Tuesday, April 19, 2011

You're A Stitch!

Good Tiddly Tuesday Everyone!!!  I'm so glad to be back to our regular posting!!  I LOVEDDDDDD everyone's entries in the Bunny Hop Challenge!!  Today I'm bringing you a sample for our new challenge this week called "You're A Stitch".  All you have to do is include some kind of stitching anywhere on your card.  It can be with a sewing machine if you have one, by hand or faux stitching with a pen!  Anyway that works for you!!
I chose to use one of my all time favorite Tiddly Images - Bathing Beauty.  I printed her out three times.  I then paper pieced her bathing suit and cap along with her swell rose colored floatie!  I colored the rest of my
beauty with my Copics. 

My papers are all American Crafts except for the Kraft base (SU!).  The little toy boat is also an older SU! stamp.  I created my sunset background by taking Real Red and Daffodil (SU! inks) and an Inky spot by Inkadinkado in Pumpkin.  I sponged them all together to create the beautiful sunset.  I then layered and stitched the sunset onto a super bright pink (almost looks red) polka dotted background and created my waves out of rows of scallops.  I added two floral glass headed pins as tiny adornments in my waves.
My interior uses the same papers from the AC selection.  I've used a PTI sentiment and my nesties to create a cute and oh so bright eye catching center.  I also stitched the interior to create harmony between the interior and exterior.

I do hope you join us for this fun and easy challenge!!!

I'm also entering this into The Spotted Chick - That's Krafty Thursday #50!

12 comments:

Loopylou. said...

love it meredith!! so summery and cheery. the teeny boat is so cute and the waves look fab hugs Lou xxxx

Starla B. said...

Oh this is so cute! Gives me hope for summer on this snowy day. Great card!! =)

DonnaMundinger said...

Oh I love EVERYTHING about this! The sunset is fab and so is the way you did the water. Great paper piecing and the stitching is gorgeous! xxD

Christy/Tiddly Inks Digitals said...

Ahhh, I love it! Great polkadotty water. :)

femke said...

lovely card!!!

greetings femke

Jenn Borjeson said...

That's gorgeous - love your coloring and the way you created the scene. Beautiful! :)

Marlena Peduzzi said...

Oh, I love this! We could really use some of that summer sun right now and this card is such a pick me up!

Michele K. said...

Where do I begin... This is one of the most AMAZING cards I have ever seen! The paper piecing, coloring, the scene, the waves... WOW!!!

The Spotted Chick said...

Oh Meredith, this is just AMAZING! It looks just like she's standing in water! I LOVE these colors and your design ROCKS! Thanks for playing along in my That's Krafty Thursday challenge! {{{hen hugs}}}

Larissa said...

This is fabulous Meredith! I love the water and the awesome stitching on your card!

Hugs,
Larissa

Ellis said...

Woderful card, makes me long for summer! =)
Hugs, Elenor

Stampin' Granny said...

Congrats on winning the TKT Challenge!! Love, love, love this card!! Beautifully colored and put together! Can't wait to check out your blog and see more! {{hugs}}