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Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Duck-Egg Blue and Cream Sugar Nellie Fly Free

Here is the card that I made for Natalie for her birthday. I know that she has received it now so I can post it without spoiling the surprise!!

I love this cute Leanne Ellis image, available form Funky Kits. It's called Fly Free image, and it was stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black dye ink and coloured using Copic Sketch markers:
  • Hair: E13, E31, E35
  • Skin: E00, E21, E51, R20
  • Flower: BG02, BG11, N3,
  • Leaf: BG32, YG41
  • Top/Skirt/Socks: E41, Y00, BG02, BG11, N3
  • Boots: BG02, BG11, N3
  • Bird: E35, E39, N3
  • Cage: C2, BG11
  • Shadow: E41, N1, 0
The image was matted onto a panel die cut using the Labels 1 Nestabilities die from duck-egg blue Core'dinations card from the Elements card pack.

A panel of the cream and blue flourish paper from the Papermania Chatsworth paper pad was added to the centre of the card blank with a strip of the brown and blue bird cage paper from the same paper pad over the top.

Embroidery thread was tied through a cream button and assembled with a cream Papermania paper flower and a blue Prima paper flower and added to the top right corner of the image panel.

The spots on the image were then highlighted using Anita's 3D Gloss, and a cream self-adhesive pearl from The Hobby House was added to the centre of the flower in her hair.

The sentiment, from the Elzybells Swirly Sentiments stamp set, was then stamped in the bottom right corner of the card blank using ColorBox Celadon pigment ink.

Here are the challenges that I will be entering this card into:


~jan said...

Such an adorable card! I love that image and your coloring is just fantastic! Thanks for playing along with Party Time Tuesdays!

Teresa said...

Gorgeous card Kathleen, lovely colours, you were right, you did go away last night to make cards then, how many? I love how you've done the brown backing paper to match with the cage, it really is a beauty. Teresa xx

Noreen said...

Gorgeous card, love the colour combo you've used xx

Nisson Family said...

That image is SO cute! I love it! Thanks so much for participating in the Paper Playtime challenge!


Marianne said...

What a cute card! Lovely papers!
Thanks for playing along at cowgirl sunday challenge!

nessy said...

love those colours together ~such a pretty card ~amazing colouring!!
vanessa xx
ps yes am on docrafts ~for a few years now , but don`t go on very often these days!! (vanessa~nessy or used to be new girl vanessa )

Katy said...

Absolutely stunning Kathleen, thank you for joining the challenge at Creative Inspirations and good luck! Hugs. Katy. xxx

Kristie said...

What a sweet image!! I love the color combo too. Thanks for playing along with my Party Time Tuesdays challenge!

Becky said...

This is just lovely..Thank you for joining us at Stampin Sisters in Christ.

Heather said...

Oh this is so soft and beautiful. I just {{LOVE}} that duck egg blue! Gotta find some of that!!!

thank you for playing along at Freshly Brewed Challenges anything girly challenge

fi's cards and crafts said...

this is pretty. Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week.


Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

What a fabulous creation!! Great job using our color combo!! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood this week and we hope you'll be back next week for more fun!

A Cards Delight said...

Beautiful card, love your colors! Thanks for playing along at Party Time Tuesday! Very sweet and sure hope you join us again! Hugz

Joanne said...

Just gorgeous! The image is so very sweet! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon:)
Joanne xo

Anna said...

Darling card! Thanks for sharing with us at Party Time Tuesdays.

Micki said...

It's absolutely adorable!!! I love the birdcages on the dark brown and that image is just too cute! Love it, yup, I knew this color combo is one of my favs :-). Thanks so much for joining us this week in The Sisterhood! Good luck and hope to see you next week.

girlia said...

this is really adorable. Beautiful jobl

jimlynn said...

Just precious! Love that patterned paper too. So cute.

debby4000 said...

Oh this is so cute, wonderful card Kathleen.

NGCARDS said...

Beautiful work hun! Thanks for joining in this week at Creative Inspirations Wednesday Challenge Blog! xxx

Janis said...

Isn't she sweet? Thanks for playing with us at Paper Playtime. :) Janis

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous colours and beautiful colouring.A delightful card.Thanks for joining us at CSSC :D
Lisa x

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

This is such a pretty card. Love the image and how you coloured her and the DP is beautiful.
Thanks for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week.
Caroline xxx

Craftyanny said...

Thanks for playing along with Totally Papercrafts, hopefully you'll join us again.
Anne x

xGemmax said...

Its beautiful and love the colours!
hugs and xxxx

Nancy said...

Oh my goodness...cutest image ever!! Thanks for partying with us this week at Party Time Tuesdays!!

Regan said...

very cute little stamp!!

France said...

Cute image ! Thanks for playing in our Paper Sundaes Challenge!

Marilyn said...

Great card & wonderful layout. Love the image. Thanks for playing along at Stamps R Us.

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