Monday, 31 May 2010

My First Official Blog Challenge Card- if it's allowed!! :S

Hello!! :)

Two posts in two days- I never thought that would happen when I decided to start my blog!! Hmmm, probably ought to try and get something else done occasionally too though, I guess!! ;)

I'm back with the card I made at the weekend :) I needed to make a birthday card for a 4yr old girl and knew what I was going to use as the focal point but went looking around for a sketch to inspire me to do something a little different to my norm with the layout.

Well, it wasn't long before I found the lovely Papertake Weekly Challenge sketch and was inspired! :) Unfortunately, I realised last night that, despite looking at the sketch repeatedly while I was prepping the card, I have actually deviated from it slightly in the way I've put it together!! Whoops!!! :S That's just so typical of my brain, I'm afraid, but I shall enter it anyway and if it's no good then I had fun making it and nevermind!! ;) :)

I wanted to keep it fairly simple and light for this one, both because of it being for a little one and as I've been doing quite a lot with stronger colours and inking/distressing lately and felt like something different...

The decoupage image is Bentley Bear- it came as a gift with a magazine a few months ago and seemed perfect for a little girl's summer birthday so I've been saving it :) The papers are from my Forever Friends CD- Baby section- altered to change size and proportion of the check- partly as I thought it would look better smaller but mostly because I'm awkward like that and just can't leave things alone if there's a way to fiddle!! ;) - and cropped to about the size I needed (as my printer's running out of ink again! v irritating :[ ) in My Craft Studio Pro. Greeting is one of my favourites from Woodware's Clear Magic Mixed Greetings again, stamped in Brilliance. I added the faux stitching with Papermania/Whispers pens. To finish, I added Stickles to the cupcakes, Sakura Clear glaze to the characters noses and then, as it just needed a little something, the card candy- the green one started off white and is coloured in the same pens as the stitching as I didn't have the right shade in the pack I have!! Must expand my collection asap, obviously!! ;)

I hope you like it and, even if it's doesn't meet the requirements for the challenge, thanks for the inspiration from the sketch!!

June is a very busy month for birthdays in our house so I have a rather long list of cards to get making- I'm never well prepared in advance so I'll be busy getting them done on time!! Hopefully, though, some of them will be worth sharing and I'll be back before too long :)


1 comment:

coops said...

gorgeous card, i love the really cute image and gorgeous soft colours.fab layout and love the candy dots.luv coops.xx


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