Monday, July 27, 2009

Boy Child

I could not resist making another card with this adorable image from Layers of Colour, this time I thought I would make one that is suitable for a boy! One of the things I am determined to do as a card maker is to use my stamps more than once or twice - while I was over at Layers of Color I had a good look at their Design Teams cards, I spent ages there and loved every minute of it. One of the things that I couldn't help but notice was that each stamp was used more than once, infact many times in many different ways. It makes me determined to do the same thing - well to try anyway!

I have chalked this image, mounting it onto a Gold Scalloped Nestie (thanks to my friend melinda80) The DP is from a Blog Candy that I won from Abby at Abby's Garden - I am using it sparingly as I love it and can't stand the thought of running out of it! I sponged around the edges, then added sponged embossed CS which has been sponged with a dauber and I love the effect...usually I rub the ink pad over the embossing, but I am pleasantly surprised with this result...I like the 'shadowing' effect that it has! I scalloped the edge with the SU Border Punch and sponged down the edge of that! Those adorable wings are also from Layers of Color, Regal Wings. I chalked them and then added light gold highlights with a Gold Glitter pen. It is very effective IRL, but sadly, capturing it with the camera is an elusive dream!!! The buttons are attached with dimensions, just to give them that little bit of lift! The final touch is the Kaiser string of pearls that I have used on the top right of the card!

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  1. goodness, Linda, this is out of this world GORGEOUS!!!!!! I love those muted colors and the coloring of the main image is amazing!!!!! Which chalks did you use on this image? Love it!!! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

  2. You, my dear Linda, are the queen of chalks... that is for sure! This sweet image is colored to perfection and I love those wings! I loved the other card too this set is wonderful! I finally have a quiet house and now I'm lost.... can't seem to get moving! My mojo is gone and I'm soooo tired! I've done umteen loads of laundry and canned pickles but can't seem to get stamping! I need sleep! LOL! Thank you for YOUR inspiration! This should help get me going!

  3. Hi Linda! Gorgeous cards!!! Wow, I can see why you like this image! It is fabulous! I will have to check these stamps out!! Thanks so much for sharing, your work is always a pleasure to see!!

  4. Oh, wow! Another spectacular work of art, Linda!! Magnificent, truly delightful!!

  5. Linda this is just gorgeous, love the colours and you do such beautiful work with the chalking.

  6. Linda you are the diva of Chalks!!! These two cards are devine - a real inspiration.
    Blessings and (((hugs))) - your Kiwi sista, proud to know you!


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