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