Tuesday, 20 May 2008

A Million Miles Outside of My Comfort Zone......!

My friend at work recently asked me to make 2 cards - one for her nephew (age 6, loves tanks and soldiers) and one for her neice (aged 7, pink & girly and Bratz obsessed!). I haven't started the soldier card yet but made a stab at the girly one last night.........

What do you think?! As you can tell, I decided to follow the Bratz theme. I mounted black and white matted card onto a bright pink card blank. I did a Google search and managed to find a load of Bratz colouring pages on the net. I printed one of them off and coloured using my Whisper pens. I then mounted the image on to the card using (hundreds!) of 3D pads. I downloaded the Bratz font (Funkhouse) and printed a out a '7' and the name 'Emma'. I coloured the 7 with Stickles and doodled a pink border to match the rest of the card. I finished the whole thing with some black ribbon and some black brads.

I am really pleased with how this card has turned out as I have never done anything like this before and it was a very big challenge. I was definately working outside my comfort zone! I was so nervous before I showed it to my friend but she absolutely loved it so I was very relieved!

I fear the soldier is going to be even more of a challenge.............!
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22 comments:

kerry said...

Fab card Stacey! Love the colours you've used & the proportions of the image to lo are spot on!!
I think it does us good sometimes to do things out of our comfort zone, but you'd never guess this wasn't within yours!!!
Kerry xxx

Sonja said...

very cute, great idea to use the image from the net.

Aimee said...

Cool Card!!! I'm sure she will really like it--it really is in the "Bratz" style! I love the rich color too. Have a great day!

PawsN2Stamp said...

Wow....great color combination!! Cute card...she'll absolutely love it!

mel4christ said...

That turned out awesome! Love how the whole card pops with the outline of black. Fab job!

Smiles,
Melanie

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Fantastic card Stacey, Your friends niece is sure to love it. Love the colours and your colouring is fab. Great tunes by the way... just been bopping to Justin! Hugs, Nikki x

Sheila said...

It's amazing how innovative you can get, when you have to do something for someone else,isn't it? Fab card. I also feel slightly anxious when handing over a 'commission'. But you should have more confidence, your cards are great : )

Shell-challenge addict said...

Great card. The colours are fantastic.

Shell - SBS16

debby4000 said...

Brilliant card, just right for a bratz fan.

Sarah said...

Fantastic card!! I really love the colours and layout you've used.
She will love it!
xx :0)

made by fifi said...

brill card bet she will love it - looking forward to seeing your soldier card xx

Janet said...

This is fab Stacey! I have posted something on my blog for you!X

Beth said...

This is fab! Great idea for using a colouring page, she'll love it!

Julie said...

I should think any 7 year old girl would love this, I know my niece would, very well done

Jo said...

The little girl is going to love it....it's fabulous!

kath said...

Fab card Stacey - and the little girl will absolutely love it. Good luck with the boy card

Zoe said...

Great Card Stacey, She'll love it.

Kazza said...

Cool!!! She'll love it :O)

Tracy said...

fab card she is going to love it :)

Terrie B x said...

I think your card is great Stacey...any 7 year old would love it...Have a great weekend:)x

Angela K said...

Great coloring!

craftyscot said...

great card Stacey, I am sure the little girl will adore it
Sharon
x