Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Baby Bud Challenge - Ribbons and Bows

Good Wednesday Morning All!!  It's so fabulously rainy and grey here in the North East.  A PERFECT day for creating.  I've been trying to give myself permission to create "just because".  I LOVE the design work that I'm blessed enough to be able to do.  I love the teams and the companies and the women I work with.  But sometimes it's so fun to just be able to participate...simply because.

I recently stumbled upon Baby Bud Designs and instantly fell in love.  Super cute, super squiggly and super adorable!  Their recent challenge 'Ribbons and Bows' was so inviting that I had to play along!!

I'm using Baby Bouquet - newly released in their Etsy Shoppe.  If you use this image or Oliver, in your creation for this challenge, the generous gals at Baby Bud Designs will give you one free, never before released digital image (YAY!)!  So fun!!

So I set to coloring Baby Bouquet with my Copics.  I then decided to, rather than color, I would paper piece her outfit.  I printed her twice on white cardstock, and again on two different pink designer papers...so four times total.

I trimmed out her dress from my SU! pink polka dot paper, her sleeves from a DCVW mat stack, her bouquet was colored on white stock and then carefully trimmed out (teeny tiny!!).

I carefully adhered everything down.  I matted her on the same polka dot paper, then on the reverse side of the paper that her sleeves are made out of (it has a garden-esque whimsy to it), then stitched all three panels together.

I ran my green card base through my Big Shot using my Swiss dot embossing folder to accompany the rest of the polka dots in my creation. 

I added a beautiful orange satin bow along the bottom, two springs of purple bling and a PTI sentiment 'Smooches' from the Handwritten Notes set.

I hope you've enjoyed my creation and have been inspired to go play!!!

4 comments:

Mary Anne said...

ah so cute, love your design and smooches is just perfect for the image. your bling brings this sweet card to life.
thanks for playing along
Mary Anne
babybuddesigns

Calypso said...

Meredith-
Simply adorable, I love the contrasting colors!!
Thank you so much for joining us at Basy Bud Designs this month and sure do look forward to seeing you again at our next challenge.

Krista said...

Hi Meredith! Congrats on winning our Challenge! Check out our post to see how to claim your prize!
Krista :)

ThePurplePlace said...

Congratulations!!! I'm so happy to see that your wonderful card was the WINNER!!

I'm also happy to see another Massachusetts card-maker who loves Baby Bud images as much as I do.

Enjoy your new images and I hope you'll be back to play in our new Challenge too!!! Hoping we will finally have some SPRING weather here SOON!!

Happy Crafting and Happy Spring!!
Lis
Baby Bud Design Team