Sunday, July 15, 2012

Kraft, Vellum and Roses for a Baby Girl

I have a card today that is, while not laden with embellishments, at least a few steps away from the clean and simple ones of my last couple of posts. 
 It all started when I printed the cute Pink Gem Baby Girl Teddy digistamp on Kraft and coloured with Prismacolor pencils, it gives such a lovely soft finish, and I thought a vintage feel was what was needed... I know I could have gone  a lot further but the image was disappearing :-)  
I used the sketch from Gem of a Challenge, but didn't realise until I took the photos that I had rotated the panels, but not the rest of the sketch... I hope it still "counts". 
I cut the image panel from Kaisercraft paper with an Mpress Antique Frames die, distressing the edges with some gold ink; the die the next size up was much larger so I hand cut the mat using American Crafts cardstock.   The vertical panels are more of the Kaisercraft paper covered with some patterned vellum from my stash.  The ribbon is also from my stash Stamping With The Dragon has Ribbons and Bows for their challenge so I'm entering there.  The roses and blossoms are stash again, as are the pearls, so I'm entering the Waste Not Wednesdays Stash challenge.

Cupcake Inspirations has this great Photo Inspiration, I used the colours and the roses for my card so I'm entering the challenge.  Di's Digi Designs has Pile on the Flowers and Bizzy Becs has Flower Power for their theme so I'm entering there too.  
The flourishes are cut from Marianne Designs die, The Paper Shelter has a Swirls and Pearls challenge - I'm in! and the sentiment is from Craftworks.  Totally Papercrafts wants us to use Lots of Layers, that's never really challenge for me - I LOVE layers!  On this occasion though I haven't popped my layers up on foam dots as I usually would, it just didn't seem to work.  
I finished the inside with more of the vellum over a pale pink paper from my stash, Digital Tuesday has Inside Out (to decorate the inside of your card) and That Craft Place has an Anything Goes challenge so I'm entering those.  I'm going to pop a link on Sassy Cheryl Show Me Thursday, though this isn't the only thing I've been up to this week;  My arthritis has been bad (it is winter here, and so not unexpected, but still unpleasant) and we have an outdoor spa which is really good therapy - the only thing is it needed a good clean so I emptied it and scrubbed it with descaler for FOUR hours which set my arthritis off BIG TIME.... do you see the irony?  
Anyway, don't know if it's because I was so stiff (or that I was on the phone to my sister so a bit distracted, lol) but, long story short, I fell in to the now-spotlessly-clean-but-still-empty spa and hit my back on the seat resulting in me needing a hot spa even more, luckily it filled and heated by 8pm so hubby and I had a good bubbly soak and nice glass of wine.  The bruise is coming out now, and believe it or not I've got whiplash out of it.... I used to be a labourer installing swimming pools, without serious injury and now I can't even clean a spa without injuring myself - I wish someone had seen it - at least that way someone would have got a laugh out of it!!!
Anyway that's it for today - until next time, Happy Crafting, Donna


Sue said...

Gorgeous card, such a cute image and I love the effect of the colouring onto the Kraft card


Carol Willis said...

Gorgeous baby card Donna. Love the image, papers and layout. Sorry to hear you hurt your back, hope it feels better soon.
Caz x

Tina said...

beautiful card, lovely colors and image along with the details...thanks for sharing at cupcake inspirations

sweetie dt

Kim said...

beautiful card - love the image and the layers! hope your bruises are healing! thanks for joining us this week at Totally Papercrafts
Kim x

debby4000 said...

Absolutely gorgeous Donna.
Understand about the arthritis and hope the bruise and whiplash get bettr quickly for you.

Flowergirl said...

This is gorgeous, love how you've coloured the image, and fab use of the sketch, thanks for joining in with us at A Gem Of A Challenge this time x
Wendy x

Dawn said...

Oh Dear! (wincing) I hope the whiplash goes away quickly! When I had neck/back pain after being rear ended, I found the best thing was to keep moving - go for short walks or move around in a pool. Keeps you nimble and helps work out some of the stiffness.

Your card is gorgeous! Adorable image and love the colouring on kraft. Beautiful embellishments and the vellum creates a wonderful effect.

Hugs, Dawn

Jacqueline Smith said...

Awesome card, love the coloring job.Thanks for joining us at Stamping with the Dragon.

Whimsey said...

Super cute - love the shape - is that a nestie shape? So many dies on the market, you never know who makes which one! :D

So glad you weren't injured in your little spill - looks like a delightful time in the hot tub!

Thanks for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations!


Rene said...

This is GORGEOUS! I love it! Thank you so much for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations this week!
Good luck!
Rene :D

Wishcraft said...

Aww so gorgeous hun! Love how you've coloured this cute image, and all your pretty details. Thanks for joining in at A Gem of a Challenge and also with my WNW challenge :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Sassy Cheryl said...

What a fabulous inspirational photo for your AMAZINGLY beautiful card. Love, love, love it.
Sorry that your arthritis is bad!. You're lucky that you have that AMAZING spa and a glass of wine to help you relax. What fun!
Thanks for sharing in the Sassy Cheryl's SMThursday this week.

Marilyn said...

This is gorgeous! Great image, layout and such pretty colours.
Thanks for joining us at Bizzy Becs, good luck in the draw and hope to see you next time.

Jennifer said...

Beautiful!! Thanks for playing at A Gem Of A Challenge xx Jenny xx

Janet said...

Wow this is fabulous it! x

downrightcrafty said...

gorgeous card great image lovely colouring adore the ribbon and great panel work just fabulous
Hugs Kate xx

Marilyn said...

This is so pretty with all the pink and it's a lovely image too.
Thanks for joining us at Bizzy Bec's, good luck in the challenge draw and hope to see you next month as well.

Ani said...

What an adorable baby card! Hugs, Ani
I have a candy over at if you're interested...