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Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Red and Cream Tiddly Inks Mushroom New Home

I needed to make a New Home card for my friend who has just moved back to Germany. Of course, having made the card, I learnt that there were issues with the new house and so they weren't actually moving into it. But, thankfully all the issues have now been resolved and they can now move out of the hotel and into their new home.

I decided that I would make the New Home card using this cute digi image.

The Mushroom House digi image, from Tiddly Inks, was coloured with Copic Sketch markers:
  • Mushroom Roof: E04, E07, E09, R02, R37, R39
  • Mushroom Base: Y00, Y02, Y11, E40, E41, E43
  • Door: E33, E35, E37
  • Window Frame: E35
  • Window: BG10
  • Grass/Leaves/Trees: YG13, YG95
  • Flowers/Sign/Door Mat: R02
  • Pot: E07
  • Shadow: E35, E43
  • Letters: E40

The corners of the image panel were then punched with the large XCut corner rounder. This was then matted onto a panel of cream card and a panel of deep red card die cut using a Nestabilities Labels 1 die.

A panel of the Cream Floral Script paper from the Prima Botanical paper pad was matted onto the red card, both punched with the corner punch.

The sentiment panel was created by stamping the curly frame image from the Papermania Tweet stamp set using Versafine Onyx Black archival pigment ink and the sentiment from the Papermania Mix and Match Scrolls and Sentiments stamp was stamped in the centre using the same ink. The frame was cut out and matted onto the cream and red cardstocks.

The flowers on the main image were then highlighted with Craft Planet Iridescent Sparkle glitter glue.

The frame of the sentiment panel was traced around using the clear Sakura Stardust pen.

The inside of the card was also decorated, using my much-neglected Sizzix Sizzlits Latches die. The rivets of the latches were coloured using the 110 Copic sketch marker and traced over with the clear Sakura Stardust pen.

Here are the blog challenges I am entering this card into:


Sonya said...

Love your card---that image is awesome!!! Great job, so glad you joined us at Use It Tuesday this week!

CraftyLoops said...

This is such a lovely card Kathleen. The wee image is gorgeous and perfect for the occasion. Ive never used digi stamps and because Im useless at colouring I never thought I'd get the use from them. But Ive gone and bought my first one, the computer guy from Mo's. So either I will do a successful birthday card for my hubby or he may be getting nothing more than an envelope! Time will tell. Stunning card as always Kathleen. Lee xx

Tracy said...

Love, LOVE the colors on this! Your coloring is so vibrant and a pretty design too. :-) Thanks so much for joining us at Papercraft Star this week!

Rene said...

This is AWESOME!!!!!
Thank you so much for joining us at MIM! To be in with a chance to win this week's prize all you need to do is leave a comment for one or more of the entries this week and let them know you saw their creation on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning!!!!
Rene :D

Maria Matter said...

this beautiful Kathleen, your coloring is just gorgeous!!!
Thank you so much for linking up @ Inspire Me Fridays, this week!

Marjo said...

Wonderful card, thanks for playing with us at OSAAT.

xoxo Marjo

Amy Tidd said...

What a fab image! Thanks for taking part in the 1st Crafty Boots Challenge!! Amyx

Sandra said...

This is beautiful! love the image and the colouring too!:) Sandra H

Dawn said...

Such a cute image! Lovely colouring too Kathleen!Thanks for playing in the Goodbye Summer challenge at The Crafty Pad this week!
Good Luck
Dawn xx

Holly said...

Fabulous coloring, and I love the layout! Thanks for playing in Squigglefly's challenge!

Karen said...

What a lovely new home card. I love this image and beautifully coloured. xx

Patricia St Martin said...

Wonderful card. We are so happy you could join us at Color Me Creative. I enjoy seeing your creation. Good luck on the Challenge.
Hugz, Pat

Grace said...

OMGoodness I just love your little mushroom house! How cute is that! Love the latches on the inside door too! Very clever!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at SSIC!

Anonymous said...

Very nice card. The mushroom is so cute.Thanks so much for taking part in our Come and Get it Blog for this week.

Penny said...

Thanks for joining us at Card Makin Mamas and for going digi!

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Ruby said...

Such a lovely card, great image and colouring! I love how you've done the inside too, it works perfectly. Thanks so much for joining in the fun with us over at Color Me Creative!

Lorraine said...

It's a lovely card and the 'house' is gorgeous. Thanks for taking part at The Crafty Pad this week.

Pink Stamper Girl said...

What a cute image! Your coloring is beautiful, very nice card.
Hugs, Briana

Ellis said...

Lovely card you've made! =)
Thanks for joining us at Digistamps4joy! =)
Hugs, Elenor

Sandy G said...

Saw you card over at MIM. Love that image and how you have coloured it just fabulous.

Laura said...

How super cute Kathleen! I love your coloring :) I am sure your friend will love it!

Shelly said...

Gorgeous New Home card! Fab colouring! Thanks for joining in at Di's Digi Designs Challenge! Shelly ;)

Cindy van Oorschot said...

Great New Home Card. I'm sure your friend in Germany loved it. Thanks for joining us at Come and Get it this week.

Mary J said...

Wow, this is beautiful Kathleen! I love your colouring!

Thx for linking it up to the Make It Monday party!

Mary J x

Shell~AK Stamper said...

Awesome job on your card! Love the image you used.

Thanks for joining us this week at Come and Get It Challenges!


Angela said...

This is such a cute image. Beautiful job with your coloring and thanks for joining us at Little Darlings Challenges. :) Angela

Tracey said...

Wonderful card Kathleen :)
Thank you for joining us at Sentimental Sundays & Good Luck!

Haven_mom4 said...

Thanks for joining us at Use it Tuesday-Haven

Nancy said...

Great card! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Use It Tuesday!

Dee's Craft Room said...

Great image and perfect for a new home card.

Thank you for entering the first Crafty Boots challenge.


Anita said...

Very pretty card and I love your layout. Thanks for joining in Di's DigiDesigns challenge.

Sheryl said...

This is such a lovely card! I just love your mushroom house image and your coloring is beautiful!
Thank you for joining us at Freshly Brewed Challenges for our month long prize challenge, "Use Something New!"
Hugs, Sheryl

Anonymous said...

I know this is a little late but I wanted to comment anyway. Kathleen made this card for me - it's so fantastic and pretty I've not taken it down yet! Thank you Kathleen :-) Hazel x

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