Sunday, January 11, 2009

Little Girl with Apple Basket Love Card

Good morning all! I've been having a really hard time taking good pictures lately, too cold, windy and snowy/icy outside, which is where I usually take my pics. I've tried again and again to take good shots indoors, but don't always get lucky. After too much editing, they start to look too different from the original, and I give up.
After another day of snow yesterday, today was sunny and bright outdoors, so some of the light came in through the windows and helped me take a fair picture of this card. I used my new Sugar Nellie stamp that came in the mail the other day from Funky Kits in the UK. Another Elisabeth Bell image, so if you're getting sick of seeing the sugary sweet girly cards, look away now, I've got quite a bit more of these stamps! LOL. I love them though. For some reason reminds me of my chilhood years, when I was into Holly Hobbie, Precious Moments, Care Bears and Hello Kitty.
Anyway, I colored this image almost entirely with Distress Inks and a paintbrush. I love the subtle, aged colors from the Ranger Distress palette. It went perfectly with the Cosmo Cricket Biography line of papers. I made a little stick pin to go through the ribbon knot, just some paper flowers stuck onto a bent headpin, and some tiny seed beads strung onto some wire for curling little 'vines'.
Hope it inspires!
Stamps: Sugar Nellie, Papertrey Ink, Studio G
Ink: Perfect Match, Palette, Distress
Paper: Hot press w/c paper. Papertrey Ink, Cosmo Cricket, Bazzill
Accessories: Nestabilities, PTI stitched ribbon, May Arts double sided ribbon, headpin, Prima flowers, wire, seed beads, crystal rhinestone, Stickles, Liquid Pearls, Folk Art Papier


  1. Absolutely beautiful! :)

  2. So cute card! love the colors to so soft and tender.


  3. Hi Katarina ~~ I was having that problem too ~~ awfully dark & gray in the winter in Wisconsin ~~ so I made a light box & it's been working great. Here's the link, maybe it will help you!!

    Fabulous card, by the way!! Your creations are always wonderful!

  4. A gorgeous card, beatifully coloured and great embellishments

  5. This is stunning. love your colouration hugs rachxx

  6. So cute, well done and thanks for yet again more inspiration!
    My friend told me that she scans her layouts or cards she seems to get great results. I have not tried it yet but definatly will - just thought I would share that tip just in case it would help.

  7. I just love all of your cards!! Can't say it enough :)


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