Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Babies are Heaven Sent

The featured stamper challenge on SCS is one of my favorite challenges.  I don't seem to get the chance to play in it very often since it is on Sundays and we're usually doing family stuff, but I got a chance to play along and create a card yesterday.  Kathy aka Wattle is this week's featured stamper.  I chose this card to case.  The rules of the featured stamper challenge say you have to change at least two things.  I changed the following:
  • color combo
  • patterned paper
  • theme and stamps
  • moved the sentiment
  • added a ribbon across the bottom instead of the sentiment
  • added stitching
In the past, I have been asked how I come up with my color combos and if I color my image first and find patterned paper or the opposite.  The card all started with the image and patterned paper.  I decided I wanted to use this image and then found some patterned paper I liked.  I chose my cardstock colors and copic markers colors by finding colors that coordinate with the colors in the patterned paper.

Can you believe it was snowing again today?!  I miss the sun! *wink*


Stamps: Barely Sittin' (High Hopes Rubber Stamps), Bitty Baby Blessings (Papertrey Ink)
Cardstock: white (Papertrey Ink), frosted pink, blush red dark, herbal garden light (Prism)
Patterned Paper: Honey Pie (Cosmo Cricket)
Ink: black (Momento), true black (Papertrey Ink)
Accents: sweet blush satin ribbon (Papertrey Ink), buttons
Tools: circle nestability die, scalloped circle nestability die (Spellbinders), copic markers, sewing machine


jenn said...

So very sweet! Love the soft colors and your coloring is fabulous! :)

Nancy said...

Thanks for nice comment:O)
Love your card. Beautiful colours, cute image.
Hugs, Nancy

Peggy M said...

Just adorable! Your talent is so impressive! TFS!

Lisa Brown said...

Very pretty! Love the stitching!

MelissaC said...

WOW snow!! Yikes I'm glad we didn't!!! Girl you are certainly one talented stamper!! Blessings and hugs!!

Tracey said...

SNOW?!?! Yuck!! Your card is so cute!! Love it!

Dawn Easton said...

Absolutely adorable Niki! I hear you on the snow :(

Leigh Ann Baird said...

Sorry about the snow! It's been in the 80's here for the past few days but when I was younger it actually snowed here(TN) in May and we were all freaking out. I remember having to wear a sweater--in MAY! By late July/early August it will be so hot here that the pool water isn't cold enough to get relief from the heat and humidity.
Your card is darling! My 5yo loves babies and is already telling me that she plans on having 3 children, all girls with black hair.

Bev J. (Maxell on SCS) said...

So sweet! Love the dp you used-great colors. tfs

Colleen Wold said...

Adorable card! Your coloring is awesome and your stitching around the edges looks great!

Crissy said...

Wow, this is super Niki! I so love your color choices, coloring skills, and the way you grounded the image with the line and colors for a floor and wall. I love the sketch, its super with this image. You are awesome!

Tiffany said...

Snow???!! No Way!
What a beautiful card. This is so sweet Niki. That baby is adorable!

Heather P. said...

This card is sooooo sweet! LOL, I love the expression on the baby's face. :)

karen q said...

What a cute image. You have the best sewing skills, I love your zigzag corners. Hope the little guy is back to normal.

Ann said...

That is the sweetest little image!

Amy Sheffer said...

Adorable!! Love all the stitching, and your coloring is amazing!

Lacey Stephens said...

Sounds like your process is very similar to mine!! I just got this stamp in the mail yesterday (along with a bunch of other HH baby stamps)....super cute!

Lacey Stephens said...

Oh, I forgot to mention....sorry to hear you have now. We are going to be close to 90 for the rest of the week!! It's amazing how different our weather is! But I can tell it's going to be REALLY hot summer for us!

Kelly S said...

How very sweet Niki!! We had snow too on Monday, but today is awesome so far...not suntanning awesome, but awesome for Alberta right now:-)
Hugs, Kelly