Saturday, 16 January 2010

A Card for Two Challenges - Mo's and Cute Card Thursday

Good Morning Ladies, well the snow has almost gone and its raining so hopefully by the end of the weekend it will have all dissappeared, keep your fingers crossed as I suspect most of you like me are really fed up with it.
Todays card has been created for two challenges, Mo's Sketch and Cute Card Thursday they want Pink and Grey, so I think that this card will cover both of them. Ive used this lovely teenager from Mo for my card and Im actually making it for my eldest granddaughter, she will be 15 this year, and like most teenagers she looks amazing like the image so I felt it was exactly what I needed to create this card. Ive printed her out onto a piece of white card and coloured her with my copic pens, after which I used my oval Nestabilitie die to cut her out, now you might be asking how did I get her right leg to hang over the edge, I cut this out first then popped my die under the cut out bit and then ran it through my cuttlebug. The scalloped oval as also punched out and I mounted them to together with some foam tape. The sentiment is also done in the same way.
My base card is a 8"x 8" white card with a first layer of grey card, with one of four designs I picked from one of the Nitwit Downloads I have, sorry I carnt remember which one Ive used for this card, anyway the first layer is a pink, green, grey and white strip one, which I have stuck to the grey card. The second and third layers have been cut in strips and with my daisy border punch Ive used down both sides theyve been stuck down the left hand side, over this I have stuck my last mount a pink strip with another pretty pink patterned paper stuck on across the bottom, but I did put a pink ribbon across this as well.
After I did this I positioned my mounted image to the right handside and my sentiment to the bottom left, then punched out some flourishes and stuck the to the top on the left with some pink pearls scattered amoung the swirls. To finish of Ive created two flowers from some of the left over paper and popped pink pearl brads through the centres with some silver flower spacers, from the bottom one Ive hung a heart charm. Before fixing them to my card I punched out some leaves and arranged them in a circle the positioned my flowers on top.


Christine said...

Hi Shirley love this image & fab colour combo perfect teenage B/day card G/daughter will love it.

Hugs Christine xx

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Shirley this is fabulous love your technique with the image it looks so effective and those flowers are stunning also adore the papers and colours you have chosen to use your G/Daughter will love this I know i do.

Lorraine x

Janette said...

Hi Shirley,Fabulous card and as you proberbly already know,I just love these images from Mo...they are the best thing I have seen for a while,your Grandaughter is certain to love does look like most teenage girls dosn't it.Have a good week-end.x

Melodie said...

Oh, Shirley,
You have once again been processed in a nice paper. Your card is a dream.

Unknown said...

Hi your card it's and hugs nikki xxx

Elaine L. said...

Beautifully colored! I love that pink ribbon! Good luck in Mo's Challenge this week.

dolcreations said...

This is such a perfect image for a 15 year old. What a beautiful card you have made for her. She will love it!
Hope your snow keeps melting! Come on Spring! Wishful thinking I think!

Mandy said...

Shirley this is really beautiful, your colouring looks amazing and I love the pearls and swirls. Your grandaughter will be thrilled with it.
We have glorious sunshine here and the last of the snow has finally gone, I hope this glorious weather is coming your way
love and hugs Mandy xx

Sue said...

Hi Shirley
gorgeous card hun, luv the colour combo, mo's images are gorgeous i have downloaded quite a few now! lol. Scrummy papers & Layout, sue.x

Kim Piggott said...

Shirley your card is so mega gorgeous!
Beautifully coloured and I love this fabulous image!
kim x

Patricia St Martin said...

Oh WOW Shirley. just beautiful.. great colors, wonderful cards.

Janet said...

Gorgeous teen card Shirley....your Grandaughter will love it! xx

Riet said...

Ohhh wowww Shirley,what a beautiful card,i love your image and colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Lisa said...

Wonderful card! Thanks so much for joining us at Mo's Challenge this week!

The Wired Angel said...

Beautiful job Ms. Shirley! You rock! Thanks for joining in the activities at Mo's Challenge this week. Stay warm! Hugs, Peggy

Cathy said...

Gorgeous card. Love all the details, colors and coloring. Thanks for playing the Mo's Challenge!!!

Dawn B. said...

Such a cute card..the flowers are gorgeous..Thanks for playing along with us in Mo's Challenge this week.

Deb M. said...

Beautiful card. Love the colors. TFS!!

jayne said...

this is a lovely card, TFS.
Have you ever considered being in a DT ? Over at we are running a call for DT members it's a 3 month position and you get Fiskars tools to experiment with.Check out how to apply on the home page.
We have lots of challenges,competitions and inspiration if a DT post isn't your thing :D

Renata van Miltenburg said...

Very pretty papers and I love the gloss all over the card. And the half pearls around the swirl are adorable!

Warmest greetings,