Monday, 2 February 2009

In the highest room....

I worked on this pop-up card ALL weekend and it is by far my most complex card EVER. I worked it out and it took me about 18 hours all up! My sister, Kelly came over to stay on Saturday night so I had some company for some of it.

In the begining my 'Shrek' card wasn't so full on but as I went I added bits here and had more ideas there it evolved... in the beginning it wasn't even a Shrek card... that idea came half way through so I had to redo the knight with a green face and a red and purple dragon instead of green. Then in the end I ended up drawing a book for the front and everything (gee, that took a couple hours in itself!) I got that idea when I started watching Shrek last night and at the beginning he is reading the story of Princess Fiona being guarded by a dragon in the highest room of the tallest tower. The idea of the pop-up card came from Moonlight Inker. Sophia's card is just fantastic so you should pop on over and take a look... its worth it!

When the card is open, there is so much to look at and I am so pleased with how it turned out! It ended up better than I was expecting when it was just an idea in my head!
I looked everywhere for instructions on how to put the acetate so it folds down and sits flat when you close the card but no luck. The front stays proped open a bit but it doesn't really matter if you just sit it up like a normal card. It sits perfectly then!

27 comments:

Michelle B. AKA JustPaintingAround said...

OMGosh that is so awesome! I love it! We are Shrek lovers here....our dog is even named Fiona!

Kellie said...

WOW Amy for all that hard work and effort you must be so happy with the end result, it's gorgeous, love it!

Niki Estes said...

This card is amazing, Amy!! I love your coloring and all the amazing details! Do you need my address?! lol Seriously, amazing creation!!

my5bratz said...

absolutely, positively GORGEOUS!!!

Poppy said...

wow stunning !!!
poppy

Jenny said...

I don't even have words... :) INCREDIBLE!!!

Tracey said...

This is so absolutely incredible & creative Amy!! I think it would look fabulous in my mailbox!! ;)

Crissy Armstrong said...

Wowzers upon wowzers, Amy!! That is one uber fantastic card! I LOVE how you did the pop up images inside, that is amazing, and the book on the front looks awesome too! What a work of art! I wouldn't want to part with it! Wow, just awesome!

Kelly Schelske said...

WOW is right Amy, this is amazing!! The cover is wonderful, great coloring on absolutely every single image!! A definite work of art!!

Hugs, Kelly

Cheri Howard said...

HO...LEE...COW!!! You've out done yourself this time, Amy! I don't even know what to say!

cats whiskers said...

Amy this is just one amazing card, so clever of you to have concieved the idea, beautiful colouring as always. I am just stunned into silence
Hugs Jacqui x

Mich said...

My god, what a work you had with this card, but the result it awesome !!!

Rach said...

wow this is mind blowing, what an awesome piece of work. hugs rachxx

Elena said...

Wow! This card is amazing!!! Absolutely gorgeous scene you created, Amy!!!

Lacey Stephens said...

Wow, Amy! This is just amazing!! I love interactive cards like this. I recently made a pop-up card for the HH Heart Challenge. Here is a link to the instructions I used which helps to keep the card closed...

http://paperpleasing.typepad.com/my_weblog/2008/05/pop-up-card-tut.html

Love the card and your coloring is awesome!
~Lacey

Sue said...

Oh wow wow wow what a brill card lots of hard work, stunning, sue.x

Sue said...

Oh wow wow wow what a brill card lots of hard work, stunning, sue.x

dpkennedy said...

Oh Amy, this is stunning! Your coloring and design is amazing...this whole scene really comes to life! How can you give this away? You're not, right?! I couldn't part with it for sure, lol!

Tammi said...

Wow, this is incredible! Amazing detail, love how you turned it into a shrek card...book cover and all!

Lisa Foster said...

Holy Cannoli! This is just incredible! WOW WOW WOW!!!! You really Rock girl! :)

Emily said...

OMG, this is incredible!! I think this has to be the most awesome card I've seen! I can not get over the details and your amazing coloring! Wow! TFS!

Ila said...

This is Absolutely Amazing Amy!! and Sooo Gorgeous!!...Hugs, Ila

Renata van Miltenburg said...

This is just an awsome card!! Realy great job Amy!

Hugs, Renata

RHONDA said...

AMY THIS IS MY FIRST TIME TO YOUR BLOG! WHAT AN AMAZING JOB YOU ARE DOING!YOU ARE DEFINATELY GOING IN MY FAVORITES!HOW INSPIRING!

Kay said...

Wow! That is an absolutely amazing card! It's truly breathtaking!

Viv said...

Gob-smackingly, jaw-droppingly fabulous Amy!!!
Viv xxx

Sherry Bogle said...

Wow, your coloring is amazing as always. This is by far the best, most colorful card that I have EVER seen! I just love checking in with you to see what new creations you have made. I wish I could learn to color like you!!!