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 

25 comments:

  1. 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!

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

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

    The Journey is the Start

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

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

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  6. 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

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


    Anne

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  8. 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}

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

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

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

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  12. Fabulous image and I just love those papers.

    Kath x

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

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

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

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  16. Such an adorable card, gorgeous too.
    luv
    Debby

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  17. 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

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

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  19. 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

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

    xx coops xx

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  21. 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!

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  22. 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

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

    Thanks for joining us at Sparkles and the Alphabet Challenge.

    Helen N x

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  24. 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

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

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