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

8 comments:

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

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  2. 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

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  3. 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

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

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

    Have a lovely weekend.

    B x

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  6. 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.
    Hugs
    Tracey

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

    Hugs Shirley x x

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Fliss xx