Monday, 11 January 2010

A Child's Year for BBTB2

There has been a big change over on BBTB - Regina is very busy with The Cutting Cafe and has given up her role as team leader, but luckily, Heather stepped in, so the site continues, under a slightly changed name - Bitten By The Bug 2, the design team is unchanged, so we will be carrying on as before, and Regina will still be joining in with the challenges when she can............


This week, we were asked to use the little girl and boy with flowers behind their backs from A Child's Year. I always find that even though they are quite detailed cuts, that these little silhouettes look better cut small - about 2.5", so they are perfect for mounting onto an oval to look like an old fashioned silhouette picture. See the fabulous stuff the rest of the DT have done over on the site





I cut the figures twice, and mounted the top layer with silicone glue for dimension

The paper flowers were inked, and I used some purple rain drops in the centres


Cricut and A Child's Year cartridge

Paper flowers - Michaels Bridal Aisle (white) and Prima (purple)

Sentiment - Hero Arts

Border punch - Cornice by Martha Stewart
TIP
If you have a little group of flowers, try putting a larger gem in the lowest, and graduate the gems to a small one, as shown, it gives depth and dimension to your project

30 comments:

Sandra said...

Wow this card is stunning Enfys. I love the silhouette look. so elegant.
Not a cart that I own but one that I'll definitely look up now.
Thanks for sharing
Sandra x

Melodie said...

Wow, Enfys,
the card is a dream. Your silhouette motif is terrific.
Hugs
Melodie

whiteracoon said...

I love the card! Colors are awesome! I rarely use black - afraid of a gloomy appearance, but this example is brilliant!

Susie Sugar said...

What a totally darling card Enfys
love the colours and the silhouette is stunning
Hugs Susie xx

Karen said...

Absolutely stunning, the colours are gorjus and I love the silohuette.

Love Karen x

Margie said...

How pretty!!! Ooooh, Enfys, love your papers and design!

Kelly said...

AWESOME...Love all the detail! You are amazing!

Craftyanny said...

Stunning card Enfys
hugs
Anne x

CelticWoman said...

oh so pretty En, love the flowers. Hugs

Becky said...

This is just gorgeous. Awesome silhouette.

Creative Momma said...

I love love love your choice of color and layout...thi card is so beautiful...it looks sooo elegant
hugs :)
marina

Marie said...

This is just beautiful. Childs year is my absolutly favorite cartridge. you have inspired me to make my valentines.

Jessica said...

Beautiful card! I always love black and white cards! And the purple is an unexpected dash of color. People (myself included) often go for red with black and white. The purple is a great choice. TFS

Nannieflash said...

Hi Enfys what a lovely card, the silhouette colouring is stunning, and the image gorgeous. Well done with love and hugs Shirleyxx

DonnaMundinger said...

Your card this week is as sweet as can be. I don't know why I rarely use purple. this is gorgeous! Oh, just realized I commented about your flower tip on the wrong post. LOL Was overwhelmed by all of the inspiration! xxD

scrapn_momof2 said...

Gorgeous. I love the colors you used. So simple and elegant.

Jan McConnell said...

Beautiful card. I have always loved silhouettes and you have used my favorit color and it all looks lovely and reminds me of the 40's, oops did I really say that. Hopefully on Friday we may get back into the 70's, last night was cold enough to worry about freezing water pipes. Where is it that I live again?

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Very stunning card Enfys.. I love how purple stands out with the black. AND I love the little specks coming on your blog, I saw that on someone else blog - where did you get the little shiny specks???? You have my addy if you are sharing where you got them.

Brenda said...

OMGOSH I just love this one!!!! Ohhhh sooo pretty!!!
hugs
Brenda

Regina Easter said...

wow wow wow wow...so much detail on this card enfys...i love it girl...the colors are so awesome to..hugs

Sue said...

wow Enfys
what a striking card hun, eautiful silhouette, luv the colour, stunning creation hun, sue,x

Heidi Van Laar said...

This is gorgeous! Such a sweet cut!

(-: Heidi

kisatrtle said...

looks cute!

Kim. said...

Wow this is gorgeous I love those silhouettes they always make a card look so elegant. Your flowers are beautiful too and that was a great tip, thanks for sharing.
Kim xXx

Sharon Caudle said...

Beautiful card, En!!! Love the purple and all your wonderful details! hugs!

Marion said...

Stunning card Enfys. The silhouette is fab. Great tip on the flower centres.
Marion

Kaye's Crafty Place said...

Beautiful card Enfys. I just love ACY, the little silhouettes are gorgeous. The flowers look fab, love the little tip, and the colours is just gorgeous.

hugs
Kaye x

Rose said...

Nice blog. Like your design. I think you worked perfectly with the color combination.

Amy said...

Beautiful card!! I love the dimension and bling.

Heather said...

This is so beautiful!! I love that you used purple. The flowers are gorgeous and I love the dimension you added.