Sunday, February 23, 2014

Thinking of You with Pile It On

This week at Pile It On, we want to see "Thinking of You" cards/projects. I used All Wrapped Up by our sponsor, All Dressed Up Stamps:

I colored the image with Copics, fussy-cutting the girl to give it just a hint of dimension. I used the Blender Texture technique for the background, and cut it with a Spellbinders die in my BigShot.

I colored the hair last, because I couldn't decide on the color...so I asked my husband, because he always poses me with an agreeable challenge. He suggested "Light blonde...with blue streaks. A strong blue." I just love the result.

I found two stitching-and-flowers-themed papers in my stash, and edged them on my sewing machine. The yellow mesh is recycled potato packaging. The sentiment is a Starform outline sticker, colored with the same blue Copic I used for the hair.

The leaves are cut from scrap Aida (cross stitch) fabric with a Sizzix die. I cut it along with a piece of scrap cardstock for support. I then coated the pieces with Tacky white glue so that they didn't fall apart. I colored two of the leaves with a green Copic. I finished the card with a shell button, a white plastic button, and some twine.

All Dressed Up Challenge #9
Inspiration/Challenges:
All Dressed Up Challenge #9: Sketch
Cuttin & Stampin Challenges: Spring is Here
Cuttlebug Mania: Add Texture
Feeling Crafty Challenge #25: Dies and/or Punches
Love to Scrap: Anything Goes
MarkerPOP Challenge: Anything Goes
Oldie But A Goodie Challenge: Buttons + Stash item (buttons, papers)
STAMPlorations February Challenge: Stamps + Stitches
The Squirrel & the Fox Challenge #64: Something spooled
Top Tip Tuesday #121: Stitching


Update: This won the Texture Challenge at Cuttlebug Mania!

Thank you for visiting, and hope you'll join us this week at Pile It On,


26 comments:

Nonni said...

What a cute image and card! I'd love to see this at http://stamplorations.blogspot.fi/search/label/monthly%20challenge too!

nwilliams6 said...

Such a sweet and positive card with that adorable image and your fun papers. Great coloring too. I haven't been to visit you in a long time - shame on me because your work is still wonderful! Hugz!

Karen (karey2005) said...

So soft and pretty! Thanks for joining us at Cuttin' and Stampin'! Karen N, DT

Kylie said...

This is just beautiful. The image is great (I love the colour of her hair!!). Beautiful stitching as well. Thanks so much for playing along at STAMPlorations! xx

Tracy said...

She is awesome, love what you have done with her hair !!
Thank you for sharing with us at All Dressed Up xxx

Lyndsey Turner said...

Fabulous card, love how you have coloured the image and great design. Thanks for joining us this challenge at All Dressed Up Lyndsey xx

Susan Hogan said...

1. Fabulous image and treatment - love the blue
2. great design
3. really love the whole recycling gig going on here
4. Like the twine for spooling
Thanks for sharing with us at the Squirrel and the Fox for our current spooling challenge.

Desire Fourie said...

This is such a pretty image which you have coloured beautifully.
Hugs
Desíre
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

she's wonderful how you colored her! Thank you for joining us on the Cuttin' and Stampin' challenge blog this week!

Marilyn said...

Love this! Great colouring and layout plus I like those papers and that fab flower!
Thanks for joining us at All Dressed Up and I do hope you will be back again.
Marilyn

Andree said...

A sweet card and gorgeous colours.

Thank you for joining in with the Feeling Crafty challenge this month and good luck x

Elizabeth Hart said...

CG - just wanted to say that I LOVE what you did with this image - the hair is glorious!!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

What a sweet card!

shirley-bee said...

Gorgeous card, I love all the stitched layers! Thanks so much for joining us at STAMPlorations.

Stacey Schofield said...

Beautiful! the colours are stunning! Thanks for joining us at That Craft Place xx Stacey S xx

Stacey Schofield said...

Stunning Card - I love the colours you have used. Thanks for joining us at All Dressed Up xxx

Life Ineffable said...

This is adorable!
I am SO SO wanting some Copic markers but I don't have a good enough excuse to shell out the dough for them! Maybe some day! ;)

FeistyCrafter said...

Beautiful spring card! Your husband suggested an amazing color for her hair and it worked out great!! Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap! Challenge Blog
Tina dt

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

wow! I am so in love with her hair! beautiful work!

Tina said...

Beautiful card thank you for entering feeling crafty challenge
and good luck xx

Amy Andrade said...

Wonderful Card! Fantastic Detail! I would love for you to check out my blog. I'm offering blog candy for followers. http://alllthingsbeautiful.blogspot.com Thank you for sharing with us at Tip Top Tuesday. Amy A., DT

Dips said...

Lovely use of Buttons – thank you so much for entering my challenge on OBAG, keep using up all that old stash and join us again for our next challenge!

Samantha said...

Lovely card hunny LOVE the Blended texture you have created what a great idea! Thanks for Playing along with us this time at Top Tip Tuesday Challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

Kerry said...

Lovely colours and those leaves are so pretty. Thank you for joining in with our Let's feel It challenge at Cuttlebug Mania x

Kimbo said...

I love this - such beautiful colours and her fun hair is great. Those Aida leaves are just perfect. Thanks for playing along at Cuttlebug Mania x

suzARTe said...

I love this card, the main image is great and I love the papers you have used as well.

the marriage equality badge on your sidebar is great as well. I have to find the Australian equivalent of this badge.