Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Welcome to The Play Date Cafe's Challenge #74!
Our sponsor for this week is Lizzie Anne Designs...
with a Lucky in Love Mix Set, valued at $39.95, up for grabs for one lucky winner.  Woohoo!
Now, how about a little inspiration, using a few goodies from Lizzie Anne Designs' Dream Big Mix Set?
I started this card by adhering a piece of light blue, polka dot, patterned paper to a piece of textured, Lavender Lace cardstock; cutting a hole in their top center; using Whisper White cardstock to create the window frame; and machine stitching, with black-threaded, straight stitches, around the edges of the light blue, polka dot, patterned paper.
The "YOU MADE MY DAY" sentiment was stamped, in Basic Black ink, just inside the stitched frame, in the bottom center of the card face. 
A sheer, purple, polka dot ribbon was, then, wrapped, around the card face, just below the prepped window frame and just above the stamped sentiment; tied, in a bow, just right of horizontal center; and embellished with a purple button, laced with a white string bow.
I, then, set it aside to prep the sky scene.  The clouds were created by rubbing Bashful Blue ink over a punched, scalloped, vellum half circle onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock, before adhering it to the top portion of the Bashful Blue, cardstock, card face.  I, then, stamped the hot air balloons, in Lavender Lace ink, on Whisper White cardstock; glittered them; hand cut them out; and adhered them, with dimensionals, in the inked sky.
The prepped, window frame piece was, then, adhered, with stacked dimensionals, over the sky scene, onto the card face to complete the look.
That's all from my neck of the woods!  But be sure to stop by and see what the other designers have up their sleeves.  Then, you have until Tuesday, March 29, 2011, at 11:59 pm EST, to link up your takes.  Thanks so much for peeking in, and have a fun-filled day, ya'll!

Julie Ranae
Sarah Anderson
Savannah O'Gwynn
Ruby McGuire
Andrea Ewen
Colleen Dietrich
Fiona Shultz
Jaclyn Miller
Libby Hickson
Michele Gross
Tracy Kuzniak
AND please help us welcome one of Lizzie Anne Designs' very own talented designers, Taylor Usry, as our Guest Designer this week.  This girl's coloring skills will blow you away!  So great to have you, Taylor!  Plus, some of her teammates have even more inspiration, for you all, using this week's color story.  So, please be sure to watch for their projects on the Lizzie Anne Designs Blog later today. 

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Dream Big Mix Set (Lizzie Anne Designs) Paper: Bashful Blue, Whisper White, & textured Lavender Lace (SU); light blue polka dot patterned (American Crafts) Ink: Bashful Blue, Lavender Lace, & Basic Black (SU) Other: black thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); circle template (Fiskars); dimensionals (Scotch); Dazzling Diamonds (SU); purple button (DeNami); white string & sheer polka dot ribbon (Hobby Lobby)


Fiona said...

love the window feature Jinny with the balloons and the clouds :)

Michele Gross said...

I love your window! What an outstanding idea!! wonderful!!

Michele said...

You know what's so special about you? :D In addition to the fact that you make amazing cards and layouts!?! You take the time to really give the details about how you create the card and I really appreciate that. It adds so much to your card and helps me notice all the wonderful little details too. This card, literally, as cute as the delightful lavender flower button tied up on a bow :) Love it ~ well done! Thanks for the inspiration, ideas and tips!

Janna Werner said...

Hi Jinny! Wonderful card!The window is fantastic!

Sylvia said...

Beautiful card, Jinny! Love your clouds and use of the Lavender Lace in your project!

Tracey said...

So clever and sweet!!! LOVE it Jinny!!!

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Gorgeous artwork. Beautifully created!!

Rose Ann said...

Your balloons looks so pretty, Jinny...and your window is fabulous!! Love your pretty ribbon too!!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Great card and congrats on being blog spotted.

Jaclyn Miller said...

This is such a neat concept Jinny! I love all of your little details that make this one spectacular card.

Diana Fisher said...

How sweet is this! I just love it!

Angi @ CokiePop said...

That window frame is so crafty clever. Love it. :)

Maria said...

Oh my, just love those clouds, balloons, and the sweet window! It's a great card...love it...take care!!!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHH! I love how you made a window for this card---LOOOOOOOOOVE those balloons! Great stitching....and use of these colors--you always amaze me! LOVE visiting here, Jinny!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Jinny, I loved this from the moment I saw it in our PDCC Yahoo gallery! Love, love, love that window, looking out onto the balloons. So very creative of you!

Basement Stamper said...

Your card is gorgeous, I love how you created with window with the balloons. Very pretty!