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Sunday, 7 September 2014

Special Friend

When I saw this image about in Ching-Chou Kuik's Etsy store I just had to have it.  The image is called "Papillon".  It reminded me so much of a friend's chihuahua she lost a few years back so I used my Graph'it pens to colour the image to look like my friend with Chi-Chi.  It took some time to get the colouring right but I got there in the end and was pleased with the end results.  Around the image I used a See D's dotty stamp and distressed the edges with Tim Holtz's Peeled Paint distress ink.
I recently bought a lovely Tim Holtz doily die so this has been cut and inked with Tim Holtz's Tumbled Glass distress ink and I have threaded through some pink satin ribbon.

The backing papers I have used are a freebie from a magazine and are by Nitwits.

I have finished the card off with some crochet lace, stick pins, Craftwork Cards die-cut sentiment and a flower made out of tissue paper, scrunched and some Stickles added to it.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Incy Wincy - Cute critters
Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Paper September Challenge - Anything goes
Melonheadz - 2 or more dies
Papertake Weekly - Anything goes with the option to recycle/reuse (I have recycled the pink satin ribbon as it came as some loops on a new T-shirt)
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Cute Card Thursday - Rainbows (lots of different colours used on my card)
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything goes
Pattie's Creations - Dog or cat
Graph'it Challenge - Amazing hair
Brown Sugar Challenge - Use lace
Suzy Bee's Blooming Challenge - Anything goes
Di's Digi Designs - All about animals
The Ribbon Girl - Add ribbon
Robyn's Fetish - Anything goes
One Stitch at a Time - Anything goes with a die

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22 comments:

Sandi said...

Thanks for playing in our "Dog OR Cat" Challenge #99!
Sandi ♥
DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
and Pattie's shop
Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

KarinsArtScrap said...

this is so very beautiful Kym.
Gr Karin

rachel taylor said...

Hi Kym lovely carrd thanks for sharing with SBBC this week Rachel dt

rachel taylor said...

Hi Kym lovely carrd thanks for sharing with SBBC this week Rachel dt

Marie said...

Very lovely looking card. great image and lovely card design. Adorable. Thanks for joining us over at AUD sentiments this week.
Love n hugs
Marie

Camille Short said...

Darn cute!

cass said...

Very pretty, thanks for joining us this week at Brown Sugar Challenges.

Ileana A. said...

Lovely creation and wonderful layout!
Thanks for playing at Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge "Anything Goes".
Ileanaxx

SAMARA said...

Such a beautiful card! Love the Die you used and your artful use of ink. Great to see you at OSAAT! Best, Samara DT

G-ma said...

Love the card, so cute. Thank you for sharing with us at Pattie's Creation Designs Challenge.

Carolyn
PCDC DT

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

Fabulous friend card. Love the lave and flowers. Thanks for joining us at Melonheadz Friends.

Wendy said...

Gorgeous card.... Thanks for playing along with us at Di's Digi Designs Challenge this fortnight :)
Wendy x

coops said...

so gorgeous kym.i love you blue colours and the image is beautiful :D

xx coops xx

Sandy How said...

Wonderful card, love her gorgeous hair. Thanks for sharing with us at Aud Sentiments this fortnight.
Hugs,
Sandy

Deb said...

YOur card is stunning, what a beautiful image! Many thanks for joining in the Cute Card Thursday Challenge! Debxx

Margreet said...

Georgeous use of dies, Kymm...love the image and your coloring...thanks for playing with us at Melonheadz Friends!
xxx Margreet

Katie Stringer said...

Thanks for joining in at One Stitch At A Time
Good luck
Hugs Katie x

Anjie said...

Fabulous make. Thanks for joining us in our Amazing Hair challenge at Graph’It Markers Colouring Challenge
Anjie (DT)

Wendy said...

Lovely card Kym. Thank you for joining in our Graph'It marker challenge. Wendy x

Eve's Card Designs said...

Lovely colouring and a pretty card to boot! Thanks for joining in with us at Graph'It Marker Challenge! Yvonne (DT)

Hazel said...

Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper September challenge with your super crafting - hope to see you again soon x

Penni said...

Great card with lovely hair colouring.
Thanks for joining in with our Amazing Hair Challenge at Graph'It Markers.
Hugs
Penni
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