Friday, 11 May 2012

Little Girl Blue

Good morning everyone! I'm writing this post bright and early as I'm off to a craft show today taking a well earned day off and really looking forward to it as it's ages since I last went to a show.
Also as it's Friday, we have a new challenge for you over at Polka Doodles with the theme of Monochromatic Shades and my inspiration is a creation in shades of blue as I wanted to use a colour which doesn't get an airing very often.

I chose this sweet image from the Pretty Sweet CD and printed her out on thick cartridge paper. I coloured her with Aquamarkers and then printed out just the head portion again, colouring the hair and adding a little detail with a Prisma pencil before cutting out just the hair and adding with foam tape for a 3D effect. I cut the image out with a Nestabilities die and inked the edges.
I covered my scallop edged card blank with stripy paper from the Pretty Tuff CD and added a mat of dotty paper from the same CD for the image panel. I edged this with some navy card trimmed with a Martha Stewart border punch.
I then did a little editing with the flowers from the Sugar Birdies Collectors Edition CD, making the plain blue one smaller to add at the top of the swing and then made a chain of the dotty blue flowers for the central border.
I finished off with a butterfly and a sentiment die cut with the same die set and inked a little.

The Design Team have a wonderful array of projects for you to feast your eyes on so don't forget to hop over for a look.

Challenges for my card:
Crafts & Me - Die Cuts & Punches
The Paper Shelter - Anything Goes
Stampavie & More - Monochrome

Have a great day,
Fliss xx


craftattack said...

Lovely card! My blues don't get out too much either! Have a great day at the Craft Fair! Valerie

Brenda Brown said...

Such a pretty card in these dhades of blue Fliss.
Hope you have a good day at the craft fair, can't think where it would be unless you are off to Liverpool?
Enjoy your weekend.
hugs {brenda} xox

Netty said...

Have a great day at the Craft Fair, its eons since I've been to one also. Loving your very pretty card Fliss. Annette x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Just a lovely card.

Yvonne Garner said...

Such a sweet card, Fliss! Have fun at the Craft Show! Best wishe, Yvonne

brenda said...

So very pretty Fliss, the tone on tone works perfectly.

Have a lovely weekend.

B x

Tracey Manderson said...

wow this is lovely, such wonderful blues you have used. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter, good luck and hope to see you again.

Shirl said...

She looks so huggable and sweet Fliss, love your colouring.

Hugs Shirley x x