Sunday, April 4, 2010

Spring Love


Happy Easter everybody! I hope you are all having a wonderful day so far!

So here is my entry for the Royal Battle at TGF. It's Round 2, and the challenge is to make an easel card. You can vote for it HERE.

Our team, International Ink, really wants to win. And I really REALLY want that stamp set so I'm not above begging... PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE.. LOL! I am down on my knees! Hehehe!

I chose to do a scene on my card. I think they're my favorite kind of cards to make. Amy has served as an inspiration as she makes many amazing ones! For this, I chose the theme of Spring. It's refreshing, it's colorful, it's happy. A new beginning, that's what it stands for. Anya is in the neighborhood park .. the picnic banner, sunshine, and the garden surround her.

Another inspiration for this card is my husband. We started out as friends but it was during the springtime that we started dating. Before we became a couple, we used to ride our bikes a lot. We had a lot of fun (and funny) adventures in the neighborhood, the parks, and the nearby hills. We were always laughing and trying to keep up with one another :). Even when we had our minor injuries from falls, we laughed at first and then nursed each other. I tried to fit an Ian image on this card but there was no room :(.

Used 80s Anya because she is fun and looks like she'd be down for anything. Trimmed her poofy dress down -- here, it's actually a tunic because you can't go mountain biking in a dress, he he. Also took away less of her legwarmers as they may get caught into the chain of the bike :).

And because this is a big contest, I took out THE BIG GUNS! That's right, folks, my favorite lines are Love Elsie (KI Memories) and Dear Lizzy (American Crafts). There are three lovely fabrics on this easel card -- the sky, the picket fence/ banner, and the garden. I just love how fabric gives a different texture and dimension to a card.

The bike sticker is also a favorite (Dear Lizzy). Bikes always hold a dear place in my heart because of said story. My teammate, Sunghee, suggested adding brads to the bike spokes to tie in with the pink brads. I love how the brads also have texture. And if you look closely at the bike, you'll see notes :). And they sparkle!

The sentiment below is hand-written. To connect with the easel part of the card, I incorporated a small banner sticker and added a flower. The scrappers' floss is from Karen Foster.

Ok, I think that's it! Thanks so much for reading this long post! Seems like my blogging is really short or really long, LOL!


P.S. Anya has a bike helmet with her. It's just not pictured here :).


Sparkle said...

This is just the cutest!

jo said...

I love the scene cards too, but I must admit you're better at them than me! Love this card for your round 2 Battle! You know you guys have my vote! :)

KanataNewf said...

This is such an amazing card Rinne! Oh I would love to raid your fabric stash! There are so many amazing elements to your card.

Amy said...

LOL! I'm glad to hear that bike safety is very important to Anya! :)
I think you did an amazing job with this challenge and as soon as I saw this card I thought, 'oooh, Rinne used her Elsie paper!'
I'll be throwing a vote your way, this is just too fabulous!

Ady said...

I'm off to vote... I love the Dear Lizzy line. I can't wait to make some layouts. Good luck on round 2

Randi said...

I LOVE your Battle card Rinne! WOW!!!! Such a cute scene for your easel card!!! Great details!! Good luck!