Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Hi there! My card this morning is all sunshiny and light. I'm using the My Favorite Things Wednesday Stamp Club sketch #32, with the embellishment flipped to the right, and Flourishes stamps. The colors work perfectly for the CR84FN Color Challenge #36.

This little sweetie is from a new set called Sweet Days of Summer.

This is the first time I've sponged clouds and it wasn't nearly as hard as I thought it would be. I don't have a cloud mask, so I just made my own with three circles I punched from cardstock. I used two 1-1/4" circles and one 1" circle. I arranged them how I wanted, taped them together, and sponged over them with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink. Easy.

I sponged Crushed Olive Distress Ink for the grass and just lightly around the edges of the oval, then stamped the girl. I colored the flowers in the stamp with a Copic marker (Y38-Honey). 
The sentiment is stamped on vellum with Staz-On and cut out with one of the Ribbon Tag Trio dies. I didn't need the ribbon slits, so I trimmed them off. I colored the pearls with the same Y38 marker I used on the stamped flowers.

On the inside, I used a sentiment stamp from the Sweet Nature stamp set and added the tiny butterflies from the same set as the little girl stamp.
Cut a few rectangles, did a little sewing, added half a doily, some raffia and a flower, and Poof!, I was done. ;)

I hope you have a sunshiny day today! Thanks for stopping by.

Stamps: Sweet Days of Summer & Sweet Nature (Flourishes)
Paper: Pocket Full of Posies Stack (DCWV); Bright Blossom (S.E.I.); The Basics Stack (The Paper Studio); Recollections; Vellum (The Paper Co)
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink; Staz-On, Copic marker
Accessories: Classic Ovals Lg Die & Ribbon Tag Trio Die (Spellbinders); Scallop Diamond Edger punch (EK Success); Raffia; Paper Doily; Flower (Recollections); Twine (Twinery); Pearls; dimensionals, sewing thread
Size: A2 (4.25" x 5.5")
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Lisa Elton said...

What a cute card Cheryl, love that sweet image!

Patrice said...

Love the silhouette! Visiting from CR84FN...

Mona Pendleton said...

Oh how sweet! Love the silhouette image and that pretty gingham patterned paper! Thanks so much for joining along with CR84FN :)

Deborah Frings said...

Adorable! I do like the gingham backing with the silhouette - it has a folksy feel - it's just lovely! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN!

Andrea M said...

Such a beautiful silhouette!!! Lovely, lovely card!!! What a fabulous take on the challenge colors! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN!!!

Heather Rogers said...

OMGoodness...I LOVE this! I will have to try that for the clouds. This is beautiful Cheryl. Thanks so much for playing at CR84FN! :)

Sue Lelli said...

Cheryl, LOVE that silhouette image watering those flowers! GORGEOUS details! THX for playing with us at CR84FN!

Shannon White said...

Oooh, This is soo Adorable! Love your Sweet silhouette and really loving the gingham dp's too! Your clouds turned out Wonderfully! 8-)


Auntie Em said...

Congratulations on having your card chosen for top 3 on CR84FUN! It is so sweet. I love your clouds and the little girls silhouette in front of them. You make it sound so simple to do but it takes a great deal of talent to make something look so easy!
Thanks for sharing! :)

Suzanne Russell said...

Congratulations on a well deserved win...this is a fantastic card. I love the little girl silhouette. The gingham background is perfect. In fact, Iike everything about it!

igła i nitka said...

I live all these details! Congratulations for being among the Terrific Top 3:)

Maria said...

A fabulous card! Congratulations on being among the Top 3! Love your beautiful creations! Am now a follower...take care!