Friday, February 10, 2012

Little Critter

Welcome back - this post is my second for this week releases from McMahon Five

This image is one in a series called Funny Little Things by Studio 313 - the image is named Birthday Happiness

There is a lot of sparkle on this card that the camera did not pick up.

The image was printed out on Cryogen curious metallic paper which has a subtle sheen that shows through any medium, and painted with twinkling H2Os - don't you love his crooked wee smile?

Here is a close-up of the balloon, and I highlighted it with some crystal stickles, which were also used on the balloons on the designer paper.

The final touch, which proved to be the most difficult, was to layer the image over these sheets of shiny 'holes'.  They show purple IRL, but the camera picked up a more aqua tone :-(.

Thanks for calling, and please feel free to be inspired by the rest of the Design Team at McMahon Five - the links to their blogs are all in the sidebar.

I am linking this to:
Craft Us Crazy challenge #20 - Anything Goes
Moving Along with the Times Challenge #135 - Cute Critter
Paper Prettys Wednesday Challenge #192 -_ Add Texture to your card

May your day be blessed


Becky said...

This is so cute.. Love the glittery balloons.

Bridget Larsen said...

wow he is really cute and I love how you've done the balloon with the sparkle.

Unknown said...

What a cute little critter Maxine. Lovely sparkle too!! Luv Trish x

Elizabeth said...


Being Mrs Miles said...

Hi Kim,

Thanks for blog "hopping" to my blog and your sweet comment.

I decided to come visit you too.

Love the little cutie pie on your card! So original. Someone will be very blessed by your creation.

Happy Crafting,

Sue B said...

Aww he is a cutie Maxine! I love his little smile! Gorgeous paper and love how you've glittered the balloons. The glitter mesh looks fab too - it's a really great design!
Thank you for joining us at MAWTT and Good Luck in the Challenge!
Hugs Sue xx

Amy Johnson said...

Awwww, what a little sweetie!

Kary said...

Aww..this is totally cute!! What a lovely Birthday card. Love the sentiment and the sparkles. great card, Maxine!! happy weekend!!

Amy said...

Adorable. The balloons all down the sides are such a lovely 'frame' for the main image, and I think the bling really adds to it nicely.

Pami said...

This is just too cute! Lovely card. Thanks for joining in with Sue's challenge at MAWTT this week, hope to see you again soon. Pami x

Shelly Schmidt said...

Such a sweet card- love the colors and the fun sparkle!

DesignerDiva said...

Oh lol! How cute is this little guy? love your gorgeous card
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT for Sue's 'Cute Critters' and good luck with the challenge
Hugs Laurie x