Thursday, July 14, 2011

Sittin' and Swingin'

Today's card uses another new release digital stamp from Christine at CC Designs...this is the Swiss Pixie "Summer Birgitta" and she is sitting on her very own tree swing, though as the images are available separately (from 15 July at All That Scraps) , you could just as easily have her sitting anywhere!!
One Stop Craft Challenge has Summer Time and Crazy 4 Challenges has Summer - as this is Summer Birgitta, guess who's entering a challenge?!'
I didn't use a sketch this time around (gasp) I really wanted to use this paper from Kaisercrafts Chanteuse collection and so needed a very straightforward layout.  I love the soft colours in the paper,  Divas by Design has Pastels as its challenge theme so I'm entering there.  A Spoon Full Of Sugar has Pink and Brown and Whoopsi Daisy Challenge is We Love Pink...there's plenty of pink and brown here, so in it goes!
I coloured Birgitta with Copics...I gave her blonde hair, not a "usual" for me!  I got another ten Copics in the mail yesterday so my collection is increasing (I'm adding refills too, so it's a balancing act between getting new colours and actually being able to use the ones I've already got, lol)   I've added quite a few browns so my tree has five browns on it! 
Birgitta was cut out and popped up on foam dots -of course, it's what I do :-)  The image panel was foam dotted and the sentiment (which is from the same paper pad) was originally just round: I cut and embossed it using the smallest die in my Lacey Circles Nestabilities set, then mounted it on a plain pink guessed it, that was foam dotted too!
I made the tiny pink flowers using a punch, then run the ball end of a stylus in the back of each petal to give them some shape.  I added tiny rhinestones to match the rhinestones that were in the pink polka dotted daisies (which came in a mixed pack from KMart!)
The polka dot ribbon is from my stash.  I cut some flourishes using my Marianne Creatables die for the flower arrangement and added a few more of the tiny flowers to help fill it out. 
Digital Tuesday has "Spellbound" - use at least one die as its challenge theme, there's more than one used here, so in it goes.
Creative Craft Challenges this time around is Pretty Blossoms, these are definitely blossoms....and I think they're pretty, so I'm in!  Craft Your Passion has Just For You (a general card, which this is) Simon Says Challenge has Anything Goes, YAY!  I'm In.
I finished the inside of the card pretty plainly...though possibly not plainly enough!  I cut a window out of some patterned paper, backing it up with some pearlised pink card, added a bow, so far so good....I added a couple of the Marianne flourishes and it didn't look quite right, so I drew some more in with a brown metallic pen, mmmm, definitely didn't look right now!....I know, I'll add some brown pearls. MMMMMM, suffice to say the inside may be getting an overhaul! 
Anyway folks, why don't you go over to the All That Scraps blog and have a look at the rest of the DT projects...there's always a prize on offer, so well worth the look.
I'll be back soon with my great nieces card (I know, I keep saying that!) and a little project I have made as Guest of Karber, very simple but what fun it was to make!
Until next time, Happy Crafting, Dee


Brenda said...

Such a pretty card. I love these new images!! Love that tree and swing. Your coloring is fabulous as always!! I love the polka dots every where. Hugs~Bren

Sassy Scrapper said...

Lovely card and such a cute stamp.

Thank you for joining us for this weeks We Love Pink challenge at Whoopsi Daisy.
Hugs Bonnie
Whoopsi Daisy Designer

Kim said...

Love your card, its so cute!

debby4000 said...

Love your gorgeous, cute card Donna.

Sylvia x said...

love the pretty colours and the image is sooo cute

thanks for joining us over at Creative Craft challenges

Sylvia x

Rica said...

Gorgeous card Donna, a wonderful design and little Birgitta looks so sweet sat on her swing - lobely colouring and details.
So glad you could join us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge
Heather xx

dragonllew said...

Great card thanks for joining our Pretty Blossoms challenge at Creative Craft Challenge hope to see you again next time.
Jenny x

Wishcraft said...

Oh this is just SO pretty Donna! Love that sweet image and your fabulous colouring :o) Lisa x

Daisychain said...

A beautiful card, love the design. Thank you for joining us this time at Whoopsi Daisy. Hugs Christine x

Amy said...

Super cute card! I love the papers you've used, they're so pretty and the tree looks amazing, fabulous coloring!
Awesome work Donna!

Rleen said...

WOW! This is lovely! Thank you for sharing with us at the Whoopsi Daisy challenge.
Hugs, Rleen

Vicky said...

So gorgeous hun...but I cannot see the link for Divas :o(

Anyway...thanks for joining us at Divas...and good luck..!

hugs Vicky xx

Sarah said...

Hi Donna, what an adorable card. I love that image, and you've coloured it beautifully. Thanks for joining in with us this time at Divas by Design. Sarah