Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Charlotte Sweet Charlotte

Showcasing 'Charlotte' a digi-image from Milk Coffee. 
 Hello Everyone...

Today starts a new Challenge week at Twist of Faith. The main recipe needed is Children.   It's time to use your favorite stamp or digital image showcasing a child or children. And of course include a scripture, uplifting quote/sentiment, or positive verse in your creation.

 This week our Sponsor is Milk Coffee .  They are offering 5 Digi images to the winner of this challenge.
I chose to play with 'Charlotte' a Milk Coffee image and showcase her on a Swivel Card. When I sat to start bringing Charlotte to life in my world of color and paper I thought of when I made my First Communion as a child being brought up Catholic.  The ceremony was celebrated in church after lessons, teachings and prayers were learned. The girls would wear pretty white dresses with pretty white this is how I pictured I was going to set up Charlotte's pretty white paper lace with pretty shoes to match as a sign of purity and giving her life to walking with God.

I placed a Scripture that swivels from the other side behind Charlotte. It's an amazing show-off kind of card. Here is where I got the Swivel Card directions by Sheila Weaver.  If I can do it you can. It is my first and not my last.
I want to share the method I used to get the dress this way. I cut a sheet of parchment paper 8 1/2 by 11 then put repositional glue(this was my first time trying but I will be using regular glue(from glider not liquid) on one side then glued it to a 8 1/2 by 11 white sheet of card stock. You will have to figure out how your printer will feed it. I had to turn my sheet upside down to accept the parchment side up as the printing side. Then picked the Cuttlebug embossing folder pattern I wanted to use. Cut a couple of the Charlotte printed sections and embossed the whole thing because I was going to cut what I wanted. In my case I cut the bird, dress and shoes. I did do a dark gray shadow on the image that is the main card design(original image) before placing the cut pieces(dress,shoes,bird). Apologies for not taking more pictures but hopefully this will get you started. Here is where I got my tutorial on this 3D paper piecing a stamped image. Mariska van de Veer is the teacher on this tutorial showcasing her awesome and beautiful work...check out her blog. Mine are not to be compared but as someone who loves details and making keepsakes.
Supplies Used:
Image - Charlotte by Milk Coffee
Faber Castell pencils, Liquid pearls,
Martha Stewart glitter pens, Butterfly & Lace Border & Edge punch
 Cuttlebug embossing folder
Petalloo white flowers
Recollections: Bling
Inkadinkadoo- stamps(Jesus Loves You, Hope)
Spellbinder Shapebilities, Grand Nestabilities
Recollections- Black and Cream Swirl Design Paper
K & Company/Julianne & Watercolor Bouquet Design paper, puffy butterflies 
On the red-headed Charlotte I made my flowers using:
I loved the parchment paper process and look so much I wanted to make a regular card showcasing sweet Charlotte...well also I could not see parting with the first one...So this other one  is going to be for one of my Sisters. 
I hope you enjoy and give this a try and start following me around to see what fun we try next.

I want to submit both of these cards to:
Sentimental Sundays Challenge#165 Anything with Wings
Crafts for Eternity #134 - Anything Goes

Until next time this Shabby Chic Grannie is out....Bountiful Blessings of our Lord Jesus Christ to you and yours.
Don't forget to come by Twist of Faith this week and join in on the fun. I can't wait to see your creations.


Papercrafting Princess said...

Oh my goodness...they are both beautiful but the first card is STUNNING....I love the design, details and the way you embellished her dress and shoes. Thanks for sharing the tutorial. What a labor of love!

Barbara Rankin said...

OMG, Antoinette. You have outdone yourself. These cards are fabulous and I love the effect you gave the dress. Awesome work!!!

Zella said...

OH MY!!! Both cards are amazing!!!!! I love the swivel card - I'm mega impressed!!! I'm so glad you are part of the Twist of Faith Design Team!!!

Today's Beautiful Moments - Tracey Fehr said...

Antoinette, all I can say is WOW! Both cards are absolutely breathtaking! I've never made a swivel card, but I will have to give this a try've inspired me!

Olga said...

The cards are so cute! Like the form! I guess I'll try to make it too. Thank you for playing with us at Crafts 4 Eternity!

Tracey said...

Beautiful card, I love the embossing :o)
Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays & Good Luck!

Ginny Maxam said...

Hi Antoinette! What beautiful cards you have made to day, I looked at them and thought wow! They are both amazing! So much work put into them!! I love the paper piecing and the dry embossing, what a great idea!!!
Your Sentiment and verse choices were wonderful!!
HAve a great week!

michele said...

Gorgeous cards, thanks for sharing your creation with us at Crafts 4 Eternity. hugs x

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