Sunday, February 21, 2010

Dottie's World Challenge-It's a Small Thing

Hello and Happy Sunday. :o)
I worked really hard this weekend trying to get ahead on all my design work. aaahhhhh feels good to get ahead for once!
This week Lou set the challenge over at Dottie's World...
here is what she asked for:

"Hello Folks, Louise here,
This week I want you to think small, I'd like you to use your Charmed download on a project that is smaller than that which you would normally make.
I won't give any specific dimensions,just think dinky (small :)).......This should be fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!I'll look forward to seeing what you come up with xxxx"

Okay so I tried to go really really really small but it was hard to use my copics on super small images. So I made my card 4x4...which is a lot smaller than my normal 6x6. :o) I hope that works Lou!
The Charmed Download image I used is from the Sugar & Spice collection and you can get it HERE.
I opened the image in Photoshop and then I cropped it (without saving) around the flower part of the image. Then I printed it and used my sizzix/nesties to cut it out in a circle shape.
I also made a mask and then airbrushed a sky background with my airbrush system....LOVE LOVE LOVE my airbrush system!
The paper is October Afternoon-Farm Fresh. I picked it up yesterday at my LSS-they are clearing out a bunch of their paper to make room for new stuff. I got some great deals on paper!
The flower is prima and so is the bling flourish.
The brads are Basic Grey
I made the sentiment on my computer with the font :"Baby Bowser". I printed it off onto vellum paper.

I think that's about it for now-thanks for stopping by. Make sure you head over to the Dottie's World Challenge blog to see what my fellow designer's came up with for this challenge.

Bye for now,
Nicole M Bailey


Blankiefinder said...

What a gorgeous card, Nicole!! I love that paper, I need to find that store! Nothing better than getting super cute paper at great prices! LOL... I have a paper addiction, can you tell? I'm planning a road trip to Calgary soon, I'll have to scope out the stores down there.

Adele said...

Lovely card Nicole, fab the way you have used only part of the image.

I struggled with this challenge at first but really enjoyed it once I got going.


Lisa Jane said...

A brilliant challenge - didn;t take part last week - just had so much to get done , but hopefully will do this week as i like something different.
Lisa ;)

Laurel said...

Aw this is so cute, love OA!

Gunn (Merete) said...

Hello Nicole
This is just so beautiful. I love what you have done with the image. I can fully understand why you love your airbrush system, you do wonder with it..
These papers are so sweet and I really like the font on the sentiment.
Wish you a great week.
Hugs Gunn :-D

Heather said...

Super cute card!! Glad I'm not the only one behide on design work.. :)

Stacey said...

This is ingenious! I love what you have done with this image. Totally thinking outside the box girl, I love it! ♥

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Nicole.

Hugs Riet.xx

Jodie from Oz said...

Nicole, stunning card, love the bright colours and the design is wonderful. Have a great week.
Hugs Jodie from Oz

Kelly Schelske said...

Oh my gosh, ADORABLE Nicole!! Love this!

Anonymous said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
Louly said...

It's simply perfect!!! I love how you've cropped a detail from the image. You know Nicole yo photography is so good, the lighting is always spot on,do you use one of those photography box thingies?