Sunday, June 30, 2013

Something whimsical

I think earlier this week I promised more red, white and blue cards if you came back.  Well guess what? I am here to deliver on that promise!  I have a card that I just adore that I want so share with you today.  I LOVE the cute digi image from Whimsie Doodles, it is so...well...whimsical! :)  I am so stuck on cute if you hadn't noticed.  I think it is partially to do with my daughter...she is cute and likes cute things.  This particular little image also reminds me a little bit of her.  :)

I have just discovered Whimsie Doodles myself and I am pretty stinkin' happy about that. This particular digi was free, they have quite a few freebies in their library, which is awesome.  I like how that gives you a chance to work with the product before you buy you know.

So this card has a bit of cute but also some shabby chic to it and I like that effect for this card.  I lots of different elements, some that I've been holding onto for a while, like the ribbon and the iridescent pearl paint I added over her shirt for just a little shimmer.  I used my snowflake embossing folder (SU!) because it looks just like fireworks and then brushed it with a darker blue (Brilliant Blue) and that was just the effect I wanted.
I made this for the Whimsie Doodles June Challenge- the theme is Summer Fun.  What is
more summery than The 4th of July here in America?  Not much really!  So this is a perfect fit for that challenge.  The winner of the challenge not only gets a free digi, but is also considered for the Guest DT spot in September, which is super cool!

I am also entering this into the new Challenge over at House of Cards.  The theme is cute and fun and the colors are shown here.  What a lovely insipration photo, and looks yummy too!

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13 comments:

Rose said...

oh she is a cutie with her fun sparklers :)

Noelle said...

she is adorable! Hope you have a fabulous Fourth! :)

Judy Rozema said...

Super adorable! Love the shabby elements in this, Katie!

Kara Lynne said...

She is so cute, and that background is a wonderful reflection of fireworks! I have two girls so cute is always a winner in this home!

wienerhoneymooners said...

Hey you! This looks good for the House of Cards NEW Blog Challenge too. Perfect Colors!!

Oh good luck on the DT & Digi!!!

Mynnette said...

She is a DOLL!!! LOVE the fun texture and all those great embellies, too! THANK YOU so much for joining in our first challenge at HOC and I hope you join us again soon!!! Mynn xx

~amy~ said...

What a cute free digi...love your coloring!

Sue Butler said...

Hello Katie
Gorgeous image, and thank you so much for joining us at House of Cards, we are so thrilled you did, I love the embossed Bg it is striking juxtaposing the Red layer.
Smiles:)
Sue

Ruth M said...

Definitely cute and fun Katie, what a happy card you made with that sweet image! Thanks so much for playing along with our very first House of Cards challenge and we'd love you to join us each week! Ruth x

Vannessa said...

Oh your little girl is definitely fun and cute and perfect for celebrating 4th July! Thank you so much for joining in our very first challenge at House of Cards. Hope to see you again for the next card making style next week.

Hugs, Vannessa
HOC DT

Rocky said...

Great fun card, love that embossed background too. Thanks for joining us on our first challenge at House Of Cards.

Macarena said...

This is so sweet! I love the dolly and the embossed background. Thanks for playing along with our very first House of Cards challenge and hope see you next week :-) Hugs, Macarena.

Shannon White said...

Too CUTE! Love the layout and fun textured BG too! So glad you could join us at Whimsie Doodles! 8-)