Tuesday, September 29, 2009

You're never too old to play with dolls...

Well, that's my opinion anyway. So for today's card I decided to play with my Ketto's Dolly image from Stamping Bella. Isn't she just simply adorable?
There's a mini version of Ketto's Dolly in the Ketto's Dolly and Bib Set. After my card was all done I thought that I should have used the mini image and made it look like she was holding it in her hand. Oh well, there's always next time!

First thing I did was decide on my layout and for that I used Jen's Sketch For You To Try. Then I chose my papers and then I started working on the image. I stamped Ketto's Dolly with Memento Tuxedo Black onto Bella's Bestest Paper and coloured her with copics. I used my clear Glaze pen on the hearts to give them a bit of shine. Then I cut out the image with rectangle Nestabilities and used my E41 copic to shade all around the image, leaving just the edge white to create a border.

The card base is ivory and a layered some Prism Rose Red onto the base before stitching on the Cosmo Cricket Early Bird patterned paper. The image is layered onto a scallop of blue bayou and I added a strip of blue bayou stitched ribbon to the card base before layering some Primas. I really liked the circle element I did on this card using Bonbons so I repeated the same thing here for the half circle and added another baby blue Bonbon to the flowers.

Doesn't this bring you back to your childhood? I had plenty of dolls to play with growin up, and being the only girl with three brothers they never wanted to play with my toys! LOL!

Thanks for stopping by!
Karen


12 comments:

Rene' Sharp said...

Lovely card Karen. The colors you have chosen go perfectly with the image!

Shannan Teubner said...

This is too adorable, Karen! LOVE how you used the bonbons!!

Janet said...

awwwwwwwwwwwww how cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My brother and sister were too old to play with me...so all my dolls were mine!! ;)
hugs

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Totally adorable! LOVE the arch of bling!

the whimsical butterfly said...

OMG what am I going to do now?! This is SO cute and I haven't even busted out my OLD kettos, LOL! But after seeing this cute, cute card, I NEED HER! GORGEOUS Karen!

Ann Kranitz said...

so sweet Karen!!

Leslie said...

Very cute card and I like how you used Bonbons for the circle element - clever! On a side note, I used to wear my hair like that!

Julia Aston said...

What a cute little dolly Karen! great job on the sketch too - love the dew drop arch!

chercroppin said...

Too cute Karen! Love the colors and the layout!

Mandy said...

Hi Karen, gorgeous card, love the sweet image and your colouring is beautiful
hugs Mandy xx

Patricia Garcia said...

Hello Karen, Awesome card, love your coloring!!

Hugs,
Patricia

Meahni said...

Such a gorgeous card, and I see there are so many stunning ones I've missed, how did I manage that! You've been very busy....