Friday, August 5, 2011

Whimsie Doodles- Counting Sheep

This week the Lily Pad crew got to play with Whimsie Doodles digital images and another "Kathy's Lily Pad Palette".


I loved the sweet little "Counting Sheep" image by Whimsie Doodles and the color palette was perfect to make a card for my son and daughter-in-love to welcome their first baby later this month.


Working with digital images allows for so many more options, I'm really liking the creative possibilities.
For this card, I opened the image in Microsoft Publisher and sized it to fit my card. Then I printed out 3 images on Neenah Tiara White cardstock.

Here's a little coloring trick I used for the tiny detailed areas: I opened the image in Paint and digitally added custom colors to the clock face, sweet dreams and the hearts, circles and stars on the bottom. Since I don't have a really steady hand to color in the details this gave me really clean color in those tiny parts of the image.

I printed 2 of this colored version. One became the base of my project which was die cut and embossed with Labels Twenty by Spellbinders.

After I colored the rest of the image with Copics I cut out the clock, clock face, the roof part with the sheep and the clouds and stars separately. Everything was layered with foam tape to give dimension.

The card base is Neenah Desert Storm cardstock that was stamped with Hero Arts Designer Woodgrain then clear embossed. I gave it a white wash look using the direct to paper technique with Vintage Cream Palette Hybrid ink. After assembling everything with a sweet ribbon I gave the sheep some dimension with Rock Candy Stickles.
Make sure to check out Lily Pad Cards to see all of the projects by the Design Team and play along with this Lily Pad Palette color challenge.

~ 2 Corinthians 5:17 ~
"Anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person.
The old life is gone; a new life has begun!"
blessings,
nancy

20 comments:

  1. Hi Nanc! I was just thinking about you and about to send you a Flickr message. Been missing you lots lately! I sure can see all the love and care that went into creating this fabulous card! Love every detail and wonderful dimension! Hope you're doing well. . .sending lots of hugs to you! :)

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  2. I LOVE this card, even more so now that I see your creative details! It's a perfect card for a new baby! Are we having a boy, gramma? Such a happy time!

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  3. What a sweet, sweet card! I love that little clock, it's adorable.

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  4. Love your card - the detail is adorable and those hints of sparkle are so cute ;)
    Congrats to your son & d-i-l on their imminent arrival!
    Have a lovely weekend, Rx

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  5. This is such a fantastic card Nancy! I've signed up for the Lily Pad newsletter and I just love to scroll down and find your card! When I came to this one it was "WOW"! Okay...it always is! lol I love it! Hope you have a weekend full of JOY, my friend!...Nancy :o)

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  6. That is so beautiful Nancy! I love those colours together and your card is simply adorable! Love the woodgrain background!

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  7. Beautiful card, Nancy. I love the layers and the image is adorable.

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  8. Nancy, this is absolutely gorgeous! Love the image and the coloring. Hugs.

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  9. I love everything about this card! The shape of the focal piece fits perfectly with that image! I am going to have to grab that clock! And thank you for the coloring tips!!!

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  10. what a delightful card Nancy. I'm sure the new parents will adore it. Neat trick too about the colouring

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  11. Wow Nancy there is so many details, love your coloring and the way you used the color challenge. Love the delicate flowers on your blog too. Hugs to sweet you, Kathy

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  12. This made me smile big time Nancy, I just love how it took me back to my childhood and those nursery rhymes...Hugs!

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  13. Nancy, this is perfect matched with the woodgrain background! Thanks for stopping by my blog and I am glad you did because now I can be inspired by you! :-)

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  14. Nancy this is so sweet! I love all your details. Thanks so much for the inspiration - will have check this cute little digi :-)

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  15. Nancy,

    BEAUTIFUL!!!

    Would make a beautiful Birth Announcement to Grandma Nancy! :)

    LouAnn

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  16. OK!! That birdhouse is just too sweet, I had to look very carefully to see all the inviting details! A lot of work you put into the design as well! See you soon!

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  17. So precious, Nancy - so much love tucked in this sweet card! Thanks for sharing!

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  18. I love this!!! So clever and cute! Wonderful design and fab card!

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