Monday, July 11, 2011

Twins and digi twins.

Evening everyone from a cold, wet, windy antipodean island, thunderstorms snow (but not here, thankfully) and all!!  

Last week I was asked to make a card for a family who have recently had twin daughters.

I started with an image from May Brit's blog (here) - she draws and shares some beautiful images.  I took the baby bear image, copied it and flipped it to give the impression of twins.  I coloured them with chalks, the one that the camera shows as blue is actually a mauve. 

I added some mauve lace and pink and mauve rhinestones, and sponged the edge of the image with plum ink. 

 I mounted it on a lemon card that I had randomly stamped pink butterflies on - the butterfly image is from The Crafts Meow Friend of Mine stamps set.

After mounting the main image I ran a glitter pink pigment pen around the edge of the panel.

The sentiment (unknown origin) was stamped in Pearlescent Orchid ink, cut out using a ribbon tags die from Spellbinders Arts, and then sponged with the Plum ink and ran the pen around the inside edge of the die before removing it.  (I tried to alter the colour of this image to make it more realistic, but didn't do it correctly.) The ribbon was a narrow stitched one I had on hand.

I am linking this to the following challenges;
(The Stamping Sisters In Christ challenge is based on James 2:18-19.  I commend their study to you)

Thanks for visiting, and may your day be blessed.


Elizabeth said...

YAY, cute... I am sure Leonie will love it!

Lovely Linda said...

Adorable Maxine! Your twin bears look so cute and cuddly! What a great choice of colours - they are perfect, along with the lace and the butterflies! Love it - as I am sure the recipients do! Thanks for sharing my friend! {{{hugs}}}

Miesje said...

Very cute card Maxine! I love the "girl" colors! I truly appreciate your support of SSIC and thank you for joining us in our challenges. God Bless!

Debbie said...

A sweet little card :)
Thank you for playing along at Paper Creator's Crafts and good luck.
Debbie x

Amy Johnson said...

Awww, such a sweet card! What a brillant idea to flip the image for twins!

Becky said...

These are just adorable, love those cute little teddy bears. The lace is just perfect.

Anonymous said...

Hi Maxine, thanks for stopping by and visiting with me. Your comment about your love not letting you near his tools, made me giggle! Thank you for that.

Your card is adorable, the lace is so pretty and the pink butterflies are so pretty with the yellow.

Have a great day!!

Unknown said...

Lovely card, hun, like how you flipped the image! Thank You for sharing your card with us at Sweet Stampin!
Hugs Kobie - Sweet Stampin Dt

Zoe said...

These are real little cuties, so clever to flip the image for the twin theme. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week, hugs x

Spyder said...

Cute card for twins! I do love 'flipping' things!! Thank you for joining Quirky Crafts Challenge.Please pop back this Friday/Saturday to vote for your favourite, and ask your blogging buddies to vote for you too!!

Caro said...

A fantastic twins card and so cute! Thank you for joining in with my challenge on Quirky Crafts this week.

Unknown said...

Lovely thanks for joining us at paper creator`s crafts

Melisa Waldorf said...

OH HOW SWEET!!! Those bears are just too cute Maxine. and those little pacifiers ... so cute! And you know I love lace. Well, it's scorching hot here, but i'm not going to complain because I hate cold weather. I hope things improve there and sunny days are coming soon!! big hugs to you! Melisa

Grace said...

Hi Maxine! Oh I think this is just the cutest card for the new twins! Very smart to copy and flip the image and your colors and details are wonderful! I love the stamped butterflies on the bg! I hope your weather gets better soon... if I could I'd send you some of our 98 degree humid weather! You wouldn't want it though! LOL! Have a wonderful rest of the week!

Sweetncrafty Gal said...

what a sweet card for twins! thanks for playing at sweet stampin this week! hugs carlyann xx