Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Simple pleasures

Hello my friends.  So glad you stopped by to visit today.  Did you hear that Stamping Bella is looking for a new Bella Babe?  Turns out one of the Babes left the team so there is now an opening.  I'm gonna give it a shot, but I'm sure there will a ton of others with the same goal in mind.  But, I'm so tickled to have such an opportunity as this is the first time Emily has ever opened up the search to a DT call.  Thanks Em for giving us a chance!!

The challenge for this first week of August is paper piecing.  Ya know, I really do enjoy this technique, but it can also be quite a chore!  I paper pieced both her little skirt and jacket.  I wanted to try a flowery edge on her skirt and think it turned out pretty well.  I chose to use Izzie has a Daisy (just love the Izzies!).  I just used Izzie has a BIRFDAY a week or so ago.  They are soooo cute and soooo fun to play with.

I had the hardest time selecting which papers to use.  Ended up with BG wisteria.  It provides a lot of different options... great pastels and some with deep, bold colors.  I went the more pastely road as I wanted sweet and feminine.  I really like the result.  {smiling}

After the paper piecing, I did a little shading on the jacket with my prismacolor pencils, plus worked the grass following Paulabella's tutorial.  It's sensational!!  You can find it here.

Bloggabella - paper piecing and DT call
The Sweet Stop - the sketch
Going Grey - anything goes
Creative Card Crew - cute and girlie
Allsorts - dressing up
One Stop Craft Challenge - patterns
Totally Papercrafts - going to the movies - "Please Don't Eat the Daisies"
Simon Says Stamp - sing it baby - "Please Don't Eat the Daisies"
Crafty Ann's Challenge - lazy, hazy days of summer

Hmmmm... pretty good line-up, huh!?!  If you're interested in trying out for the Bella Babe spot, you need to enter Bloggabella's challenges every week in August.  Good luck and I'll be crossing my fingers!!  : )

Stamps:  Stamping Bella Izzie has a Daisy, sentiment
Paper:  BG wisteria, Gina K. pure luxury
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black
Supplies:  Nesties, green pearls, MS edge punch, Versa Mark chalk ink wheat
Technique:  Copic markers, prismacolor pencils, paper piecing, sponging



Really cute, Denise. Good Luck!


Great card Denise - good luck with the DT call. Thank you for sharing your lovely creation with us at Crafty Ann's.
Ann x

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty)

Super cute, Denise!! Love the paper piecing!! Good luck with the DT call!!

Keep It Sweet and Simple

Really gorgeous card. The image is so adorable and I love how you have coloured her ( and especially around her) and also paper-pieced.
Thanks for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week.
Caroline xxx


Hi Denise
gorgeous card, luv the paper piecing, beautiful papers & design,thank you for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week, hope to see you next week, sue,x

The Wired Angel

Very cute and the colors and papers you chose to go with it. Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew this week. Peggy x


What beautiful curls!! I love the floral paper too!

Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!!



Gorgreous card, Imag & colours are beautiful
Thanks for joining my challenge at ALLSORTS this week,
Hugz Fleur xXx

gina g

Aww what a sweet card, lovely papers. Thanks for joining us at the OSCC this week. luv gina xx


Oh your card is just adorable!! Love the papers and sweet image! Your interpretation of the sketch is fabulous ~ thanks so much for playing along!


What a fab card..I love that image!!

Thanks for playing at one stop xx


classy colours and a fantastic image. So glad you joined the Allsorts challenge this week, good luck.

Chris (catt871)

This is BEAUTIFUL!!! What a gorgeous image! THANKS for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog this week!!!
Chris & the DT


Oh Wow! this is just gorgeous.I love the careful attention to detail on the paper piecing.
Thanks so much for joining our Cute & Girly challenge at the Creative Card Crew this time!


This is so cute. I always have loved this BG paper pack. Thanks for playing with us at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations.


awww, this is so cute! Love the BG you used. Thanks for joining us at going grey with scrap-Creations!