Wednesday, 6 January 2010

StampARTic challenge

I needed to make a birthday card for my children to give their Grandad this week - I have four relative's birthdays in the first twelve days of the year!! As I like to give separate cards from the children that's a lot of cards! I loved the challenge over at StampARTic this week. The sketch is gorgeous and I liked the idea of the theme of bare minimum stash. I have used papers from K&Co torn the edges and distressed with Weathered Wood distress ink and then added stickles.
I masked Tilda and Edwin from the new winter/Christmas kit as I thought they represent my children quite well. They have been coloured with distress inks nd I have added stickles to Edwin's wings and Tilda's shoes and the white parts of her dress. Both my children are fair haired so I coloured the hair to suite, I quite like them with this colour hair actually, a change for me as I almost always do their hair brown for some reason!
I used a grungeboard heart from Tim Holtz, inked it all over with white Qchalk and the edges with aqua Qchalk. "Grandad" is a peel off and I have then covered the whole thing in stickles. I have attached it to the card with raffia which I recycled from some packaging.
I have threaded the raffia through two holes punched in the image layer and then threaded the ends through a button which is also recycled - it fell off my Son's old coat!

Hope you like it and thanks for looking! x

14 comments:

Helene said...

This card is really great, I love the way you've masked Tilda and Edwin together.

Hugs
Xxx

Iren said...

So beautiful and cozy card! Lovely images and color choise!

Hugs

Juls said...

gorgeous! Your colouring is beautiful and I love all the torn edges! Hugs Juls

Jilli said...

Such a beautiful card and dont Tilda and Edwin look adorable together! Love those papers too! Hugs Jillix

Anne May said...

Hi!
Beautiful card,so cute image and the colors is great:)

Sue said...

Beautiful card Jane,
Sue x

Stampin Mindy said...

This is so cute. Beautiful papers and I love the distressing and Tilda and Edwin, you dont see them both on cards very often. Stunning card!

Kim Piggott said...

Oh such a beautiful, beautiful card Jane!
So beautifully coloured and I love your gorgeous detail!
hugs
kim x

cats whiskers said...

So beautiful dear, just love the papers and the images are just perfect togther
Hugs Jacqui x

Mina said...

a beautiful card for a great sketch Jane, I really liked the simplicity of this sketch didnt you...I love how you used the two images together
Mina xxx

Abby said...

Oh Jane I love your card....the image is so beautifully colored and the heart is such a cute touch. Your work just gets more beautiful each time.....I love visiting and seeing your latest creations!


Abby:)

Marina said...

This is just beautiful, Jane!
Love the papers and how you used Edwin and Tilda.

Hugs,
Marina

Debbie said...

I have a silly question. Who do you give these to and how do you fit them in envelopes? I am a beginner can't ya tell!

Jorunn said...

Wow!!! This is really stunning!! Love your coloring and your take on the sketch is just fabulous!!
Than ks for playing!

hugs,
Jorunn