Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Happy Birthday, Little Girl! - Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog

Image by The Stamping Boutique
Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog:  Swirls and Pearls 
Challenge ends on June 30th, Challenge Sponsor

Hello, Cardies!  My daughter celebrated her birthday on June 2nd and this is the card I made for her!  I love this image from The Stamping Boutique's Smooch Series and thought it would be perfect for Stace!  I got some interesting papers and wanted to play around with mixing  and matching the different textures.  So the base dp is a wood grain, the next layer up is a grass, and the third layer is a linen.  I don't know if it translates so well in the photo, but in "real life" it is a very cool look.  My daughter loves it.

I also wanted to see how closely I could match the colors in my handmade flower to the colors in my dps and ribbon.  I was super pleased with the result and I am now playing with color combination and different colors and weights of paper.  I have prepared a tutorial on making the flowers, but I am submitting it with a card to an online magazine and won't be able to post it here until after the project is published.

I am still working on coloring black hair.  Actually, I am working on coloring in general.  I keep signing up for classes and since they are available to me online, I go in and work on my skills as my time allows. My other new passion is seam binding.  Hancock Fabric had a huge sale and I picked up a bunch, but I found a better deal on Amazon, and I also found a tutorial on using glimmer and matte mist to custom color seam binding.

My teammates have created fabulous projects for this challenge (They even remembered to include Swirls; I sure didn't).  I looking forward to seeing you there!

Big Hugz,

Submitted to the following Challenges:
Just Keep On Creating - Anything Goes and Travel Comment
Celebrate The Occasion - Must use a Flower
Craft Room Challenge
Lady Bugs Crafts Ink Challenge


  1. Wonderful card for your daughter, Chana! Love the layering and the cute image! Great job on the coloring and the flower!

  2. Great card Chana. I did not realize it was from Meljens....wonderful colors and just a great card for your daughter. joann sassy raggedy

  3. Pretty! Thanks for joining us @ CTO!

  4. Just so cute, great image. Thanks for joining us at Craft Room Challenge and good luck. Julia xx

  5. Smashing birthday card, love green so it pops for that! and the flower is terrific. thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge XOXO Zoe

  6. Beautiful card and fab image :o) Thank you for sharing it with us at Craft - room challenge. Good luck. Nikki DT

  7. Very nice card!
    Love the layering you did.
    Thanks for joining CTO this week!

  8. Love the texture and dimension with your sweet image, great card! Thanks for joining us @ CTO this week for our "Thinking of you-use a flower" challenge :)

  9. love this card, the main image and the way you have coloured it in is just great. I am sure your daughter loved the card.

    Thanks so much for sharing your creation at Anything goes, Just keep on creating, I hope you will continue to play along. Sorry about the the delay in leaving my comment I have been overseas and then got sick, I will be announcing the winners and will have the next challenge by 01/09 :)


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