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.