Today marks my official first day as a new Design Team Member over at the wonderfully fun Digi Darla's Challenge blog. Their challenges are always so much fun as the Design Team has a very creative bent, and I know you will enjoy playing along. I know I did. And DO!
My card today follows this week's challenge theme, which is "Winter Blues," and that just means to use a lot of blue in whatever way you choose.
This little old lady yakking on her cell phone makes me laugh and I know I'll be using her again. I colored her in Copics and used a sparkle pen on her eyeglasses and the decoration on her coffee mug.
I made a messy bow out of seam binding and adhered a white crochet flower to it after first inking it up, then I applied a button and some baker's twine on top.
The stitching was a very detailed heirloom stitch from my embroidery machine, which I think added more dimension to the layer. I have to say that it took AGES to stitch, probably about 20 minutes for the whole thing, but I like the effect it gives.
A thin ribbon and label tag finish this simple, yet fun card.
Thank you very much for joining me, and now I hope you'll head on over to Digi Darla's to see what the rest of the lovely Design Team have cooked up for you. And please do play along - we'd love to see you.
Stamps: Coffee (Digi Darla's); Clearly Sentimental About Coffee (MFT)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Baja Breeze (SU)
Paper: Whisper White, Baja Breeze, Just Add Cake DSP (all SU)
Extras: seam binding, crochet flower (SU), button, baker's twine, SB Grommet Tags, Classic Ovals Large and Floral Ovals dies; 1/8" satin ribbon; sewing machine, Copics, Gelly Roll sparkle pens
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Seeing Stars (the tiny little star on the mug, but more importantly my seam binding which I use on at least 80% of my cards - I LOVE it!)
Love To Create #50 - Anything Goes w/a Sentiment [add GDT after name]
Tammy's Scrapin' Corner #47 - Buttons
Creative Inspirations - Anything Goes