Wednesday, August 31, 2011

{Kraftin Kimmie} Mom's Card

Well, the kids are in the bathtub as I'm typing this post up, getting clean for their first day of school tomorrow. They are actually excited, so that's good! I think the new inside shoes did it! lol
Meet Lavender the Quilter, one of the gorgeous Moonlight Whispers over at Kraftin' Kimmie!
I have had this card half made (well coloured and cut out, as well as the circle die cut and embossed) for awhile now. It's my mom's birthday card. She is a quilter, so this fits her perfectly! She saw it in my stamp room the other day and asked 'Ooooo- will this be for my card??' Hahaha!!
I actually had to re-stamp and colour the quilt, as I had it in greens, but when I found the dp I wanted to use, it didn't work. So I stamped out another quilt, coloured it in blues/browns and glued it over the first one.
I used Kraftin' Kimmies sketch challenge for this week, designed by the very sweet and talented Michele Boyer (I swear I almost die every time she leaves a comment on the ol' blog! Go see her sample and you'll understand why) I altered it a tad (Lavender ended up being the rectangle panel;), and I replaced the little tag element with a crochet ribbon bow and brad.

Lots of sewing on this card...I think it's quite fitting being that the leading lady is stitching away (you would never catch me hand-stitching anything if I could help it! Nothing like my borderline psychotic mentor, Carole...who needs to up her meds if she loves it as much as she says she does...but that's just between us;) I love her, but sometimes she's crazier than a cut cat when it comes to that hand stitching, if you know what I mean! It's like saying you're crazy for bikini waxes, or cleaning toilets...just not right)
Notice how I accidentally cut my damask pattern so it's running the wrong way? Oh, and there was a 'dripping' incident on the dark brown part of the quilt, dead-centre...isn't it just lovely when the markers nib doesn't seem to be in there tight enough and you don't notice it till the ink blobs all over the image?
Here is a close-up...wish I could remember the hair combo on this one, because I like the way it came out. Hopefully I wrote it down somewhere!


And here is the inside. I used the matching MFT border die for the inside, more sewing and dp, and added the sentiment that comes with this set. See the little black speck under the 'Y'...no, that's not fly poop on your computer screen. It's ink. I must have pressed to hard on the pad and got ink on the rubber edge of the sentiment and stamped it onto the cream cs. Another NICE...Ah, homemade isn't perfect, now is it.


Supplies: Stamp- KK; Ink- memento; DP- MME; CS- SU!, Xpress blending card; crochet- SU!; antique brad- SU!; copics; Dies- MFT; Bigshot, sewing machine, thread, dimensionals- SU!

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Jenny!!! I absolutely LOVE this card, and because of your blog - reccommended by our common friend Mindy - I have frequented Kraftin' Kimmie's site a few (too??) many times!!! I love this card, and this stamp!!! Thanks for all the beautiful inspiration always!!!
Monique Conners

Anonymous said...

Jenny!!! I absolutely LOVE this card, and because of your blog - reccommended by our common friend Mindy - I have frequented Kraftin' Kimmie's site a few (too??) many times!!! I love this card, and this stamp!!! Thanks for all the beautiful inspiration always!!!
Monique Conners

Wendy said...

Jenny, this is awesome! I love your colouring! Great card!

Wendy said...

What colours did you use for her hair, if you don't mind me asking?

Angel said...

girl, you are funny!!! the card looks fab, with the fly poop, i mean, ink spot and all! and CONGRATS on the TSG dt!!!!! i SO want to be on a dt, somehow... someway!

Steph Herbert said...

Love this card! Your projects are always so brilliant! I would LOVE a tutorial on how you colored her hair. :)

Leigh OBrien said...

The coloring on this card is simply amazing, Jenny! WOWZA!!!