A trip to Venice

Well unfortunately not in my forseeable future - but it is for one of my friends who asked me to make this card for her.  Here was the challenge: it had to be in a purple theme, have a Gondola and a camera.  What fun I had searching for this cute stamp.  I found it at a lovely site called The Paper Shelter!  They had the perfect stamp for what I was after.  It comes in both outline and coloured!  I chose lots of purple and lilac hues, and because the original image has the little boy with his eyes closed and singing.  I thought I would add some googly eyes.  This is because the card is for a photographer, hence the reason for the camera!  In the picture he's spotted something while rowing, and the girl is swinging his camera over to him!  The camera is a tiny paper pieced and 3D Olympus with a leather strap.  The card is going to be given to the recipient on his birthday while they are travelling and will be in Venice.

Here's a little close-up so you can see the dimension of the eyes and tiny camera.  I created the camera by cutting out a camera shape from black bazzill, then I punched a grey piece of card and put it on a dot of 3D tape.  I coloured the edge of the tape to match the camera.  Then I added a small piece of leather cord for the strap.  I also glossed the water and the lens of the camera.

This card has been entered in these challenges:


Jessica said...

Wao! Lots of challenges...wonderful card. Love your layout. I just posted mine on retrosketches. Yours was next an I had to come tell you it rocks...blessings!
Jessica Urrutia

Marianne's Craftroom said...

So sweet. Thanks for playing at CR

Sandi's Samples said...

This is just too cute and I love the way the eyes just pop on the boy!
Thank you for playing with us this week at TTCRD

Houses Built of Cards said...

How darling! LOVE the wiggly eyes! Thanks so much for joining us this week at My Craft Spot!!!


Sarah J. Moerman said...

I LOVE the color combo you came up with! Fabulous! Thanks for joining us for the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!

lalkygirl said...

what a fabulous card ,not an easy theme for a challenge but you have found the perfect stamp and created a superb card ....love it
thanks for joining us at MIM and good luck

Tricia G. said...

We'd love for you to try out at our new design team: Sister Act Card Challenge

Kim S said...

I think that I would have laughed at someone who asked for a purple gondola camera card, but you have absolutely done it!! This is so cheerful and fun!! Thanks for joining us at retrosketches!

GiGi said...

Super sweet card! The image is adorable and you colored it beautifully! Thanks for playing at My Craft Spot!

carol said...

Thanks for joining in with our ANYTHING GOES challenge at CRAFTY RIBBONS, your card is lovely, x carol