30 August 2008

Dutch Dare

This is the first time I've entered The Dutch Dare Challenge, I only found it this week as Spiral Whisper Stamps are now sponsors and there's some absolutely beautiful work there. The challenge this week is to make a card for a girl and I've made mine for a little girl using this cute Imaginisce giraffe stamp. For the pink card blank I punched out nine squares from some Pebbles Baby Pink Dots paper and arranged them in a square. I saw something similar to this layout on Valerie's Poupetteval blog where she made a wonderful card using lots of squares with a batik effect technique and stamped over them in white, it looks amazing and I must find out how she did it. Brandi Parshley at Barely Banana Days blog made a lovely card and used squares cut from lots of different papers which looked great, thank you for the inspiration ladies! I cut three circles with nestabilities, two of them from white card and one from the Pebbles paper layered them up and attached to the card on 2mm dimension tape. I've cut a strip of this gorgeous organza ribbon and attached at the side with a bow over it, must get some more of this as I've used it all now, so must take a trip to Hobbycraft. The sentiment is Doodlebug rub on letters,

I used Colorbox lilac ink to stamp the giraffe and water colour it with Brilliance metallic lilac and pink and then went over with Pebbles pearlescent chalk as the ink didn't really colour that evenly, I also chalked the white circle underneach the cut out giraffe, in pink. I'm always mentioning that when I use glitter I can rarely get the sparkle to show up but this time there's so much pearly sheen you can hardly see the giraffe!!! I possibly needed a slightly darker colour to stamp with. CHALK this one up to experience! TFL.

Back soon,


Kim Piggott said...

Oh this is just the sweetest!
Love that image and your paper is so soft and pretty.
kim x

Karin,Sandra, Monika said...

This card is so very sweet.
I love the cute stamp and the DP you've used.
Thanks for joining the Dutch Dare Challenge.

xoxo karin

Penny said...

It's so pretty in the candy colours. beautiful ribbon too!

Taniaj said...

What a lovely card Chris its sooo cute Tx

Mada said...

I LOVE it! Who wouldn't? The colours are lovely and the layout is great.
Good luck with the challenge!

poupetteval said...

so beautiful !!!!

Rach said...

awww this is so sweet Chris, great papers. hugs rachxx

Rach said...

Hi Chris.
I got a lot of my charms online from a place called
http://www.firemountaingems.com/....I buy them from all over the place...hehe...
hugs Rachxxx

cats whiskers said...

He is so sweet great card love the squares, and that ribbon is delicious
Hugs Jacqui x
Thanks for your kind comments honey its things like that that keep me goimg

Bev said...

Oooh love this one Chris - the image is just adorable and agian you have used the most beautiful papers and colours

hugs Bev x

Liza said...

This is so cute Chris. I love the colours and the little giraffe.

Liza x

sandradrydesigns said...

Hiya Buddy. Another great card from the great Christine. Love the composition..and all those little squares. Cute image too.
Take care
p.s. How's your prep for the Extravaganza Weekend going?

Wendy said...

This is really sweet
Wendy x

All Pink girl said...

So much cutieness ,love it , Dawnxxx

Sue said...

Hi Chris, this is so sweet,i love the squares effect and the colours are so soft and gentle.Loving the cute giraffe and the ribbon sets it all of beautifully:-)