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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Happy Birthday, Little Girl! - Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog

Image by The Stamping Boutique
Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog:  Swirls and Pearls 
Challenge ends on June 30th, Challenge Sponsor

Hello, Cardies!  My daughter celebrated her birthday on June 2nd and this is the card I made for her!  I love this image from The Stamping Boutique's Smooch Series and thought it would be perfect for Stace!  I got some interesting papers and wanted to play around with mixing  and matching the different textures.  So the base dp is a wood grain, the next layer up is a grass, and the third layer is a linen.  I don't know if it translates so well in the photo, but in "real life" it is a very cool look.  My daughter loves it.

I also wanted to see how closely I could match the colors in my handmade flower to the colors in my dps and ribbon.  I was super pleased with the result and I am now playing with color combination and different colors and weights of paper.  I have prepared a tutorial on making the flowers, but I am submitting it with a card to an online magazine and won't be able to post it here until after the project is published.

I am still working on coloring black hair.  Actually, I am working on coloring in general.  I keep signing up for classes and since they are available to me online, I go in and work on my skills as my time allows. My other new passion is seam binding.  Hancock Fabric had a huge sale and I picked up a bunch, but I found a better deal on Amazon, and I also found a tutorial on using glimmer and matte mist to custom color seam binding.

My teammates have created fabulous projects for this challenge (They even remembered to include Swirls; I sure didn't).  I looking forward to seeing you there!

Big Hugz,
Chana

Submitted to the following Challenges:
Just Keep On Creating - Anything Goes and Travel Comment
Celebrate The Occasion - Must use a Flower
Craft Room Challenge
Lady Bugs Crafts Ink Challenge

9 comments:

  1. Wonderful card for your daughter, Chana! Love the layering and the cute image! Great job on the coloring and the flower!

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  2. Great card Chana. I did not realize it was from Meljens....wonderful colors and just a great card for your daughter. joann sassy raggedy

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  3. Pretty! Thanks for joining us @ CTO!

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  4. Just so cute, great image. Thanks for joining us at Craft Room Challenge and good luck. Julia xx

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  5. Smashing birthday card, love green so it pops for that! and the flower is terrific. thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge XOXO Zoe

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  6. Beautiful card and fab image :o) Thank you for sharing it with us at Craft - room challenge. Good luck. Nikki DT

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  7. Very nice card!
    Love the layering you did.
    Thanks for joining CTO this week!

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  8. Love the texture and dimension with your sweet image, great card! Thanks for joining us @ CTO this week for our "Thinking of you-use a flower" challenge :)

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  9. love this card, the main image and the way you have coloured it in is just great. I am sure your daughter loved the card.

    Thanks so much for sharing your creation at Anything goes, Just keep on creating, I hope you will continue to play along. Sorry about the the delay in leaving my comment I have been overseas and then got sick, I will be announcing the winners and will have the next challenge by 01/09 :)

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Thanks for stopping by! I appreciate your comments, they keep me motivated!
Hugz, Chana