“Art is not so much expressing oneself, as it is discovering oneself.” - Anawanitia

Wednesday, May 12, 2010


Here is another card I created, using an image from
"Maisy Modern and Kaboodle on Swing"

(Click on any image for a larger view)

When I first saw this digi, I could already visualize a finished creation - I knew exactly how I wanted to showcase "Maisy Modern and Kaboodle on Swing."

I coloured the image with pencil and ink, then added Stickles "Star Dust," and Stampin' Up! Crystal Effects for just a bit of bling.  For the swing handles, I added twine.

I chose not to use any designer paper for this card. Instead, I created my own background. For the clouds, I created a stencil by cutting cloud shapes out of some scrap paper, then applied ink using a sponge dauber. I did the same for the grass.

Most of the flowers are handmade, with just a touch of Stickles “Diamond”. However, the white roses are from ZVA creations. I removed the bottom petals of the roses to make them look a little more like rosebuds, then sponged on a little tint to go with the colour scheme.

I used A Stampin' Up! Sizzix emblosslit "Beautiful Wings" for the butterflies, and added a little color to the edges with distress ink in Antique Linen. I finished off the butterflies with pearls by ZVA creations.

For dimension, I "popped" the image with foam squares, and mounted the coloured image on a cloud background sponged onto white cardstock. Then, I created a "shadow box" frame for the front of the card.

Here is a view of the inside of this card:

I repeated the background scheme for the inside of the card, and made my own sentiments using Microsoft Word (umm... is that cheating? LOL) 

I loved this digi image so much, I wanted something similar for the inside. I altered the digi image just a smidgen, so that Kaboodle the cat was moved up a bit.  This is the great thing about digis - you can duplicate, layer, alter the images, combine with other digis and more! 

I am so pleased with how this card came out... I'm hooked on Di's digi's, and I already have another project I'm working on!  Stay tuned for more sweet images featuring Di's Digi Downloads

Please stop by Di's Digi Downloads and check out her digi images.  I know you'll love them! New items are added regularly, and you get INSTANT DOWNLOAD! 

Happy Crafting!


  1. Wow...I love the background how clever are you..and the twine is brilliant..a fab card...
    Mandy xx

  2. Oh Annette this is just gorgeous! you are so clever the way ypou have done this and i love your background and the inside of the card its just fabulous!
    Adding it to my site now!!
    Thankx Hugs Di xxxxx

  3. Awww this is so pretty, love all those flowers and how you popped out the image.
    PS thank you for your comment on my blog. Hugs xxx

  4. Wow your clever, I love your card and your clouds, I may have to try that sometime lol, thanks for your lovely comments, hugs Liz xx

  5. what a great card you make with this stamp Annette!!


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