Wonderful Wild Sprouts

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Can you believe it's the end of the month already?!?

Where did April go?? One minute it's April 1st, and the next minute a whole month skipped by! Sheesh! I feel like the only thing I've accomplished is making tons of cards. LOL

Speaking of cards, this week I received the Greeting Farm stamps and paper I bought last Thursday at the pre sale and I was dying to ink them up and cut them out!

Let me just say this: You have to get some of this paper when it goes on sale tomorrow!! The vintage colors and funky patterns are so yummy and they're a perfect match for most of the characters and animal stamp sets that Marie creates. I will say that I do wish that she stocked these individually, because I already have some favorites out of the pack and I wish I had more of them! A girl can dream can't she?! And who can forget the new girls in town?! Their offical name are the Wild Sprouts. And they are delightful! I really hope Marie comes out with more of these girls...and boys too!

I used this week's Mojo Sketch Challenge MOJO84 for this card. I really wasn't sure about this sketch, but when I opened up The Greeting Farm papers, the colors helped me pull the sketch together in my head. I sponged all the pieces of patterned paper with Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain Distress Inks and matted them with Bazzil cardstock. The scalloped circle was cut with my decorative scissors (you can see where the scallops didn't quite match up at the top. (I don't have that small scalloped circle punch from Stampin Up.) Just for a little bit of sparkle, I added some yellow Stickles to Annika's hair clip.

Just as Dirty Girl Heather Pulvirenti mentioned in her blog post yesterday, you always notice something missing when you look at the photo instead of the actual card. I probably would have added some stitching or chocolate pearls to the edges/corners of the layers. It just feels like it's missing something! Ahhh!!

Thank you for stopping by today. Tomorrow is the start of 4 days of Hanna Stamps previews, so if you wanna see what Kristi has in store for you, I'll see you back here tomorrow - same time, same place! hehe


Supplies
Stamps: The Greeting Farm 'Annika and Wonderland'
Inks: StazOn 'Jet Black & Timber Brown', Creamy Caramel, Close To Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Morning Marigold, Regal Rose, Ruby Red, Sahara Sand, Soft Sky, Distress Inks 'Antique Linen, Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain'
Papers: Canson Watercolor, Bazzil cs, PP - The Greeting Farm
Access: Ribbon, Circle Punches, Fiskars circle cutter, Sponges,Stickles, Dimensionals

16 Comments:

~amy~ said...

a-dorable Sandra!!!!! Love TGF!

Mary(OhioMary) said...

Love this! I can't wait to play with mine either, but first I have to get some other commitments out of my way.

Jenn said...

Gorgeous card Sandra...she's perfect! :)

Jane Wetzel said...

You are RIGHT! These papers are sooo cool! tfs!

MiamiKel said...

Oh lookie lookie - so pretty. Totally agree with the stepping back and looking at the photo ... right on! This DSP is da bomb ....... enabler!! :))))

kadie said...

Absolutely Adorable!!! And I LOVE LOVE what you did with the papers!!

Jacilynn said...

Wowsa, this turned out awesome. I love this image and am kicking myself for not picking up this paper at the FM. I think it is sooo gorgeous Sandra.

Heather P. said...

Wonderful indeed! :) Such a fabulous card, Sandra!

Jana said...

Very pretty card. Love that stamp. Looks great as is.

Christi said...

OMG I would LOVE to get some of that dp! Too bad I'm on a spending freeze. :( This is amazing!!!

Danni said...

Ohh, so cute! I didn't get her but got a couple of the others..way fun!!
Wonderful card!

the whimsical butterfly said...

OMG I LOVE this! LOVE LOVE LOVE the paper combo you chose and the way you colored her in! i cannot WAIT to get these girls! Seriously, I don't think anything is missing. This card is SOO fab!

Elena said...

Wow! This card is stunning, Sandra! I love it to piecies!
You know what was the first thought I had when I saw it - I don't deserve to be in DT, because there are really talented people!
LOVE this card, love the papers, love the layout!
This comes from heart... I adore your work!

Linda Elbourne said...

This is gorgeous - the composition is perfect!

Lorie said...

Adorable! I LOVE it, and can't wait to get some of these!! Kelly's right! You're such a wonderful enabler!!!! ;-D

Pam Varnell said...

This is absolutely adorable. She is colored beautifully and she looks so sweet. My friend Mercy [from Lord Have Mercy] and I share our stamps and she just got this one this week from the pre-sale. I can't wait to use her. You have my fingers itching to stamp her!!!

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