Thursday, August 30, 2012

Dream with Anya

Back again with another challenge for The Greeting Farm...well, two actually.  I used the weekly sketch challenge on TGF's member group page at SCS and the Farm Fresh Friday challenge - paper piecing.   

I used one of the three limited edition stamp sets from The Greeting Farm, Anya Lifts (and yes, I did purchase all three).  I colored her with copics and paper pieced the balloons, her dress, boots, bow and shorts (although the last three things I colored with copics).  To make the balloons more realistic, I covered them in Crystal Effects.  Her earrings have stickles to make them sparkly.  

I would also like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Creative Inspirations - Polka Dots, Ribbon, Blue (and Polka Dots, Cream, Glitter)
Moving Along with the Times - Flying High
Pile it On - Something with a P (Polka Dots, Paper Piecing, Patterned Paper, Pop Dots)
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes

Recipe : 
Stamps:   TGF - Anya Lifts
Ink/Coloring:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics 
Paper:  Kraft (SU); Gina K Pure Luxury (White); DP - October Afternoon - Modern Homemaker  
Embellishments:   Ribbon (SU); Button; Twine; Ticket (Tim Holtz); Stickles (Stardust); Crystal Effects (SU)    
Tools/Misc: Border Punch (Martha Stweart); Dimensionals 

Thanks for visiting and have a great day!

Friday, August 24, 2012

Dream Big

I can't believe summer is almost over and school will be starting soon.  I sure will miss having my kids home with me all day!  

Since I haven't played with any of The Greeting Farm challenges lately, I made it a point to do so.  I had every intention of playing along with the August CCN on SCS, but time got away from me.  So instead I played along with the weekly sketch challenge on TGF's member group page at SCS.  Now I'm going to have to try and do this weeks Farm Fresh Friday's paper piecing and I love that technique!   
I pulled out an older stamp ~ Flutter Anya ~ and colored her with copics.  I  tried a different hair color and I really like how it turned I just hope I can figure out the colors I used for it since I cleaned up my area before writing them down.  To make her dress match the papers, I added dots with a white gel pen.  The butterfly was made by punching the shape from the Designer Paper, adding stickles and some pearls for the body.  I added a pin with some seed beads on it to the layered flowers.  I even pulled out the sewing machine for this one and zig zag stiched the panels...I have to say that I love the look of sewing, but hate pulling out the big machine to do it.

I am also entering this card in the following challenges:
Cute Card Thursday - Bling it Up
Do You Stack Up - Fantasy
Papertake Weekly - Pins and Needles
Stamp and Create - Stitch it Up
Stamptacular Sunday - Let's Hear it for the Girls
The Pink Elephant - Create you own Embellishments (pin, butterfly)
Whoopsie Daisy - Include a sentiment

Edited to add:
I won the TGF SCS sketch challenge as well as made the top 3 at Whoopsie Daisy.

Recipe : 
Stamps:   TGF - Flutter Anya; Anya Says
Ink/Coloring:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Taken with Teal (SU), Copics; White Gel Pen 
Paper:  Kraft (SU); Gina K Pure Luxury (White); DP - My Mind's Eye - Bloom and Grow  
Embellishments:   Flowers; Stick Pin; Seed Beads; Pearls (colored with copics); Stickles (Stardust)   
Tools/Misc: Butterfly Punch (Martha Stweart); Word Window Punch (SU); Sewing Machine  

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