Saturday, April 11, 2015

Coffee Girl (Gerda Steiner image)

Hi, everybody! Before I share my card, I would like to extend a warm welcome to my newest follower - Neli Mandel - so happy to have you here! 

Today's card was made with a sweet image from Gerda Steiner called Coffee Girl. I coloured her with Prismacolor pencils, fussy-cut, and popped up with foam tape. This is a progressive challenge, so since I made a card last month using the March digi, I received this April digi for free! You can join at any time; see details here.


I created the background by spongeing Rusty Hinge Distress Ink onto Simon Says Stamp's Repeated Hearts stencil.  I inked just the area behind the image, not the entire card front. I stamped a sentiment from Clearly Besotted's A Little Sentimental clear stamps and added three sequins.  I mounted the stenciled panel onto a top-folded card, popped up with fun foam.  The right edge of the card was covered in sparkly washi tape.

I would also like to support these fun challenges:  Clique Kits April AG 1/3; Craftin Desert Diva's AG UE; Crafting from the Heart AG 1/3; Creative Fingers AG 2/3; Creative Inspirations A Trio of (Sequins) UE; Creative Ladybirds AG 1/3; DL.ART April Linky AG UE 1/day; DL.ART Thankful Thursday Let's See Orange 1/3; Fresh Brewed Blog Coffee or Tea 1/5; Inspiration Destination AG UE; Ladybug Crafts AG 2/3; Loves Rubberstamps AG UE; My Craft Creations April AG UE; Not Just Cards AG UE; Papertake Weekly AG 3/5; Party Time Tuesdays April AG 1/3; Penny's Paper-Crafty AG 2/3; {PIN}spirational Inspirational Photo (inspired by long-haired girls) 1/5; Scrappy Moms Stamps In the Kitchen UE; Sister Act (Cards Only) AG UE; Tuesday Throwdown Friendship 1/3; Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment 2/5; Your Next Stamp Colour Challenge 2/3; Your Scrapbook Place AG 2/3
Thank you for looking at my card!  Wishing you a joyful day!


50 comments:

Andrea W said...

Darling card Kitty! I really like how the hearts fade along the edges and the colors are terrific.

vinita jain said...

I love the heart filled BG with this lovely image, beautiful and elegant creation!

Sukie said...

Adorable card, the image is so sweet! Fun background too! Thanks for joining our Terrific Tuesday Challenge over at Scrappy Moms Stamps!

Michelle said...

Lovely card with those glitter on the side.
Thanks for playing with us at Inspiration Destination.
Hope we see you again a next challenge.
xxx Michelle (DT)

brenda said...

A very eye catching card Kitty and like the hints of glitter.

Have a good Sunday.

B x

Bad Kitty said...

lovely card

Donna said...

Gorgeous card, beautiful coloring of this sweet image and like that glittery washi tape!

NGCARDS said...

A great creation! Thanks for playing at Creative Inspirations! xxx

cotnob said...

Such a sweet card Kitty, lovely colours.
Pauline
x

KraftyKoolKat said...

Gorgeous colours Kitty, love that border.
Hugs
Cathy
xxxx

scrAPpamondo said...

What a delightful card, Kitty!! Love so much how you made the background!! And the fussi cut girl is just a cutie!!! The glittered border looks great and colours are fabulous!

*Vicki* said...

So adorable!! I really love your stenciled background and image! ;) Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Tuesday Throwdown Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*-DT member

Jacee said...

Very sweet card, lovely!
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Denice said...

A super cute card. I just love the partiallly stenciled background...I'm going to have to give it a try! Thanks for sharing with us this week at Loves Rubberstamps, hope you'll join us again soon.

Aliza said...

I love the glitter strips and the way it matched with the orange hearts!

Judy McKay said...

Lovely card. Thank you for joining us at Not Just Cards this week. Judy DT

Blankina said...

What a sweet card...thanks for joining this weeks challenge at Loves Rubberstamps, please join our Sunday hop too, Hugs Blankina

marion said...

ahhh what a cute card, love the little hearts in the background, I will write you soon my friend, lots of hugs and perhaps a brush for Kiwi, Honeydew and Snowy ? , Marion

snappy scrappy said...

Adorable...super cute and great colouring! Thanks for joining our challenge at Scrappy Moms!! DT Lee-Ann :)

Monika Reeck said...

oh she is a cuuutee Image
and I love that you only sponging the heart behind the image
if me I sponging all hehehe
your idea is clever and add an interest and that Glitter tape on your card edge add a lovely look too
I adore this cute Card Kitty
how are you dear..hope you are okay..
see your mail my sweet friend..
hugs, Monika

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

OMGosh your little coffee girl is so cute, love the glitter and the fabulous background you created.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I like her big hair, some how it fits a coffee card, like it is highly caffeinated. Neat colors too.

Rachelle Olaridge said...

Totally fab and cute card. Love the design colors and cute image. WTG! Thanks for playing along with us at Tuesday Throwdown!
Huggies!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

She is so cute! Love the heart background! Thanks for joining us over at Scrappy Moms! DT Member Carri~Abusybee
Skittles!

chanya13 said...

Fabulous creation with lovely colors and design. Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Inspirations. Agnieszka DT

Kamila R. said...

Such a lovely card! I love the idea with the stenciled background and your image is super cute and so well coloured!

mags said...

A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges.
Mags
x

Greta said...

How sweet!

Lisa said...

This is so adorable!! She's so sweet!! I love the stenciled heart background!! The sparkly washi is a fabulous touch!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Yolanda Garrido said...

Your card is so cute! I love the colours you used for the girl and the hair is great! Kisses!

I'm just a simple gal said...

Adorable card. Love those little hearts!

Annette Allen said...

aww this is so totally cute.. great coloring and love that heart background.. thanks for joining us at Your Next Stamp

Angel said...

Love all that sparkle! Such a darling image! Thanks for playing with us at YNS!

Scrappy Moms Stamps said...

So very cute - your coloring is perfect! Thank you for playing along with us at Scrappy Moms Stamps! :)

- Mel

Colortypes Sophie said...

What a sweet and cute card!

Deborah Anton said...

What a super sweet card! Love the added sparkle. Thanks for joining us over at YNS!

Lisa Lara said...

So cute. Love your stenciled background.

Julie E said...

She is such a cutie! Glitter and hearts are a great combo. Thanks for joining in the fun at YNS!

Donna Bolo said...

such a cutie card!

Kat said...

adorable card!!! thanks for playing along with us at clique kits!! xo

Marcia Dehn-Nix said...

Darling card!! so glad you joined us at Clique Kits for our latest challenge.

Allie Stewart said...

So sweet! Your coloring skills are amazing! Thanks for playing along with us at Clique Kits! :)

Taunya Butler said...

This is absolutely totally SUPER cute!! Love the sponged hearts as a background for the cutest girl ever!! She is adorable and your coloring is so SPOT ON!! Great card - totally brought a smile to my face!!

Shell B. said...

Super cute card, great design!
Glad you could join us for the challenge at Your ScrapBook Place, hope to see you come back soon!
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Shell in Alaska ~ YSBP~DT ~
http://akstamping.blogspot.com

Deanne Saunders said...
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Deanne Saunders said...

Adorable!!! Thanks so much for participating in our PINSPIRATIONAL challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
~DEANNE~
A Little Bit O' Paper

Mariah Hechler said...

Such a cute card! Thanks for joining the Clique Kits April Challenge.

Elina P. said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for playing along with us at the Party Time Tuesdays Anything Goes Challenge! :)

Kaylee Snyder said...

Great card. I love the glitter edge and the heart background. Thanks for playing at Creative Ladybird Creations. Hope to see you again.

Monika Skinner said...

This is such a cutie! Thanks for linking up with us at STAMPlorations. X