I recently got a few Claudia & Company Puddle Jumper Stamps from Die Cuts R Us and decided to ink up the Ella Mini Set (isn't she just adorable?!?) and enter the Claudia & Company Challenge this month which was to use the colors Pink and Aqua. I pulled out some of my hoarded My Mind's Eye papers from both the Quite Contrary and Abbey Road collections (note to self ~ get more of these ~ I love the colors of these papers) and used cardstock in Cool Caribbean and Pink Pirouette. I paper pieced Ella's dress, socks and scarf and added some mini pearls to her necklace. All the panels have been stitched with the exception of the sentiment ~ not too sure I want tackle a shape yet..... Instead of using prima's I pulled out my flower punch and used the same Designer papers to make my flowers ~ added a button and some gingham ribbon and they were done. There are 14 layers on here plus the flowers and I used a lot of dimensionals! I followed this weeks sketch over at Create for Fun:
The kids started Tennis lessons last week and swimming lessons this week, so to fill my time while sitting on the sidelines I decided to reorganize my ribbon. I took it off the spools (although the 25 yd spools stayed as is) and then rolled each up securing it with a pin ~ I think I filled up a huge garbage bag with the empty spools! Now I only have one place to look for a certain color ribbon instead of three (or more) different places. Only about 20 more rolls to go (well, make that 26 since I just bought 6 more yesterday).
I am also entering this card in the following challenges:
One Stop Craft Challenge - "Patterns"
Dutch Dare - "Anything Goes"
Creative Inspirations - "Anything Goes"
Die Cut Dreams - "Gingham"
Paper Sundaes - "Stitching"
Stamp and Create - "Flowers"
Creatalicious - "Show some 3-d"
Lollipop Crafts - "Anything Goes"
Have a wonderful day!
Recipe ~ all items SU unless indicated
Stamps: Puddle Jumper Ella Mini Set & So Random Sentiments (Claudia & Co)
Ink/Coloring: Memento Tuxedo Black; Copics
Paper: Pink Pirouette, Cool Caribbean; Gina K Pure Luxury White; DP - My Minds Eye (Abbey Road and Quite Conrary)
Embellishments: Pink Ribbon and Turquoise Ric Rac (Flirty); Pink Gingham Ribbon; Buttons (Making Memories); Pearls (Recollections)
Tools: Sewing Machine; Oval Punches; Nesties; dimensionals