Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Ava in Blue

Another Bugaboo girl today. I just love the Ava and Deacon line. Here she is with lots of flowers.

 My paper is from K & Company and I colored her in with ProMarkers. I have stitched both inside and out. My sentiment is from Raindrop Echo Designs Gratitude Set and is printed on vellum.

My flowers on the inside are simply circles that I crumpled up and distressed with some brown chalk. The centers are mini buttons from Pizzazz Aplenty. The flower on the front is just a burnt edge flower, the only difference is the fabric. This fabric is 100% polyester, just like the other fabric I use, but had a much softer feel to it. When I melted it over my candle, it curled up completely differently than my others. I love the way it turned out and can't wait to try out other fabrics. This was from a shirt from a rummage sale. If you try this out, I encourage you to try out lots of different man-made fabrics.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Clearly I Stamp: Turquoise
Creative Craft Challenges - 2W, 3E - Distressed/Vintage
Flourishes - Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday - 3E - Flower Frenzy 
Crazy Challenge - 2E - Anything Goes
Stamp-N-Doodle - SIO - Thank you
The Ribbon Reel - 2W - Use one or more from: Red, blue, yellow and Green
Creative Cowgirls 2W, 2E - Anything Goes
Sentimental Sundays - must include a Sentiment - Anything goes
Stampin' Sisters in Christ - All things Beautiful
2 Sisters - Distressing
Catch The Bug - 3E, SIO -  Anything Goes
Crazy 4 Challenges - #C4C86 - Lots of Flowers 
Word Play Weekend Challenge - JFF - Flowers - as image, embellies or part of sentiment.
Crafty Catz - 1E - Include a quote/sentiment.
Fairy Fun Fridays - 2W, SIO – #52: For the girls.
Raise The Bar - Challenge #65: Flower power.
Stamp Something - Use a digi.
Crafty Sentiments - 1E, SIO -  Flowers.
Sassy Studio Designs - SIO - Challenge #71: Handmade flowers.

Just Add Ink - JAI 67: Sketch*.


*Alison* said...

Oh my heavens girl..I love that flower.. so pretty... I have to try this out.. :) great creation..HUGS

Ann English said...

Mighty cute card!
Thank you for joining us this week for our anniversary challenge. Don't forget the blog hop-opportunity for a prize!

Candy C said...

Your card is darling. You did a great job colorizing the stamped girl. And your flower you made out of an old shirt from a rummage sale...really cool! Thanks for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge! <3 Candy

Ellie said...

So beautiful! Love those papers and the sketch is just fabulous. Gorgeous flower!!
Thanks so much for sharing your card with me at word play weekend!!

Cheryl said...

oh just love this and that flower is just brilliant bless you for playing at creative craft this week hugs cheryl xxx

Lionelsa said...

Cute card and lovely flowers.
Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge this week!

Keilly said...

Beautiful card, I adore your flower, its looks stunning. Thanks for joining us at The Ribbon Reel this week!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

oh i love this! the color combo is spectacular and it's just sooooo complete! the inside is fantastic.

thank you so much for the sweet comment you left me. it is MY PLEASURE to meet you AND i'm now following you, too! hey! i sure don't want to miss your beauties!!!!

hugs, stef (Glitterbabe)

do check me out, my store and
Glitterbabe@Stitchy Bear

Ambrella (Catherine) said...

Pretty card.
Thanks for joining us at stamp-n-doodle.

Mephisto said...

lovely Card.
Thanks for joining us at EAC this week.


Cassie said...

What a cute image! I like how you used the turquoise...thanks for playing the CIC :)

Grace said...

Oh so pretty! Love this dp and your flower came out fabulous!!! Thanks for joining us at STampin Sisters in Christ!

Pauline said...

Such a beautiful card, the image is so sweet, and the flower is amazing. Thanks for joining us at The Ribbon Reel this week!

Cheryl said...

Oh this is so cute! I love these papers and the beautiful flower.

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


Janette said...

Gorgeous card, thanks for sharing it with us at CraftyCatz this week.xx

Elke said...

Super card. Thanks for joining us over at CCC. Good luck.

Elke XX

Kelly said...

It must be the color of the ribbon, because it gave me the distinct feel of my grandmother's hosiery (thicker back then). I totally thought you had come up with a new technique. Beautiful job! Thanks for joining us at FFF, we look forward to seeing your future creations.

Dawn Frost said...

I love bugaboo and her turquoise dress is so cute! Thanks for joining us at CIC27

Vickie said...

Wonderful card. The image is cute! Thanks for playing with us at Stamp-n-Doodle:)

cbuswell said...

great card, love the flower! So pretty, thanks for joining us at The Ribbon Reel!

Joy said...

great job on this! thanks so much for playing with Bugaboo's Anything goes challenge! Joy DT

Netty said...

This is cute, I love those papers and that flower is AMAZING! Thanks for joining our distressing theme challenge at 2 Sisters, and hope that you can join our "How Does Your Garden Grow" challenge out today. Good luck in the draw. Annette xx

Kleeblatt said...

This is a wonderful card. I like your flower.
Thanks for playing by Creative Cowgirl. Good luck.
Hugs Monika

sandra's crafty corner said...

what a lovely card hun thanks for joining us at creative craft challenges and good luck

hugs sandra x

Betty Wright said...

This is adorable! The layered melted fabric flower is totally cool and amazing! Thanks so much for playing Flourishes FTTC Challenge!

Kathy D. said...

What a great sketch. melted fabric over a candle....very interesting. I don't think I will be ever to try everything that comes out in the crafty world but it is sure amazing to see it all! Thanks for playing on Clearly iStamp Challenge #27. Don't forget to stop by on Friday as challenge #28 is released.
- Kathy (Clear Dollar Stamps DT)

Poppet said...

Cute card Heather, love the retro backing paper it work well with your beautifully coloured image. Great flower, the burning has given it loads of texture.

Thank you for sharing your wonderful card with us at the Creative Cowgirls Challenge. :-) xx

Kathy D. said...

Congrats!! You won a prize for last months Clearly Inspired Challenge at www.cleardollarstamps.com

Hope to see you in the Clearly Inspired Challenge #29 - Distressing!! http://clearlyistamp.typepad.com/my_weblog/cic/