Thursday, February 10, 2011

LOADS of Love


This exhausted little sweetheart is Laundry, by The Greeting Farm.  You can find her along with a huge collection of The Greeting Farm stamps at 7 Kid's College Fund.  I've had this stamp for almost year and am just now getting the chance to ink it up.  I think this makes a perfect Friendship Valentines.   Even though this is the first time I've had a chance to use this stamp,  I am always coming up with tons of ideas for her...I think she'd make an awesome Mother's Day card or a cute decorated coin jar for my niece who's in college and uses those coin operated machines at her dorm.

After using a paper piercer, I distressed and inked my October Afternoon papers (Thrift Shop & Fly a Kite) edges with Antique Linen & Frayed Burlap distressing ink.  The paper heart doily received the same ink treatment.  Much of her laundry is paper pieced with the same DP and shaded with various Copic markers for depth.  The border punch is Fiskar's, Upper Crest which I LOVE and don't see used very often.   A tiny antique gold rhinestone heart was attached to the mini clothes pin which really is holding that little bow onto the card.  The sentiment is computer generated using NewWGL4font (yes, that's the name) and Times New Roman.  

Challenges:
A Spoonfull of Sugar = #138 Show some LOVE
PaperTake Weekly = Have a Heart
Sentimental Sunday's = #41 Happy Valentines Day
Card Makin' Mamas = #14 Valentines
Totally Papercrafts = Friendship
Oldie but a Goodie = #12 Add a heart
Bunny Zoes Crafts = #8 Love is in the air
Incy Wincy Designs = #80 Love
Stamps R Us = #14 Valentines/Love


Gotta go, real laundry awaits...Yay Me!!  LOL

Just a quick note to let you know that 7 Kids College Fund is now carrying a beautiful selection of Melissa Frances products.  Lot's of pearls, antique frames and papers...click HERE to check them out.


Thanks so much for stopping by!
Wendy

Supplies:

*  Distressing Ink: Tim Holtz (Antique Linen & Frayed Burlap)
*  Designer Paper: October Afternoon (Fly a Kite & Thrift Shop)
*  Border Punch: Fiskar's (Upper Crest)
*  Ribbon: Unknown
*  Misc.: Mini Clothes Pin, Heart Doily, Rhinestone Heart, &
               Pop Dots
*  Copics: Hair - E30, E31, Y21, E35, E25
                 Skin - E11, E21, E00, E00, R00
                 Slippers/Laundry Basket: R85, RV32, R32, R43
                 Shadowing: E43, E42, E42, YG99, YG95
                  

30 comments:

Kim O'Connell said...

Eeeeeek! This is so cute, Wendy! I love that image! She is is sweet and I love how you added the distressing to the PP and the paper piecing to the lalundry! I need to chcek out this images! Off I go!

Paula said...

Love all the details in this - that paper piecing is lovely. The clothes-peg detail is delightful & I love that doily. As for the punched border -a real stunner that one, think I might have something similar in scissors or trimmer blade. Thank you so much for your encouraging comments too - R also sends his congratulations on your being published. He loved your party photos too.
Much love
Paula (PEP)

Tracy V. said...

Oh my! Soo Stinkin' cute. You put so many little details in this. Love the paper piecing! She is colored beautifully too!!
Tracy

Tracy V. said...

Oh my! Soo Stinkin' cute. You put so many little details in this. Love the paper piecing! She is colored beautifully too!!
Tracy

Pattie said...

Absolutely adorable! Love your shading (as always)and everything about this card is perfect!

scrapn_momof2 said...

You have totally inspired me Wendy. I just decided to break out this stamp myself yesterday before seeing your post and thought to myself...."now what kind of card would I use her for?". Your card is so adorable!!

Shelby Goolsby said...

What a cutie!! I love the heart doily wonderful colors,papers...oh, and the clothes pin,adorable. I have had this stamp for about the same amount of time and have yet to use it. Maybe someday there will be more time to craft but right now the kids and laundry come first:)

nicoleqmullen said...

What an adorable card! Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays!

jimlynn said...

Wow! This is GORGEOUS!! Lovely coloring and the way you have the bow attached is just so creative. Lovely card.
Thanks for joining us at Stamps R Us Challenges.
Lynn

Fleur said...

s card, beautifully coloured too, I love this little sweetie.
Thanks for joining our challenge at OLDIE but a GOODIE, hope you’ll join us again
Hugz Fleur xXx

~Jeri~ said...

oh gosh Wendy!! I love this!!! How sweet is she and you colored her perfectly!!! Maybe Deborah ^ there was so inspired by your "FRIENDSHIP CARD" comment LOL I'll be watching my mail just in case hahaha

Lovely work as always!!! LOVE the lace heart behind the image...and the ink/distressing! Just love it!!! Perfect touch with the clothes pin too!!

Christine aka blankiefinder said...

What a fantastic card, Wendy! I love everything about it! Wow!

Crystal said...

This is gorgeous Wendy! Love your colouring & the paper piecing. I love the look & really need to do more of it! I purchased the magazine you were published in on the weekend, great job! I showed everyone I knew :)

debby4000 said...

Your card is gorgeous, beautiful cute image.
luv
Debby

alicaz said...

Wonderful coloring as always - I would never thought to use this image for a Valentine card, but with the sentiment you used, it's perfect!

Lisa aka Myran said...

This is beautiful Wendy! And the coloring is really amazing. Thanks for sharing with us at Papertake Weekly :)

Collette said...

What an adorable card, Wendy - love your coloring for sure. You're right - Very versatile image. Thanks for participating in the Stamps R Us challenge.

Cheryl said...

This is so cute! I love your pretty coloring.

Thank you for joining our “Valentines” challenge at Sentimental Sundays .

~Cheryl~

This N That said...

I am SO in love with so much about this card! EEE! Thanks LOADS for being our valentine at Card Makin Mamas!

nicoleqmullen said...

Adorable card, love the sweet image. Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays this week!

Anita said...

Aww, this is so sweet. Love the distressed paper and all that paper piecing looks fantastic. That little clothespin is the perfect little embellishment.

Kerri said...

I've almost gotten this image so many times because I just love her, but then I think I don't need another reminder about laundry. I know you can relate, but it's amazing how much laundry 5 people create!!! Your card is nothing short of gorgeous!

dragonllew said...

Lovely card thanks for joining us at Incy Wincy this week & good luck.
Jenny x

Kate said...

This is SO sweet and the sentiment is perfect with the image. I love that little clothespin too. I've got some that I had completely forgotten about until I saw your card. Thanks!

Sprytebyrd said...

Love this card!
Thanks so much for playing along with the Card Makin' Mamas on our Valentine Challenge! Good Luck!
Hugs! Dee Sprytebyrd's Sentiments

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a sweet card!! Your coloring is gorgeous!!! I need to learn fom you!! Awesome paper piecing too!

liza said...

Fabulous card,your colouring is amazing,thankyou for joining us over at Oldie But A Goodie this week with your great entry
love n hugs
liza
xox

jojoscraps said...

She is adorable and your coloring is awesome! Love it
Jo xx

Debs said...

Stunning card - love the image and your colouring is amazing!
Thanks for playing along with us at An Oldie but a Goodie this time & good luck.
Debs xx

Annie said...

such a cutie on your beautiful card! thanks for joining us at an oldie but a goodie. hugs, annie x

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