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Monday, June 3, 2013

Summer Breeze...

It is Monday and time for the weekly challenge at Craft Your Passion.  This one is called "Haberdashery Items" and requires stitches, buttons, ribbons - things from your sewing box.  This is my take on the theme.  Rules for the challenge and more inspiration from the Design Team can be found (HERE)!

Tim Holtz happens to have some papers in his "Ideology" stack that has wonderful images perfect for this theme... button cards, needle books, safety pin and eye and hook cards - of course all in vintage colors.  From those papers I chose the colors I would use on my - less than vintage - focal image -  I wanted her to really pop off the darker, vintage colors on the page.  She is called "Summer Breeze" from Crafty Sentiments  and my mental image of the tie in was that she has just finished making her new Summer dress (hey, works for me!)

The image was printed out twice, colored with Copics, fussy cut, sculpted from the back and then reconstructed using foam tape for dimension.  I used the Holtz papers for the background and then cut our the specific images from the rest of the DP, layered them at angles.  Buttons were sewn on the button card, a small safety pin added to that card and like wise a small hook added.  a small tag was created for the sentiment - "Sew Sweet".

Left over papers were re-cycled on the inside.

This card should be eligible for the following 
Divas by Design - Tie a Ribbon (green ribbon used on tag)
Crafty Ribbon #46 - Anything Goes with Ribbon (green ribbon on front and brown ribbon {hemming tape} on inside)
Through the Craft Room DoorAnything Goes
Simon SaysAnything Goes
Totally Papercrafts #169 - Anything Goes
ALBC - Something Sweet ("Sew Sweet" sentiment)
ABC Challenge - O is for Open (Anything Goes)
OSAAT #166 - Anything Goes
Robyn's Fetish - Use a Digi
Sentimental Sunday #157 - Summer Colors
Beyond Grey Challenge #32 - Accessorize  TOP THREE

IMAGES:  Focal image is "Summer Breeze" from Crafty Sentiments; sentiment is hand lettered.
PAPERS:  Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80# Cover Wt. used for the image;  DP is from Tim Holtz "Ideology" stack; base CS is from stash
EMBELLISHMENTS: pin, hook, buttons, crocheted doily and green ribbon are all from stash;  tag is handmade.
INKS:  the image was printed on a Canon PIXMA printer & colored with Copics:

May you color with abandon, create wildly and always make what amuses you!


  1. Fabulous card and she does look super in her new dress :-) thanks for joining us at Divas By Design this week. Jac x

  2. Hiya Ginny !!!
    Loved your card the coloring is fabulous !!! Love the assortment of pins and the colors look lovely too.
    I would like to invite you to join us in a Design team opportunity over at Beyond grey challenges!
    All u have to do is link 3 of your best projects ! I think u really deserve a shot !
    Hope to see u there

    Hugs !!!

  3. Well...what can I say?..Fabulous card,Ginny!Super colouring.The papers and items you've chosen are just perfect.Love the real safety pin nestling in there:)
    Lisa x

  4. this is so darn cute. I love it! Love the pins also! Thank you for joining us at ABC's Challenge. Good luck and be sure an play with us again!

  5. This is gorgeous! Love how her red hair POPS against the green! :) Thanks for playing along in our "Anything Goes" challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp challenge blog! xx

  6. Hi Ginny,
    lovely card I like the green you used. And those pins are great.
    xxx Michelle

  7. Wow Ginny what a beautiful card. You have done a wonderful job of the challenge. The colors are just gorgeous. As sad as I am to be at the end of my time on Pooja's design team I must agree with her and encourage you to submit for the design team. To see your talented inspirations when I return at times to play along would be awesome.

  8. Wow you have mad coloring skills and the embellishments you chose are so clever and simple.Well done and all the best.thanks for playing along Challenge # 32 : Accessorise..!!

  9. ~ginny, this card is awesome. Wonderful choice of papers for this theme. I love how you added the real items along with the printed ones...great depth and so eye-catching. She looks very proud of her new dress, as she should be. It's beautiful.

  10. Your card is beautiful love the embellishments and gorgeous hair. Thank you for joining us over at The ABC Challenges this time and hope you join us again. Take care, Ann-Marie xxx

  11. What a beautiful card! Thank you for joining us this week at Sentimental Sundays!

  12. Beautiful card and image :D thank you for sharing it with us at OSAAT this week and good luck. Hugs NIKKI DT

  13. Great colours to choose Ginny, she looks like s fiery headed girl with a new pretty summer dress for sure!

    Many thanks for joining in with our 'Anything Goes' challenge over at OSAAT & hope to see you back again soon.

    Mandy (DT member for OSAAT)

  14. Great sewing-themed card - that's such a cute image. :)

    Thanks for joining in our Anything Goes challenge at OSAAT.


  15. Oh wow Ginny! So much hard work, but it all paid off! :) this is gorgeous! :)

  16. Fab card, love this image! Thanks for joining us at A Little Bit Crafty!! xx


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