Sunday, May 1, 2011

To My Favorite Teacher!

Happy Sunday Friends! It was a beautiful day here in New England. In fact, the whole weekend was lovely! We had a lot going on, but I still managed to squeeze some crafting time in. It is Teacher Appreciation Week at our school. To celebrate the occasion, my little guy always brings his teacher a bouquet of flowers, some chocolate, and a handmade card, of course. I combined the sketch from the My Favorite Things Wednesday Stamp Club with this month's My Favorite Things Guest Designer Contest. The theme for the contest is "Blue Jeans and Bling". This sweet a la mode girl and sentiment are from the My Favorite Things You Rule set. She is colored up with Copic Markers (E000, E01, R20, YG11, YG13, YR21, E99, B95, B97, and B99). The denim flower blossoms were made with the MFT Die-namics Flower Trio and Leaf Trio. I added a rhinestone to the center. The leaf was cut out with some of the same gingham paper that I used on the vertical panel from the sketch. The two horizontal strips were also cut from denim. The flowered paper is from October Afternoon and the ledger paper is from My Mind's Eye. I added stitching around all of the patterned paper layers and they are layered onto some Night of Navy. One of the reasons that I love to participate in the My Favorite Things challenges is that I always find myself trying something new. I have always wanted to try these rhinestone flourishes that everyone seems to be using, and if "bling" wasn't part of this month's challenge, I probably wouldn't have given them a try! It's always fun to try new things, and I really like how this all came together. Thank you so much for visiting with me tonight. I'll be back soon with some more crafty things to share. Until then...Toodles! :D

6 comments:

Vickie Z said...

Adorable!! Lucky teacher!! The bling and denim are perfect!!

Linda Monroe said...

This card is really nice. The papers are perfect and the denim is great. I love it. What a lucky teacher to get this masterpiece.

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

LOVE this Kimberly! The denim strips are FANTASTIC!

Wanda G (stampcat) said...

SUCH a CUTE card! All the papers go together so great. What a nice present for that lucky teacher!

Shirley said...

Perfect!! I love her blue jean skirt and the bling too! I am really glad you found my blog so I could find yours!! Thanks for your great comment!

Melanie said...

Your card is gorgeous. I love the denim flower, I,have tried cutting fabric on my cuttlebug but haven't been successful - what's the trick?