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Thursday, 28 February 2013

A trip to Venice

Well unfortunately not in my forseeable future - but it is for one of my friends who asked me to make this card for her.  Here was the challenge: it had to be in a purple theme, have a Gondola and a camera.  What fun I had searching for this cute stamp.  I found it at a lovely site called The Paper Shelter!  They had the perfect stamp for what I was after.  It comes in both outline and coloured!  I chose lots of purple and lilac hues, and because the original image has the little boy with his eyes closed and singing.  I thought I would add some googly eyes.  This is because the card is for a photographer, hence the reason for the camera!  In the picture he's spotted something while rowing, and the girl is swinging his camera over to him!  The camera is a tiny paper pieced and 3D Olympus with a leather strap.  The card is going to be given to the recipient on his birthday while they are travelling and will be in Venice.

Here's a little close-up so you can see the dimension of the eyes and tiny camera.  I created the camera by cutting out a camera shape from black bazzill, then I punched a grey piece of card and put it on a dot of 3D tape.  I coloured the edge of the tape to match the camera.  Then I added a small piece of leather cord for the strap.  I also glossed the water and the lens of the camera.

This card has been entered in these challenges:

10 comments:

  1. Wao! Lots of challenges...wonderful card. Love your layout. I just posted mine on retrosketches. Yours was next an I had to come tell you it rocks...blessings!
    Jessica Urrutia
    www.rememberj.blogspot.com

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  2. This is just too cute and I love the way the eyes just pop on the boy!
    Thank you for playing with us this week at TTCRD
    Huggs
    Sandi

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  3. How darling! LOVE the wiggly eyes! Thanks so much for joining us this week at My Craft Spot!!!

    housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
    www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

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  4. I LOVE the color combo you came up with! Fabulous! Thanks for joining us for the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!

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  5. what a fabulous card ,not an easy theme for a challenge but you have found the perfect stamp and created a superb card ....love it
    thanks for joining us at MIM and good luck
    traceyx

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  6. We'd love for you to try out at our new design team: Sister Act Card Challenge

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  7. I think that I would have laughed at someone who asked for a purple gondola camera card, but you have absolutely done it!! This is so cheerful and fun!! Thanks for joining us at retrosketches!

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  8. Super sweet card! The image is adorable and you colored it beautifully! Thanks for playing at My Craft Spot!

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  9. Thanks for joining in with our ANYTHING GOES challenge at CRAFTY RIBBONS, your card is lovely, x carol

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