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  

Thanks for visiting and have a great day!


WencheP said...

I love your card - so sweet. Fabulous image and the papers are just beautiful and so colorful! Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


Mary Jo said...

So sweet and beautiful! Terrific coloring! Thanks for joining us at DYSU.

cotnob said...

This is a gorgeous card, such pretty papers and beautifully coloured image.
Thank you for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy this week.

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Jodi :-) the image is very cute and I love her hair colour and all the sewing ,,, lovely details :-)

thanks for joining us on the Papertake Weekly Challenge :-)
Lols x x x

Handmade Cards by Archana said...

Wow!!I completely loved this card.Beautiful design papers and the image is super cute.You have done great colouring and stitching.
Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week.

Hippieaud (aka Audrey) said...

Jodi, this is awesome, I love all the stitching and your coloring is fabulous!! Hugs and thanks for playing along at WHOOPSI DAISY!!

Danni said...

Oh my! this is just so adorable!! Love it!! Thank you for playing along with The Pink Elephant Challenge!

Denise and Louise said...

This is adorable - love that cute image and beautiful papers. The stitching looks great too.
Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week xx

Lozzapops said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! I love all the stitches layers and how everything coordinates perfectly!! Came here from the Whoopsi Daisy blog .. glad I found yours!! :) Laura x

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