Monday, 15 November 2010

Taking a Sentimental journey back to my childhood days... - #29, DT card

Hello Peeps!

Hope you had a good weekend!

Just wanted to pop here quickly to let you know about this week's Sentimental Challenge ;) This week's theme is "childhood". It's up to you how you interpret it as long as you remember to include a sentiment!

I needed to make a birthday card for my niece (the one on the picture on the fluffy lavender heart). OMG, I really struggled with this one as I am rubbish at children's cards... I also really wanted to incorporate this week's theme...and as a result is ran disgracefully late for the challenge! I know, shame on me! Oh well...

So here's my card. I wanted to take myself back to the days when I used to believe in fairies...oh those were the days! :) Having said that, my DH and I believe there are fairies in our house, especially when the washing up seems to get secretly ;) So anyway, I wanted to try and bring that slighlty magical and sparkly feeling back...

The fairy is a digital stamp, can't remember where I got it from, coloured with brush markers and highlighted with glitter glues, accompanied by some traditional hand stamping and my fav distress inks ;).

It's a gatefold card (hence entering JUGS #59) tied up with a ribbon with "happy birthday" wording on it. I used it as an embellie and a sentiment at the same time, how's that for multitasking lol ;). Also entering Stamp Something - Nov Somehing digi.

Thanks for looking and your sweet comments ;) xxx.


Andrea M said...

Joanna this is gorgeous!!!! I'm sure your niece will love it! You've done such a lovely job with the whole scene - love the distress inks. They create such a beautiful glow around the fairy! You made me a believer :)

Great take on the gate fold challenge! Thanks for playing along with Just Us Girls!

Kimberly S said...

Oh how pretty Joanna! The colors are lovely, and the background turned out gorgeous! Of course I love faeries too. Sure wish they would come in and secretly do my cleaning when they're done with yours. lol

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

So beautiful and whimsical, I am sure your niece will LOVE it!

Jo said...

What a pretty image! Your colouring is lovely!

Nigel said...

This is beautiful, the background has a wonderful glow to it.

As for the faeries, keep on believing :)

Cheryl said...

Joanna, this is lovely! You colored it so beautifully. Thank you for adding it to the post.

Carol Q said...

beautiful colouring, it really glows Joanna.

Tracey said...

Beautiful card Joanna, really magical & I love the colours :)

Have a great week.

Stampin' Pam said...

Beautiful image - what a lovely card for your niece. I DO believe in fairies - they DO wash up my dishes or laundry occasionally :-))))

Thanks for trying the JUGS' technique challenge this week! :-)

Tameko said...

Joanna, this card is lovely. Wonderful coloring, and embellishments.

Papertrails by a paper lover said...

such a beautiful card!

Susan Allan said...

So pretty, Joanna and very beautifully made. I love it....takes me back to when my children were very young!
Sue xx

Kathryn B said...

Lovely fairy! Great job on the gate fold challenge this week!

Thanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls this week!


A beautiful card Joanna - the image is stunning and I love the background scene you've created.
x Sylvia x

Hels Sheridan said...

Very pretty card Joanna x

SuzanneK said...

Gorgeous as always, your work never ceases to amaze me. Hugs Suzanne x

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