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Thursday, 27 May 2010

Kristina's colour inspiration photo challenge #2


It's been SUCH a quick but busy week this week I've had barely any time to even think of posting. I've made a few cards but the first one I want to show you is my GOOORGEOUS *if I say so myself* entry for Round 2 of Kristina's colour inspiration challenge. Not all of these precise colours where in my stash so I've gone as close as I could.

This card actually makes me smile...*happy dance*

Here she is...(yes she's a she)...

I hope you love her as much as I do, I love how innocent and almost helpless but in a calm way that the little girl "oh, i've just been swept away...oh well"...the moment I saw her on a card last month I HAD to have her :) and now she's mine.

I wanted the sentiment to look like it was trailing along behind her but nothing made sense (why would she be carrying 3 balloons and a banner or a frame?!) then I saw my stash of TH fragments and this one looked like a little bag to me--and what girl is complete without a handbag?? So I stitched some pretty golden yellow thread and tied it around her hand so it looked like her mumma had tied it to her so it wouldn't get lost--I remember my mum used to do that with balloons to me when I was little.

Thanks to suzanejdean& Lisa Spangler from Hero Arts on for their youtube "Colouring hair with copics" tutorials--fantastic! tThey're life savers--the strawberry flavoured ones :)

Thanks for looking!!! Another short entry will follow soon with a couple of new cards I have to show you:)

Linda xx

Materials used:
White cardstock
Sky : Versa color #38 Sky Blue Hero Arts
Clouds designblock stamp (FAVOURITE!!!)

Girl: Sugarnellie (Gorguss Girl) "Up Up and Away"
Yellow & pale blue balloon & girl's dress: Copic Markers (I'm still new to these but I'm pretty happy with how it turned out...I'm no
Lisa Spangler but hey...
Dark Blue Balloon: StazOn Hydrangea Blue

Highlights on girl's dress & hair: white uniball signo pen.

Handbag/sentiment string: DMC Embroidery Floss
Tim Holtz Fragment, Archival Ink Jet Black for stamping outline & sentiment.
Sentiment: Hero Arts All Occasions Messages.


Jennifer Styles said...

What a fun card, love it!

Melisa Hunter said...

Very sweet!