Friday, February 20, 2015

Little Elf Kia

Hi and thanks for visiting.  Today I made a birthday card that I would like to share with you.

The image I used is Little Elf Kia from Aurora Wings.  I colored her up using Spectrum Noir markers.  To create the sky background I tinted around the image using chalk.

The sketch I used is from the current challenge at Sketch Saturday.

To create my card I started with a 5 x 5 pink base.  Then I cut a piece of pale pink card stock slightly smaller than the base and embossed half of it using a dot embossing folder. It is a little hard to see it in this photo but if you look close enough you can see the piece of white floral vellum that I added to the top of the other side.  I added a piece of pink card stock below the vellum and added a white ribbon between the two pieces.  I backed this in white card stock and added it to my card.

I layered a tiny pink paper flower onto a white paper flower and added a light pink gem to the center. I added leaves that I punched out of sage green card stock and branches that I punched out of white card stock.  I punched 3 mini butterflies out of pink card stock and added one to the flower and two to the image.  I also added crystal stickles to the butterflies, white flower and branches.  I stamped the sentiment onto the bottom of the card and added 3 light pink gems above the sentiment and 3 more to the corner of the vellum. 

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Sketch Saturday: Sketch

Sister Act Card Challenge: Anything Goes

Digi design Challenge: Lots of Embellishments

Sweet Stamps: Happy Birthday

Loves Rubber Stamps: Let It Sparkle

Crafty Sentiments: Bling It On

Papertake Weekly: Bingo (across top) Ribbon - Gem - Punches

Simon Wednesday Challenge: Add a Little Texture (texture is from the embossing)

Word Art Wednesday: Anything Goes

Crafty Gals Corner: Bingo  (diagonal) Rhinestones - Flowers - Ribbon

Inspiration Destination: Anything Goes

Kraftin Kimmie: Anything Goes

Moving Along With The Times: Pink or Lilac and/or Butterflies

Cute Card Thursday: Floral Delight

Scrap and Craft: Birthday

Creative Card Crew: Birthday and Sentiment

In The Pink: Cute As A Button

Digi Choosday: Springtime Colors

Aurora Wings Challenge: My Lucky Colors

Whimsy Stamps: Use a Sentiment

Bunny Zoe Crafts: For The Girls

Craft Your Passion: Anything Goes

Pile It On: Butterflies

Robyns Fetish Challenge: Square Cards

Come And Get It: Birthdays

Whoopsi Daisy: Pretty In Pink

Ooh La La Creations: Add Something Green (leaves)

Aurora Wings Little Elf Kia Digital Stamp

Stampendous Birthday Wish Rubber Stamp Set

Nicole Crafts Pink Card Stock
Nicole Crafts Light Pink Card Stock
White Card Stock
White Flower Print Vellum

Prima White Paper Flower
Studio G Tiny Pink Paper Flower
Crystal Stickles
Darice Light Pink Gems
Darice Basic Expressions 3/8" White Ribbon

Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
Martha Stewart Branch Punch 
Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch
EK Success Leaf Punch

Coloring Tools
Spectrum Noir Pens
PP1, PP3, LV1, LV2, CG1, CG2, DG2, IG2, FS2, GB8, GB10, EB2, TB3
Pebbles Inc Chalk Set - Pastels


cass said...

Pretty card, lovely design. Thanks for joining us at Robyn's Fetish this week for our Square Card challenge

Wendy L said...

This image is so pretty and a great card, thanks for joining us at MAWTT, xxxx

Unknown said...

Adorable image and the layout ROCKS. Word Art Wednesday is hosting our 171st challenge. Thank you for sharing your beautiful art with us. BLESSINGS Carole

Kathy S said...

Wow, this birthday card is a beauty! Whomever gets this is sure going to have a nice surprise. Thanks for joining us at Sketch Saturday - hope you'll come back in the morning to see our new sketch - it's adorable!

Denice said...

A wonderful image! Love how you put your card together...and yep, the vellum is perfectly placed. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Loves Rubberstamps.

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Mary :-) the image is lovely and your colouring is fabulous ! the whole design is so pretty :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Lols x x x

Bettina L. said...

Wow I love this pastel design. Love the sparkled flowers and embossing too. Thanks for playing at Crafty Sentiments and good luck. Hope to see you back tuesday for a new challenge. Bettina GD Member at Crafty Sentiments xx

Céline said...

so gorgeous
thanks for playing with us at di's digi

Michelle said...

Thanks for playing with us at Craft your Passion.
Hope we see you again next challenge.
xxx Michelle (DT)

Tanvi said...

Such a cute image colored brilliantly! Thanks for sharing at Craft Your Passion#249. Good luck!

Hazel (Didos) said...

Oh this is so pretty, Thanks for sharing with us on MAWTT Hazel (Didos) xx

Donna K said...

What a beautiful birthday card! I love all of your elements from the delicate flowers to your wonderful coloring. Thank you for sharing this beautiful design with us at Sweet Stamps this week! Have a lovely Sunday! ~Donna K

Dangina Martinez said...

Fabulous! Loves the gorgeous image and the sparkling flowers! You rocked that image! Thanks for joining Loves Rubber Stamps this week!

Mitzi Sato-Wiuff said...

Mary, this is beautiful! Love your coloring on the image and the great design. Gorgeous! Thank you for joining our challenge at Aurora Wings.

Mitzi xx
Artist/Owner Aurora Wings

Unknown said...

Her eyes have so much expression. Beautiful! Thank you for participating this week in the Creative Card Crew challenge.

Amy A said...

Gorgeous! love the soft color palette and your design showcases that cute image beautifully! Thank you for playing along with us at Inspiration Destination Challenges- We sure hope you join us again!

Amy- DT Inspiration Destination Challenges
{Lil Cutie Creations}

Aunty Sue said...

fab delicate card and thanks for sharing at crafty sentiments this week hope to see you next week.Are you enjoying our new release on the Inspirational blog check them out and leave us some feed back

Unknown said...

Beautiful card, thank you for joining us in our challenge this time at Digi Choosday
*~KateE~* DC DT

Lydia said...

So cute . Thanks for joining us at Loves Rubberstamps.

Lydia said...

So cute . Thanks for joining us at Loves Rubberstamps.

Caz said...

This is lovely...Thank you for sharing with us at Digi Choosday, and good luck.

Caz xx
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Lynne aka Her Craftiness said...

What a beautiful card - love all the attention to detail!!!! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner and good luck!

Samantha A. said...

What a sweet card! I just love the soft colors!
Thanks for playing along last week at Crafty Gals Corner!
Crafty Gals Corner - DT Coordinator
Crafty Gals Corner

BethieJ said...

Thanks for joining us last week at PIO!
Hope to see you again soon!
Have a GREAT day!

julie1 said...

beautiful, thank you for joining us at whoopsie daisy, hope to see you again and good luck xx

cotnob said...

This is a gorgeous card, such a sweet image and pretty pinks.
Thank you for joining us at Di's Digi Designs.

cotnob said...

It's me again, I just popped back to say thank you for joining us at Ooh La La Creations as well.

Michelle J M said...

What a beautiful card, thanks so much for sharing with us at Ooh La La Creations. Michelle x

DonnaMundinger said...

So sweet and feminine, Mary. Love your soft coloring and fab design. Thanks so much for joining our "Lucky Colors" challenge at Aurora Wings. xxD

Lady E said...

Beautiful birthday card and gorgeous image! Thank you for sharing with us at Scrap & Craft and Good Luck!
Lady E Scrap & Craft DT

Rebecca Bradshaw said...

This is such a beautiful card! The image is so sweet and I love those gorgeous sparkly embellishments. Thanks for sharing your creation with us at In the Pink!