Sunday, April 10, 2011

Ava in Pink and Yellow



Sorry I've been away. Our landlord gave us the opportunity to move to a nicer apartment, but only gave us a week to do it! So, last weekend I was moving. Glad it's over and so glad to be in the nicer place.

This weekend I've been playing with making my own flowers. There are so many tutorials out there. The flower on this card is a burnt edges flower. Quite fun! I actually only had white fabric, so I colored it with my ProMarkers. The image is from Bugaboo - Ava Flower. The patterned paper is hard to see. It's a yellow paisley from Colorbok. The solid papers are from my stash. The pink paper is embossed with swirls. The yellow ribbon over the lace is organza (I colored it with my ProMarkers as well). This is the first time I've tried stitching. Boy does it take a long time! I'm not one to do much sewing. I'd rather use a safety pin instead of sew a button back on, lol. But, several of the flowers I've tried require sewing... maybe I'll get faster with practice!






I'm entering this into the following challenges:

DYSU: Follow That Yellow Brick Road





Sweet Sketch Wednesday: Sketch

45 comments:

mulberry station said...

Ohhh. I love that flower and your hand stitching around your image. Ava is as sweet as can be. Absolutely gorgeous take on the sketch. Thanks for sharing your card with us this week.
Nancy SSW-DT

sweetbloominscraps said...

Beautiful Ava image from Bugaboo. I love your coloring how you adde that fun stitching around your image! Thanks for joining us at SSW!
Judi SSW DT

Rochelle said...

First, congratulations on successfully moving to a nicer apartment! My husband and I are also looking for one and it's definitely not easy so good for you. :) Second,that's a BEAUTIFUL handmade flower! I love it! And good thinking on coloring the flower and the ribbon too. And the stitches look great. I don't do stitches myself so I can just imagine the labor. LOL Wonderful project!

Thanks for sharing it with us at Make It Monday! Hope to see more.

Hugs,
Rochelle

Shelby Goolsby said...

What a sweet card!! I love the soft colors and pretty flower. I feel the same way about sewing:)
Hugs, Shelby

Arlana said...

What a sweet image. Love the colors, flower, and added lace trim. Arlana @ SSW!!!

Maya said...

Such a wonderful card!
Love the flower and the stitching!!
Thanks for playing along with us at PfP,
hugs from Maya

Dawn said...

Super sweet spring inspired card! Love that flower!
Thank you for sharing your beautiful card with us at The Crafty Pad!
Good luck
Hugs
Dawn xxx

oheidia said...

Really a great image and i love your card! Your colouring is fab! Thanks for joining our challenge at pfp:=)

Netty said...

This is a really pretty card, really clean & simple. Love the stitching. Fab card. Annette xx (2 Sisters DT)

Ulrike said...

A really wonderful card! I love this image and the style is fabulous.
Greetings

Janette said...

Morning Heather, Love your card, thankyou for sharing it with us at CraftyCatz this week.xx

coops said...

gorgeous card heather.i love your colours and flower and the image is really sweet.
thanks for joining us this week at PFP :D

xx coops xx

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Heather

What a super sweet card. Thanks so much for joining us over at Kaboodle Doodles and good luck.

Tina

Michelle said...

Hi

Sweet card! Your flower is gorgeous and I love your hand stitching.

Such a pretty colour combo.

Thank you for sharing over at Make It Monday this week.

Michelle :-)

Rachel B said...

Your card is great! I love the trim and flower! Thanks for sharing with us at Clear It Out!

Shelly's Images said...

So pretty! I love that flower too. It is the perfect addition to this card. Thanks so much for joining our challenge this week at Shelly's Images.

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Heather, what a gorgeous card. I love the image and your colouring is perfect. Thanks for joining us at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

Geneviève aka Muscade said...

Sweet card! Love the colors!

Thanks for joining us at Craft Us Crazy!

Gro said...

Hi. What a beautiful card. The image is so cute, and I realy looove the flower. Where did you find the tutorial on this one?
Thanks for joining us at PfP. Hugs :o)

Martha said...

what beautiful card, and such a pretty image.
thanks so much for playing with clear it out.

Kristin said...

This is such a sweet card! Your handmade flower turned out wonderful and I really like the yellow you colored it. the lace behind is such a nice touch. Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge.

Hugs,
Kristin

Céline said...

really cute card, love the combo and image
thanks for playing with us at fussy and fancy this week
Hugs
Céline F&F DT

Kathie said...

Hi Heather, I love your card, aren't Bugaboo images awesome. I do love your handmade flower it great, I've tried making roses but haven't put any on my cards yet. Love your card and embellisments great job. Thanks so much for sharing your card this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday and good luck.
Hugs
Kathie SSW-Design Team

Jackie Thomas said...

What an adorable card and your flower is gorgeous. thank you for joining us in the ABC challenge. hugs Jackie

April said...

Thank you for joining TSB challenge I just love all that stitching!! So great!

kim.mom said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!! I love that flower and the beautiful lace you used! Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Us Crazy!

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Beautiful! Love the pretty flower. Thanks for playing at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Deanne :)

Angie said...

Fab card love the image thanks for joining us at papertake weekly
Angie x

Miranda said...

hi Heather, your card is totally sweet, very pretty
thanks for playing along in TSB challenge #3
hugs
Miranda

Min said...

This is just GORGEOUS! I just LOVE the flower that you created too!!
Thanks so much for playin' along with us this week for the Catch The Bug "4 or More Layers" Challenge with Bugaboo Stamps! We hope you'll join us again this weekend!
Hugs & Happy Days! ~Min

Miranda said...

oeps another comment from me, this time as DYSU Dt member, thanks for joining us at the DYSU challenge this week
hugs
Miranda

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Fabulous card love the colour's,thankyou for joining us at CraftyCatz,
Hugs Dianne xx

Pami said...

Gorgeous card Heather, I love the flower and the colours are so soft and pretty. Pami x

Joy said...

very cute, thanks for playing with Bugaboo! Joy DT

The Spotted Chick said...

Wow, Heather this is so cute. I LOVE that flower and that stitching is great. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Catch the Bug!

Fot said...

super cute , I'm here from the link it up Monday & also a new follower.. please check out my blog if you find the time.
Deborah Foti
http://www.scrappingmamma.net

Nina said...

What a great card!! Love the motiv and colours, and your handmade flower is wonderful ♥

Thank you for playing with us at Stamptacular Suday this week :)
Nina.

WencheP said...

This is so cute, love the flower. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.

-Wenche

Scrappychick said...

Very cute, I LOVE the Ava line :) Thanks for playing with the Pixies this week, we hope to see you back again!
Cyndi

~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

Ava is just adorable and I love love the yellow flower! Super cute! Thank you for sharing and playing along with us in The Crafty Pad – Spring Challenge Fair winds and following seas, The Navy Wife.

bosenberries said...

Thanks so much for playing along with My Partner in Crafting Crime's 'layer it up' challenge! Good luck with the extra draws!
Robin

Heide said...

Great flower and adorable card.
Thanks for joining us at TSB.
Heide

lesleyworth said...

wow! what a fantastic flower! lovely card! thanks for playing along with us at the Shoe!

nessy said...

what a beautiful card ~love the spring yelow and such a sweet image ~love it!!
thanks for joining us on CREATIVE STAMP FRIENDS!
vanessa xx

Jodie Mackrell said...

very cute! love the stitching and flower! thank you for joining this weeks Bugaboo challenge at catch the bug!