Friday, March 18, 2011

A Whole Lotta Challenges Going On!

Good Friday Morning Friends! It's been an awfully long week here and I'm looking forward to the weekend. Today's card combines a few challenges. The sketch is from Jen Del Muro's March Sketch For You To Try. This week's Blogger's Challenge theme is Spring Flowers. My Pure Innocence girl hasn't been used since last summer, so I needed to pull her out for Forgotten Stamp Friday. The recipe for this card came from Joanne Basile. She has posted a challenge for her Fourth Blogaversary. You can find all of the details here. We needed to pick three elements from Joanne's list. I chose Kraft Card Stock, Mixed Stitching, and Twine. My patterned papers are from the Stella and Rose collection from My Mind's Eye. I used a straight stitch on the horizontal pieces and a zig zag stitch on the gingham panel. All of the panels are accented with Not Quite Navy Card Stock. The image is from the My Favorite Things set, Blooming Good Day (now available in Cling Rubber!!) She is colored up with Copic Markers (BG000, BG13, BG18, C3, C5, C7, E000, E00, E11, E25, E27, G21, G82, R20, R22, R24, and Y35) and her dress is paper pieced. The button is from Papertrey Ink and it is accented with some yellow and white Baker's Twine. I didn't add a sentiment on the front of this one because this will go into a package for my DH's grandmother. She likes to have blank cards on hand. That way she can use them for any occasion. Thanks so much for stopping by today. I'm hoping to be back tomorrow with another card to share with you. Until then...Toodles! :D

19 comments:

Lisa Somerville said...

How cute is she paper pieced! Love the new MME papers!

Basement Stamper said...

Great paper piecing! The sewing really adds to the card. Great job!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

ACK! This is GORGEOUS Kimberly! LOVE LOVE LOVE the papers you've used here!! GORGEOUS coloring too!!

Nancy Thomas said...

So very cute - that P.I. is one of my favs too. Gorgeous coloring and paper piecing.

Karen Motz said...

Oh WOW this is CUTE!!!!!!!!! I love how many challenges you combined into one card and that floral paper pieced dress is the perfect sweet touch!!!

Gayle Page-Robak said...

I really love this card, Kim. So adorable and love your layout.

Chrissy D said...

Oh MY - this is ADORABLE> Love the lay out and the papers. Great stitching too.

BarbaraW said...

Sweet image. Looks great against that background.

Ida said...

Awww! Those PI girls always make me smile. Your card is just darling and I love the paper pieced dress that matches your dp. We both dusted off some stamps for the Forgotten Friday challenge.

sheryl said...

Adorable! I love the paper pieced dress.

JP Card Crazy said...

what a cutie cutie! Love the image,your coloring and piecing are wonderful!

Lisa Bohler said...

Love the layout and how you paper pieced the image to match the background papers!

Linda Monroe said...

She is such a sweetie. Great take on the sketch and Joanne's challenge.

Anne said...

This is a gorgeous card!! I love everything about it.

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Tain't she sweet! Luv all those flowers and sewing too!

Nikki Bond said...

This is sooo cute! Love that DSP. {SMILES}

Shelly Schmidt said...

Darling card! I love the patterned paper and the sweet image is so nice paper pieced.

Cindy Ribet said...

I LOVE this card!!! Hope I have a little time to do one or two or three similar with the paper piecing matching the background...only mine will be digital so no actually cutting and pasting..(pun intended).

Barbara said...

WOW! I just love this card! That sweet, little girl image is perfect with her paper-pieced dress....it really brings out the background paper. This card really is fabulous!