Friday 7 May 2010

Leila and the Sparrow

Challenges I am forwarding this card for:
Colour Create – khaki, brown, aqua and cream/optional extra -circles

Quixoticpaperie – babies or children

Paperplay – stamp/digi and bling

Stampchallenges - card or gift for a birthday

Using dark brown card as a base, I have matted up papers all taken from Hot of the Press’ paper pad ‘Cardmaker’s Floral’ to frame the gorgeous image of the little girl feeding the bird (Friday’s Child) from Mo’s Digital Pencil. I make no apologies for using this image again in so short a time period but I think she is totally adorable!

Making her skin-tone even darker on this occasion, I have also treated her beautiful frilly dress differently, this time actually decoupaging it into 4 layers - as it seemed to be begging to be made even flouncier. The dress was printed out onto coordinating paper and then ‘added to’ with Promarkers to make the creases and folds more pronounced before bending the layers over to give them shape and finally using silicone glue to fix down. I have kept the background very neutral to emphasise the little girl - who is in a circle (optional extra! LOL) but I think that this actually brings out the circles of the flower print too – but maybe that is just me! LOL.

Cream card has been punched with the Deep Trellis punch from Martha Stewart though half of it is hidden by the khaki vertical paper. For the embellishments I have used one of the first stamps I must have ever bought I think, an Anita’s flower, stamped onto khaki paper and cut out. I drew my own larger versions of this flower shape onto the floral paper, cut a couple out and bent into shape, adding small blue roses from my stash into the centres. The cream roses added to the bouquet and the larger leaves were cut from the chosen papers using another Martha Stewart punch before they too were bent into shape and siliconed down. I used a selection of blue beads threaded up to dangle from the top bouquet and dotted a few around the flowers.

I hope you all like my challenge entry today and are kind enough to leave a comment - and I hope you ladies at Colour Create like it enough to at least consider me to become one of your illustrious team.

Tine :)


  1. beautiful work Tine, the skintones are fabulous as is the 3d layering...thanks for entering our DT call and the colour Create challenge...good luck
    Mina xxx

  2. Fab card, Tine - your colouring is wonderful, especially the skintones and the ruffles on the dress.

    Thanks for joining us on PaperPlay this week.

    Julie :o)

  3. Gorgeous. Thanks for joining the Quixotic Paperie Challenge this week. Kim

  4. This is gorgeous! Your coloring is wonderful! Thanks for joining us at Stamp Something!

  5. so pretty wonderful papers and colors. Thank you for playing along with us at Stamp Something this week, hope to see you again soon!