Saturday, 8 January 2011

A Dream of a Life

Made my card for a Retro Challenge at Mo's Digital (amongst others). I chose the 60's and thought this image perfect, this is me exactly, reading and dreaming. My family often referred to me at 'The Dream' and I can tell you they meant it as no compliment lol. I was always reading, even while walking along the road, and once walked into a lamp-post....and no! it didn't cure me lol.

This is a Funky Fold Card, not my first exactly, just not shown the others yet. Photo (not a good one again), in it's upstanding state below. I found a tutorial to make this fold through another blog, you can find it at Sweet Designs By Cheryl here. It's super easy to follow and at the moment my favourite fold. 

 I've had this DP for a long time and been dying to use it, it seemed perfect for a funky fold card lol. Added some strips of transparent sticker (from one of my new scrapbook sets) along the borders, and edged all around the card with promarker again.
 I layed up the image after being inspired by Debby at A scrapjourney, you can find her great blog here. In a way it took away some of the 'colouring stress' I often feel. I knew I had two goes at getting it right, made it more enjoyable. I'm definitely going to use this technique again. 

A close up of the image

Hope you can see the layering in this one.

To embellish I cut out lots of the funky ovals from the paper, dampened them and gave them a good scrumble....very theraputic. When dried I layered them and fastened them with a brad - as the flower centre. The brads are really, I mean really old. I funked them up a little with a Sakura glaze pen. I'm going to drag out all my old boring brads and give them a make over too. Added a few more brads  about the card and to finish a greeting from another sheet of my new scrapbook stickers.

My Receipe...
Image - Mo's Digital Pencil (between)
DP - Basic Grey
Card stock - Scrapbook sheet from stash
Stickers - Scrapbook stickers from Craft Creations.
Colourants - Promarkers
Brads - Old Stash

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:-

DP2 Challenge ... Go Retro
2Sisters Challenge... Getting Girly
Allsorts Challenge ... Fancy Fold
Basic Grey Challenges ... Dots and Spots
Sweet Stampin Challenge ... Try Something New (layering image)
Delicious Doodles Challenge ... Try Something New (ditto)
Rainbow Lady's Challenge ... It's All New to Me (ditto)
Woodward USA Clear Stamps ... Use something New (Scrapbook Stickers)
The Creative Cottage Challenge ... Something New (ditto)
Sassy Studio Designs ... New (ditto)
Moving Along With The Times ... Old Stash (brads), New Stash (Stickers)
Our Daily Bread Challenge...Something Old (Brads) Something New (Stickers)
Stamp Something... Use a Digi
Catch The Bug Challenge ... Anything Goes


Larisa said...

Oh, So bright adorable card))) Very nice image!!! Love this bright way of cardmaking))) All details are great!

Dorcas said...

LOvely, Lin! You're right, it fits the retro theme at Mo's perfectly! I'm glad you could join in. You did a really good job with the coloring on this. :-)

Regan said...

Fun card! I'm definitely feeling the psychedelic vibe! :) I love Mo's images and you did a phenomenal job coloring this one!

Pami said...

Hi Lindy, what a great card this is! I was a bit of a book worm as well when I was little my head was always buried in a book! Thanks for sharing with us at MAWTT this week. Pami x

Crafting Joanne said...

What a fabulous card Lindy, loving the vibriant colours.

Thank you for joining us over at CYDA for our 'Anything Goes' challenge.


Joanne x

Amanda R said...

Almost psychedelic so you picked a good era! I know what you mean about loving to read, I use to get in trouble all the time cause that was all I did, not so much anymore, now I make cards!

Jodie Mackrell said...

adorable card! thank you for joining this weeks Bugaboo challenge at Catch the Bug!

Ulina /Apricot Bubbles said...

Great card, Lin! Love everything about it!

Pat said...

Oh fun!!!!! I love this little image...she's on my "to buy" list!! And your DPs perfectly showcase this little sweetheart!! Great idea for the circle "flowers"...and your story about walking into the lamp post crakerd me up!! Love the sentiment too! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Mo's DP2 Challenge Blog!! Pat Frank

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Wow, this is such a fun card and all of the detail is awesome!!! Thanks for taking the time to play along in our first Shining the Light Challenge for the new year over at ODBD. Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Francie G. said...

Such a sweet image! Wonderful coloring, dp and colors! Wonderful!

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

wonderful, bright, girlie card. I knew instantly that was a Mo image. I love her work to. Bugaboo and Mo and Meljen designs are my 3 top favorite. You did her proud. Thanks for sharing.

Cindy Gay said...

The funky ovals are the best! Very unique.

~ Kendra ~ said...

Beautiful card! Love the colors you used! I found your blog through Feline Playful.


Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Great card, very bright and colourful and I just love the image you have used. Love your homemade flowers too - very funky !!

Thank you for joining us at BasicGrey Challenges this week.


Jo xx

Claire said...

Wow,beautiful card. The colours are goregous! Thanks for joining us at Rainbow Lady's Challenge and good luck
Claire xx

Teri said...

Really funky card hun, love your colouring!
Thank you for playing along in our Delicious Doodles Challenge this week, and good luck!
Teri x

Rainbow Lady said...

Very funky and retro love it. Great image and colours too. Thanks for sharing Love Cynthia x

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

Hi Lindy

This is a stunning card!
I love the colour combo and the flowers are just fab!

Thanks for joining in the fancy fold challenge this week at Allsorts

Emma xxx

Netty said...

This is just adorable. Love the pink colours and the fold is really fab, I can see why it's your fave! Thanks for joining our Gettin Girlie challenge at 2 Sisters. Good luck in the draw. Annette xx

Elaine L. said...

The perfect "60's" look! I love the fold and all the psychedelic patterns and bright colors. Glad you joined us in Mo's Challenge.

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Oh Lindy ... this is so funky and so cute!! Thanks so much for joining us at Delicious Doodles! Hope to see you again next challenge!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Such a sweet image!! Love your coloring and colors! Thanks for joining ODBD Shining the light challenge this week!

CraftyC said...

Gorgeous card, so colourful.Thanks for taking part in this weeks Sweet Stampin Challenge!

Rica said...

Gorgeous card Lindy, it has a real 60's feel to it with those papers and how you've embellished it.
Love Mo's adorable image.

So glad you could join us at Basic Grey.
hugs Heather xx

Priyanka said...

oh u r very different and talented person,yeah I feel it, the colouring is outstanding, and yeah the DP is also fabulous, really a stunning one.hats off.

Joanna K said...

Hello, I found you trough Feline Playful and I am now following you ;) I missed the chance to join in the fun with the linky thinggy on time, but if you'd like to visit my blog too, I would be delighted! ;)

This is an amazing card, I love the yummy colours and the image is so sweet!

Happy and crafty New Year!
Joanna x

Dazie said...

Such a bright and beautiful card!

Thanks for joining us over at CYDA!

Nannieflash said...

Wow Lindy this is gorgeous I love your card design and your colouring is fabulous. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Hazel (Didos) said...

Hi, Ah this is a super card, it looks great. Thanks for joining in with us on MAWTT and Rainbow Lady this week Hazelxoxo

Suzie McFloozy said...

Fabulous and super funky - I love it x
Thanks for joining in with us at the creative cottage challenge blog x
((hugs)) Suzie xx

jackiescrafts said...

Wow I love your card it's so bright and cheerful
Thanks for joining in at CYDA this time

Jackie x

Rachel Hope said...

So fun!! Thanks for playing along with the Woodware USA "Something New" Challenge!

Dawn B. said...

This is super.. Your ovals from the dp are terrific.. Great job. Thanks so much for joining us at Mo's this week.

dj1952 said...

Great card Linda! I still didn't get an email about it, I just saw your link to several of the challenges I added my card to. Are you using It used to be a different one than yahoo. I love to leave a message if I'm on line. I love the colors you've used. Wow, it's fantastic. Hugs, dj

Jen said...

Fun card, great colours. Thank you for joining us at Rainbow Lady's challenge.
Jen x

Annemaritta said...

Argh! My post disappeared!!! Ok, from the start...

Your colouring is utterly beautiful, those shadows on her feet, how pillow actually looks like a pillow because you have made it stand up. Layers are very clever and makes it more lively.

(60's colours and fashion makes me shiver, but your card makes it look nice time!)

((60's music is xxxxxxxxxxx)

Melissa S. said...

Love your card. The coloring is just beautiful and I love everything else about it. Thanks for shareing with us at Bugaboo this week.

Sara said...

So cute, thanks for playing along with SSD!

Silke Ledlow said...

Toooooo cute for words! Awesome coloring on this sweet image! Love this card!!! Thank you for playing the ODBD Challenge with us! Hugs ~S~

ElizabethR said...

Love that image she is great. Thank you for joining us at Rainbow Lady's challenge. Elizabeth x

♥ Lydia ♥ said...

WoW! Funky in fold and funky in look too! It's great!
Thanks for playing along at Mo's this week x

Carol Ann said...

A lovely cheerful card and such a sweet image. Thanks for playing along at CYDA this time.
Carol Ann xx

Giò said...

WOW!!!! Your card make me smile!!! It's so joyful and bright!!!!
Thanks for joining us at Basic Grey challenge this week!!!
Hugs, Giò

Lindsey said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at sweet Stampin this week x

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