Saturday, July 30, 2011

Life is Sweet

Hi there bloggers - I made a very bright and cheery card this afternoon for the challenge over at The Stamp Spot blog. There challenge this month (and I am cutting it fine since it is the end of the month tomorrow!) was to draw inspiration from a photo so I took several elements from it - the first is the patchwork, then the bird and colours. This also worked well with the challenge from Kaboodle Doodles and that was stitching - real or faux - so I did both - the black stitched border (stamp from Sassafras Lass) and I actually hand stitched the squares to make it look like patchwork (I really stuck the patterned paper on plain paper and then stitched between the squares to make it look like they are sewn together!)
I have used the sketch from Inspirational Card Sketches #124 - I swapped everything over!
here is a close up of everything including the hand stitching ...

I love the brightness of this card and I have to admit that I am liking yellow at the moment.
materials - American Crafts - canary, spinach card, Bazzill - whirlpool card; Echo Park 'for the record' papers; Prima 'life is sweet', Annabelle Stamps 'party animals 1', Sassafras Lass 'stitched borders' stamps; Stazon jet black ink; Basic Grey 'urban prairie' brad; Spellbinders petite scalloped circles; Ranger liquid pearls.

8 comments:

Kathleen B. Hernandez said...

So bright and cheery! Love the patchwork effect. I better learn doing that too. Thanks for the inspiration!

Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles!

Kath
Blog: “Let’s Get Scrappy!”

Jessica T said...

Wow! What a fun card, love what you did with the sketch and the inspiration photo from TSS, thanks for playing along with us!
Jessica x

Jay Gee said...

This is a bright and fun card Janet, love it :)

AN said...

Kaunis ja värikylläinen kortti-tykkään siitä!
Kiitos osallistumisesta ICS-haasteeseen ja onnea arvontaan!
Kaikkea hyvää elämääsi sinulle sinne<3

SmilynStef said...

Oh my word what a happy little card ... love those vibrant hues ... so glad you joined us at Inspirational Card Sketches.

Debs said...

Great card, soooo colourful, thanks for joining us at ICS this week.
Hugs Debs

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Janet

Wow what a totally fabulous card - bright, fresh and fun - just love it!

Thanks so much for joining us this week over at Kaboodle Doodles and good luck.

Tina

Susie Little said...

Wow I love this, so bright and zingy! Thank you for playing at ICS xx