and even though it felt like I was learning to write my name using my opposite hand I am quite pleased with how she turned out. I added stickles to her wings and followed the current sketch to build my card. I did change the sketch up a bit as I moved the embellishments on the sketch from the bottom to her holding a flower. There is actually a very good reason why I did this. To find out why she is holding a flower hop over to my blog and have a giggle.
I hope you like my first Gilli creation and I am looking forward to sharing more with you. Please feel free to join us using this sketch and make sure to link it up so we can see it too!