Monday, January 27, 2014

Sew... CYP Challenge 198

It's Monday so that means a brand new challenge at Craft Your Passion Challenges and the theme this week is Spots and Stripes. We want to see both on your project...easy peasy, right? I am a fan of both spots and stripes plus our fabulous sponsor is Bugaboo Stamps, one of my faves, so I was a happy crafter. I chose to work with a Stella image because her crustiness and large attitude make me laugh.

This one is called Stella Sewing - Thread. She's quite the pin-up gal! I coloured her with Prismacolor pencils and then fussy cut her with a narrow white border to allow the image and its details to really stand out against the black. It also makes the tiny bits that stick out less likely to tear off..

The background striped and spotted papers are from a very old paper pack from American Crafts. I really am making an effort to use up some of the mounds of 12 x 12 DP I have. I used to not want to cut into a whole sheet just for some small pieces but then it just sat there unused. I sandwiched the strips of dotty paper between black cardstock to form stripes and faux stitched the edges to further the sewing theme. The two borders were cut with an MFT die. The black strip with the pearls is actually two lengths of ribbon wrapped to the back of the background layer. The sentiment was computer generated and printed on a punched circle of pink cardstock before being matted in black and faux stitched. It is popped up on foam dots for dimension.

Well, that's it for Stella and me. We thank you for your visit and hope you enjoyed Stella's new outfit...better her than If you get a chance, pop over to the Craft Your Passion Challenges blog to see the fun projects by the rest of our talented DT. Then get your spots and stripes on...and join the fun.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create ~  #56 Anything Goes
Di's Digi Designs ~ Spots and Dots
My Sheri Crafts ~ #125 Delightful Digis
Catch the Bug ~ January Photo Inspiration Challenge (black and white)
Delicious Doodles ~  #72 Must use a ribbon
Daring Cardmakers ~ Earn your stripes
Frosted Designs Frosted Friday Challenge ~ Polka Dots

Life is good; so is art.


Sandy Palmer said...

This is to funny! Great color combo and papers! It really sets her off! Thanks for sharing it with us at My Sheri Crafts! :)

~ginny said...

Well, she's a giggle! And where ever did you find DP with stitching on it?? How perfect!

Miri said...

=) That's perfect combination of paper, image and sentiment. Thanks for taking part in the Daring Cardmakers dare this week.

Michelle said...

Hi Bonnie,
Stella looks great and I love your stripes and sewing.
xxx Michelle

Sam K said...

This is so fabulous. Your colouring and the brilliant bright colours you used are great and that sentiment is perfect. I love the whole lay out of this card, it really is great. Hugs, Sam x

Cathi ONeill said...

Oh my goodness, what a great fun image and card. Thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs!

Words and Pictures said...

Yup, she made me laugh too!
Alison x

Brandi Matos said...

LOVE this Bonnie!!! Wonderful contrast and detail!!!
Thanks so much for joining us at Frosted Designs :-)

Wendy said...

Fabulous card...Thanks for playing along with us at Di's Digi Designs Challenge this fortnight.
Wendy xx

Jen Leeflang said...

I love old Stella too! We are so glad you took up our photo inspiration challenge at Bugaboo's Catch the Bug blog this week and hope to see you again soon! Good luck in the draw!
Jen Leeflang
Bugaboo DT

Sarah said...

What a fun card! Love the fun image and your layout! Thanks for joining us at My Sheri Crafts!

Raquel said...

Great card! Love the contrast of all the vibrant colors with all the black trimmings

Thanks for sharing at My Sheri Crafts

Anonymous said...

This is fabulous,Bonnie.The sentiment and faux stitching are so in keeping with the image.Wonderful colouring.Just love the vibrancy and fun of this card.
Lisa x