This week the challenge theme at Pile it On is "Life's a Picnic" and our sponsor is Simon Says. You can find all your papercrafting needs at Simon Says so play along for a chance to win. You can find all the challenge details, more inspiration from the rest of the design team and the linky thingy for your project, all of that good stuff is here.
For my card I chose to use one of my all time favorite stamps "Let's Picnic" by My Favorite Things. It comes with lots of little stamps,
|don't forget the inside|
including the grapes, picnic basket, wine cheese and ants. I used two of my favorite techniques -paper piecing and distressing. You may not be able to tell from the photos but I've used three different inks to distress the card, even in person you may not be able to tell but all those different inks add a subtle yet appreciable difference.
Here's the deets:
stamp - My Favorite Things "Let's Picnic"
ink - Memento "Rich Cocoa"; Ranger "Walnut Stain", "Frayed Burlap", and "Scattered Straw"
paper - MFT scalloped kraft card base; Stampin' Up "Soft Suede" cs; Memory Box "Butterfield" dp
miscellaneous - copics; Stampin' Up punch; mini brads; baker's twine; charm; sun button; charm; sewing machine
Here's the challenges:
Pile It On PIO 29 - Life is a Picnic
My Favorite Things MFTWSC28 - sketch
Crazy Challenge CCH#75 - Summertime
Dream Valley #11 - Summer Theme
Kaboodle Doodle #75 - Use Those Scissors
City Crafter CCB#65 - Let the Sunshine In
Craft Your Passion - Just for You, general card for anyone
Paper Playtime #50 - Summer
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Some Stitching Faux or Otherwise
Papertake Weekly - Hot, Hot, Hot
Partytime Tuesday PTT#24 - Blue Skies and Sunny Days
Crafts and Me - Summertime
Fab 'N Funky #81 - Baker's Dozen - Feature Food
Tuesday Throwdown #57 - Fun in the Sun
Simon Says - Anything Goes
Do You Stack Up DYSU#28 - Sew - real or faux
Moving Along With the Times #107 - Favorite Things (I love paper piecing)
Fussy N Fancy #41 - Summer
Paper Cutz #100 - the Skies the Limit
Polka Doodle week 28 - Long Hot Summer
Fairy Fun #57 - On Holiday
Thanks for stopping by, I hope you'll come back again. In the meantime I hope your life is a picnic and that you create a card or project for the Pile It On challenge PIO29.