I have to say I am cranky at myself for not getting this posted in time - it was a bit of a struggle for me to complete the project having found I don't have any "kid" stamps and these are just not my usual colours! However I did get the project done in time but was waiting for some sunny weather to take a decent picture, and here in Canberra in winter that is not such an easy thing. At least I can now take pics at night with my new natural light lamp! Anyway onto my attempt ... not a card this time but rather a little decorated dvd box. I hope we get these empty cases in our next Idea Book & Catalogue here in Australia, they are so great.
This is the outside of the case. I used the Colour Collections Stack of dsp and made the binding with the Daffodil Delight. The little owl was just too cute not to put on the front of this one. The idea of the parachute was from a Secret Santa gift I received last year, and I think it just looks really adorable. My daughter however took one look and said "why would an owl need a parachute? Owls have wings!"
I decided, as usual to go for the Mashup. I picked nice summery colours Melon Mambo and Peach Parfait and used the Eastern Blooms set to make the feature flowers and to make the matching background paper. The sentiment is from the Short & Sweet stamp set, I love this little set, great little sentiments that go with so many projects, and fit inside the word window punch (not used here). The polka dots are a bit of a stretch but if you look closely at the centre of each flower you will see that they are covered in polka dots!
I am also entering this card in the Stamping 411 sketch challenge this week.
Pop over to both sites and see what others have done with these challenges, let them know what you think when you visit their blogs. I love comments too so please let me know what you think of my creations.