Pages

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Little Girls Rule at Crafty Creations Challenges

Sunshine and rainbows and ribbons for hair bows; that's what LITTLE GIRLS are made of!
That's our tag line this week at Crafty Creations Challenges: make a feminine creation for a little girl. Our sponsor this week is A Day for Daisies, and when you see all their sweet images, you may wonder WHAT I was thinking using the one I did. Don't worry, I'll explain! 


I realize this isn't an obvious little-girl card. I made it with a specific girl in mind, however; one who loves flowers and pretty things. I knew these poppies would appeal to her. I printed the image on watercolour paper and coloured the poppies with watercolour pencils. The photo doesn't capture the shimmery background my pale blue Twinkling H2Os added. (It captures the blue, just not the shimmer. :P) Instead of cutting the image out, I ripped the edges along a ruler to give a bit of an artist's canvas look to it. It's then pop-dotted on the red mat on a cream card base.
I will admit: I had a second reason for choosing this particular image. My talented stamping friend Virginia Lu has recently been the inspiration behind a challenge on Lily Pad Cards called Virginia's View. I've meant to play along each time it's been posted, and of course have never managed to squeeze it in. And now this is Virginia's last one! So I was determined to join in. And since this is the inspiration pic:


... it all seemed to be too perfect to pass up. It also just so happens there's a few days left in the Lily Pad flower challenge, too. 
Our winner this week will win a $12 gift card to the A Day for Daisies shop, so why not show us what you think little girls are made of? 


Supplies: cream & red cardstock, watercolour paper, A Day for Daisies Poppies, watercolour pencils, Stargazer Twinkling H2Os, pop-dot tape
Pin It Now!

16 comments:

onecraftymama said...

I love it! It looks like stained glass, how you've coloured it :)

Donelda said...

this is adorable and perfect for the 2 challenges. I know the gal you had in mind will love this!!

Jen W. said...

It's gorgeous! I love your colouring and the torn edges - a perfect touch. And it's perfect for Virginia's View too. :)

acreativeneed said...

I think the image is gorgeous Lindsey, and it does work perfectly for both challenges, so kudos to you!
hugs,Deena

Emily Leiphart said...

What's wrong with choosing this image? I LOVE everything A Day for Daisies has. I love how you coloured this one and the red mat really brings out the red in the daisies!

marilynprestonn said...

Flowers are what little girls love and you showed us a beautiful garden from Tammy's images. I love A Day for Daisies. Good show Lindsey! :)Peggyxo

cardz said...

I love poppies and images of poppies and have set myself the goal of painting a good watercolour of poppies one day. So...I love this little card you have made; the image is lovely as is your colouring.
A very nice choice.
Heather

Kary said...

Lindsey, this is a beautiful card!! I Love the image and the gorgeous colours. Such a happy card!! {hugs}

Barb said...

This is a lovely card! Thanks for playing with us at Lily Pad Cards!

Anita Recksiedler said...

Simply gorgeous! Love how you colored this in! And a ruler, why didn't I ever think of that? :>

Lisa Arana said...

gorgeous lindsey!!! I love the simplicity and how that beautifully colored poppy images is featured.

Virginia L. said...

Oh... Lindsey! This card is absolutely gorgeous!! I love the balance of white space and just the right amount of coloring...Love it!I bet it looks even more gorgeous in real life--just imagine all the shimmering on the blue! Thanks SO very much for playing with us at Lily Pad! xo

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OH MY! I love love love this card--so pretty! GORGEOUS poppies and coloring! I love that this is for a specific little one! I know she will enjoy this card:)

kasia c. said...

Lindsey, this is so pretty! What a gorgeous image you chose, and coloured it so beautifully. :)

Sandy said...

Very, very pretty!!
sandy

Glenda J said...

Really pretty! Love the watercolour and the CAS design. I need to make a card for a little girl... you've inspired me.