Saturday, 23 February 2013
For My Daughter
Two posts in as many days! Don't get used to it!!!! LOL.
Back to the 'girly' cards, (much safer territory, LOL) and as you can see by the title, this one is for my daughter. Back too, to the plethora of cut-files which I just love creating. The image, from A Day for Daisies is called 'Birthday Balloons' was chosen by my daughter herself - I put my file of digis up on screen & told her to choose one! LOL. I then got out my Promarkers to colour it in using the photo from 'The Shabby Tea Room' as inspiration. My digi papers printed out a little more blue than they had appeared on screen but that is sadly beyond my control. The required 'brown' element is her hair & I picked out the pinky undertones of that brown for a couple of balloons to 'lift' it slightly, if you know what I mean. That said, I do happen to see pinky tones in the photo in the shadows of the cyclamen - but that could just be my imagination or dodgy eyesight! LOL
The sketch I decided to use this time around is from 'Sketch 'n' Stash' which I thought pretty versatile & would lend itself to my style of crafting - or at least to me making loads of cut-files for it. :) There is one cut-file which I didn't create & that was the border strip which is from svgcuts. The rest - the card base itself, the 'daughter' fretwork & mat, etc are all my own. The cutting around the balloon strings I wouldn't have dared do by hand but having tweeked the nodes around them to give me a tad more space, my Cameo didn't let me down. The card base and some of the layers, were cut from my favourite pearlescent card and even more sparkle & shine comes from the silver mirri board mats.
More cut-files too for the back/inside of my card, layered up to complement the front design rather than copying it & I added a sentiment to my oval centrepiece leaving me enough room to write at the bottom later. I didn't replicate the pearls that are on the front exactly either - opting for tiny circles cut from my pearlescent card but coloured using Promarkers for no other reason that it means the inside of the card is then more or less flat whilst still giving the same overall effect.
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Challenges I wish to enter this card for are:
Sketch 'n' Stash - design sketch
Shabby Tea Room - colour palette from inspirational photo + silver
A Day for Daisies - die cuts (+ ADFD image) - used a Silhouette Cameo digital cutter
Crafty Catz - dies/punches
Crafting For All Seasons - dies/punches
Card Makin' Mamas - birthday
Broken Box Stock - birthday
Digistamps4joy - birthday
Creative Card Crew - birthday
Inky Chicks - Mother's Day or birthday
Sweet Stampin' - Mother's Day or special lady (my daughter is my special lady)
Paper Shelter - any celebration
Happy Campers - a favourite stamp (my daughter's favourite digi)
Sweet Pea Stampers - digital stamp
Aud Sentiments - inner sentiment
Deep Ocean - b (is for balloons)
Stampavie & More - lots of layers
Eureka - inspired by a song (Daughter by Bread)
My Time To Craft - inspired by a film or song (Daughter by Bread)
Word Art Wednesdays- anything goes using scripture or sentiment.