May 30, 2010

Inspired by Joanne

Joanne is one of my favourite paper artists - and this week she had a fun challenge to celebrate 500,000 blog hits - you go girl!. She gave us this great sketch, but we were also to choose three techniques or materials from a list she provided. I chose to use text paper, gingham paper and paper piecing on my card.
I pieced the girl's dress and added some sponging for depth. The rest of the image was watercoloured. I found a 6x6 pack of paper from 7 Gypsies that I've had foreverrrrr with this funky text paper in it. I ran the ric-rac through my little xyron sticker maker (come on, you know you have one gathering dust too!) so it would sit nicely on the ribbon.
The inside is nice and simple, a coordinating sentiment and some more paper. I hope you're having a wonderful weekend - especially those of you in the US - Happy Memorial Day!

Stamps: Summer by the Sea, Short & Sweet, Heard from the Heart
Paper & Card: Creamy Caramel card
Creamy Caramel, Assorted inks for colouring
Other: Very Vanilla Grosgrain, Sponge Daubers

Paper & Card: 7 Gypsies paper
Other: Oval Nestabilities, Colluzle Template (scallops), Ric-Rac


  1. This is so pretty and I love the text paper, too. I, also, love the paper pieced dress and depth you gave it.

  2. Amazing card...I must go dig out my stamp set like this...thanks for the inspiration!

  3. This is soooo cute!!!! I love the layout, the papers, you did a fantastic job on piecing her dress! SO, so pretty!!

  4. Wow! This card is SOOOOOO pretty! :)

  5. This is gorgeous! I love this set and you've done a wonderful job with this challenge. Great details!

  6. So sweet and pretty, Sarah! Love the way you pieced the little girl's dress ... and sponged some highlights! Gorgeous! I am a sucker for gingham & ric rac! Lots to love about this one! Hugs Andrea xx

  7. I am in love with all the details on your card! So pretty

  8. Love the way you play with colors that I would never think of and then you make all your viewers fall in love with them and think "how obvious--NOW!!" LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the blue gingham and that fabulous print paper. So many extra PERFECT little details. Now, quite a few dusty sticker machines might be coming out of hiding.

  9. wow thats so effective Sarah, love the sponging effect.

  10. Sarah this is so pretty but then I like everything you do! Your PT luminare is gorgeous too! Very 'country' cute looking - love the colours.


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