Friday, January 25, 2013

A Window View

I took a fun stamp designed by Elisabeth Bell of a little girl sitting outside with flowers.  This stamp is called Lady Bug.  You can see on the top of the card I added some shimmery mica cardstock with designer lace across the top.  I did that to make this card look like a "window," where the lace and die cut across the top of the card are the heading curtain. (lol, for those of you who like me aren't decorators, I am talking about that top part of the curtain that is used to decorate and hide the "curtain bar upon which the curtain slides back and forth or the window mount with the blinds.  Sorry if my terminology is not correct.)   Now, the sweet child is of course sitting outside and the person reading the card sees the child as if they are  "inside" the home looking out the window.
I also added a wonderful sentiment to the card, "There are two lasting bequests we can give our children: one is roots, the other is wings."  Be sure and check out all the wonderful designs that Sweet Pea stamps has by artist Elisabeth Bell!  They are all just as cute at this little girl.

Have a great week and think about creating a card from some unique point of view, be sure and check out the amazing blog candy in the posting below. WOW, there's also a posting on Jan 16th.  The pre-Feb contest for candy is to take the blog candy image on the top right hand column and put that on your blog.  Please direct people back here and let them know about the MONTH long celebration happening at Holley's Blog. Email me when you do it, so you are eligible for the contest!! htondre@aol.com

Cheers, Holley

18 comments:

Caryn S said...

Love the blue lace on this card.

Trish said...

This is a beautiful Elizabeth Bell stamp, sooo cute. Loving the blue lace, is it more of your stash from Turkey? TFS
Hugs,
Trish x

KC said...

this card is so cute! I love that image! elisabeth is amazing! and your coloring is great! awesome senti too!!

jane stillman said...

love the stamp and layout. The sentiment is lovely too

Linda Simpson said...

Beautiful card and love the image. A truly beautiful sentiment too.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Glennis said...

Love the image - I posted your candy pic on my sidebar

Nikki said...

Holley such an adorable card your colouring is just perfect with these colours.
Just wondering do you ever take pics of your craft room cause I'd love to see it where you craft away
hugs Nikki

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

LOL Nikki, you would be so shocked to see the huge mess in which I make crafts. I have a small craft area in the back of the house, but do most of my crafting in the living room area. I also keep crafts in my bed room area. It's a mess! But I seem to know where everything is, so it works for me

Sue in CT said...

This is a cute image and I love that lace border. I am glad to see I am not the only one with a messy room. It is so clean when I go in there and by the time I do a card or two there is no room in there...LOL.

nwilliams6 said...

Beautiful sentiment and it goes perfect with the image! This is sooo sweet.

postalorphan said...

Love this layout - the border punched strip with the lace is the perfect accent. And as always you've done a fab job coloring her in!
~ wendy

lora said...

This is such a fun card.

shadow said...

Love girl stamp border beautiful card
sue c

Larisa said...

what a cute girl on this card! I like all the techniques you used here Holley!

riliska said...

very beautiful job! ) Nice image as always!

Hlora said...

LOL )) Very nice card!

KarinsArtScrap said...

super cute and beautiful card Holley.

greetings karin

bissecat said...

I too love Elisabeth Bells stamps.Great idea.