Sunday, 1 February 2015

Bluebell fawn

A recent 'freebie' with Quick Cards Made Easy Magazine was a Wild Rose Studio decoupage fawns and some very pretty papers pack - called 'Bluebell'.

Whilst I love the fawns, I truly didn't like the idea of fussy cutting round the different layers - all the more so as they came with a pre-dotted white border which I felt would look a bit silly on decoupaged layers. Cutting the border off was going to mean losing some of the detail on the little fawn's fur etc. - so I just used the main image, closed my eyes, apologised to the little fawn and popped the 'layering' parts of his body into the waste paper bin - to be recycled of course, but not by me!

Anyhow, this was the end result:
I used:

- 6" x 6" square white card blank

- bluebell coloured Core'dinations backing card

- backing paper from the pack I was just writing about

- the little fawn image, popped onto a bluebell coloured frame cut (I'd used a Spellbinders Lattice Rectangle die to cut the plain card)

- TIP: from the word go I knew I wanted to add ribbon and a bow, but I only had lovely matching bluebell coloured organza ribbon and the pattern from the backing paper would show through. Why didn't I ever think to do this before - I just cut one side of the patterned paper shorter (ie, with a wider margin) so that the ribbon would sit nicely over just the plain bluebell backing card with no pattern showing through

- the ribbon, green cord and charm all came from my goodies here (I quite liked that the flower charm is a similar shape to the open flowers on the backing paper - just press your nose against the screen and you'll see what I mean)

- the sentiment is a Craftwork Cards one, just popped onto a snippet of the bluebell coloured card which was punched using SU's 'Scallop Oval' punch

Love the darling little fawn I must admit :) And I added a little touch of Wink of Stella to the butterfly after the photo was taken.

The Playground will close at 11am today remember, but it re-opens at midnight! My little fingers will be flying over the keyboard here doing the write-up this morning - the penalty of going out to play :) Parsnip is still recovering!!

Di
x

24 comments:

Carole said...

This is so pretty and I love how you did your own thing with the design....and the ribbon!...clever idea. Funny how things suddenly click isn't it! I love the colours in this. and the fawn is super cute.

Carol L said...

This is the cutest card Di! The image is precious and I love all those pretty lavender flowers!

Liz said...

Lovely card, Di. Good tip about using organza ribbon over the plain card. The little fawn looks great - I'm sure you didn't upset him by not layering him. He looks perfect just the way he is. :-) xx

Pat said...

This is very cute Di and I think the fawn is lovely as he is with that gogeous bluebell backing paper and the ribbon, cord and charm finish it so prettily. x

Lucy Woods said...

Aww this is gorgeous! I have these freebies too but yet to play! I didn't like the look of how bluebell was decopaged so was just going to just use the main images aswell!
Lucy x

KT Fit Kitty said...

What a sweet card!

vinita jain said...

The little fawn is looking cute, a pretty card, thanks for the tip!

Juls said...

Sooooooooo adorable!!!! Love it :-) xx

Hettie said...

Very pretty card Miss. I am with you on the fussy cutting and layering... Life is too darned short!
Hope you recover from yesterday soon. Fergus is still sleeping!
Hugs
Xx

Sandra H said...

Oooh Di this is just so pretty!! l love your adorable Fawn image it's just the cutest ever xx

Debs Willis said...

This is really cute & I totally get chucking away the extra layers - been there, done that!
Hope parsnip recovers soon, I had to lie down in a darkened room fr a while lol!

SARN said...

Aww . . . so cute. LOVE the colours and how you did the bow and charm. Bet you were glad I didn't ask for any more lessons yesterday!

Hope Parnsip and Fergus recover from all their rough and tumbling yesterday. Best we don't mention that Parsnip had his nose put out of joint when the waiter clearly gave Fergus preferential treatment. Or that Fergus was nearly kidnapped!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

This is really gorgeous, Di. Such a sweet fawn with the bluebell background.
It really didn't need the decoupage layers anyway.
Caroline xxx

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

I hope that Parsnip recovers soon, I'm going through my snippets :)

Have a wonderful day!

Warm hugs
Maarit

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

I hope that Parsnip recovers soon, I'm going through my snippets :)

Have a wonderful day!

Warm hugs
Maarit

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Oh dear, I forgot to write that the card is simply adorable!

Kathyk said...

Adorable card - hope a good time was had by all!

I've snippeted to within an inch of my life!!!

Kathyk

kanda said...

This is so pretty Di and it is such a cute image. The bow looks gorgous and I love the little charm you added.
I cut those mag freebies out last week... I did decoupage but like you lost some of the layers as it just wasn't going to work xx

Jacee said...

How pretty, beautiful paper Di and a lovely sweet image
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Bonnie said...

What an adorable little fawn! I can't imagine that the additional layers could possibly have made him cuter! Perfect as is!

Greta said...

Your card is beautiful--love the little fawn!

Brenda said...

OMGoodness, this is a beautiful card Di!! I love that fawn, how sweet is he?! I also love him as one piece and cannot imagine that the layers would have made him any cuter. The paper you have used for the background is just gorgeous! I love that you made it shorter (I'm not sure I would have thought to do that) so the beautiful ribbon didn't fight to compete with the beautiful paper. Love that little charm too! This card is simply gorgeous! Hugs, Brenda

Highland Handmade said...

Oh Di I did the same with these, the lines around the images were awful!! .... so I cheated like you! fab card xx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Awwww! So sweet and you did right by this fawn by not layering him up. I just re-upped my subscription to Quick Cards recently and look forward to getting it again after a couple of years of not.