Saturday, April 30, 2011

Thanks Sew Much Kraftin Kimmie!

Hi! This is my last Saturday challenge as a Guest DT over at Kraftin Kimmie:( It's been a fun month, but probably the most hectic of my life thus far!! But I guess when it rains, it pours!! This last challenge is a fun one- Flowers!! May flowers hopefully, but I live here in frigid Alberta, where winter never I don't think there will be flowers here for awhile (except in my stamp room of course, where flowers are plentiful:) So in my final few minutes of fame, I'd like to thank Kim 'sew' much for chosing me! I am really so honoured to be recognized for something that I love so much! It really makes me a happy, happy girl!! I have had a blast this month! Kim and the DT are sooooo supportive and really made all the guests feel appreciated:) Thanks to you too Krafty Girls! You ladies ROCK!

So, on with the show as they say! For the challenge I decided to go a little atypical. Instead of my first thought, which was to pull out one of my 4 million prima-type flowers, I thought "I'm a crafty girl, I'll just make a flower"...then I had to consider what kind of flower to make. I thought about making a scrunchy-punch flower, but then I remembered that I was recently inspired by a really talented central Alberta cardmaker (like me!!) that I stumbled across in cyber space. Melissa makes THE coolest ribbon flowers EVAH!!! Mine is seriously decrepit compared to hers, but it was my first time, so what the heck! You have got to go check out her blog- her style is amazing:)

I stamped this little sewing mama (her name is Mona The Seamstress) and coloured her to resemble my mom (even the old fashioned black singer she has on display, to the distressed looking hard wood floor that I drew in) I actually bought this stamp because I thought that it looked so much like my mom!!! She's a quilter, so I am imagining a nice cozy quilt that she's running through the machine and not a pair of stained old wranglers that she's patching for my dad;) kinda looks like a pantleg that she's running through.

 I coloured the image up with copics and added spica clear glitter pen to the metal parts as well as the rim of her glasses (CE is on the glasses as well)I used some MME Stella & Rose dp, SU CS, SU border trim punch, and SU ribbon to make the flower. I sewed around the smaller rectangle panels and down the middle of the SU border. The inside follows the same general layout with both the sentiment and the accessory stamp used. I also used copics and spica on the scissors.

The sketch layout that I used was SSSC for this week.


Unknown said...

Jenny, this is SO adorable and I LOVE the ribbon flower! The wood floor you drew in and colored just makes the whole scene. Darling card:)

Tracey said...

I love your flower!! Fantastic card!!

Unknown said...

This has to be my fav for this week Jenny!! Your flower is just perfect on this perfect card... This month has gone so fast and I will miss seeing all your amazing creations every week!! You have been a truly inspiring GDT and I will be stalking your blog often!! Xx

Michele Boyer said...

SO cute, Jenny! I love the shiny glasses! And once I poke around in your blog a bit more, I'm off to see how you made that awesome flower! :)

Melissa said...

SHUT UP, Miss Jenny-pants! That ribbon flower is gor-juss and you DREW that floor? You are one amazing crafter, girlie! We *have* to meet one day... :)