Sunday, May 15, 2011

Challenge #17- "Little Girls with Curls"

After using the "men" theme, let's turn our attention to the feminine side. The theme for the next two weeks is "Little Girls with Curls".    I would love to have you enter.  You have 2 weeks to enter as the challenge ends May 15th at midnight.

Hopefully, you will be inspired with the following samples.

My card shows the type of "curls" my daughters had....none.  I kept hoping, but even now with their being grown, they still have straight hair.  The reason I picked this cute little girl as she is from my sponsor, Mo's Digital Pencil.  The image is colored with Copics and the background is a TJ technique, Textured Tape.  The greeting is computer generated.
I'm about to show my age with my card this time because as soon as I heard the challenge Girls With Curls I immediately thought of Shirley Temple. Now I can't get the song "On the Good Ship Lollipop" out of my head. I remember watching Shirley Temple movies when I was a child and thinking how cute she was. I kept my card in black in white to go with the times of her movies. I added the pink roses just as a contrast.  Shirley's image is a Stampsmith stamp.

I've had this little image from Magic Moonlight Free images in my folder for quite a while and as soon as Vicki announced the theme I knew it would be perfect for the challenge. This time I created a tag using Prima patterend paper as base for the tag. The young lady with the curly hair is well protected behind clear vellum which is machine stitched to the base. It gave a very nice little pocket so I couldn't resist and filled the vellum pocket with some micre beads. The sentiment stamp is from Kaisercraft and ribbon from my stash.
Curly hair is a wonderful thing. I pulled out all of my stamps that featured curly-haired girls and decided to use the wonderful lady blowing a kiss from Leavenworth Jackson and and the sweet clown girl from Character Constructions. My background is a Technique Junkies technique called "marbled smoosh." The stamped images were stamped on colorful blue paper from the Paper Temptress. I glued the kissing lady on to a butterfly embellishment to give her wings and otherwise embellished everything else with flowers and stickers. Celebrate your curls!

My Mojo just wasn't into layers and such, when I sat down to make a card for this challenge, so it became an even bigger challenge! Going back to "old school" I did my stamping right onto the card, then colored with pencil and with markers. I added small silk flowers and rhinestones to finish it off. Stamping directly on the card is something I haven't done in years, and forgotten the difficulties of doing this.

Imaginations and Inkadinkado provided the images.

My  sponsor for this challenge is Mo's Digital Pencil. Maurie J Manning has been an author and illustrator for children's book for about 12 years. Her digitals are delightful. Each "person" she draws has a distinctive personalty through her drawings.   She maintains a gallery on Facebook where artists can enter  their work using her images. Take a peak at her new site.  Click on her banner above as it will take you to her store.  You will not be disappointed in her site.

I sincerely thank Mo for sponsoring this challenge.


  1. Great theme Vicki! Love the DT samples. I'll have to start hunting for an image!

  2. Beautiful card Vicki such a sweet image and lovely colours :) Donna x

  3. Lovely! My little granddaughter has curls like Shirley Temple - as did I at her age. and still do, actually!

  4. Beautiful card! I love this challenge! I am a girl with curls and this just tickled me pink! Lol! I found your site through Feline Playful and I'm so glad I did!

  5. fun challenge Vicki! Love your card and the dt art!

  6. Great samples this week. Hope you like my entry :-)

  7. Lots of lovely cards, I had fun having a play along as well :)

  8. this challenge was so much fun - i have curly hair so it was close to my heart!

  9. the curly hair challenge was so much fun, i have curly hair myself so it is a subject close to my heart!