Saturday, April 28, 2012

paper dolls #47 - cheery cherries

Today I'm playing along with a fresh & fruity challenge over at the Paper Dolls blog (link here).  Looks like we're waiting for summer ripe cherries!  I used Karen Hughes' 3rd sketch in Papercraft's Go-To Sketches #1, p. 64 - a circle element with sentiment strip & scalloped far edge.  

I used Basic Grey Lemonade papers to make a quilt with zigzag stitch stamping from PTI Button Boutique. There's a sentiment from Quilter's Sampler inside (can't quite remember which...). :)

This homespun feel called for a special banner so I gave it some love.  It's hard to see, but I kissed the edges of the polkadot leaves with new leaf ink to give a little definition.

Hope your day is sweet & special!


stamps - PTI Everyday Button Bits, Button Boutique, Borders & Corners: Circle, Quilter's Sampler (inside card)
ink - PTI scarlet jewel, ocean tides, chartreuse, new leaf; Distress Ink in antique linen
paper - PTI rustic cream; Basic Grey Lemonade: saltwater taffy, strawberry patch, flower garden, picnic table, cherry cobbler, splash, sunkissed
accents - PTI scarlet jewel vintage buttons, new leaf baker's twine
dies - PTI eyelet lace border die
tools - Marvy giga punch

Monday, April 9, 2012

paper dolls #46 - faerie collection

A new Paper Dolls challenge - the perfect opportunity to awaken from my blogger coma!

For the 'Spring Bling' challenge I really wanted faeries in a jar.  Some cyber hunting finally landed Once Upon a Springtime from graphic 45 in my craft room.  *love, love, love*

The pearl embellishments were a gift (thanks Renee!) - and just what I needed.  I trimmed them to fit the space and added an extra flourish for balance.

Yay! This shot caught the glass look of the jar.  I used shorter dimensionals on the faeries and hid taller ones behind the jar lid.  I slit the faeries' wings and folded them out slightly.

Recipe Box Label is a go-to favorite of mine... SO many sentiments fit the box!  I colored the pearls with a Copic (and snuck in another peek of those precious papers).

Hope you're enjoying your bloomin' spring!


stamps - PTI Friendship Jar, Friendship Jar Fall Fillers, Recipe Box Label, Button Boutique
ink - PTI dark chocolate, melon berry; Distress Ink in antique linen
paper - PTI rustic cream, clear cardstock; graphic 45 Once Upon a Springtime Frames, Tiny Treasures, Spellbound
accents - PTI melon berry bitty dots ribbon; Recollections adhesive faux pearls
dies - PTI Jar, Lid, Jar Label
tools - Copic E55 (light caramel)