Saturday, September 8, 2012

Happy Birthday Robin

Hi everyone.  Sassy Studio Designs is sponsoring the new challenge over at Craftymess.  The challenge is Vintage Paris.  This is the perfect challenge for the SSD fans as a new French image called France Honey was released last month.  I decided to make this card do double duty for me.  This is my SSD assignment and my sister Robin's birthday card.  Her birthday isn't until the 10th but Happy Birthday Robin.

I started out by coloring my image.  I have tried to make the card first several times but it just doesn't work for me.  I colored France Honey with Copics, cut her out and popped her up with SU dimensionals.  Her hair is red because Robin's hair is red.  Speaking of red hair, my niece Kennedie has...wait, had the most beautiful red hair I have ever seen and she keeps coloring it dark brown.  I know teenagers go through these stages but come on already Kennedie.  Let the red come back please.

I printed the Eiffel Tower from the internet and attached it to my card base.  The next step was to cut out my window.  I used a die from Spellbinders and Our Daily Bread.  After that, I flipped my designer paper over and traced the inside of the window, then cut it out so you could see through my window.  I popped it up on the background with SU dimensionals.  The curtains were part of the die set as well.  I added a little twine from Doodlebug because I felt the red was too plain.  The sentiment is from Stampin' Up.

I hope you like it and I hope Robin does too.  Make sure you check out the challenge at Craftymess and check the SSD blog also to see some more inspiration.

Thanks for stopping by.

Challenges entered:

The Cutie Pie #26 - No flowers
The Pink Elephant #164 - Use patterned paper
Tuesday Alchemy #30 - Anything goes
Inky Impressions - Anything goes
My Mum's Craft Shop #73 - Anything goes
Natalie and Amy - Anything goes
Shelly's Images - Anything goes
Cut it up #1 - Use a die cut
Craftymess #17 - Vintage Paris
Stamp and Create - Anything goes


Lori aka lorib117 said...

Rebecca, this is fantastic! I love how you created the window and the scene outside the window. Beautiful job!

knitmachinequeen (KMQ) said...

As usual this is AWESOME!

Mary G. said...

Wow!!! This is stunning!!! LOVE the Eiffel Tower out the window. Your coloring is done perfectly- as usual! Great card!!!

Robin said...

You captured me perfectly. It's like looking in a mirror! LOL! It's a lovely card. I love the window you made. Thanks. Love ya! Robin

ScrappyHappyMommy said...

Wow this is really stunning. Love how you look out the window to see the Eiffel Tower. Thanks for playing with us this week at Cut It Up Challenge!

scrapqueen141 said...

Very cool card, love it love it love it! Thanks for joining us this week at Cut It Up Challenges!

Kim Kelley said...

GORGEOUS! This is just gorgeous Rebecca! Your coloring on France Honey is perfect! Love it! HUGS

Karen said...

Great card! Your coloring is amazing! Thanks so much for playing along at Cut It Up Challenges! :)


Kate said...

Stunning card like always. Gorgeous Coloring. Happy Birthday to Robin!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Ooo! La! La! ... this is fantastic Rebecca! LOVE the little french scene you have created here!
Thanks so much for joining our "ANYTHING GOES" challenge at Shelly's Images! Please come back and join us again real soon!!
Shelly's Images DT

Jen said...

Wow! Your whole card is fantastic! I love the French girl and I love the window showcasing the Eiffel Tower! Beautiful!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Cut It Up Challenges!


Anonymous said...

This is an amazing card!! I love the window and I love love love how you colored the image!! Awesome!

Brenda said...

Very cute with the perfect touches! Thank you for joining us at Cut it Up and we hope to see you again!!

Stacey Schafer said...

gorgeous! thanks for playing along at The Pink Elephant!

Angela said...

Hi Rebecca and WOW! Love it , just love it. Fantastic scene and the colouring on the image is amazing.

Thanks you for taking part in the Craftymess Challenge with us.

Beccalite said...

This is fantastic, love the use of a window and outside scene through it clever idea. Love this image and the way you have coloured her in almost the same hair colour as my own xx

Thank you so much for coming over and joining in with us over at Craftymess.

Great Big Huge Hugs

Becca xxx

Nicky Wilcox said...

oww sweet thanks for joying us at craftymess. xxx

Stacey's Creative Corner said...

I love that image! The window is so fun too! Thanks so much for joining us at Cut It Up!

Cut It Up Co-Founder

teachdanz said...

what a great card!! beautiful coloring:-) thanks for joining us at Cut It Up!!

marion82 said...

beautiful card sweetie!!
Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Alchemy Challenges!!

you can visit
for my free digis!!

Vicky said...

Tres bon!! or something like that, fab card, I love the window and your colouring is amazing!! Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions this week, good luck in the draw,

hugs Vicky

Janis said...

Beautiful coloring! Thanks for playing with us at Cut It Up Challenges. :) Janis

Miranda Slagboom-de Groot said...

Thanks so much for joining our challenge at Shelly's Images Blog.
Hugs Miranda

Anonymous said...

Wow, I love the combination of elements - the photo of the Eifel Tower, the stamped/colored image, the twine and curtains . . . All add up to one very sophisticated design. Thanks for entering our very first challenge at Cut It Up!

Loves Happy Hour said...

This is so cute! I love the whole concept and the way that you put it all together!

Thanks so much for joining us this week on
Tuesday Alchemy.
Loves Happy Hour

Suzie McFloozy said...

What a fabulous project with awesome colouring - perfect for our anything goes challenge over at MMCS - thanks for playing along & good luck x
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

Cathy Sheetz said...

Oui Oui Bebe - LOVE IT!!! Cute little frenchie girl - adorable

Susie Little said...

Such a beautiful card! Thank you for playing at Natalie & Amy's Challenge!xx

Kimberly Jensen said...

Wow this card is so fun! I love how you did the window with the Eiffel tower! Thanks for joining us at Cut It Up Challenges!

Cut It Up Co-Founder

Regan said...

Beautiful, Rebecca! Love the view of the Eiffel Tower through the window! And of course, as usual, your image is colored expertly! I'm sure Robin loved it! And please wish her a happy belated from me!

crafty amy said...

What a great card :D Thank you for joining us for our first Natalie and Amy challenge and good luck.


Amy xx