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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Hang on Mimi!!!

When I saw this image from Stamp Fairy, 
I envisioned her hanging on for dear life in high winds... 
so I sketched out an idea with her holding the edges of her panel and pulling it in.  

This card was designed for midweek inspiration for 
Aud Sentiment's Challenge: "Autumn - BUT NOT Halloween"
You have another week before the due date - hope you will get crackin' and get your take on the theme submitted!  HERE is where you will find the Design Team's cards and information on the prize offered by our sponsor, Stamp Fairy. They also graciously provided the design team with images to use, such as the one I have here.


I started with hoarded yellow-gold CS from stash and cut an A2 size top fold base card.  The wonderfully colorful DP also came from stash and I used that to determine the colors for the focal image.  "Mimi" was printed out three times, and once colored, cut for layering and sculpted, I assembled her on the base image panel using foam tape to increase dimension.  Using a Micron pen, I drew in the frame around the panel, making it "draw"in where her hands appeared to grab the edges.  I then cut out the frame in that shape.  The panel was mounted on foam tape to elevate her and allow some of the punched leaves to fly behind the panel.
Leaves were punched from the scraps of background DP and other coordinating papers  and vellums.

This card should be eligible for the following
Fab & Funky #185 - Leaves
Sisterhood of Crafters - Divine Digis

613 Ave C #37 - Anything Goes (optional: Happy Fall Y'all)
OSAAT #181 - Autumn/ Fall

Beyond Grey #39 - Fall Colors (Orange/Yellow/Kraft - inspired by the gourds)
Digi Darla #80 - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiment - Fall Colors
One Sweet Challenge - Fall Colors

IMAGES:  The focal image is "Mimi Falltime 5" by Stamp Fairy; sentiment is from Stampa Rosa.
PAPER:  Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80# Cover Wt. used for the images; DP and base CS are both from stash.
EMBELLISHMENTS: Sentiment is an SU punched shape
INKS: Distress Inks and a Micron Pen were used to create the faux frames; the image was printed on a Canon PIXMA printer & colored with Copics:
May you color with abandon, create wildly and always make what amuses you!



  1. Your idea of her hanging on worked perfectly. The leaves blowing around add to the windy image! Thanks for joining us at OSAAT. Hazel x

  2. Ginny, this is a 'stormin' card - the way in which you have created Mimi hanging on by the clever cutting of her mount, and the leaves being whipped around in the high winds makes me feel as though I'm experiencing the storm. Brilliant work. Good luck in our challenge this week. Ingrid xx (OSAAT Team)

  3. OMG this is so cute!! I can feel that wind blowing through right now!! GREAT job of coloring and design ... what fun!
    Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘DEVINE DIGIS’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters

  4. Very cool card! You can feel the action of the leaves blowing! Awesome work of art!

  5. Oh that it beautiful ! I love ur coloring Thanks for playing with us at BGC fall challenge !

  6. Such a beautiful card! Love the image and design! The colors are fabulous! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Sentiments!
    Jackie W

  7. Gorgeous card love the rich autumnal colours, thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week. Jac x

  8. Fabulous card Gini! I love all those gorgeous Autumn colours and leaves on this. She does look like she is fighting a wind, doesn't she. Been doing some of that myself lately. Thanks for playing along with us this week at OSAAT, hope to see you back again soon.
    Hugs, Tracey (DT)

  9. What a fabulous card, love your idea of the image holding on to her frame! So creative. Thank you for playing along with us @ Fab 'n Funky :)

  10. Fabulous card and technique!
    Thanks for joining us at Digi Darla’s

  11. Beautiful Card. Thanks for joining us at Fab N Funky Challenges.

  12. Nice card.

    Great card.

    Thanks for sharing at Crafty Sentiments this week.


  13. Beautiful card and gorgeous autumn colours. Thank you for joining in the Crafty Sentiments challenge this time.
    Cathy xx

  14. Hi, Ginny! Just checking back through last week's entries and noticed that somehow we did not comment on this delightful project! Beautiful coloring of the image and I can just about feel the wind blowing this poor child away! Great composition! Thanks for leaving this in our mailbox here at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana, Owner

  15. Adorable!!! So sweet. Thanks for joining us at BGC

  16. This is have captured the effect so well!

  17. I never thought I'd say this about a card, but it's mesmerising. Don't ask why, but I can't stop looking at this... Such a cute card, such wonderful colours and such amazing colouring!!! Loved it a lot!! :)

    Thanks for joining us at BGC #39 - Fall Colours!!
    Nikita.. :)

  18. The image made me laugh, Loving the background you've chosen too, works perfectly :0)


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