Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Sweet 16


I've made this card for my niece Courtney (aka ~ my clone) who just had her Sweet 16 last month.  She has always looked so much like me that even my sister says she doesn't know how she gave birth to my child, but that I need to start coughing up some child support!!   LOL


It's such a bittersweet time.  So happy for her to have reached this special milestone, yet sad that she really is no longer a little girl.  I know that the next few years from 16-21 will be huge decision making years that will shape her future.  But all I can do is continue to pray for her and hope the wisdom her parents have poured into her will help her make good choices.  

This being a Sweet 16 card, I couldn't think of a more perfect image than Whiff of Joy's, Willow with Champagne.  She looks all grown up, but one look at that face and you know she's still just a girl.  :)   It's the perfect blend of sweetness and glamour.  Speaking of her face...I had to do a face transplant.  Just as I finished coloring the entire image I accidentally smeared black ink across her face.  So I colored her face again and cut it out and pasted it on top.  Shewww...crisis adverted!!!  LOL

I've used Basic Grey's, Cappella designer paper and distressed the edges with Antique Linen and Peeled Paint distressing inks to give it a vintage feel.  The background script stamp is from Inkadinkado and was inked with Peeled Paint which I stamped off on a scrap piece of paper first to give it a faded look.  Both the Spellbinder die (Labels Ten) and the stamped image are popped up using foam tape for dimension.  The lace ribbon is from May Arts and the crocheted flower is from Prima.



I want to say a BIG "thank you" to my friend Chris, for being so sweet and sending this image to me plus the gorgeous lace ribbon I've used  :)

Challenges:
Corrosive Challenges = #106 Going Green
The Crafty Pad = #111 Use Ribbon
Gingerloft = #113 Use Those Flowers
All Sorts = #93 Card for Teenager
Little Claire Designs = #2 Flowers
Make it Colorful = #9 Make it Shine
Card Makin' Mama's = #16 Something Green
Crafty Ann's = #35 Birthday
Crafty Catz = #72 Special Birthdays
Totally Papercrafts = #56 Pearls and Lace
Paperplay = #9 Shabby Chic/ Vintage
The Rubber Cafe = #7 Sew Fun


Thanks so much for stopping by today!!
I'm going to go hug on my 2 year old baby girl...she's growing up way to fast too!!
Wendy

Supplies:
*  Stamp: Whiff of Joy, Willow with champagne
                Inkadinkado, Script
*  Ink: Memento, Tuxedo Black
           Tim Holtz Distressing Ink, Antique Linen & Peeled Paint
*  Paper: Basic Grey (Cappella)
*  Die: Spellbinders, Labels Ten & Classic Oval
*  Ribbon: May Arts
*  Pearls: Recollections
*  Flower: Prima
*  Rhinestone Flourish: Recollections
*  Pop Dots
*  Copics:
    Dress:  G99, G94, G82, G40, G20, YG21
     Hair: Y21, E35, E31, E47, E57, E49
     Skin: E11, E00, E50, R02, R00

51 comments:

Kim O'Connell said...

Perfect image for a sweet 16 card! I totally agree taht she looks grown up, but still has a youthful face. Beautifully colored as always!

Desirée-ScrapDees said...

love card for a 16 yrs birthday, my daughter will be 16 in may, so this will be very excited!

Tanya said...

Gorgeous card, love that sweet image and you colored it beautifully!

Denise Marzec said...

WIT WHEWWWW! That's some A-MAZING coloring. Love that awesome trim, too. She will LOVE this card!!

Tracy V. said...

Sweet card.
Tracy

Tracy V. said...

I crack myself up! Anyways - This is GORGEOUS! The coloring you have done on this is THE BEST!! Love it...I can't believe you did a face transplant, you can't tell at all...just beautiful! Your niece is beautiful to!

Hugs,
Tracy

*Vicki* said...

Oh Wendy, your daughter is just gorgeous hun!! Happy Birthday to her!! :) LOVE your card, it's gorgeous and the image is such the perfect one to use!! Gorgeous details!! TFS! HUGS

Shelby Goolsby said...

Stunning card Wendy!! I love the green an beautiful lace and flower, your niece is going to love it!! Did I mention your coloring is outstanding?

iriseyes said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Wendy! Your colouring is perfection; I love that green dress! Your story made me chuckle - my sister was always calling my niece/goddaughter Jillian "Jacki" (my name) all the time when she was a little girl, probably still does and she's 28!

Pattie said...

Beautiful card for a beautiful young woman! I always tell me sister that she gave birth to my blonde-haired, blue-eyed kids...that's too funny!

Paula said...

The stitching is a delightful touch with that beautiful lace & the crochet flower - utterly gorgeous for a 16-year old &the colouring of the inside of her dress with those heels is stunning. Love your use of the script stamp too - must find one large enough for a background. Have a lovely day with your little ones.
Paula (PEP)

CraftinGranny said...

Gorgeous card and a beautiful niece. "Hugs" Carol

Danderella said...

Oh my gosh, it's gorgeous! I would never have known about her face, your transplant is that good! Perfect image for a 16 year old...and you're right, they grow up way too fast!

Danielle

aqualeiga said...

Oh that's beautiful! Such an adorable image and you've done a great job with the layout. Thanks so much for joining us at THE CRAFTY PAD this week for our 'Use Ribbons' challenge.

Hugs, Ali x

Louise said...

wow, your card is so gorgeous!
Thank you so much for joining us at Little Claire's this week x

Crystal said...

Oh my word this is sooooooo BEAUTIFUL!!! LOVE LOV ELOVE this sweetie!

Frea said...

Hi Wendy, what an amazing card!! You niece will definitely love this one! And actually, I think this is just a wonderful age, they start discovering life and that's just so wonderful to see. Hugs, Frea

Janet said...

great card! thanks for joining the corrosive challenge blog!
hugs

Sandy Ang said...

How very darling! Perfect for sweet 16.

Sandy Ang said...

How very darling! Perfect for sweet 16.

Ren-Yi said...

This is absolutely gorgeous - the vintage text and the beautiful coloring. What a sweet story to go with the card! Thanks for being part of this week's PaperPlay.

Mrs Ham said...

What a special time for you niece. It's funny, but my niece looks just like me, everyone says so. This is a beautiful card, she will love it.

Anita said...

Wendy, your card is absolutely gorgeous. The image is beautiful and perfect for a 16 yo. The papers and crochet flower is so pretty. And your niece is a beautiful girl. Oh to be 16 again ... well, maybe not lol!

Gale said...

Beautiful card. I love all the little touches and the crochet flower is perfect! Thanks for sharing with us at GingerLoft Challenges. :) Gale

nicoleqmullen said...

Stunning card, I am sure your niece will love it! Thanks for joining us this week at PaperPlay!!

~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

16 oh they grow so fast. I am sure she will love this (if not I will gladly have it lol) This really is so pretty! Thank you for playing along with us at The Crafty Pad weekly challenge of Ribbon. Good luck in the draw to win that awesome prize! and I hope to see you again on Sunday for a new challenge The Navy Wife

Ann Whitfield said...

Absolutely stunning card! Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
Ann x

Imke said...

This is such a sweet and beautiful card. Thanks for playing with us @ The Corrosive Challenge

Sarah said...

Such an awesome card; one would never know there was an "oops" moment. Glad to know I'm not the only one, LOL! Your coloring is gorgeous.

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Hi Wendy
A beautiful card,thankyou for joining us at CraftyCatz this week,
Hugs Dianne xx

Annelies said...

Gorgeous card! It looks very stylish with that beautiful stamp, bling and lovely flower!

Nicole Brenna said...

That is funny because my sister's daughter has my personality and my daughter is just like my sister...
funny!

Jacqueline said...

Very pretty card - love that image

~ Jacqueline
Made by Jacqueline

Deirdre said...

So beautiful. Love what you created.

Thanks so much for joining us on Paperplay this week. ♥

Wendy ten Hove said...

Hi Wendy!

This is gorgeous! Love the stylishness of the card, she will surely like it a lot and I also think she will want to go shopping with you, to find a dress like that! Amazing!!! Love the lace as well, pretty pretty card!!

Hugs, Wendy

Suzanne said...

A very stunning card. Love the image and the flower is beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week x

Kristine Reynolds said...

Beautiful image on a beautiful card!

Thanks for joining us for last weeks sewing challenge at The Rubber Cafe! I hope you'll join us for this weeks challenge to use your favorite die!

XOXO
Kristine

ChickieChirps said...

Gorgeous colouring! Perfect image for a sweet 16 card!

Arabella

Crafteezee said...

This is gorgeous and perfect for 1 16 year old. Bet she loved it. She shines beautifully. Thanks for joining us at Make It Colourful. Hugs Tracy x

scrapn_momof2 said...

This is so amazing Wendy!! Just gorgeous.

Samantha Silva said...

Beautiful card :) I love the lace flower and the sewing.

Carol L said...

This is the dearest image and you've colored it to perfection!

~Jeri~ said...

Gorgeous Wendy, and you have such a pretty niece!! Happy Belated Birthday to her! Love this sweet image and the color you used for it. Such elegance to it with the bling and lace. Love the green lace flower! ahhh just beautiful!!!

Kerri said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Wendy! I've had to do face transplants before LOL! Your niece will definitely treasure this.

Barbara said...

Wendy, this is such an elegant card! I love the image that you so beautifully colored, the distressing, the card design...just everything! So pretty!!!Thanks for joining us this week at The Crafty Pad for our "ribbon" challenge. We hope to see you on Sunday for our next challenge. XX

Kate said...

This card is absolutely fabulous! Willow really is a perfect choice for Sweet 16 - almost a woman but still a girl. I'm so glad that you chose to do her dress in green. It's just perfect for this card (perhaps as it's my favourite colour). I had to chuckle reading about your sister's comment though. When my daughter was born, I commented that I would have questioned the relationship between my husband and sister had I not just given birth!! Erin still looks JUST like my sister.

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Wendy, what a gorgeous card and certainly perfect for a sweet 16 card. Your niece is certainly a stunner. I know what you mean about children growing up so quickly - it only seems like yesterday I had one child and four years later another and then this year they'll be 19 and 15 and I'll be 42!!! That's scary. Best wishes, Kym xxx

Mandy said...

Stunning card Wendy, I love the image you've used and your colouring is fabulous.
Thanks for joining us at Paper Play
hugs Mandy xx

Mona E said...

Love this card too. I am truly amazed by your colouring! I am sure your niece will love the card. She is really a beautiful little lady. Have a nice day.

Hugs...Mona

theCook said...

Love that lace flower!

mariska said...

Wooow! What a nice card!
Love it!
Hugs mariska

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