Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Angelica giggles

Just this morning, I had a delivery of the beautiful new Crafters Companion 'Angelica & Adam' double cd-rom that I ordered from C&C on Monday morning. It has some brilliant boy friendly images and cute girly ones too. This is the first card I've made using the digi stamps that are on cd 2. I'm really pleased with how it turned out although I'm not sure if I used enough pink! :-)

I started by printing the digi stamp from the cd to roughly half a sheet of A4 (the option that puts 2 photos on one sheet but slightly smaller because of not fitting to frame). I then coloured the image using my Spectrum Noirs but (for me) using a very limited selection. I tried not to blend the colours too much, particularly on the skirt, as after watching Leann from Crafters Companion doing her demos, I think I probably blend my colours together a little too much and lose the shading- I like how this has turned out anyway.

When I had finished colouring the image, I used an old Kanban mat as a stencil to mark out and hand cut the image to the finished shape. I did the same with a slightly larger mat onto some Kanban pink dot embossed card which I matted my topper onto. I then chose a piece of pink A4 card stock and folded it in half to make an A5 card blank. I wanted to add an extra something to the background but not too much to take away from the main image. In the end, I decided on some stamping. I used my Inkadinkado rectangle stamping gear and simple heart stamp to create the simple background design.

I mounted my topper up onto the base card and then added 4 small pink buttons in the corners. The final touch was to add some 'crystal' Stickles glitter glue to the girls dress and bows. You can't have a pink girly card without glitter on it somewhere, can you?

Close up of the new colouring style...

I am entering this card into the following challenges:-
Catch the Bug 'bingo challenge' buttons, pink/red, embossing
Craft your Passion 'girly' 24/2
Cutie Pie challenge blog 'spots' 1/3
Creative Inspirations 'buttons' 25/2
Crafters Companion 'Clean & Simple'

Crafters Companion are also having a DT call. I've entered, if you want more info there's a link here.


  1. What a cute image--and what a cute card! Thanks for playing in Bugaboo's Bingo challenge.

  2. Adorable image beautifully coloured, Vikki. Love the embossed mat, and the clever stamping around the die.
    Thank you for joining us at the Cutie Pie Challenge. Jane xx

  3. Such a beautiful girly card. I really am tempted by this CD myself as the images are all so wonderful and you have done a wonderful job with this one. Your new colouring style looks great and the stivkles around the dress edge are a perfect touch xx Thanks for joining us this week over at CYP. Hugs, Samantha K :) x
    Little Pear Tree

  4. Too cute!
    We’re so glad you played along with us this week for the The Bug BINGO Challenge with Bugaboo Stamps!
    Be sure to check out The Bug Blog for our new Color Challenge that starts today! We hope you’ll play along!
    Hugs & Happy Days!
    ~Min: Bugaboo Asst DT Coordinator
    Kaymin Kreations

  5. Sweet card.Love the sugary pinks,so perfectly girly.The added Stickles to the layers of her skirt are such a pretty touch.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week :D
    Lisa x

  6. Hi Vikki - what a cute image and a lovely card!

    Thanks for joining in with us this time at The Cutie Pies.


  7. A beautiful creation! Thanks for playing at Creative Inspirations this week! xxx