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Thursday, January 24, 2013

I Heart Ewe (too)


Today's card features a couple of stamps from the cute, cute, cute site Pink Gem Designs.  The names of the stamps are"Ewe Make Me Smile," and "Flower Heart", though I didn't use the particular sentiment that went with the little lamb as this was for a challenge to make a Valentine card in unusual colors. Brown, aqua and coral, to be more precise.  Another challenge is to use hearts, more than one.  Gee, do you think there are a few on this card? (All challenges will be listed below.)

I'm still pretty new to working with digital stamps, so what should have been a fairly straightforward card took considerably longer by virtue of the fact that I kept working and re-working sizes and placement on paper.  I am going to devote the entire day on Saturday to getting more comfortable with them.

Isn't this little gal a hoot with her fluffy wool?  I used Puffies from The Rubber Cafe which, unlike regular puff paint which has to dry before being heated, is heated and puffed immediately upon placement.  Instant gratification.

The centerpiece heart, three layers embossed into one, was colored with chalks for a soft, dreamy effect.

I made the background by using a SU letterpress.  Needed more hearts, you see.

This is a little crochet rosette that I learned how to make using Liz Weber's lovely and easy tutorial here from over on the IBS blog.  Next time I'll use slightly wider ribbon, but it still adds a nice touch of softness to the ribbon arrangement.  The little computer-generated heart was colored with Copics then covered with Glossy Accents and cut out to top the vintage button. Some thin ribbon and seam binding finish the "bouquet."

Added some stitching (more hearts!),  the sentiment and a small, clear heart colored with Copics, and the card was finished.

Thank you so much for stopping by today.  Your comments are much appreciated, and if you ever have any questions on a technique, drop me a line - I'll be happy to answer them!

Have a wonderful day, and happy crafting!

Showing a bit of the inside.

Stamps: Pink Gem Designs
Ink: Tea Dye (DI), Baja Breeze (SU)
Paper: Whisper White, Pool Party, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake (SU); Classic White (Flourishes); Miss Caroline (MME Howdy Doody)
Extras: Framelits Hearts, Letterpress Heart Pressed, Petals- a- Plenty ef, Word Window and Modern Labels punches (all SU); sewing machine, Glossy Accents, Copics, seam binding, thin ribbon, Dienamics Fishtail Stax (MFT), Puffies (The Rubber Cafe), crochet ribbon, vintage button, Prima crystal heart, Gelly Roll glitter pen, rhinestone.

Challenges entered:

ALOTA99 - Make your own background
Simon Says Stamp and Show - What are you known for? (Lots of layers, textures, patterns)
Incy Wincy Designs - Make us laugh
Tammy's Scrapin' Corner #46 - Red and/or Hearts
SCSCC410 - Color Combination - Brown, coral, aqua
SCSF4A153 - Warm Fuzzy Wuzzies
Tuesday Throwdown #131 - Furry Friends
RRR#64 - Valentine's Day/Love and ribbon
City Crafter #143 - Forever Mine (just add hearts)
Crafts and Me #117 - Vintage
Delightful Challenges - Thinking of You
Crafty Ribbons #37 - Love/Romance/Anniversary
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge #191 - Valentine's Day or Love
Sugar Creek Hollow - Tic Tac Toe (flowers, ribbon, sewing)
Pile It On #3 - Have a Heart


Sue - bearhouse said...

WOW!!! This is stunning Shea. I love the floral heart and cute sheep. The colours and textures are gorgeous and the stitching looks wonderful
Sue xx

Laine said...

This is fabulous Shea. Love the really soft feel to the card. Such a cute sheep and stunning detail. Fab colour choice.

Kristie Goulet said...

Amazing! I absolutely LOVE that little sheep! He is so cute! Beautiful colors and amazing little details! Mwah!!

Candy C said...

Your card is so cute! I love the little "ewe" and the play on words with the sentiment. The papers are fun, bright and perfect for this card. I love your design! Nicely done! Thanks for sharing your card with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

Janet said...

This is a gorgeous card how you have used the digis to create this wonderful work of is very origional :) x

Michaela said...

Stunning card, Shea. Absolutely adore every layer and so many gorgeous elements to look at! Work of art!
Michaela xx

carol said...

super card, love the puffy thanks for sharing your fab creation with us at CRAFTY RIBBONS X Carol

Sheryl said...

A cute and funny card. Thanks for joining us at CRAFT this week. Hope to see you again soon.
Hugs Sheryl xx

Donna Ellis said...

Aw, Shea, your little Ewe is adorable! Such great texture, and a happy little face. The layers and colors on your card are beautiful! I love the thought you put into your card with the DPs, images, and different panels. Thanks for the inspiration. hugs, de

Charlene said...

Awwww so sweet LOVE that little sheep and LO! Thanks so much for sharing this week at CCCB :-)

Elizabeth Hart said...

I love this darling card - super cute!! Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Pile it On Challenge.

crafty-stamper said...

Fantastic card love all the texture and love the little sheep and you have decorated the inside too love the layout and all your extra work paid off a beautiful card to be proud of-thanks for joining us at Tammy's Scrapin Corner
carol DT x

Desire Fourie said...

This is so beautifully designed. Love the colours. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
{Tammy’s Scrapin Corner DT Member}
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Beautiful colors and so pretty. Thanks for playing at CR. I have a little candy on offer.

Ros Crawford said...

How very sweet this is ... Thanks so much for sharing this week at CCCB

Renlymats World of Family & Crafts said...

Oh my word! That sheep could not be any cuter. LOVE that verse. Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us this week at Sugar Creek Hollow.

Sarah said...

this is great - so much to see and great layering! Thank you for playing with us this week at Simon Says Stamp & Show! Sarah.

Laura said...

Fab sheep!!
Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons :)

Sandra H said...

Hello, Wow What a fabulous card and the image is brilliant thank you for joining in our challenge over at Incy Wincy MAKE US LAUGH!! good luck with the challenge and hope to see you again GDT Member Sandra H XX

KimCreate said...

I love your little sheep on your card, pretty colors too. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown.:)

Anonymous said...

Oh my word!! What a darling card!! LOVE that cute little sheep!! :) Thanks for playing along with us at the Tuesday Throwdown Challenges! Hope you will join us again next week and good luck! Smiles and Hugs - *Vicki* ~ DT member

Bettina L. said...

Oh that sheep is adorable. Love the design with the layers, lace and fluffy design. Thanks for playing at
Incy Wincy and good luck. Hope to see you back monday for a new challenge. Bettina xx

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Flabby card.... thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

Kim said...

This is so cute. I love the way you decorated the sheep and the papers are beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown.

Cheryl Walker said...

OMgosh this is sooo darn CUTE!!! I LOVE it!!! Thank you for joining us at Really Reasonable Ribbon's Challenge this week!!!

Linda R said...

What an amazing card. I just love that cute little sheep.. Thanks so much for playing along with us over at CCCB!

Anonymous said...

Very beautiful card. Thanks so much for playing along in the Valentine/Love and Ribbon challenge at Really Reasonable Ribbon. Huggs....Ginny from Polly's.

leslierahye strickland said...

Super cute card! The lamb makes me smile! Thank you for joining Delightful Challenges this week!

Rose said...

Awww, Shea . . . your beautifully puffy sheep looks fabulous on this pretty card. Lovin' those embossed layered hearts and your crocheted accent too! So glad to see another entry at the Crafts and Me Stamps digi team's "vintage" challenge. Hugz, ~ Rose

Moshie said...

Shea! First off late me say how talented I think you are! I want to thank you for becoming my follower! And your comments were so wonderful! I always try to visit my follower blogs and am so pleased to have come to yours. I am now your newest follower too and know I will be back often. Hugs to you and God always keep you surrounded with His love.