Thursday, November 18, 2010

Sparkle Baby

Hi there! Old man winter has reared his ugly head around these parts!! It's been snowing and blowing and FREEZING! When we have had such a mild fall, getting used to this bitter temperature is going to be tough! Hayes and I were going to go into town with my mom and take my Grandpa out for chinese food while the other 2 boys are in school, but with the roads so icy, we have decided to stay in:( We are pretty bare bones in the fridge, so I will have to challenge myself in the cooking department;) I'll pick up some milk when I drop Jake off at preschool, but that's about all that rinky dink grocery store in the village has to offer! lol! We have a freezer full of beef that we just got done, so we'll get our protein fix, but our chances of not contracting scurvey might be another story!
On a super exciting side note, my card (balloon boy) was chosen as a winner over at ATS!! Whoo Hoo! Free stamp sets are always welcome around these parts! I love starting off the day as a champ, and I didn't even have to eat wheaties for breakfast:) hehe
This is a card that I made for the BasicGrey challenge, which was to use any BG products and use any 'winged thing'. I also used the SSSC as my layout inspiration.
I used this little cutie from CC Designs. Ain't she sweet?? She always reminds me of my niece Harley for some reason...maybe it's the round little tummy and piggy tails? I always seem to give her blonde hair like my muse. For the BG challenge, I used the Kioshi line. I love the colours and whimsical patterns! I crazy stitches around each panel and popped up the panel that the little sprite is on. I coloured her with copics and paper pieced her bodysuit, leggings (I usually make her legging-less, but it's darned cold out here this time of year!) and sockies. I applied 2 different glitters to her wings after colouring and added stickles and purple rhinestones brads to her antennae. I glittery prima flower finishes off the front:)

The inside has the sentiment 'sparkle' to go along with the sparkly cardfront. I stitched as well, punched out a strip of dp and added stickles to the center of each flower.

Stamps: CC Designs, Stampin Up! (sentiment)
Ink: Memento tuxedo black
CS: Stampin Up! (Black), TE (choice snow white)
DP: BasicGrey (kioshi)
Flower: Prima
punch: SU
other: stickles, glitter (SU), brads (SU), sewing machine, thread, glue pen (creative memories), copics


Michele Boyer said...

Snow? Eek! I hope we don't see any here for a while! LOVE your little fairy! The crystal brads and sparkles are perfect!

Tara said...

Oh I just love your sweet card Jenny and the way you paper pieced the little fairy bug...... too cute!! Great choice of Basic Grey papers and thanks so much for joining in with the BG Challenge this time!
Hugs Tara xx

Rica said...

Oh Jenny what a fabulous card, so pretty with the Kioshi papers, love the beautiful flower and great paper piecing - I love her leggings - I want some LOL.
So glad you could joind us at Basic Grey,
hugs Heather xx