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Friday, July 29, 2011

SC343....thank you

Happy Friday peeps!!! Hope your week went well and that you have something fun planned for the weekend, try to stay cool!!

Today I am sharing a card I made with the sketch challenge this week on Splitcoaststampers.

I have to tell you right off that this card gave me fits!! I made the base with real red and then I decided I wanted to use the fun and BRIGHT paper from Stampin' Up called "Big Top Birthday".  That part came together fairly easy, the strips of DSP are 3/4 of an inch space 1/4 of an inch apart.

I  had a couple of thoughts for the main image/piece. At first I was going to use some more of the same DSP and make a pinwheel. So after making three different pinwheels, I ditched that idea and moved onto another idea, the Stampin Up balloon set called "Up, Up & Away" a really cute hot air balloon set, couldn't make that work either, so finally after thinking about it for awhile, I decided on the "Greeting Card Kids" stamp set. I stamped the little girl onto some whisper white with black stazon and colored her with my aqua painter and ink pads.

Then onto the next issue, what embellishments, I must have tried about three other things before finally going with the buttons. Love these Stampin Up buttons from the Brights collection! so pretty!! I used some white bakers twine to sew them onto the card and then used a few glue dots under them to anchor them in the position I wanted them.

I have to say this is STILL not my favorite card, but it is OK and finally finished!!! LOL!!!

Well, that is all from me today, thanks for stopping by and be sure to come back in the morning for a new OCC challenge!




Kathy Martin said...

I love it! Bright eye catchig color! What an adorable image too! :)

Tina M said...

very cute! I really like how you added the buttons on :)

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

This is SO super cute! LOVE this layout with the buttons and the paper is FABULOUS!!

Anne-Marie said...

Oh, I feel your!
Don't fret,'s the final result!

Patti Willey said...

OH! I still see Vicki here because it's Awesome! If you didn't share all of your other thoughts I would have thought you whipped it up like I figure you do all the rest!

Dawn Easton said...

Sorry it gave you fits! LOL! It turned out cute though ;) LOVE those buttons...must get those!

Wendy said...

Well, you know I just LOVE this!!!! Love the colors, your paper and that adorable little girl!! Fabulous job, Vicki!! :)