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Monday, June 5, 2017

It's "Girls, Girls, Girls" time at Let's Craft and Create...

I love the challenge this month at Let's Craft and Create. After all, who doesn't like to make girly cards? None of you? That's what I thought! :)

To begin, I reached into my card parts box and found an image that had been languishing there for...ahem...years! I am sorry I can't give credit to the creator of the image, since I had no idea back then that I'd have a blog and would be sharing it online. If you happen to recognize this image and know the artist or company that produced it, please let me know and I will credit them.

Awwww...isn't she sweet? I love the retro look of this image. I tried to use some retro shades from my ProMarkers to color her. I think my favorite part of this image are her droopy little socks and Mary Jane shoes. I used a Lifestyle Crafts scalloped oval die to cut out my image and a piece of lace from my stash to add a little texture behind it.

Don't you think that along with her dress, her hairstyle is also reminiscent of the 1940s and '50s?  I have pictures of myself as a small girl in the 1950s, and my dresses and hair weren't much different.

My rose and leaves were made with three different unbranded dies. One  spiral die for the rose petals, another spiral die for the yellow center (only part of the spiral was used here), and another die for the leaves.

I've inked the edges of the flower petals and leaves and added a flat-backed pearl to the center of my flower.

My little tag was made with a Sizzix die from this set. I absolutely love the entire set because it is so versatile with the various sizes and shapes of tags.

For the inside of my card, I cut another Lifestyle Crafts scalloped oval and used my computer to add a sentiment.

My daughter recently needed a birthday card for her little niece on her husband's side of the family, and I just wish I had finished this card earlier so she could have used it.

Here's one last look at my card and the box-type envelope I made for it (so as not to crush the rose).

Now it's YOUR turn. I'm certain you've already got a "girly" card in the works, so finish it up and enter it into our next challenge over at Let's Craft and Create--#126: Girls, Girls, Girls. I can't wait to see what you create. I am always inspired!

Thanks so much for stopping by, and remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day.


designbydonna said...

That is such a sweet little girl image. Beautiful coloring. She is perfect for that scalloped oval. Your rose looks so real. Love the way you repeated the oval inside.

Glittered Paws said...

OH - what a darling image - so retro and colored up so beautifully. Love all the little special accents you used on her.

Darnell said...

Awwww, she sure is sweet! She was too pretty to languish in your box for one second longer!! It's a beautiful vintage card, Cheryl, which you took over the top with the addition of the gorgeous rose! Hugs, Darnell

Shanna said...

I've got a very special request for you! We have our neighbor girls 6th birthday next week Thursday. She loves anything girly and she loves animals like cats and dogs. Ready, set.......GO!!!!!!!! :)

Hannelie said...

Classic Cheryl ! beautiful coloring!