This tree was just screaming paper piecing to me, but instead of that, I fabric pieced. I stamped the top of the tree on some green felt, cut it out, sewed on a few bright pink buttons and done. I love the dimension it gives to the project without being overly bulky. I tried placing ribbon here and there, but in the end decided to just stick with the buttons as my only embellishments (well aside from a little stickles). I really love how this one turned out, and may end up framing it for my daughter's to put in their room around Valentine's Day, well.
I want to say thanks again to Peggy for allowing me to be a Guest Designer for the month and hope that I will be able to work with her again someday!
Quick break in post to say Congrats to The Green Bay Packers for making it to the Super Bowl!
Here is a picture of my kids ready to watch the Packers/Bears Playoff game (but not thrilled with mom having to take their picture):
We go up to Green Bay at least once a year and make it a point to stop at Lambeau Field. Of course, while we're there, we have to hit the Pro Shop and get the kids outfitted for the year. Here is a picture of all of us outside the gates at Lambeau this past summer:
Anyhow, I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Secret Crafter - "It's a Couple Thing""
Stamp Scrap & Doodle - "Anything Goes"
Totally Gorjuss -"Hot, Hot, Hot""
Wee Memories - "Free your Creativity""
Cutie Sunday - "Anything Goes"
I Did it Creations - "Card for a Child" (for one of my daughters)
One Stitch at a Time - "As you like it"
Pile it On - "Love is in the Air"
The Corrosive Challenge - "Use something recycled" (Felt was recycled from an old costume I had made)
Whoopsie Daisy - "Valentine/Love"\
Bunny Zoe's - "Love is in the Air"
Copic Creations - "Use anything new" - Buttons, stamp (never used)
Wild Orchid Flowers - "Let's Get Sentimental"
A Spoon Full of Sugar - "Valentine"
Everybody Art - "My Favorite Thing" (copics and stamp)
Aud Sentiments - "Love themed sentiment"
Creative Belli Blog - "P" - Pattern Paper, Punches, Piecing"
Charisma Cardz - "Valentines Love"
Delightful Sketches - "Have a Heart"
Do You Stack Up - "Patterns"
Meljen's - "Hearts"
Crafty Catz - "A forgotten stamp"
Paper Cutz - "Your Choice"
Simply Create - "Use your punches"
Stamp Something - "Cute Somethings"
Craft Your Days Away - "Love""
Stampavie & More - "Love"
Thanks for visiting and have a fantastic day!
Recipe ~ all items SU unless indicated
Stamps: Standing Beneath a Tree (PaperWorks Co); Sentiment (Michael's)
Ink/Coloring: Memento Tuxedo Black; Copics (E00, E01, E11, E13, R31, E35, E37, E39, E41, E42, E43, E55, E57, E59, Y21, Y23, Y26, YG63, YG67, G21, G24, G40, BG0000, BG000, BG32, BG34, V12, V15, RV32, RV34, 0)
Paper: Black; Gina K Luxury White; DP - K & Co (Ka-Zoo)
Embellishments: Green Felt; Mini Buttons, DMC Floss, Stickles (Stardust)
Tools: Photo Corner Punch; Circle Punches; Border Punch (EK Success)