Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Claudia & Company Challenge

How exciting...my very first challenge with Claudia & Company as a DT member.  To start things off, we have a recipe challenge.  The recipe is:  Stitching of some kind, 2  patterned papers, buttons, a sentiment, ribbon, circles, and scallops.
I chose Lollipop Ella and a sentiment from So Random Sentiments for today's card ~ isn't Ella just adorable with that polka dotted dress and ribbon?   I colored the image with my copics and then created a little flowery grassy hill for Ella to stand on.  The main image panel and sentiment are raised using 3-D dotsFor my patterned paper, I used papers from Echo Park's Little Girl 6x6 sampler pack (and let me tell you, these sampler packs are absolutely wonderful and a great bargain).  I know, looking at my card, you are probably thinking, ok, I see one patterned paper, where is the second....well if you look closely at the butterflies, those are punched from the second patterned paper (pretty sneaky huh?).   I stitched along the circle on the embossed edge by manually using my sewing machine (no foot pedal, just hand turning) so I could be sure to get it even.  The brown layer was just too plain so I embossed it and then colored over each of the dots with a white gel pen.  I added some bakers twine over the ribbon and then also used it for a bow on the button.  

We would love to have you join us with this challenge.  Stop on by the Claudia & Company blog for some more fantastic inspiration from the rest of the Design Team and link up your creation by March 19th.  Who knows you may be the lucky winner of some beautiful Prima embellishments.

Take a peek at the Claudia & Company store to see all the 6x6 sampler packs as well as some brand new items which include:

For my project I used the sketch over at Friday Sketchers which I really liked, and the color challenge at by Lori Designs
I am also entering the following challenges:
Moxie Fab - Stamping with Markers Challenge
Cupcake Craft Challenge - Pink Polka Dots
Alphabet Challenge - R is for Ribbons
Aly's Sunday Challenge - Anything Goes 
Fussy and Fancy Friday - Embossing or Paper Piecing (I chose embossing)
Stamp Something - Use something Digi (image)

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!  

Recipe ~ all items SU unless indicated 
Stamps: Lollipop Ella (Claudia & Co. digi stamp by Lori Boyd); So Random Sentiments (Claudia & Co)
Ink/Coloring:  Memento Ink (Rich Cocoa); Copics (E00, E01, R20, E55, E57, E59, R81, R83, R85, YG93, YG95, BG0000, BG000, 0); White Gel Pen (Inksentials)
Paper:  Chocolate Chip; White (GK); DP - Echo Park (Little Girl) 
Embellishments:  Ribbon (Pink); Brown Bakers Twine; Button;  
Tools: Sewing Machine; Nesties; Scallop Punch; Cuttlebug Embossing Folder (Swiss Dots); Butterfly Punch (Martha Stewart); 3-D Dots


sari said...

This is simply adorable! Such a cute image too! love the papers! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake Craft Challenge this week! Good Luck! Hugs/Sari GDT

Delphine said...

Fantastic card, Jodi! I love the colours, great layout and the image is adorable! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake and good luck! Delphine xx

Tanya said...

What a sweet card Jodi! I love the combination of the pink and brown

Pattie said...

Oh this is just too cute! I love how you used the BLD colors too! Thanks for joining us at By LORi Designs challenge this week!

Liza said...

Great work, I love the image and the DPs you have used. Thanks for joining us at CCC.

Liza x

Anonymous said...

So cute, I love the colors and your layout! Thanks for joining us this week at By Lori Designs!

Taylor said...

This is super cute, Jodi!

Em said...

Very darling. Love all the polka dots! Thanks for playing CCC this week!

Lindsay said...

wonderful card, love the layout!

glitzygirl said...

The cutest card, wonderful colour and great placement of ribbon. Thanks for playing with us at the Alphabet Challenge, blessings Hilde

Mary J said...

Sooo adorable! I love your take on the challenge!

Rach said...

a delish card hun, i just love this colour combo..
thank you for playing along with my sketch @ friday sketchers. hugs rachxx

jenny said...

Stunning card! Great layout and I love your colouring x
Thanks for joining in the fun at BLD x

Jenny x

Ann Kranitz said...

Oh I love that polka dot paper with this image. Thanks for joining us at BLD

Sharon Basel said...

FABULOUS card Jodi! Ella looks wonderful with your pro-like coloring and I adore the grassy knoll she's standing on too! This is a great layout for the Ella image. Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us at By LORi Designs!
All the best,
Sharon, BLD-DT

Brook said...

Great card! I love how you colored Ella...she looks so cute. Love this layout and all of the polka dots (even on the butterflies) are wonderful. Thanks for joining us this week at the By LORi Designs Color Challenge.

Softpencil Studios said...

How cute Jodi!!! I love the colours and the polka-dots papers! the image is so sweet :)

Shar said...

Awww! Sooo cute! Beautiful coloring!

Helen Ann said...

love it all, the colours, the the papers, the layout

thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog - hope to see you at our next challenge

Hel xox

Jacqueline said...

fabulous job - love that sketch & the colours ... good job.
Made by Jacqueline

Cath said...

Hey Jodi! Thanks for entering the Stamping with Markers Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

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