Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Robyn's Fetish - Wacky Wednesday!!!

Welcome to Robyn's Fetish Wacky Wednesday's!!!

Every Wednesday there will be new cards to look at on the DT's blogs and a FREEBIE IMAGE each week on Robyn's blog!!! This week's image is this cutie patootie Shopping Grannie image!! I LOVE her!!
I printed our darling Grannie out first on white cardstock and then on some adorable PTI designer paper. I then trimmed out her dress and paper pieced it onto the white cardstock image. This is a technique that I love doing with regular rubber or acrylic stamps and finally got brave enough to trim out some 12x12 DP down to 8.5 x 11 and run it through my printer! It worked great!!
I love the look it gave to our shopping Grannie! I then set to coloring the rest of her. I left her hair a beautiful silvery grey. Her purse is a pretty olive green colored with my Copics and clasped with a little gold from my gold paint pen. I dazzled up her socks just a bit with my sparkly, Sakura gel pen and then gave her some super comfy looking purple shopping shoes!!!

Her shopping bag reminded me of my FAVORITE store's shopping bags. What store is that you ask?? Why Bloomingdales, of course!!! Well back in the days before I had kids...now I'm a lot more thrifty and shop at other places. BUT...it's still my favorite store!!

I added some pretty pink tissue paper to peek out of the bag wrapping whatever it is our Grannie bought today!! ;) I've been dying to use these circle cards that I bought EONS ago at The Paper Source. So I matted Grannie and corner rounded each corner. I adhered her to the orange card base and stitched the two together with purple thread on my sewing machine. I added a button trio (something I LOVE to do) threaded and tied with various matching ribbons. I then worked on the sentiment "Shop till you drop..." So true in my world!!! I could shop for HOURS!!! DAYS EVEN!! I LOVE IT!!! I did the same technique on the sentiment. I mounted it to the same purpleish paper from PTI and zig zag stitched around the perimeter, rounding the corners here as well. I then adhered this piece to the card. Lastly, I added some K&Company rub on designs to complete the look. (the flowers and 2 pearlesque buttons to Grannie's left)
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Thanks for visiting and don't forget to go grab your freebie image!!!



~Jeri~ said...

oooo I love it Meredith!!! I love how you done her hair! Awesome job!!! You should've pulled those circle cards out sooner!!!

WendyP said...

stunning card !! love all your wonderful attention to detail !!
big smiles W