Wednesday, September 1, 2010

My Furry Friend

Use a  furry friend, patchwork and button.  Leave it to Katie to come up with something to really challenge me.  The easiest part of this challenge was working with this image.  It's from Meljen's and you can find out all the details of how to get it on the Cookin' It Up With Katie challenge blog.  You'll also get to see what the rest of the design team did with the Meljen's images.  I got a sneak peek at them and one is cuter than the other. 
For this card I printed out the image on Georgia Pacific card stock and colored it with Copic markers.  I matted it with a piece of scrap and pounced around the edges with Ranger Tea Dye.  For the patchwork I cut up some October Afternoon "Thrift Shop" papers.  As a former quilter (maybe one day I'll take it up again) I can tell you that it's a heck of a lot easier and faster to make a paper quilt than a material one.  AND the math is a lot easier too.  AND I don't have that stabbing pain in my shoulder blades.  Hmmm, maybe I'll just let all those unfinished quilts remain as they are.
Here's the rest of the deets:
Stamp - digital image from Meljen's
Ink - printed on my HP; Ranger Tea Dye
Paper - white Georgia Pacific card stock; green scrap card stock; pink Colorbok card stock; dp October Afternoon "Thrift Shop"
Miscellaneous - TCP buttons and twine; ribbon; bear charm; Joy pearls
Here's the challenges:
Cooking it Up with Katie - a Furry Friend, patchwork and button
Shabby Tea Room Week #25 - Old Meets New (the pearls are old and the image is new - everything else is in between age)
Oh, Alice Chapter 28 - make a card with a little girl theme ( the floral dp reminds me of little girl dresses and every little girl has to own a teddy bear, that's probably a law in every part of the world)
Cupcake Craft Challenge #106 - Let's Get Digital
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  1. What lovely colours and your paper patchwork is so pretty!

  2. What a very sweet card! I love that patterned paper and adore your patchwork backing. Adorable image, too. Love the charm hanging from the button. Thanks for sharing with us at TSTR.

  3. That image is too cute! Great job on the patchwork & the charm is terrific too!!!

  4. This is a wonderful project with a gorgeously coloured image. Thanks so much for playing at Cupcake this week. x

  5. Chris this is beautiful! I love your soft colors!

  6. Adorable image and precious card! Thanks for sharing with us in the Tea Room :)

  7. Nicely done - love the sweet little image and your patchwork! Thanks for joining us this week at TSTR! :)


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