Cutie Pie

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Good Morning!

I stayed up wayyyy past my bedtime to finish this card!

I wasn't going to do another card for the 2 Sketches 4 You Ultimate Card Showdown but someone made me. My hubby looked at the first card I created (see below) and muttered something about it not looking like one of my 'normal' cards. I don't know if I have a typically normal card, but apparently I do! Hmmpt. What does he know, right?! Well, that comment played in my head over dinner and by the time I stacked the dishwasher I had decided that I had to create another card for the challenge. Thanks honey! LOL

So here's my second entry for the showdown.

I absolutely adore this little girl! Her name is Emma and she's made by CC Designs at All That Scraps. My girlfriend, Mary, sent me this image and I just had the best time coloring her in! I'm also loving my new nesties and cuttlebug too! LOL I think my new favorite technique is using the nesties as a mask to sponge on a little ink around the edges of the embossed area. Love the effect it creates!

I basically stayed close to the sketch with the exception of the circle panel instead of the rectangle. I added a few embellies like the ribbon, buttons, adhesive pearls and the sentiment tag tied with twine. The rest of the card was sponged with Distress Inks and the panels were machine stitched.

Keep your fingers crossed for me! Happy Stamping :)


Supplies
Stamps: CC Designs 'Bathing Beauty Emma', Basic Grey Swirls, sentiment by Karen Foster Snap Stamps
Inks: StazOn 'Jet Black', Creamy Caramel, Pretty in Pink, Certain Celery, Cool Caribbean, Morning Marigold, Sahara Sand, Distress Inks 'Antique Linen and Vintage Photo'
Papers: Whisper White, Bazzil Basics, Georgia Pacific, PP - Crate Paper 'Blue Hill Collection - Rain'
Access: Ribbon, Twine, Buttons, Kaiser Adhesive Pearls, Nestibilities, Decorative Scissors, Martha Stewart Tag Punch, Eyelet, EK Success Edge Punch, Sponges, Dimensionals, Stickles, Sewing

50 Comments:

Jenn said...

OMG! This is too precious! :) I love everything about it!

judith said...

Hello there is very nice everything what you do.
Queria to ask for a favor your not podrias to send me one stepwise of what you do .no you designs of since(as,like) beginning thank you my Englishman excuses but I am Spanish.

A kiss
I wait for your response

Tracey said...

This is a gorgeous card Sandra!

Silly Stamper said...

Too adorable. I love those beachies. Great color scheme!
Michelle

SMK said...

Oooh I love the way the distressing turned out! Looks lovely :)

kadie said...

Hey guess what LLS...I colored up this darling Emma last night too!! Now, this is a card, Dearie!! So, after you finished with the dishwasher how long did this baby take you? Brilliant work here. There is so much detail and I LOVE the softness, shading and the BUTTONS!! Way to go with the buttons! Fantastic job and I hope you win, Girlie!! Can we vote for the winner?

Tab said...

Beautiful card hun, I just adore the softness of the colours you have used and that image is adorable....oooh I think I need her LOL! Love how you have done the sentiment too and your sponging using the nesties is fabulous hun!
Hugs Tab xxx

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

This is just darling!! LOVE the soft vintage feel! Your panels are fabulous with the border punches, and the colors are gorgeous!!

Vanessa said...

i simply love your card.

Kimmie0270 said...

That's so sweet.

Jacilynn said...

LOL. i seriously laughed out loud about this story. Husbands, I swear. Sometimes I wonder why I bother showing him stuff I make. But I always do.
Super cute! I love how you color outside the image and sponge. Do you use your aqua painters to color outside image and sponge? Just trying to tap into that brain of talent. lol

And yesterday I made 7 cards and I only sewed on 3. How crazy is that for a sewing junkie? I musta been in a weird mood. lol

Heather P. said...

Another fabulous card! Love the soft colors, the adorable cutie pie, and the ever fabulous Crate Papers! :)

N2ScrapN4Fun said...

Pretty card.

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Gorgeous card Sandra, such a cute image and i love the beautiful papers and lo. Hugs Nikki x

FresaBonita said...

OMG, so gorgeous..!! Love everything about it.. good luck..!!!

KimmyS said...

You know, my other half does that to me all the time. When I create a card or layout that is not overflowing with embellishments, he goes "that's different from your usual"...I never know if that it meant to be a good thing :)

Anyway, sorry to babble about me. i LOVE this card. It's super cute and I love that stamp

Elena said...

This card is absolutely precious and gorgeous! Love the soft and gentle colors and nice touch with the ribbon!
Hope you will win! Crossed my fingers for you! :)

MiamiKel said...

Oh she's a cutie! G ood luck! :)

~amy~ said...

absolutely darling!!!

Lorie said...

Oh, she is a cutie pie!! I love the sweet, soft colors, and my fingers, toes and everything crossable are indeed crossed for you! ;-) Good luck!!

Danni said...

Gorgeous! Wow!! This is just so pretty!

Denise said...

So adorable!! Love it, and the way you colored the image, is so soft. Great job!!

Dizzie Noodle said...

This is so sweet! I just love it!

Latisha said...

This is absolutely STUNNING....love love love this...you coloring is amazing!!

Kazan Clark said...

LOVE the colors on this card and how beautifully they compliment the stamp. Your husband is so sweet to even know your style - mine certainly does not know mine *lol*
Thanks for making TWO for the challenge.
:) Kazan & Laura

Rebecca Ednie said...

I normally not a huge fan of little girl images missing their mouths (LOL) but this is gorgeous! The colours, the colouring, the lace, the buttons, the ribbon, the match between the papers and the image, fabulous!! I love it!! Great work!

Anja (scrappie) said...

This is so adorable. Funny my husband doesn't hardly take a look at my work.

cheryln said...

absolutely adorable!

Renata van Miltenburg said...

Ah....this one is awfull CUTE!!!!!

Realy gorgeous papers and such a lovely image! I adore the double scalloped border and the little tag! I guess I have to e-mail you my address so you can send it to ME!!!!!!!

Big hug, Renata

Charlene said...

So adorable!!!

Nancy said...

Beautiful papers, gorgeous card:O) Lovely image, fab. colouring!
Hugs, Nancy.

Liv said...

Perfect Sewing, Colouring and color coordination... I like this card... very nice and soft but still eyecatching!

liv.

Jingle said...

This is so cute and very neatly done!

LynneForsythe said...

Pure Beauty!!

Made by Mandy said...

Many Congratulations for making it into the Top 30

Good Luck for the next round

Maureen said...

Congrats! Such a sweet card!

Amy said...

I love the color combination on this card and your coloring is fantastic!! Congrats on making the top 30!!

Mary(OhioMary) said...

Wow! This is absolutely gorgeous Sandra! The softness of the papers and how you colored in the image is just adorable. Good luck! You know the sisterhood has everything they can cross for ya...LOL!

Randee E said...

Congrats on the top 30! Apparently, hubby has a 6th sense for creativity "wink" I'd be sure to get his opinion for the next sketch too :0)

dannisdoodles said...

this is so dern adorable, oh my word! too cuuuuute for words! HUGE Congrats on making top 30!!!

Angie Tieman said...

Very sweet card and amazing job watercoloring! Congrats on making the top 30!

cheryln said...

Just wanted to stop by again and congratulate you for making the Top 30!! Your card couldn't be sweeter!!

~amy~ said...

Me again sista...woooooooooo hoooooooooooooo!!!

Carly said...

Oh my gosh this is the cutest!! LOVE IT! And congrats on making the top 30! Well deserved!

Eva said...

WOW!!!! What a sweet card!!! Congrats on making the top 30!

Anja (scrappie) said...

Congrats on making the top 30 and good luck for the next round.

Wilma said...

What a cute card! I really love the colours! Congrats on making the top 30!

Martha said...

How cute, it is adorable!!
Congrats on making the top 30!!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Super cute card! Love the cute image and your soft coloring... gorgeous colors. TFS! Congrats on making the top 30!

Judy McMullen said...

Congrats on winning a spot in the top 30, Sandra, with this TDF card! Love your coloring...gorgeous as always! Thanks to your DH for "inspiring" you to create this darling card!!!

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