Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Go Fly a Kite!

A crafting friend stamped up this image for me that long ago I can't remember when!
Found it amongst a drawer full of pre-stamped and printed out image snippets and decided it was high time they were coloured.
Have tried to keep the overall look of this card a bit 'in-betweeny' - not too fussy (cos it's for a boy) and not too CAS (as I thought it'd be a good card for a child).

I CONFESS - the papers were printed and not used from the paper mountain.............. {sigh} - naughty step for me.

Papers matted onto blue cardstock. (Thebackgrounds of the papers look a little creamy/pink in the pic here but in real life they are stark white)
Image coloured with Distress Inks
Sentiment (which I think is from a Papermania set) stamped in Stazon Midnight Blue
Red and Blue twine  and the buttons from my stash and the inside decorated to match.

Challenges -
Alphabet Challenge - K for Kites
One Sweet Challenge - Red/White/Blue
Sparkles Forum - Summer Fun
Crafty Bloggers - Red/White/Blue
Paper Girls - Red/White/Blue
Sentimental Sundays - Red/White/Blue
Opus Gluei - Ribbon or Twine
My Craft Spot - Birthday
Incy Wincy -  Summertime Activities

Hope the sun is shining where you are - have a great day whatever you're doing. x 


Electra said...

This is delightful, don't you just love having pre-stamped images you can reach for? Your patterend paper choices could not be better, it has such a light and airy feel to it! Love the pennant. Thanks for joining us at Opus Gluei!

Carole said...

Love this design Viv and your colouring of that image is super.Liking the twine and buttons too!

aussie aNNie said...

Pre stamped images are so handy and love this result.xx
aNNie ♥

The Journey is the Start

Sue said...

Just the right image for a windy day like today Viv.Love your card.
Sue :)

SARN said...

Brilliant male child's card there Viv. I particularly like all the string and knots you embellished with.
Hugs, Darn Sarn xxx

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Viv. I love the image, fabulous papers and the way you have added the twine with the buttons looks so effective.
Sue xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Lovely card for a make Viv,,, love the the nostalgic image
I can remember doing this in his short trousers


Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow this is a stunning design. Just love the image and how you tied the twine around the flag. Wonderful design papers too.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Suze Bain said...

A super image Viv and I really love your use of the twine and buttons. Xx

Wendy said...

Gorgeous card Viv, love how you have used the twine and buttons looks fab.
Wendy xx

Meggymay said...

Beautiful card Viv, the image is super, he looks like he is having fun.
Yvonne x

Kathleen said...

Fabulous image and I just love those papers.

Kath x

Rachael Evans said...

Beautiful layout and image. Perfect for our red, white and blue challenge. Thanks for sharing this with us at Sentimental Sundays x

Irish Cherokee said...

Great image and card Viv. You put a really great card around it. Nice colors for a child.

Jackie said...

Wonderful card, very suitable for a child. I love your printed papers :o)
Jackie xx

debby4000 said...

Such an adorable card, gorgeous too.

Jules said...

I have a mountain like that too! We can sit together LOL!

You can leave the naughty step now though Viv because you have used them!! I may have to stay there for a couple of years LOL!!!

Gret finished card and I love the image.

Hope you are having a good week.

Love Jules xx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

What a wonderful image Viv, has a really nostalgic feel to it. Lovely choice of papers to complement. Susan x

Pat said...

A great boy's card Viv, and definitely has that vintage feel with the red, white and blue colour and the clever way you have used the twine. x

coops said...

stunning male card viv.i love the vintage image and your colour combo is fab ;D

xx coops xx

Rosemary said...

Love how you made your prestamped image into such a lovely card. This could work for any child and is so whimsical, colorful, and bright that they'd love it. It just says summertime fun to me. Beautifully composed and I loved that you got all tied up with us at Opus Gluei! I hope you return for more challenge themes with us!

Tammy said...

Adorable card Viv! I love that image and it's colored beautifully, fabulous twine too! Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog!
Tammy x

Helen said...

Love it - great design and the colours work really well.

Thanks for joining us at Sparkles and the Alphabet Challenge.

Helen N x

Cazro said...

Hi Viv, Wow, what a wonderful find in your stash, the image is perfect. Wonderful choice of the colour palette, loving your embellishments. Thanks for sharing with us at Sparkles and for the letter K at Alphabet Challenges. Cazro

Charity said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this image
Thanks for linking up with the Paper Girls