Monday, November 16, 2009

Mojo 113 ~ Something for my little sweetheart

My daughter Alexis turns 5 this Sunday. My the time just flies by ~ she's so grown up. We are taking her to build a bear for a little party and she is thrilled.

I always love a sketch challenge. I have to say, i thought this was a lot of layers starting out, but it went together very quickly and heck ~ I just like it! If you want to play along, check out the mojo monday blog!

I tried photographing this one outside because I used shimmer paint and alcohol to make the whole card sparkly. I photographed it first in my studio, but you couldn't really see the shimmer.. It's so pretty. I used about 1 ounce alcohol, and four dips of shimmer paint, shook the bottle and sprayed the whole front of the card. I was surprised a little bit that some of my black ink moved, but stazon is alcohol based, so I guess that makes complete sense.

I used two different patterns of Designer paper from Stampin Up's Tall Tales collection, and paper pieced many parts of my little bear. For my little princess it's all about coordination, so the shoes and bow match the bear's dress, and I used the paper for the balloon and gift bag also!

The stamp happy bearthday, came as one long phrase, so i inked one side, cleaned my stamp, then inked the other side and stamped it below the "happy".

I found some retired ribbon from Sale A Bration last year, that matched perfectly! I think she's going to be so happy with this card. Alexis loves to do paper crafts with me and appreciates the love and time it takes to make a handmade card.

Have a great week everybody!

Selene Kempton

14 comments:

Carolina Herrera said...

Very cute, love the colours you used.

ScrappinChic said...

Love this!! As does my 5yr. old {she's peeking over my shoulder!}

Karen Bernier said...

Selene,

I just love this card. I love the way you accessorized the bear. Way too cute!!!

Karen

Grammy said...

That is an adorable card.

Patti said...

Super,super cute!

Wanda said...

What an adorable card for your daughter! I, too, thought the sketch was complicated at first, but it DID come together easily! Love your paper-piecing!

rozie640 said...

Extremely cute, love her paper pieced frock and matching shoes. Great job.

Lynn said...

Selene,
time certainly does fly...too quickly! My oldest is 12 and youngest is four...sometimes I wish I could freeze time. Hope your little one has a wonderful birthday! Adorable card!

Karin said...

Adorable card Selene! I love the colors and use of the dsp. Thanks for sharing.

Wendy said...

Outstanding! Love the green dress!

Christine said...

Cute card, that bear is adorable and the color combo is great.

Erna said...

What a very cute card Selene!

rubberstampinzone said...

How cute!! Great job with the sketch. It's a smile maker of a card. Love her dress. Super adorable!

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