Sunday, February 9, 2014

Swan Love Song

Hi all, it’s time for another New Release at Digistamps4Joy. We have some absolutely gooor-geee-ous images to show you today. I’ll tell you, Margy is really on a roll! The image that we all got to play with today is called Reed Swan. One of our DT asked Margy if she could draw a swan and so she did. But….she also gave us a “sneak peak” at another image that she is releasing today and I but luck managed to get my hands on it. So I am showing you my card made with Reed Swan and Mom and Cygnets

Are they not just beautiful? I was so excited at being able to play with both of these fabulous images. As soon as I saw them I knew exactly what I wanted to do. Many years ago when I first started making cards I came across this tutorial for making the type of card that I made for today. I started out by printing out the image on some white cs. I then traced it on tracing paper and then traced it onto my card base (base is 5.5 x 5.5) at the fold. Then I cut out the image using my craft utility knife, making sure that I did not cut into the actual fold. I colored the image on the white cs and then fussy cut it out and glued it to the image cut out of my base. I then took some more tracing paper and sponged different shades of blue onto to mimic the water in the pond. This I glued to what would have been the back of the card (where the hole was from my cut out image). Now it’s important that you glue it here because this is the effect you get when you shine the light behind and to the side of it. 

That’s right, you get what looks like a reflection in your pond. I hope that you have enjoyed seeing my creation and learning how I did it. Now head on over to our Challenge Blog to check out what my team mates have come up with and see the rest of the new releases. 

Thanks for visiting ~ Charlene

Challenges Entered:
Allsorts Challenges: Week 245 - Color beginning with B (Blue)
Catch The Bug: February Theme Challenge - Love (mine is Family love)
Crafts Galore Encore: Challenge #2 - Glitter or gems, Candy or bling
Doodle Pantry: Challenge #43 - Any digi goes
One Crazy Stamper: February Challenge - Anything Goes
Scribbles Designs Challenge: Challenge #13 - Sparkle it Up
ACN: Challenge #16 - Wild Thing
Fairytale Challenge: Challenge #86 - More than 2 colors
Frosted Designs: Friday Challenge - Winter Blues *
Funday Friday Challenge: Challenge #36 - Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge: Challenge #43 - Anything Goes



Sandi said...

Charlene - I saw your FB post and had to come over to check this out! WOW is the word that comes to mind. This is gorgeous, and showing the light through this, I was able to understand what you were trying to achieve. Very pretty!!
Sandi ♥

brenda said...

What a stunning creation Charlene, thanks so much for joining in at Allsorts challenge this week.

I would love it if you joined in my Spellbinder blog celebration here

B x

Brenda said...

Wow, this is amazing and so beautiful! I love the swans, and I love this style of card! Thanks for joining us at Jo's FFC;-)

Kellie 0:) said...

Absolutely beautiful Charlene. TFS and joining us at at Jo's for Funday Friday

Cathi ONeill said...

Wow love the swans, such great details! Thanks so much for joining us over at Frosted Designs!!

Melissa said...

Beautiful creation, thanks for joining FFC!

Kerri said...

Great card and thks for joining us over at One Crazy Stamper!!

Glenda Atkins said...

Fantastic creation, love the reflection of the swans on the card base. So creative, love it! Thanks for joining us at the Digital Pantry Digital Challenge #43!

aussie aNNie said...

BRILLIANT LOVELY AND GORGEOUS, i may even try this at some stage...luv annie xxx

Angeline Choo said...

Oh my.... WOW!! This is stunning! Definitely very creative

Thanks for joining Sister Act Card challenge this week

-Angeline DT

Kates said...

Great project. Thanks for joining us at the Cards Galore Encore Challenge #2. Kates x

Zetti said...

Great job!

Thanks for joining us at the Fairy Tale Challengeblog!

Andrea :-)

Jo Channon said...

wow - this is the right description! what a clever creation. thankyou for sharing it with us at Allsorts this week Jo x

CG said...

Oh my goodness, this is brilliant! Thank you so much for sharing how you made it; I may have to try the technique! Gorgeous project. Best, CG

Min said...

Wow, this is just amazing! Thanks for playing along with us this week for the The Bug Love Theme Challenge with Bugaboo Stamps!
Be sure to check out The Bug Blog for our new BINGO that starts today! We hope you’ll play along!
Hugs & Happy Days!
~Min: Bugaboo Asst DT Coordinator
Kaymin Kreations

Pat (mspfd) said...

Beautiful creation. Thanks so much for sharing it with us for the DPDC #43.

Debbie said...

Wow! What an amazing card!!
Thanks for sharing with us at DPDC43!!

Ellen said...

This is such an amazing card! Those swans are adorable! Thank you for joining us for the Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge!

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