Thursday, 7 April 2011

Time for an Easter Egg Hunt with a Forever Friend... FF Monthly DT - Card For A Girl :)

Hello!! :)

Wow, for the second time this week I'm posting in the morning and that's because for the second time this week I have a new DT project to share with you- and I'm still very excited about it all!!lol :)This time it’s for the Forever Friends Monthly Challenge and our theme for April is....

‘A Card For A Girl’

...couldn’t be simpler really could it!?! :) We are sponsored this month by Michelle’s Scrapbooking and More who will have a prize for the winner at the end of the challenge!! :) Our Monthly Challenges run alongside the Fortnightly ones from the first Thursday of each month until the Wednesday before the next challenge launches so you have plenty of time to enter... go on, you know those little bears are too cute to resist!!lol 

So, on to the card!! :)

The team were all able to use a digi image from our sponsors and I chose this lovely bridge and stream which I changed to a sepia tone in my graphics program (purely because I had already stamped my bear in brown ink as I usually do with FFs) and then sized and printed three times so I could make a little decoupage scene for my card with plenty of knooks and crannys to tuck the little eggs in for my bear to find!! :) I was a little worried when I started out that I wouldn’t be able to bring the idea in my head into reality as I’m not used to trying to combine background digis with a stamped image or to making my own decoupage but I actually really enjoyed working with this image and got rather carried away with making my little Easter Egg Hunt scene!! :)

The bear, scenery and all the little eggs and other extra bits are coloured with Promarkers and I used a Sakura Clear Glaze pen to give a bit of shine to the stream then added some sparkle to the bear’s bunny ears- how cute is that bear!!lol- and the eggs :)

The greeting is two stamps placed together- I think it's a lovely sentiment and know the person I’m planning to give this card to will, too :) The butterflies were just a last minute addition to add a bit of interest and break up the lines of the layers a little :)

I used:

  • Forever Friends bear, chick, eggs and greetings from a combination of both FF Springtime Collection Clear Stamp sets and stamped in Memento Rich Cocoa
  • ARTish Walk Across with Me – Stone Bridge Digi from Michelle’s Scrapbooking and more
  • Promarkers to colour: For the bear- Ivory all over to help the blending, Oatmeal for the shaded areas and Vanilla all over to blend together, then a few touches of Sunkissed Pink for cheeks and ears; for the scene- Sandstone, Caramel, Umber, Pastel Blue, Denim Blue, Sky Blue, Apple Green, Forest Green, Blender; for the chick- Lemon, Mustard; for the rest- an assortment of pinks, blues, purples, yellows, etc :)
  • Pink Gingham paper from FF All Loved Up pad
  • Green paper from stash, punched with X-cut Scalloped Border Punch
  • Butterflies cut on my Cricut, coloured with PMs and sparkled with some Crystal Stickles :)

Now, it was a bit fiddly and took a fair bit of thinking about beforehand but I think the result is really quite a fun card and I like the effect of the decoupage as a scene... not something I’ll have the time or energy to do every time but I’m glad I had a go and have proved to myself that I can, so maybe next time won’t be as scary!!lol :) Hope you like it, too!! :)

I’d like to enter this in the following challenges: Papertake Weekly – Anything Goes (with the option of ‘something new’- in this case my FF stamps, digi, FF paper, scallop punch and the concept!!) :) ; Simon Says Stamp – Spring Colours/Easter :) ; Crafty Cardmakers Spotlight – Decoupage :) ; The Pink Elephant – Easter :) ; Bows and Berries – Inspired by Nature :) ; Little Claire’s – Spring Celebrations :) ; I Love Promarkers – Easter :)

Please do pop over to the Forever Friends blog to check out the fab cards made by the rest of the talented Monthly team- and it would be lovely to see your take on the challenge too!! :) There’s also the Fortnightly Challenge of ‘Anything But A Card’ running with some gorgeous DT samples over on the blog, too!! :)

Thank you so much for visiting and for all the lovely comments I’ve received this last week, I really appreciate them all!! :) I hope you’re all well and enjoying your week!! :) I’ll be back soon, I hope!! :)



Tine said...

Hi Rachel. You have created a fab scene. Lovely card. Thanks for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers.
Tine :)

coops said...

aw this is stunning rachel.i love the fantastic scene and gorgeous details and ff bear :D

xx coops xx

Anonymous said...

What a great card. I'm so impressed with anyone who can manipulate digi images - I can only print them out! Thanks for joining our challenge at Crafty Cardmakers Spotlight. xx

Rica said...

Gorgeous card Rachel, I love the easter egg hunt you've created for the cute FF bear and so beautifully coloured.

Thank you so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge,
Heather xx

Carole of Brum said...

Hi Rachel, I love to see scenes and backgrounds in a card, and yours looks great. Havent seen either of these images before, they're lovely arent they? CoB

WeirdCat said...

Great card, love that bridge, thank you for joining us at I♥Promarkers this week
Ruth x

Alexeya said...

Cute bear and that bridge is so realistic!

HelenR said...

A gorgeous card! Thank you for joining us at Little Claire's :) x

Scrapcat 1 said...

Such a fun card, I really like the way you have decouaged the bridge and added the little eggs.
Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers

Dolly Daydreams said...

A lovely fun card with great detail and love your little verse .


gillyflower said...

wow what a wonderful card really clever idea
thanks for joining us at crafty cardmakers and hope to see you again soon

fionalawlor said...

Awww this is such a cute card! I love the bears little bunny ears :)
Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers Spotlight.
Fiona x

Sharon Caudle said...

Super cute card!! Thanks so much for joining us at Papertake Weekly and I hope you join us again soon!
hugs, Sharon

Gill McCall said...

Lovely colouring - thanks for playing along in B&B insired by nature

LORi said...

Adorable!! Thanks for joining us at TPE!! Hugs-LORi


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