Monday, September 01, 2014
Birthday princess ~ TEW Challenge #14
Holy Toledo Mosquito! I have three posts today...hope you don't get sick of me. Since it it the first of a new month, The East Wind Freebie Challenge begins today. That's the one where the entire DT uses the same image that is free to subscribers of the newsletter. Our image this month is Baby Aurora: Birthday Princess and she is sweet!
I coloured Baby Aurora with Prismacolor pencils and cut her out with a Spellbinders Labels One die, darkening the outside edge with Tumbled Glass Distress ink. It was then matted with black cardstock and popped up on foam tape. Red gems were added to her lovely crown and the word princess was spelled out in letter stickers.
The background began with Mary Engelbreit paper which suited the theme beautifully. It was matted in black cardstock and adhered to a white card base. Red gems and black half pearls were added to the design for sparkle and dimension. I had auditioned several other embellies before settling on these but they all detracted from the background and image. A scalloped border was punched from black and adhered below the large crowns in the center of the design. This added interest and visual weight, as well as tying the center into the top and bottom black bands, therby moving the eye through the card.
The sentiment from Create With TLC was printed on white cardstock, cut with Spellbinder's Dec Mega rectangles Large die, and matted in black. It was then popped up with two layers of foam tape to elevate it above the image.
Thanks for joining Aurora and me today. Your fine company is always appreciated. When you get a chance, stop over at The East Wind blog to see the fabulous renditions of this sweet image by my talented teammates. We would love to see you play along with our Birthday Princess challenge at The East Wind whether you use the freebie or not. Hope to see you there!
I am entering this card in the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create ~ #87 Anything Goes
Robyn's Fetish ~ #227 Use a Digi
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge ~ #44 Anything Goes
Brown Sugar ~ #109 Anything Goes
Creative Corner ~ Anything Goes
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards ~ #72 BINGO (die cut, pearls, yellow) the pearls are tiny and black on the circles at the top and bottom of the image.
Life is good; so is art.