Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Little Orphan Annie

I have two cards to show you today - using the same image.
This little girl is so cute - she just reminds me of my friend's daughter.

My first card is for Crafty Emma's Challenge - where the theme is 
'At the Movies'
My movie is -  little orphan Annie 

I wish the camera picked up the clouds better - it took me ages to get that effect. 
I followed several online tuts for using Copics, 
but I couldn't get it right.
Then I tried an old set of kids watercolour paints, 
that I found at the back of a drawer - no luck with those either.
Finally, I got out some chalks and leaving some areas white and going over others
to darken them up, worked perfectly. 
I will definitely be doing this again.


The next card is for the Less Is More Challenge.
It's one layer week, plus a frame of some sort.
I do struggle with one layer cards - and several went in the bin!
This one is a bit of a cheat really - the image already had the frame around it,
I just printed it out.

 Being useless at printing the image just where I want it, 
meant I ended up with lots of white space on the left.
As it happened, this was the perfect place to add the sentiment!!

Image from The Graphics Fairy.
DP - Prima, Moulin Rouge.   Black adhesive gems
Sentiment stamps - Wild Rose Studio


Craftyanny said...

They're both smashing Caroline, love the black and white one especially.
Great work with those clouds too, it's something I've been wanting to try but haven't got around to it yet lol
Anne x

Rachelxx said...

The black & white is really effective!

Aileen said...

She looks great coloured and black and white. Super. x

chrissy xx said...

Both Brilliant card! LOve your clouds and colours with the first card. The second card looks soooo pretty even without colour!

Juls said...

oooh wow!! these are both fabulous!! Love seeing the contrast of the 2 cards!!! Hugs Juls

Meggymay said...

Both are super cards, love the black on white. Yvonne

Chrissie said...

It's not a cheat at all... a frame is a frame in my book!
Love it... positioning is good too...accident or not!
Thanks so much
Lady LIM
"Less is More"

Mandi said...

I think it;s great Caroline
Perfect placement in my book
WE would allow you to have coloured it, which I have to say is stunning on your other always
Great submission
Thank you so much
Diva LIM mandi
"Less is More"

Stamps and Paper said...

A stunning card....just love black and white


Vicky said...

Wow Caroline...they are both stunning hun...and such a contrast too...I love them both!!

have a lovely evening..hugs Vicky xx

Faith A said...

Just love these cards, you have coloured the top card beautifully, but there is something about the "cheat" card that makes it a little special, love the image.

If you can make a template it's so much easier to place your image.

Irene said...

Stunning cards.


Suze Bain said...

Wow, one image but totally different cards. They're both great. xx

Anonymous said...

Both fab Caroline!! Amazing how one image can look so different. xx

Sue said...

Hi hun
two gorgeous cards, very cute image, fab sky n clouds, great cas card, sue,x

Susan said...

Irene, it's so cute!!! LOVE that little girl...and your clouds look fab on the first card. Love the black and white look of the second card!
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Donna said...

Adorable cards Caroline and a brilliant movie choice too, I love the B&W version you have done! Thanks for playing with us at CES this week :) Donna x

CraftyC said...

Hi Caroline, what gorgeous cards you have made, but then you always do. Love the image and beautifully coloured.Thanks for taking part in this weeks CES Challenge!

Carol said...

So sweet - great cards !!!


Kathyk said...

No mistakes in crafting .... just happy accidents! STUNNING LIM entry and the other one is lovely too


Wishcraft said...

Both gorgeous cards. The image looks lovely coloured in on your first card, but just as fab in black & white - and the positioning looks great too :o) Lisa x