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I've used Window Seat Billie to create a set of four seasonal cards. I had loads of fun playing with this fabulous image and my head is still spinning with ideas on more ways to use it. You'll have to visit again soon to see how I've used Window Seat Billie for my Summer and Autumn cards. This post contains the info on my Spring card. You can find my use of this image for a winter-themed card here.
I printed the image onto a striped pattern from my scrap pile then fussy cut and carefully placed the new drapes to carry out my Springtime theme.
I used three different masks to add color and texture to my image.
1. I cut out just the window glass areas to stamp a spring tree scene from an old Stampin' Up! A Tree for All Seasons set. I also used this mask to airbrush the ground, sky and a bit of sun light.
2. I cut out just the bear to add texture using the nasty rag technique by pouncing Copic colored fibers of a piece of wash cloth over the Copic-filled bear.
3. I cut out the full image to airbrush the wall areas and floor.
This view shows my Copic-filled image for a spring-themed card. Glossy Accents covers the hearts and Inkssentials Enamel Accents black provides shiny, dimensional eyes.
A My Favorite Things Die-namics Fancy Flourish provides movement behind my flower cluster made of a Recollections Mulberry Paper Flower and green paper roses.
Here's a view of my completed card front showcasing Ladybug Crafts Ink Window Seat Billie that includes a popped up hello sentiment from a Close To My Heart Say It In Style set . . .
The inside is decorated similar to the front and includes a blank sheet to include a handwritten note . . .
Looking for fabulous inspiration using Ladybug Crafts Ink images? You'll find more designs by the Lovely Ladybugs at the Ladybug Crafts Ink challenge blog (here).
I'm entering this card into the following challenges . . .
Totally Paper Crafts "Metal" (here) - sun charm
Sweet & Sassy "Think Spring" (here)
Craft Your Passion "Make it Cute" (here)
Digital Tuesday "Spring Colours" (here)
Simon Says Stamp! "Anything Goes" (here)
Divas by Design "Use Metal" (here) - sun charm
PaperCrafting Journey "Ribbon or Lace" (here)
Cute Card Thursday "Brass in Pocket" (here) - metal sun charm
bear, leaves - YG21, YG23, YG25 (nasty rag technique YG67)
tree - E42, E44
buds - YG25, R89
birdhouse, hearts - E04, E07
ground grass - YG25
curtain rod, window frame - E31, E35, E47
seat, pillow - E51, E55, E57
curtain shading - W3, W5
airbrushed wall - E42; floor YG23; outside ground YG13; sky Y000, B000
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I'm including this pic to show you other ways that I've filled this amazing image for all four seasons. Make sure you stop by through the next few days to see how I've used them! This image can be perfect for holiday cards too! Paper-pieced holiday curtains with a coordinating scene in the window and a hat on Billie surrounded by holiday die cuts?!?!?! OH MY . . . the possibilities!!!
I've shown my use of this image for a winter-themed card here.
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As always, I'm so glad that you stopped by to visit!