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Sunday, May 12, 2013

Child's Play...

It is Monday and time for the weekly challenge at Craft Your Passion. This one is called Child's Play and requires simply a child or children at play!  So this is my take on the theme - Rules for the challenge and more inspiration from the Design Team can be found (HERE)!

One of my very earliest childhood memories is of coloring with a babysitter.  I was a tow-head then and this scene really brings it all back!  Probably down to the paint spots on the smock & the wall (should have made that the floor, eh?)!

The image was printed out twice, colored with Copics, one was fussy cut into 3 sections, edges colored with black and finally sculpted to round the pieces. The three sections were the legs, head and the smock & they were attached to the first print out with glue in places I wanted to recede (as in the neck, right arm and shoes) and with foam tape where it should stand out (her head, left arm and lower smock.)  The smock was obviously paper pieced from Basic Grey paper (matched with the BG yellow DP used as matting.)
The inside consists of scraps from the three papers used on the front.
All products are listed in detail below.

This card should be eligible for the following
Fussy & Fancy #88 - Anything Goes
Basic Grey #93 - Mix 'n' Match
Clear It OutAnything Goes 
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Divas by Design - Anything Goes
Totally Papercrafts - CAS

IMAGES:  The focal image is "Little Artist" from The Sugar Coated Cottage
PAPER:  Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80# Cover Wt. 
used for the images; both the yellow mat and the paper piecing DP is from Basic Grey's "Out of Print"; base CS is stash.
EMBELLISHMENTS: brads are from stash and the photo corners were rubber stamped & hand cut.
INKS: 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. fab card, love the paper piecing
    thanks for playing with us at fussy and fancy

  2. Ginny, this is stunning.I love how her painting shirt matches your border. What a great technique. i will have to try it out sometime!
    DT sister

  3. super card, thanks for joining in with us at TPC x carol

  4. Adorable and gorgeous...Thanks for joining us at Divas by Design this week.
    Wendy xx

  5. Gorgeous card, great paper peicing. Thank you for joining in the Basic Grey challenge this time.

    You expressed an interest in being a guest designer - could you please email me again at as i have had a few mail problems.
    Thank you
    Cathy xx

  6. Love the paper piecing! It looks like paint on her apron. So cute!

  7. Hi Ginny,
    you did a fantastic job with this card. I love the paperpiecing you did. And the colours are great too.
    xxx Michelle

  8. Such a pretty design and a wonderful use of patterns.
    Thanks so much for playing along at the Basic Grey Challenge.
    Big Hugs

  9. Just love the papers you chose to go with this cutie,Ginny.Super colouring and dimension as always :)Fabulous card.
    Lisa x

  10. ~ginny, she's a sweetie! I love the paper-piecing you've added as well as the sculpting. The primary colours of the matting and her painting looks fabulous. The photo corners are a wonderful detail and make it look like a photo from an album...maybe of you :)


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