Aug 27, 2009

3CT28 - Photogenic Fun



Welcome to 3CT Challenge. This week Kerry challenged the DT to come up with a card/project using a photo or computer image. This is something that I don't do very often with my cards so it was a bit of a challenge for me to come up with an idea that I liked.
I started off picking out a photo that I had taken of Coleen this summer riding her tricycle. I printed it out on card stock and then cut it out using a Nestabilitie Die. Then I picked out a stamp that I just knew would work with my photograph. If you recall this post the Tricycle image in another image in the Transportation Stamp Kit from TPC Studio. Don't you think it's perfect for my photo!

I based my card colors on Coleen's outfit. The card base is Whisper White layered with Tempting Turquoise, a piece of Summer Picnic DP (retired),and Lavender Lace. I punched out photo corners in Lovely Lilac and created a border of Real Red using the scallop punch. Then I wrapped the border with silver cording to coordinate with the silver of her handlebars. I stamped the Tricycle with Lavender Lace ink and used LL Eyelets (a forgotten embellishment these days it seems as you see so few using them on cards). The sentiment is also for the same stamp set and was stamping with Tempting Turquoise ink.

I've included the regular photo that I took of Coleen as it was hard to take a decent photo of the card and I wanted you to see the happy expression on her face. She really enjoys that tricycle. Next year we're thinking of a big bike for her 5th birthday.

Don't forget to visit Kerry's blog by clicking on the 3CT Blinkie on my sidebar, go to the Design Team's blogs too and leave them some comment lovin and then go forth and create your own Photogenic masterpiece and link back to Kerry's blog.

12 comments:

Sharon Caudle said...

What a great card, Ida! LOVE that photo! You can just see how happy she is, and she's sooooo ADORABLE! LOVE that curly hair! Great take on the challenge. hugs!

Lorie said...

I love it! The colors and layout are so fun! :o)

rozie640 said...

Love your adorable card, the colors are so fun and isn't your grandaughter so adorable@!

Elena said...

Wow! Fantastic card, Ida! You really ROCKED this challenge! Love the stamp you used, it goes so very well with adorable Coleen's picure! Love what you did with a border and eyelets!
Thank you so much for sharing your talent!

Allison said...

Super cute! Great colors, super stamp for the theme and that picture is perfect!

Kerry D-C said...

this is Soooooooooooooooooo CUte!!!! What a fun pic of Colleen! Kids clothes are always a great inspiration for color combos!

Heidi Van Laar said...

This is just darling! An adorable pic and an adorable card!

(-: Heidi

MJ said...

What a fun idea. I never even thought about something like this. What a cutie!

Sue from Oregon said...

Everything is just perfect with this card! This would be a great scrapbook page too!

Sue from Oregon said...

oh I forgot to say how much I liked that fun border with the cord wrapped around it too!

Lisa Somerville said...

How cute - love the stamps to match your photo of Coleen - great source for your color inspiration too!

Kristen said...

You did a great job with this challenge. Love the photo.