Did you see that Mama Elephant has a new monthly challenge blog? I was checking it out the other morning when my 9 year old daughter, Sofia, popped up behind my left shoulder and said:
hey! a contest? can i enter?
I set her up with all of my Mama Elephant stamps (wow, you have a lot of them, mom!) and let her choose what she thought would work with the inspiration photo.
She settled on Tree Friends, because she thought the fringed top on the inspiration favors looked tree-like, and I showed her how to stamp her elements onto scrap paper until she was happy with the placement. She asked my advice a few times (do you like the sentiment here or here?) and then off she went, stamping and coloring. She was concentrating so hard she never noticed that I snapped a quick picture:
The finished card is amazing. I think it shows so much growth, that she held back from adding more and more onto the card (I'm trying to think what you would do, mama!) and even kept her cool to figure out how to hide a stamping boo-boo.
She tested copic colors to match the inspiration photo (although she wasn't happy with the lack of a lime green color for the leaves) and purposefully leave some of the elements on the tree white.
Her hand shook when she stamped the falling flower, but I challenged her not to scrap the entire project right away. I can just pop another flower on top, can't I? She's so smart. You'd never have seen the mistake if I didn't take a photo from this angle.
She brought in some blue with the patterned paper background, and gold with the washi strip at the bottom.
If you are as impressed with what she's created as I am, leave Sofia some love! I know she'll be thrilled to read your comments.
Sofia - your card is AMAZING. Such perfect stamping and colouring! I love the little bit of gold washi tape too - it makes your card even more special. Well done!! I can't wait to see what you create next! Love LucyReplyDelete
oh wow, Sofia you did an awesome job!! i love this sweet card... Hugs from South Africa xxxReplyDelete
Adorable card, Sofia!! I really like how you colored the tree and added the patterned paper to the top and bottom of the card! That is a great take on the inspiration photo!! :)ReplyDelete
Wow, this card is stunning, Sofia!!! I love your card, your coloring is perfect and that falling flower so cute! You are very talented!! Vanessa xReplyDelete
I never would have guessed a child made this card, it is beautiful! Not that our kids art isn't beautiful but normally there are some slight imperfections, none to be found here. Fantastic work Sofia, we want to see your work again real soon.ReplyDelete
Sofia, you did a great job!! Gorgeous card!ReplyDelete
awesome job sofia!! love the creative fix on the flower!! perfect:)ReplyDelete
Your aunt is absolutely speechless Sofia! I can't believe you did this. It is wayyyy better than any card I could have made. Clearly you have talent! It looks like someone much older made the card. Very impressed.ReplyDelete
Sofia, this is an adorable card! Any friend would be happy to receive such a handmade treasure.ReplyDelete
Well done Sofia! This is a beautiful card, and you've already got the "secret" down! When any of us makes a little boo-boo on a card, we just cover it up! Looks like it was planned that way. Very pretty tree, great colors and color choices. I like this card very much. You go girl!!!ReplyDelete
Sofia, your card is absolutely amazing! You are such a pro at the copics and know the tricks of the trade:) Fantastic card!!!!ReplyDelete
SOFIA! I thought that your mum made this card before I realized she only had one card to share in her post! This is beautiful and so perfectly executed. And the slipped flower turned out to work in your favour because the bloom on the pop dot looks like the perfect finishing touch. I am in love with the whole thing and I bet your mum is bursting with pride, add you should also be. Fantastic job!ReplyDelete
This is so beautiful! She did an AMAZING job! Well, done, Sophia! You are learning so much from your Mom!ReplyDelete
Oh my goodness, Sofia! This card is amazing!! You did such a great job!ReplyDelete
Wowzers! This is stunning! Can't wait to see more of her work!ReplyDelete
This is fantastic! Love that falling flower. Great job, Sofia:)ReplyDelete
Sofia-you did a fabulous job on that card!! I love the coloring and that little falling flower is perfect!!!ReplyDelete
Wow...Sofia! I am SO impressed!! You did such an awesome job stamping & coloring & using the challenge as your inspiration!! Never fret....we ALL make stampy mistakes, and you did such a perfect job fixing it!! Thanks for joining us in this months ME & Me stamp challenge!! :)ReplyDelete
Super fabulous card Sophia and definitely right on the mark for the inspiration! So glad you could join us at Mama Elephant and Me!ReplyDelete
I am totally impressed! Sofia should have a regular blog feature! She definitely has her Mama's talent!ReplyDelete
Oh my goodness, Sofia--your card is simply amazing. I really love how you picked your inspiration from the photo and turned it into such a stunning card. Your precision and execution are just perfect, and it is clear that you have inherited your mama's talent for sweet creations. I am really quite impressed that you kept your cool even when you made a tiny boo boo--I have 2 daughters older than you that might not have been able to do that. Nice going.ReplyDelete
Woot!!! How fun is it to have your daughter making cards with you :) I see she picked up her mama's crafty skills!ReplyDelete
Bee-you-tee-ful card, Sofia!! Great job!! Thank you for sharing your card!!ReplyDelete
Oh, what a gorgeous card, Sofia! I love it!ReplyDelete
Sofia, your card is gorgeous. I love how you colored everything in and chose your colors carefully! You are so talented!ReplyDelete
Sophia, I really like your interpretstion of the inspiration photo. I can see how you thought the fringe worked with the tree image. I also love the way you coloured the tree by keeping some leaves white. And I am most impressed by your clever solution to you stamping uh oh! Wonderful card...keep creating!ReplyDelete
So sorry that I misspelt you name Sofia! Thats my uh, oh😉Delete
wow I teach card making, and I would never have guessed this card was made by a 9 year old. It better than cards I seen made by my ladies. Great job. SofiaReplyDelete
Well done Sofia, your very talented!ReplyDelete
Sofia! This is amazing. Your coloring is better than mine!!! I love your card and the colors and I love how you purposely left some white on the tree! And the stamping mistake? Never would have known! Brilliant recover! I love this. You definitely ARE your mama's daughter! Great job!ReplyDelete
WOW Sofia! I can only echo what all the others have said - truly AMAZING! What a gift you have! Thanks so much for playing with us at Mama Elephant & Me!ReplyDelete
Sophia and I are so impressed!! way to go!ReplyDelete
This card so amazing!! Sophia you did a great job!! the ideas is brilliant and loveee the colors on your card. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Mama Elephant & Me Challenge!ReplyDelete