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Thursday, October 9, 2008

Bloggers Challenge #68: Inspiration Piece


This weeks blogger's challenge was to use the inspiration piece above to create our card. As soon as I saw it I knew I wanted to use my new sets Ahoy Matey (another of my Kim Hughes favorite...and I bought 2 others as well as her cute Mocha Chica Paper Pack) and Best Mates . I'm in love with both of these illustrators and their creative stamps...so cute!!!


I based my card off one of Taylored Expressions Cupcake Challenge #31 which can be seen here.


I used the exact colors in the picture, Basic Black, Real Red and Papertrey Ink's Stampers Select White. I used the Versafine Onyx Black ink and my real red reinker with the Aquapainter. I have been using my Janome sewing machine a bit more and LOVED seeing samples with the curvy sewing and thought that would be perfect for this card. I used some basic black brads along with my oval punches for the sentiment. I colored my ribbon with a black permanent marker as that seemed a little sharper than my SU! marker did and hoping the smell of it doesn't knock someone over ;-)


Please check out the other Blogger's Challenge girls here to see their fabulous creations, they never cease to amaze me with how different everyone's creations are.

22 comments:

Lynn Mercurio said...

Adorable Kim...love the stitching and the background images are perfect! Awesome job!

Nikki Bond said...

Tooo cute! Love the B&W. Gorgous layout too! {sMILEs}

MJ said...

Look at you with the sewing! You go girl. I love the background it is adorable. Super fun card.

Patti Chesky said...

Love all the stitching...although you won't catch me near a sewing machine (LOL)! This card is incredible!!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Very cute Kim! I LOVE your sewing! Great design! :D

Barb Hardeman said...

So cute Kim. Great interpretation of the chalenge piece. Your stitching around the card makes the whole card. Suer job...

Beckie said...

Adorable!! Love the stiching!! You did awesome!

Barbara said...

How cute is this card?!! Those images are just so adorable that it makes me wish I had little ones still...almost! GREAT job!

Ida P. Krause said...

Oh Kim this is adorable! What cute images and the sewing is a wonderful touch. This is a neat take on the inspiration since you didn't use "flowers" and came up with something very unique.

wendy Groszkiewicz said...

Awesome! The stitching around the edges, mixed in with the skulls is a great touch! I love that Best Mates set...

Lisa Somerville said...

You card is too cute! Love the red stitching around the edges.

Lisa Bohler said...

What cute little pirates you have there! Adorable card!

Suzanne said...

Cute cute!

Lori said...

Love it! The stitching looks great!

Dee Jackson said...

very cute! great layout!

Kerry D-C said...

How cute is this! I like to call the sewing "whimsical sewing"....in my case it means I can't sew a straight line!! Love the smell of sharpies! heeheee, We all something that gets us through the day...JK!! ;)

Anita Van Hal said...

how cute is this! i love the sewing you did as well! just cute, cute, cute! thanks for sharing!

Connie said...

So CUTE! Love the stitching (I've never even pulled my machine out of the box!)

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

How adorable!

n8tvtexan said...

OH MY!!! I need need need that paper and stamp set! Fabu card!!!!!!

Alli Miles said...

Such a CUTE card!

tonistamps said...

Perfect Kim! Love the stamps you used, and the stitching really sets it off.

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