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 dots. For 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