Thursday, August 25, 2011

I fall to pieces...

Hidee-ho stamp-a-rinos...

Today I've got a card for the new Paper Piecing Challenge over at Some Odd Girl. Yep, that's right... we want to see you gussy up those SOG characters in some extra fancy duds! This technique of stamping the same image on different pattern papers then fussy cutting out the clothes and what-not can be done with both digi stamps and traditional stamps. Though for me, I have better luck getting the parts of the patterns I want to show when I go traditional.

That's why when it came time to choose an image, I went with Sweet Thinkin' Mae. She's one of the fab clear stamps that Some Odd Girl has recently added to their stamp offerings, which I loooove. :)

As I was picking papers for the card and Mae's dress I came across one of my new paper pads from Authentique and I really liked the color combo. At first I dismissed the pattern that I ended up using on her dress because it wasn't a fave, but when I really looked at it I liked how the print kinda reminded me of a funky Amy Butler or Heather Bailey type fabric. Now I wish that I had a stylin' little dress just like this, LOL!
And look how perfectly that crinkled ribbon, that Kiara made for me, matches the color scheme. I even used the cute little strip of text paper with the pearl and twine that she used to package each of the ribbon colors because it was too cute of a touch to throw away. Thanks again Kiara!

Alrighty, time for you to take on the challenge! You've got until September 6th to enter a card for a chance at winning a fab prize and while you don't have to use a SOG image to qualify, you do get an extra name in the hat come drawing time if you do. :)

Have fun and good luck!
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
paper- Authentique (Splendid)
stamps- Some Odd Girl (Sweet Thinkin' Mae and sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Colorbox dark brown
crinkled ribbon from Kiara
Kaiser Craft pearls
Martha Stewart birds on a wire punch
My Favorite Things notebook edge die
Sharpie white marker
Copic markers:
skin- E00, E21, E13, R00, R20
hair- E30, E31, e33, E35
eyes- YG95, G99, E57
clothes/sign- E44, E47, E49, Y11, Y13, E31, E34

29 comments:

Sara I. said...

LOVE her and love her dress!!! Awesome papers and colors throughout - just a fab card all the way around!

Sudha - Art Admirer said...

Wow so pretty. Luv the sweet cute birdies too.

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, this is so great.

RiNNE said...

Gorgeous!! I love Amy Butler and Heather Bailey!! Yes please on a dress like this for me too. What a beautiful card, Amy! Authentique is fast becoming one of my new fave lines.

Nancy Thomas said...

Gorgeous use of that patterned paper - the strip of birds is a great touch and of course the paper pieced dress is beautiful.

Annette said...

so so cute...

bosenberries said...

Oh my Amy... she looks fantastic in her floral dress! Gorgeous card!
Robin

Creations by Shirl said...

OMgosh Amy~
You rock! Luv this image for sure I will have to hop on over and check out SOD store. Luv all the papers you used and the bird punch is awesome.. Do you have a tutorial on the paper piecing? I'm still trying to master it and can't seem to get it right....
Hugs~

Mimi said...

Super sweet card Amy! Love the warm yellow colors and pretty dress! Have a fab-o day! ;)

corry'kaart said...

wat een geweldig leuke en mooie kaart zo met dat warme gele kleur!
groetjes van corry

Damaris said...

What an adorable card!! Thanks for sharing.

x0, Damaris

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Amy, this is absolutely gorgeous! I wish I could color like you do. This card is awesome! :)

gobeagirl said...

Amy this is truly adorable! I am so glad that you went with the paper that used for her dress. I really looks like material that you would make cute little dress out of. Your card as always is just wonderful. We just got back from a long walk and then finished up shopping for the kid's school supplies before everyone in Moses Lake hit the stores. It was so nice of my boss to give me the full day off to do this. I am hoping to get in some crafting time this afternoon. Hope you have a great day. Hugs, Lisa

Cindy H. said...

Just so adorable!! Love the dp you used - all so soft and pretty. Your coloring is always inspiring!!

Anne-Marie said...

Your colouring is spot on...just lovely...I LOVE paper piecing!

Maria Therese said...

Gorgeous ♥ Love the soft colors!

Shirley N said...

Another lovelovelove card Amy--beautiful!!!

k.oconnor1302 said...

Love how you did this! Absolutely love the dress....can't believe I didn't think to do this before. I have a stamp or two of the cutest girls from CC Designs but am not fond of their clothes...thanks for showing this!

CraftyLoops said...

Amy this is stunning, I love the yellow and pink together and the crinkled ribbon is amazing. Well done Kiara. Lee xx

yvon said...

Hi Amy,
This is just gorgeous. Love that sunny card, something we really need here in Holland, i mean the sun. It makes me happy.
Hugs, Yvon

Francy said...

I love this stamp but unfortunately there isn't in digi!Wonderful her dress!
Hugs
Francy

Leanne said...

Hi Amy,
Adorable! Love the yellows and her paper pieced dress. Pretty!!

kris said...

Oh Amy!! this card is magical... something about the colors just brightens my day!! Thanks for putting a smile on my face!

Leah the Orange said...

yep. another stellar project, Amy. i love the paper, and it looks SO cute for Mae's dress! that little line of birds is just too fabulous for words! it's wonderful having you on the team with us, chickadee! xo

Cor* said...

Awesome Pawsome piecing! Great design! I am lurve with your color choices! Sweet sweet birdies! Another stunner Amy!

donna mikasa said...

Such a sweet card! I love the paper you chose for her dress and Kiara's ribbon is the perfect match!

mforquer said...

Amy she is superb! I love her summery dress - it is so perfect for her! Girl you have an eye for color that is astounding! I truly would LOVE to sit and craft with you!! Gorgeous!
Hugs,
M

Lou Mac said...

Amy, Amy, AMY! This is ridiculously stunning! LOVE the colour scheme and her dress is knockout - I too gotta love that pattern!!
Your colouring always pops - and I love the supply list you give at the end!!

Keep being amazing! xo

Tasha said...

The title of this post had me start singing Avril Lavigne - not good lol :P
Love your card AMy, she looks so pretty and i love your choice of papers
love tasha xx