Tuesday, May 28, 2013

A Lovely Day


Hi everyone.  Here is my design team card for the latest challenge at Addicted to Stamps & More #47 - Make Your Mark.  I used a sweet digi image from this month's sponsor, Whoopsi Daisy.  Hope you like.







Prize:  2 sheets of digis (8 images)
(please follow the rules of the challenge to be eligible to win)

Whoopsi Daisy will be sponsoring the whole month of May 2013



Stamps:  Sheet 442 (Whoopsi Daisy); Be Happy (Amy R)
Paper:  White (C.C. Designs); Brioche DP (Memory Box)
Ink:  Island Indigo (SU!); Copics:  E00,0, E00, Y21, Y32, YR24, E44, E49, G43, YG67, BG72, BG57, 0 (colorless blender)
Accessories & Tools:  Arch Lattice Border punch (Martha Stewart), 1/4" Island Indigo stitched ribbon (SU!), blender pen, red chalk, adhesives, glue, and dimensionals

I colored the branch, leaves, bird and little girl's face and hair bow with copics.  I paper-pieced her dress and added more shading with copics onto the designer paper (and colored in her dress sash and purse).  I added some Island Indigo ink (using my blender pen) to her sash, hair bow and purse to darken the colors and match the ribbon.

The sentiment is stamped in Island Indigo ink.



Here's a close-up view of the image:




I hope I have inspired you to join us for this fun challenge.  Check out the other fabulous creations by the Design Team at ATS&M!



16 comments:

Bonnie said...

What a beautiful paper pieced dress and a beautifully colored little miss! You are often in my thoughts these days. Hope the sun is shining where you are.

nancy littrell said...

What a sweet image Loll. Your little girls paper pieced gingham dress is so In :-)
TFS my friend....

Darnell J Knauss said...

SO adorable, Lolly! She is such a lucky little girl to have such a fine and rich-looking dress for playing in the garden in her bare feeties! Your paper-piecing is divine!! (Good to see you. Please take care. xxoo Dolly)

MaryH said...

What a sweet image, and you colored so beautifully. I love the trims at the top. What a good idea, and one I'll be trying. Hope you are feeling a bit better by now. Loss takes time. Happy to see that you felt like making a card today. TFS

Stamps and Paper said...

So adorable Loll and love the paper piecing on her dress that matches the lovely border...

Anne

Karen B said...

Gorgeous Loll. Love the paper piecing.

Karen x

sandie said...

Beautiful Loll, love the banner at the top and wow to the colouring x

Kylie said...

Wonderful, Loll. I LOVE her dress!!! xx

Nonni said...

Really beautiful card, Loll! The dress looks amazing, great idea to use the markers directly on patterned paper. You have been in my thoughts. Hugs!

Anonymous said...

Oh Loll, I just am catching up and I read your post about your sister-in-law. How very sad. Please know my thoughts are with you and I will say a prayer. Your SIL was quite lovely!

The card today is wonderful. What scissors do you use to get such perfect cuts? Please know......I am thinking of you!

Loll Thompson said...

Hi Jane. My scissors are so old I can't remember what brand they are (and they aren't marked) ... but I'm thinking them might be Henckel. They are very small and lightweight. Loll xx

Sue said...

Beautiful card, Loll. The colour scheme and paper piecing look lovely.

Danielle Vincent said...

Hi Loll - you always do such a fabulous job with your paper piecing and this is no exception - her dress is absolutely darling in that pattern.

Sending extra hugs your way dear lady. I'm so sorry to hear about your lovely sister-in-law and that you've lost a cherished friend. Praying for peace and healing for you. D

Anonymous said...

Simply beautiful! Lovely card Loll.
Hugs, Florence x

Skye said...

A beautiful card. The paper piecing is fantastic. A very sweet image

Cathy said...

Hope all is going well for you Loll :) This card is really beautiful, the dress is gorgeous and your colouring as always, is beautiful :) Cathy x