Whimsy Stamps ~ You Are Amazing

Hey crafty pals, I'm back with my next 'catch up' post. I am so delighted with this creation. It came together with such ease and was oh so lovely to create. I adore this pretty paper and the paper pad it comes from. I wanted as always, to let the pretty paper feature as much as possible, so rather than layer up different papers, I layered up the same paper, but using frames to create dimension and interest in the finished piece. The base layer is added directly to the card base, then the next layer on one thickness of foam and the next on two layers of foam. I added another layer of foam beneath the image too, so this really does 'pop up' and has lots of interest with the stitched elements on the frame. So simple, yet so effective I think. 

I used the pretty paper as the inspiration for the colouring of this image. I just LOVE the orange flowers on this paper and think the image looks super cute coloured up in orange too. I had a couple of goes at the eyes, because these Some Odd Girl images have amazing large eyes, so you can really play with interesting colouring on those. I started out with a rather more acid green but it didn't look as good as I'd hoped, so toned it down by adding blue over it and it softened to this pretty blue green eye finish.

I really loved colouring this image with the orange. I don't use bright colours enough in my creations. I think I'll go for a yellow creation next! Hehe, watch this space. But seriously, don't you think she's lovely in this happy sunny hue.

Thanks for stopping in today my lovely crafty friends, I'm off to have some SciFi time with hubby, so I wish you a lovely day, whatever it holds for you. It's one of my crafty pals birthdays, so wishing you a gorgeous day Sarah and sending big hugs. Have a lovely week and I'll see you again soon with another crafty adventure xoxo


Chris said…
Lovely image and design- that paper is gorgeous love how you've cut the frame and the backing from the same paper and matched it so perfectly. Your cute image looks lovely in orange- fabulous with her big greeny- blue eyes.
Hope you are feeling better now.
Lorraine said…
This is gorgeous Wendy. The image looks fab especially in that lovely shade of orange and that paper is soooo pretty. Love it
Lorraine x
Dawn T said…
Love layers and texture Wendy and what beautiful colouring on your girl. Just amazing!!!
How gorgeous and delightfully cheerful too Wends - love her eye colour with the orange, and your layering is stunning
Stay safe
Fikreta said…
It's beautiful card!
Sarah said…
Awww, thank you for the shout out and kind words lovely lady!! Hope your recovery is coming along. This is a seriously gorgeous card and yes, those papers are most definitely YUMMY!! You have coloured her beautifully and her eyes are incredible xx
Faye Wynn-Jones said…
Love, love, LOVE this card x
coldwaters2 said…
Hi Wendy I love this beauty the colours and papers as well as the image are delightful. I have been purchasing a few digi image from Whimsy they are just waiting to be coloured up, take care
lorraine x

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