Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Blue Hat, Blue Shoes

Hello.  Welcome.  Nothing more fun than crafting with friends.  Uhhh.. well maybe shopping with friends, eating cake with friends, OK maybe not nothing, but crafting with friends is certainly fun.  And inspiring.  Today I have gone all blue.  My favourite.  

I've used the sketch over at Your Next Stamp Challenge and The Greeting Farm has a lovely picture inspiration that started me on blue, the shaped tiles and also the net background.  So it all came together like this......


I deckle edged a panel of pale blue pearlised card (although you can't see the shimmer in the photo) and then wrapped it with a piece of net I bought at a fabric shop near my mum's.  I always go in and buy a bit of this and that sure that one day it will be perfect for a card.  Today this bit was perfect.  The panels were cut using Crafts-Too Frames 7 dies.  I rummaged through the never ending scraps and found some card I had covered with various blue DI and then spritzed for a lovely mottled effect and some fabric I had coloured and stamped with various PaperArtsy stamps.  Perfect.  The Greeting Farm Pretty Hat stamp was coloured with pro-markers.  I added a pretty button to her hat and glossy accents to her pearls.  The greeting is part of a Kort og Godt stamp which translates to 'It is your day today, congratulations'.  I did some tricksy die cutting using the frame 7 dies to get the matching shape on the ends of the banner.  The embroidery cord is the same as I used in the button.  Matted and mounted and ready to go.   

Pretty Hat is joining the fun at
The Greeting Farm FFF - Picture Inspiration
YNS Challenge 9 - Sketch/Picture Inspiration
Craft Hoarders Anon Challenge 2 - Let's See That Hoard
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes With Pearls 

Lovely that you took the time to visit.  Hope you are having a fabulous day.  Hugs

21 comments:

  1. Love the different pieces you pulled together to create this card. Thank you for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders Anon :)

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  2. Just a darling card, love the layers!! Thanks for sharing and joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!! Good Luck!!

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  3. So beautiful! I love all the details and her little blue shoes! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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  4. Darling!! Love that image and your expert coloring! Clever design. . .thanks for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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  5. Very cute! Loving all the blues! Thanks for joining us for FFF!

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  6. so cute!!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders!!

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  7. Love all the blues, Gail (wouldn't this qualify for the Stampotique monochromatic theme this week?), and that embroidery thread detail x 2 is brilliant! Love it!

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  8. Love your card and great use of pearls.

    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Wednesday Challenge.

    Jo x

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  10. I did think about it Kay but since it's a monochrome challenge she would have needed blue hair and a blue face. Or am I being too purist??

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  11. Super cute! It reminds me, I have a hoard of Greeting Farm stamps....hee hee. Thanks for playing along at Craft Hoarders Anonymous.

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  12. Back again, you are on a roll!! This is such a pretty card, love all the blue and the background of your card. Thanks for linking up with us over at YNS!

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  13. Super cute card! Love all your layering! Thanks for playing along in Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge #2!

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  14. A gorgeous card - great design, a lovely pearlescent background and such a fabulous image!!

    Thanks so much for joining Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    hugs
    Heather xx

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  15. Iona, another precious card! i love your style! Thank you for using our sketch at Your Next Stamp..hope to see you again!

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  16. Such a sweet card! You are rockin the blue theme. Thank you so much for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog. Hope you can come back to play again soon! Ginny from Polly's Paper Studio.

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  17. This is so cute - it's gorgeous. Well done.
    Margaret #40

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  18. Super cute card!!! Thanks for sharing with us on the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog.

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  19. Nice card, thanks for playing along with Craft Hoarders Anonymous.

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