Saturday, May 15, 2010

My First Shadow Box Card and Paper Piecing

Happy Saturday Everyone! What a beautiful sun shinning day! So much to be done outside in this beautiful weather but I stayed inside doing cards...I needed to have my fix after a total of 20 days without! Next time I am taking more craft items with me so I won't go through withdrawal like I did this time! Make sure to go to end of post to see my grandchildren creations....totally amazing! Yeppers this is one long posting!

I have been wanting to do a shadow box card and paper piecing forever and so I did both! My digital image is from  Elizabeth O. Dulemba called "Story Time Bears".
  Elizabeth Dulemba writes wonderful children story books and does her own illustrations. She also allows you to download her images in Jpeg form so you can color them too! What a great artist who allows others to share her skills!

I am entering this card into two challenges: First one being with Teddy Stampers which requires you to use the sketch to the right. And Flutter By Wednesdays which requires a butterfly, fairy or angel on the card and this weeks challenge is paper piecing.

Danni the owner of Flutter By Wednesdays does an excellent tutorial on paper piecing. Here is the link that shows you how to do a shadow box. Finally my card!

Isn't it awesome! Side view

I love this card and will probably never give it away for it is my first of two new techniques to me!  I printed out two of the images but in different sizes. I cut the bears away from the moon and I paper piece the moon with a photo I found online! (I hope this counts!) I added a whole lot of Diamond Glaze to the moon. The butterflies were made with Martha Steward butterfly punch and covered with butterfly stickers. Whatcha think? Hope you like it as much as me!!

And these are the colorings my grandchildren did!! The first one is by Abbie who is four years old. I was amazed in how she colored everything gray except for the face and bunny and then colored them separately.

Is it amazing to me because I am grandma? Remember four years old!
The second one is by Travis who is nine years old! This is the first time he ever picked up a Copic marker and the only thing I showed him how to do was take the cap off and brush nib. He did the rest totally by himself.  I only had certain images with me so the hat is a little too large....I was in awe watching him for he was so focus and total concentration on his coloring.  Look at the tennis shoes and shoe strings, feather and trim on the hat! This looks better then some of the ones I do now!! He not only picked the images to color ...he also cut them out mostly by himself. .I was in awe!

Grandma signing off now! Thank you for looking and the kids will be looking to see whatcha say!


Amy said...

Awww!! Colleen the kids colorings are PRICELESS!!! I save almost every picture Emma and Noah is just perfect reminders to me that they are still so little...I LOVE it! And your card is GORGOEUS BTW!!

Lisa said...

Wow Grandma Colleen! What a great card, thank you so much for the tutorials also! I love the shadow box cards and now I can try it! I love yours, the little bears are wonderful!
The kids coloring is fantastic! You should be proud! It looks like they are going to be as talented as their grandma!

Lelia Pierce said...

Too cute! I love this card! Thanks for playing at Flutter By Wednesday!


Sharon Keanly said...

A delightful card Colleen. Thanks for joining in the challenge at Teddy Stampers. Look forward to seeing you again. hugs Sharon

Annie said...

I love the cute teddy bear on your card with the little butterflies too! thanks for joining us at Teddy Stampers.
hugs, annie x

scrappinqueen1 said...

Very pretty blog! I'm on the DT at Colorful Creations and SSC. Congrats on being Designer of the month!!

dsell660 said...

wow, what a beautiful card

A Cards Delight said...

Thank you everyone for the sweet words! I take it very much to heart!

Cherie said...

Hi Colleen, You did an amazing job with the sketch, your card is awesome and so is the colouring that your grandchildren did. Well done Abbie, I love your little rabbit. Awesome colouring Travis especially the jeans, a budding artist. My grandaughter is 9 and she loves to colour too.
Thanks for joining in the fun at teddy stampers.
Love Cherie

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