April 13, 2011

Our little baby girl................

well our youngest Granddaughter turned 16 on Sunday so I made her this card.   This week at Craft Creations Challenge our challenge was to make a card using paper piecing.  Our hostess this week is Jenni and she is sponsoring this week and provided us with these adorable images.  It worked out perfect as I had to make this card this week anyways.  This card will also be entered into the challenge at FantabulousCricut where we had to make something for Spring using the colors, green, pink and yellow, go check it out as there is also a Crawl this week and you can win prizes.
Our granddaughter is not a big fan of pink, which is your first thought when coloring a dress for a little girl, but she does love green so that is why this color was picked.  I printed this image and colored it three times.  I colored it using my Copic markers, I think I am getting a bit better, just have to keep practicing.   The first image in printed directly on the white oval that I cut using my Nesties, the second image is completely cut out and layered on top of the base image, the third image I cut out only the dress (top & bottom) and layered it on top, hence the paper piecing.  Paper piecing is the technique of cutting out part of an image and layering or stacking it on top of the original image.  This is very fun and easy to do and adds a lot of dimension to your project.    I placed a rhinestone flower in her hair that was clear in color and I experimented and colored it with my Copic marker and it worked great, same with the one on top which is a bit easier to see.
Here is a side view showing the layers and the dimension.
You can see the flower in her hair better also.  I also added a row on rhinestones for her belt.  I did the polka dots on the top of her dress with a darker color green Copic.
Just an FYI (most of you may know) but the Carpe Diem Store has the sketch markers  on sale for $3.95, they will show as $4.87 but when you put them in your cart they are the sale price.  I got several and they are great to deal with.  Oops sorry for the side track :) back to the card.  The background paper is from K&Company - The Best of Brenda Walton stack, I just love this stack of paper is has so many wonderful papers in it and a large variety.
Now for the front saying to make sense here is the inside of the card...........sayings are all computer generated.
I cut this from the Cricut cartridge Forever Young.  I colored in her hair and added some sparkly accents to the outfit.  I think it is a fun card and am excited about how it turned out.  Let me know what you think.
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marilynprestonn said...

WOW, what a surprise Donna! I just love your inside too. Your little ballerina is sooo adorable and love that your made a 3-D version of her. The cute pink accents on her waist and hair! Well done, this is sure to make your grandaughter smile.


Debra said...

Gorgeous card and I love the contrast from the little girl to young lady!

Sharon said...

This is just fantastic Donna!!! You did an awesome job with your coloring! Beautiful card! :)

papertrails leaver said...

Oh Donna! This is superb paper piecing! Amazing the layers you trimmed so precisely! Totally adorable card! Also wanted to let you know that I have a chance to win a free digi image at my blog. :-) Amy

Scrapper69 said...

I LOVE this card! the inside and out just look wonderful! :o)

Shirley-anne said...

Hi Donna .another lovely card from you the paperpiecing and colouring .Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday .

Monica said...

What a super-duper card that is... love the way you have shown two different stages. The frilly dress looks awesome as does the decoupage effect. The girl inside conveys it all... sadly they grow up so quickly, don't they?

Very, very sweet card. Saw it on MIM.

xxx Monica

Eemeli said...

Cutie! Love your coloring and that 3d just rocks ^^ Saw this on Make It Monday.
Hugs from Finland, Eemeli

Judie said...

Hi Donna,
What an awesome card, love the ruffley dress. Saw your link at MIM and came for a closer look, TFS


Dr Sonia S V said...

Such a gorgeous creation and my fav is the flower on her head
Dropped in seeing your card on MIM

Cheers from Bangalore ,India
Dr Sonia S V

Sarah said...

Hi Donna, what a fab card! Love the paper piecing and the colours you have used. Am here through your link at MIM, it really caught my eye. Sarah

Kerrie said...

Gorgeous card. love how you have gone from young to grown up ... great idea.

Thanks for sharing your creation with Make It Monday.
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