Friday, April 30, 2010

Papertake Weekly - Something Different / Flutter By Wednesday - Clean and Simple / All That Scraps - Pink and Brown

This little card idea came from an inspiration that I had when I saw this little Nora on a Swing. I envisioned her with the scene in the background on the inside of the card. I colored Nora with my copics and then very carefully cut her out. Some areas I had to use my really sharp Martha Stewart exacto knife, and go very slowly. I used a flower stamp from Magnolia for the inside scene and just repeated it 3 times. I colored my flowers to match Nora, and added some grass along the bottoms. I sponged my sky with a cloud cut out to show the soft puffy clouds that are floating in Nora's beautiful summer sky while she's happily swinging.

My darling 8 year old loves to swing, and is always the first child out of school everyday so she can run like crazy to get on one of the swings at the school playground after school. She makes it everyday, and swings till I make her come home. The funny part is that there is only 3 swings, and she makes it everyday. LOL.

I covered the front of the card with 3 Bugs in a Rug - Chicks Rock polka dot paper and added a strip at the bottom of Bella Blvd. - Nana's apron flower print. I wanted to keep the card clean and simple so I could enter it into Flutter By Wednesday's Clean and Simple Challenge. I used my nestibilities to cut out the opening, I glued down the tree branch, and to give my image stability I added acetate to the back of the opening. On the inside of the card I used Pink Paislee's Postcards Checkered brown paper. I wanted to keep it in the pinks and browns so that with my Nora I could enter my card into All That Scraps Challenge - Pink and Brown. Papertake Weekly is asking for cards where you Do Something Different. My open window scene was different for me, so I'm entering it there as well.

Well it's much warmer here in Ontario this weekend and I'm up to my eyeballs with ballet recitals for my 2 girls. Hopefully I get their recital cards done in time. Hope everyone has a fantastic weekend.

Hugs xx


Debbie said...

Hi Carolyn, This is so gorgeous, the apature window cut on the Nestie is brill, and the little Magnolia flower stamp is now going on my wish list, I LOVE it, it looks gorgeous. You really have made a beautiful card~

dolcreations said...

I cannot believe with your hectic week you were able to post a card! And a beauty one at that! I just love this card how she is swinging and when you open it up its a scene of wonderful flowers! It must have been so tricky to cut out so perfectly!
Have a wonderful recital...remember to take lots of pictures...

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow!
Carolyn this is absolutely stunning1
Love your fantastic design and your paper is so gorgeous!
kim x

Danni said...

What a wonderful, beautiful card!! Love it! Thanks for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

scrapperjulia said...

What a cute card! Love it!

Kelli said...

Carolyn I love your cards, so origional, bright. Beautiful!

Danielle said...

Oh wow Carolyn, you did a fabulous job with this card! I love her swinging and all that careful cutting out really paid off! Gorgeous work! Have a fun weekend! Mine is getting busy too with 3 boys to take to ball practice in different places, arrghh!!
Hugs, Danielle

Michelle said...

WOW this is just amazing! I love how you created the scene and how the panel is "open". So glad you joined us at FBW this week...stunning card!

Jodi said...

This is just adorable!! Love this!!
Thanks for joining us at Flutterby Wednesday and All That Scraps!

Amy said...

OMGosh this card is just amazing... WOW! Thanks for joining us in the ATS challenge this week!