Thursday, February 21, 2013

Let Your Dreams Take Flight


Hi everyone.  Today my card is for the Less Is More Challenge (LIM#107 - Up in the Air) ... and the latest color challenge at CAS - Colours & Sketches (tangerine tango, sahara sand, summer starfruit).  The paper I used today has all three of those colors ... plus a little blue so hope I'm not cheating :)

I bought this adorable clear stamp set from Lawn Fawn a while back and this is the first time inking it up.  Love it!!  And I used my new designer papers from SU! called Sycamore Street ... and this particular pattern is my favorite - fabulous color combo!   Hope you like.



Stamps:  Sunny Skies (Lawn Fawn); Be Happy Sentiments (Amy R)
Paper:  White (C.C. Designs); Sycamore Street DP (SU!)
Ink:  Black; Baja Breeze Stampin' Write marker (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Big Shot, Puffy Clouds die (Memory Box), glue, adhesives, and dimensionals




I added faux stitching around the clouds and popped up the larger two with dimensionals.  The kite is paper pieced onto white (to make it thicker) and then cut out and popped up as well (glued flush at the base where it meets the "tail" and popped up at the top).  The tail is also paper pieced.

I used (again) my sentiment stamp from Amy R's set - Be Happy Sentiments.  This is my favorite sentiment set right now ... although I love a lot of the Amy R sets and own about ten so far.  They are available at All That Scraps if you're interested.  FYI, these come as a full rubber sheet (with sponge backing) so you have to cut them apart ... but the quality of the rubber etching of the stamps is really high - I can't say enough about them.  I thought this sentiment fit perfectly with the kite and clouds.


Here's a close-up of the image:





19 comments:

Stamps and Paper said...

Great card Loll and love your paper pieced kite and faux stitched clouds

Anne

Anonymous said...

I love the balance of flight and fancy!

Cathy said...

Love your design Loll, the colours are fab too.

Kylie said...

Great design and your paper piecing is perfect. I love your stitched clouds! Thanks so much for playing along at CAS - Colours and Sketches xx

nancy littrell said...

Fun paper pieced kite. I love how you faux stitched around ea. cloud. I think you chose the perfect sentiment too. TFS Loll..

Karen B said...

Absolutely beautiful Loll. Love the p/p'd kite.

Karen x

Jen said...

loll this is just stunning

Thanks for joining us this week
Jen xx
"Less Is More"

Karen Haman said...

This is adorable! I love how all the white really makes the kite pop! Thanks for joining us at CAS Colours & Sketches!

Mrs Harry said...

YOur card is so much better than mine Loll. I love it.

sandie said...

Gorgeous card Poll, what tricky paper piecing the kite tail, good job! And I love the stitching on the clouds. Thanks for joining us at CAS Colour and Sketches

Darnell J Knauss said...

Another winning and fabulous card, Lolly! You rock the paper piecing!! Thanks, too, for the tip on the Amy R stamps!!

Jacqueline said...

Tut tut Loll - blue!!! I do love your card though - impeccable paper piecing and a beautiful stamp - so glad you shared it with us this week at CAS - Colours and Sketches - Jacqueline xx

Valerie said...

Love your kite Loll and the faux stitching! I must treat myself to these cloud dies, they are fab:)
Val x

Bonnie said...

I love this kite! The colors are so pretty!

Chrissie said...

This is simply gorgeous Loll!
Many apologies for my tardiness in visiting this time, but I've been away all week!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Anonymous said...

Well I just cant get over the paper piecing especially on the tail I need a magnifying glass just to see the card ! Another triumphant CAS beauty !

Marie

Anonymous said...

Love your paper pieced kite scene Loll! I'm inspired to use a kite stamp set I purchased last year and have yet to use! You always do that to me! : ) TFS!

Patrice said...

I love this little kite and faux your stitched clouds. Beautiful fussy cutting Loll - you have the patience of a Saint doing the tail that way *smile*.

Louise van Vuren said...

Such crafting skill! And a fabulous card! I love all the clever parts to this seemingly simple card - guess that's the key to CAS designs. Thanks for playing along with us at CAS Colours and Sketches
Louise xx