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


Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Daydreaming.....

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!

5 comments:

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

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  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

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  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

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  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

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

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