Monday, March 7, 2011

Baking with Nana

Welcome to Grandma's kitchen where she's always happy to make you a batch of goodness while sharing stores. ;D I made this card using Baking with Nana from Belles 'n Whistles and the Kitchen Isle and Kitchen Wall set from Make it Crafty.

I made this card for Challenge #9 at Make it Colourful where the theme is to color shine. I attempted to the color the kitchen first starting with the stainless steel elements. The smaller areas were easy but I it became difficult on the larger areas, such as the refrigerator.

The kitchen set comes with the two images separated which makes it versitle. I chose to use them independently then to create a flap for the card on the front so the isle could be moved. The flap was attached with a strip of folded paper and can open all the way.

Here's the inside of the card with the flap open which shows the back wall of the kitchen and Grandma cooking. The tag is large enough to write a small sentiment or a card can be attached to the back for more writing.

Here's one last view showing just the front part of the card/flap in the open position. The Prima flower was colored with Copic markers and the Make it Crafty laser cut swirls are covered with Liquid Pearls.

DT Challenge: Make it Colourful - Challenge #9 (color shine)
Challenge: C.R.A.F.T. Challenge #92 (Mother's Day)
Challenge: CCEE Stampers - Challenge #1109 (swirls)
Challenge: Colour Create Challenge #65 (pink, green, orange)
Challenge: Southern Girls Challenge #13 (brads, gems, dewdrops)
Main Stamp:
Baking with Nana (BnW) and Kitchen Set (MiC)
Patterned Paper: Lemonade (BG)
Chipboard: Frame Corner Flourishes (MiC)
Copic Colors:
C00, C0, C1, C3, C5, C7 9, W1, W3, W4, W6, W8, G99, G82, G40, B99, B97, B93, B91, E44, E43, E42, E41, E40, B00, B0000, YR21, YR68, R11, R12, R14

Did you know? A schooner is a type of sailing vessel characterized by the use of fore-and-aft sails on two or more masts with the forward mast being no taller than the rear masts. According to the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica, the first vessel called a schooner was built by builder Andrew Robinson and launched in 1713 from Gloucester, Massachusetts. Legend has it that the name was the result of a spectator exclaiming "Oh how she scoons", scoon being similar to scon, a Scots word meaning to skip along the surface of the water. Robinson replied, "A schooner let her be." According to Walter William Skeat, the term schooner comes from scoon, while the sch spelling comes from the later adoption of the Dutch and German spellings ("Schoner").


  1. My oh my, this is absolutely stunning, Barbara! What a great image to show off the shine! I love all the layers that you created to add dimension to the card! :D

  2. what a fantastic card ! you put a lot of effort in this one !! great result, I like it !
    greetings, martina

  3. Wow! Interesting! I like the idea of card!

  4. OMG Barbara, this is stunning card.
    Such a special scene.
    Love it!

  5. Wow this is stunning Barbara, a work of art.
    Max x

  6. Fab card thanks for joining in at CRAFT Challenge this week.

    Kerry x

  7. Great card - what a lovely scene you've created!! Thanks for joining us at Colour Create this time around, Juliex

  8. A gorgeous project, thanks for joining in with CRAFT challenge this week
    Suzanne x
    Guest DT

  9. Fantastic! I love how you colored this one and put it together. GREAT JOB!

  10. Wow, wow, wow - this is
    A-MAZ-ING!!!!!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Southern Girls this week. Hope to see you again soon! Marie x

  11. This is amazing. L O V E it!

  12. This is absolutely stunning! What a creative way to use BnW stamps!

  13. HOLY COW Barbara... WOW, I don't even know what to say about this one... I've seen some gorgeous cards out there using Baking with Nana, but you my girl, ... Oh this one takes the cake.... ABSOLUTELY STUNNING.... oh man, you have just GOT to upload this work of art to the Belles 'n Whistles Photo Gallery. I love this A.M.A.Y.Z.I.N.G card girlie.
    Big Hugs,

  14. This is just amazing! I love how you used the cute BnW image to create this wonderful scene and the flap is just the last little things that was needed to make this a real piece of art. Wonderful!!!!

    Kathrin aka Kruemel

  15. Absolutely gorgeous - such amazing attention to detail, stunning colouring, and fabulous dimension.

  16. Barbara that is gorgeous! So many details to look at on this card! Especially love the "shine" you got on the stainless steel items. Fabulous job! hugs, Angela

  17. OMG Barbara! This is the most wonderful and stunning card I've seen for a long time now! Can't stop looking at it! BEAUTIFUL!!!


  18. You my dear are a creative genius. I just love your out of the box thinking and the fact that you can pull off your ideas with such perfection is brilliant! hugs xxoo

  19. Oh wow!! This is one amazing creation!! I love your gorgeous scene with the Belles 'n Whistles stamps you've used!! Such beautiful work and details!! Thanks so much for sharing this!! HUGS

  20. HANDS DOWN I VOTE FOR YOU!!!! LMBO!!!!! Don't tell anyone but i think your going to win at Make it colourful lmbo!!! GREAT GREAT JOB AND THANKS FOR ENTERING YOUR GORGEOUS SCENERY!!!Loving the stainless steel shine.Ruby♥

  21. I knew I'd be back, lol. Totally awesome proect, glad I have given you some inspiration, lol. Fabulous creativity, just love it and now I think I may have to visit Belles and Whistles! Thanks for joining us at Make It Colourful. Hugs Tracy x

  22. oh my GAWD, you are absolutely amazing - i would never have thought to make that open up like that and it's pure perfection!!! i think your coloring as always is stunning, totally looks like stainless steel all around to me! :D


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