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Thursday, 9 September 2010

Pink, Burgundy and Blue Little Birdie Gorjuss Girl

Here is a card I made for my great-aunt in Canada - hopefully she'll like this image!

The 'A Little Birdie Told Me' Gorjuss Girl image, from Sugar Nellie, was stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black dye ink and coloured using Copic markers:
  • Hair: E21, E31, E35, E57
  • Skin: E00, E21, E51, R20
  • Dress/Socks: R20, R39, C0
  • Bird: B02, C0
  • Shadow: N3, E31
The image was then die cut using the 'out of the box' technique and a standard square Nestabilities die.

A larger square was cut from candy pink textured card from Papermania and the edges were scuffed using the Basic Grey precision file set. A big scalloped square was then die cut from the dusky red textured card from Papermania, scuffed with the precision file set and coloured with the Tim Holtz Dusty Concord and Fired Brick distress inks.

A panel of the Felicity paper from the Basic Grey Euphoria paper pad was matted onto a similarly distressed mat of the dusky red textured card, as were two small panels of the Utopia paper from the same paper pad.

A Prima paper flower from the Botanical Mix tub was added to the image panel using a large pink Papermania brad, and two small pink Papermania brads were added to the two small panels of Utopia paper. The brads were then highlighted with small dots using the Papermania Snow White gel pen.

The sentiment, from the Papermania Clare Curd Sentiments stamp set, was stamped in the bottom corner of the card blank using Versafine Crimson Red archival pigment ink and traced over the top with a Sakura Clear Glaze pen, as was the red bow on the dress.

I will be entering this card into a few blog challenges:


Scotty said...

What a lovely card. It sure will be well in the running for any for those challenges. Well done

Teresa said...

I love the card Kathleen, I can't seem to use that tecnique as well as you have, mine looks a bit messy, I love the basic grey paper you've used and a very cute image. Its just Gorjuss! Teresa xx

Marianne said...

What a great card! Beautiful colors! Thanks for playing along at cowgirl sunday challenge!

Kerryn said...

This card is just so pretty!!!

Jennifer {jennifer-g} said...

Super duper sweet!! Thanks for playing with us at Paper Pretties!

Kerryn said...

Thank you for my lovely comment!! another spurs fan!! I like that!!

Jo Davies said...

Beautiful card, thanks for sharing with us this week over at Stamp Something.

Hugs Jo xxx

Heather said...

This is absolutely adorable! Thanks for playing along with the Paper Pretties challenge!

sandy's crafty bits said...

ooo kathleen what a great card and what a great stamp ... well done
happy crafting Sandy

sue said...

Wow! What a lovely card! I love how the little girl sits out of the frame. Thanks for joining our very first SG challenge!

Court said...

Great card and I LOVE your blog background! Thanks so much for playing in the Cuttlebug Challenge this week! :)

Carrie said...

Oh this is Gorjus!!! I love that image and your colours are scrummy!! Thanks for playing at CES XX

Louise said...

Totally gorjuss (lol) your colouring is fabulous and she is so cute sitting on the frame.
Thanks for playing along with us at SGC, hope you will join us again.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

I love your coloring and design!! Sweet image and gorgeous colors! Thanks for joining the ODBD Shining the Light challenge this week!

karenw said...

This is adorable, love the colour combo. thanks for playing at SGC.

Kim E said...

What an adorable card. Beautifully colored, too. Thanks for joining the Cowgirl's Sunday Stampen Challenge this week. I hope you join our Christmas Cards for Soldiers Challenge next week. Hugs, Kim

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Another BEAUTY, love the coloring!!Thanks for taking the time to play along in this weeks Shining the Light Challenge over at ODBD.Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Julie said...

Fab card, KMac!! Lovely image and beautiful layout and papers!! Thanks for joining us at CES challenges this week! Hugs, Juliexx (£70 eh!!)

Patricia said...

Very pretty I love the card. Your colors are so pretty. Thanks for joining us at Southern Girls.

Chrissy D said...

This is such a sweet card - love your layout!! Thanks for joining us in the Shining Light Challenge this week! Have a blessed week!!!

Meda said...

Love your coloring!

Anonymous said...

Totally gorgeous Kathleen.
Thanks for joining us at Southern Girls this week.
Sam xx

Courtney said...

This is gorgeous Kathleen! Your coloring is beautiful...And love, love your dp's...Perfect! Thanks for playing along with our Birthday Challenge at Penny's. Good Luck!


Viv said...

Kathleen this is gorgeous! I love Gorjuss girls and you've coloured her beautifully. Thanks for joining us at the first Southern Girls Challenge. Viv x

Bettina said...

That girl is so gorjuss! and i really love the colors. thanks for joining us at SGC. hugs bettina

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