Monday, January 17, 2011

Fun Card

Greetings to all my cyber visitors again.

I made this card as an order - but as I know the recipient, it was specifically designed  - and I enjoyed the making of it.

I started knowing that the person it was intended for is an embroiderer, and she has a delightful sense of humour, so I went to this Bug-a-boo stamp Stella Sew, coloured her with chalks and added glitter, and dimensional glue for her glasses lenses.
The sentiment (unknown) was stamped on a scrap of apricot card and embossed in gold, and stitched under the edge of the image.

As you can see I sponged the edges of this panel and stitched it to the background paper, which was part of a pack from the Warehouse.  To give the dp some life I spayed it with silver Radiant Rain (part of the twinkling H2O range), and also sponged the edges with Tim Holtz tea stain ink. 
This was mounted by sewing it onto the base of dark cream card stock. and pearls were added for a little panache.
 This was a fun card to make, once I got the colours to 'work'.
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Thank you for calling by and I pray your day will be/has been blessed

18 comments:

  1. Very cute....like the extra pearls to doll her up! HAHA

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  2. Maxine, this card looks so cute & fun. Love the colours & stitching.

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  3. This is adorable! I love how you colored Stella with chalk!! Thank you for joining our Birthday challenge at Bugaboo!! Good luck!
    Tammy

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  4. Hi ya
    fabulous card, luv these images, great papers & design, thank you for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week, hope to see you next time, sue,x

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  5. Such a fun card - brilliant!! thanks for sharing it with us at Fairy Fun Friday xx Lynne and the Fairy Princesses xx

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  6. Hi

    great card this is such a fun image, thanks for joining us at TPC

    Joey xx

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  7. This is one of those stinkin cute cards you just have to smile at! Maxine, this is such a wonderfully made card...I just love it! ;D

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  8. Adorable. Great job........and the colors are so bright......and Stella, well she is outta sight.

    TY for joining us at SMC birthday challenge and be sure to come back and play with us again.

    Laralee DT

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  9. Look at all those divine little details. . .pearls, stitching, and glitter. . .and all in beautiful neutrals! Thanks so much for participating in Catch the Bug's Birthday blog hop with Bugaboo Stamps! :D MWAH!

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  10. Fabulous card.
    Thanks for joining us at PIO this week.
    Best wishes, Sharon

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  11. Maxine, so cute!! I love the stitching.

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  12. OH Maxine, this is crackin' me up!!! I love it!!

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  13. What fun this card is, I love the image and your layout. It really made me smile. Thank you for joining us at Fairy Fun Friday this week with your lovely work.
    Hugs
    Suzi x

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  14. Love your coloring! Your card is GORGEOUS! Thanks so much for joining us at Pile it on this week! We hope you’ll join us again for the next challenge!

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  15. What a great card and love the fun image :)
    Thanks so much for joining us at Gingerloft Challenges xx
    Huggs
    Lynn :)

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  16. Absolutely gorgeous - I love the mix of the more traditional background tones and patterns, with the upbeat lady! And your attention to detail in the stitching and colours is amazing!
    Amy

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  17. I love seeing this old grump all tied up, so to speak. Thanks for joining us at FFF, we look forward to seeing your future creations.

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