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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Pink Gem Designs all the way


Today's card uses something I've never used before - digital papers - and are they ever so lovely digital papers.  They're from Pink Gem Designs and are sugary sweet in the nicest way.  In fact, they remind me of the hard candies one buys during the Christmas holiday season in colorful tins, and I never remember the name brand, but they're ubiquitous to the holiday season.  Yummy, soft-centered, pastel and delicious.  And that describes these papers to a T.

The papers are from the Spring collection and are named appropriately "Springtime."  There are 24 designs to a pack, and I have used 5 here, including one on the inside and one for Summer Milly's dress, socks and bow.  And that is the other thing I've done here that I've never done before - digi paper piecing.  I love paper piecing anyway, but to do it with digital papers means you can alter the size of the pattern to accommodate small images, which I've done with her clothes.  The dress and socks are one size (smaller than the original), the bow is the same paper but reduced even further.  Talk about versatility!  And I'm all about versatility.

See what I mean?  The pattern is much larger in its original form.  I think I'm going to like working with digital papers...

I colored the rest of the image with Copics and gave her a bright, sunshiney background.

I've used a sheer ribbon for the larger bow with a baker's twine multi-loop bow on top of that and a button to finish things off.  I normally add more embellishments, something in corners and on sentiments, i.e. flowers, pearls, bling, or whatnot, but today I chose to keep Summer Milly simple and fresh, just like the sweet little girl she is.  Not to worry, I'll be back with pearls and bling on my next card.

Here's a peek at the striped paper on the inside layered under a white panel, though you can't see much of it.  Trust me, it's every bit as delicious as the papers on the outside.

Thank you so much for joining me.  DH kindly took the puppy on some errands yesterday, giving me some much needed crafting time, and this was the result.

Here's wishing you a lovely day full of crafty goodness.

Happy crafting!!


Stamps: Summer Milly (PGD); Teeny Tiny Wishes (SU)
Ink: printer; Wild Wasabi, Blushing Bride (SU)
Paper: Whisper White, Blushing Bride (SU); Spearmint (MFT); Spring Collection (PGD)
Extras:  Dies: Framelits Labels Collection (SU), Circle Stax (Dienamics); Word Window and Scallop Oval punches (SU), baker's twine, sheer ribbon, vintage button, Copics.

Challenges entered:

Simon Says Stamp and Show - Unused Stamps (image is brand new to me)
The Pink Elephant TPE188 - Anything Goes
Love to Create #54 - Wrap It Up (baker's twine)
Tammy's Scrappin' Corner #51 - Paper Piecing
Tuesday Throwdown #136 - You're On My Mind (thinking of you)
Crafty Ribbons #39 - Buttons
3 Girl JAM #12 - Anything Goes w/Ribbon
Creative Inspirations - Anything Goes
Pile It On #8 - Sunshine

SSS#199 - Sketch


Sue - bearhouse said...

This is gorgeous Shea. I love the sweet image and such wonderful paper-piecing and pretty Spring-time colours.
Hugs Sue

Viv's Visuals said...

Hi Shea! I am HOOKED on digi papers now - (doesn't stop me buying packs though!!) Love Nitwits and Raspberry Road and Pink Petticoat especially and these from Pink Gem are scrummy! Great card, lovely colouring and terrif paper piecing! x

Margaret said...

Fantastic job with the paper piecing. Thanks for joining us at Tammys Scrapin Corner for this challenge.
Margaret, DT

Nonni said...

What a pretty card! The image is so cute and the ribbon detail is great. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown!

Cathymac said...

Oh wow, this adorable image and the pretty springy papers! You've done a wonderful job with your digital paper piecing! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sweet Stop this week!

Desire Fourie said...

Beautifully crafted. Great design and attention to detail. Thanks for sharing your talent with us at Tammys Scrapin Corner. Good luck. Hugs Desíre {Tammys Scrapin Corner DT Member} {Doing Life - my personal blog}

Kristie Goulet said...

Beautiful as always Shea! Great job paper piecing. Love the soft, yummy colors. :)

Kimberly S said...

Adorable image, and such pretty paper piecing. Very feminine. Thanks so much for joining us for the Creative Inspirations Paint Challenge! hugs, Kimberly

Elizabeth Hart said...

I just adore this sweet little image and you used such fab colors too! Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Pile it On Challenge.

CraftyGirl said...

Very sweet and I love the colors you used. I am very glad you entered this week at Tuesday Throwdown. I hope you had fun!!! See you back very soon to play in another fun challenge.


Tuesday Throwdown DT

Tammy Ortiz said...

oh wow so gorgeous. I am so proud of you for trying paper piecing.
you did outstanding
We are so pleased to have you this week.
I love your Design. I love the colors and the image is so cute.

we hope to see you back next week.
Hugs Tammy Ortiz - Owner of Tammy Scrapin Corner

Shea said...

Viv! I just entered digi paper heaven! Thank you for those suggestions - it's great to have a broad range of choices. Thank goodness digis are much less costly than "real" paper - I'd be in serious trouble otherwise! Thanks sweetie pie!

Karal Schuknecht said...

Beautiful card and great job with the paper piecing. Thanks for joining us this week
Karal DT for Tammys Scrapin Corner

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Faye said...

This is sooooo pretty, I adore the pastel colours. Thankd for playing at The Sweet Stop :)

Heather North said...

Shea your little girl on her rosy log is so sweet. <3 It looks like you've been having fun with your Copics. You did a fabulous job coloring this adorable image.

Deanne Clarke-Saunders said...

Pretty card!!! Thanks for participating in our PILE IT ON challenge!! Hope to see you again next week!