Thursday, July 15, 2010

PaperPlay Challenge - Sandie's Sketch

This week the challenge at PaperPlay is to make a card using this great sketch designed by Sandie.



The prize this week has kindly been sponsored by Meljen’s Designs.

I made a new home card using one of Meljen’s Designs' adorable digital images called Garden Bird House. Now this is the kind of birdhouse I’d love to have in my garden, little love birds and vines included!



Stamps:- Meljen’s Designs (Garden Bird House), Hero Arts (Flourish Background & Clouds)

I coloured the image with pencils, added glossy accents to the ladybird, gems to the flowers, a heart pearl to "HOME" and touches of diamond stickles here and there. The “tweet home” is a Word font – Comic Sans MS. The Flourish Background is embossed in white on the white background.



I printed off the Garden Bird House image in a few different sizes and for my first attempt at making a little mini book used one on the cover. Instructions on Japanese bookbinding can be found in Lisa's video here on the Hero Arts blog. It’s fun making these little mini books and hopefully next time I won’t have to keep starting and stopping the video as I go along!


Stamp:- Meljen’s Designs (Garden Bird House)


I'm using the book to house information on our home. It contains\will contain information on each room (floor size, window size, amount and colours of paints used etc) so instead of having to measure up and estimate quantities any time we decorate, the info will always be there in this book.

I’m sure you’ll have fun with Sandie’s sketch and am looking forward to seeing your creations!

13 comments:

Dawn said...

Lovely card Heather... and I like your little book. Great idea to keep all those details in one place.

Patricia said...

So cute card I love it and your little book is so beautiful too =P

Sarah said...

Beautiful cards! Love how you used the cloud stamp in the first one and wonderful coloring!

Lin said...

I love your card, Heather! Love all the panels, too, may have to have a go at this challenge! Great idea for a book, too!

Rosemary said...

i love that birdhouse too! your card is beautiful and i love that sketch. i think i'm going to have to try to play along this week! your book is simply sweet!

alexandra s.m. said...

Love your card! So refined!
TFS!!

Tiffany said...

Wow! So delightful, perfect summer cards, such a sweet image!

Evonne said...

hi Heather, I love your card for this weeks challenge. Welcome to Paperplay - sorry I wasn't around to welcome you when you started! It's a great team though!

Julie M said...

Gorgeous card and book, Heather. I love that image - and the cloud stamp is a perfect match with it. Lovely crisp colours and colouring too.

Julie x

Suzanne C said...

Great idea (about the book for home info) and so adorable! Beautiful coloring.

Sandie said...

I just adore this card, you really rocked that image. Love it!!

Monika Reeck said...

I love this Images and your coloring sooo adorable dear...love your mini Book too so sweet...you are a talented lady my dear...love your creating :) hugs...

Deirdre said...

Heather, your cards are stunning. Love what you did with Melissa's images.... beautiful.

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