Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Hang In There

Our challenge this fortnight at Crafting With Dragonflies is a card with a nature theme, leaves, trees, you get the idea. A prize will be provided by our very own challenge blog owner Hilde.
I made a center step easel card. The card, image frame, trees and leaves are all Silhouette cut files. My image is a Tiddly Inks digi called Wryn - hanging around. I colored her with Prismacolor Pencils. First I used the offset feature in my Silhouette to make a mask of my image and then I took a cloud shape and placed it around inside the frame overlapping either the frame or image. The ones that overlapped the image I used the weld feature to weld them together. For the ones that overlapped the frame I used the subtract feature and moved the parts away that were not needed. Then I grouped them all together and cut out my mask. Took a little trial and error but I got a pretty good mask. I also took a screen shot of it so that if you could make sense of my description, lol.
I used Tim Holtz distress ink in Broken China to make my background blue.
A sunflower, maple leaf brads, some orange gingham ribbon and a raffia bow that I tied myself make up the rest of my embellishments. Will use this next time I need a Hang In There or Get Well Soon card.
On a more personal note, my Grandma celebrated her 99th birthday on Oct. 12th. We had a party for her on Oct. 13th. My youngest has a cold so she and Daddy had to stay home but my Kaylee and I were very blessed to be there for the celebration. She is a remarkable woman that still lives in her own apartment. You can also see Kaylee's little sling for her broken arm in this picture. Hope all my fellow Canadians had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend of good food and even better family time.
I'd like to share my card at:
Creative Knockouts Happy Fall, ends Oct. 16, ***Winner!!!***
Silhouette Blog Fall theme, ends Oct. 18,
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards Autumn, ends Oct. 25,
Lacy Sunshine Fall colors, ends Oct. 27,
Really Reasonable Ribbon Autumn leaves and ribbon, ends Oct. 29


Ina G said...
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Ina G said...

oops Barb I made a mistake so deleted my comment.
Wow your card is just amazing - so bright and beautiful. Fabulous layout. LOVE IT!!

happyglitzygirl said...

So clever, love the bright colours, the image, and all those die cuts, just gorgeou, blessings Hilde

kel Acopan said...

your card is so fun... and i'm amazed at the work you put in for your background!! happy birthday to your grandma and glad to see your daughter is feeeling better!!

lovies, =o) kel

Wynn said...

This is such a fun card Barb it made me smile. Love the vibrant colours. A lovely family picture too.
Hugs Wynn xx

Unknown said...

Super image and love all the flowers and textures , love it hugs txx

Marijke said...

A real happy fall card with all the leaves and colours. I like the colours orange and yellow for the autumn. Thanks for joining in at the challenge of Creative Knockouts. Hope to see more of your work at our challenge. XXX Marijke.

Unknown said...

What a cute card! Don't you just love your Silhouette. I use it all the time!

Joanne said...

Such a lovely card! I love the adorable image you used and all the beautiful embellishments! A perfect card for our Autumn challenge at CC&CC. Thanx so much for playing along with us! Joanne

Paper Panda said...

Really cute card! Thanks for joining us at Lacy Sunshine.
Mandy x (LS DT)

Unknown said...

Gorgeous card, Thank you for sharing at Lacy Sunshine, Hugs Kerry xx

Susan Hogan said...

Happy 99th to your Grandmother! she loos a very elegant woman. Cheers to Kaylee too - she is doing well with her sling! This card is so full of fun, and happiness and adventure! Love it.

judith@poppy cottage said...

Love this card Barb, so cheerful. The Autumn colours are gorgeous, and the embellishments finish it off perfectly. Hope Kaylee is coping okay with her sling, hugs, Judith xx

Unknown said...

What a fabulous tip with the silhouette. I LOVE mine but did know it had the ability to do a mask!!!

Love the card. Cute image!

Thank you so much for joining us in our challenge at RRR! Hope to see you again soon!