Friday, August 30, 2013

Sitting Pretty!

Sharing a card I made for a sweet little girl who loves to read! I used the new School Girl digital stamp from Tiddly Inks.  I think she is so sweet!  (and she is only $1.00!!)  I also tried something new.   Marie Browning over at the Tombow Blog is challenging us to create a background out of pages from a book.  It was very hard to rip a page from a book, since I too am a book lover.  I dug out an old book that my kids have out grown and used a couple pages from it.  Here's my card:
For the layout I followed this weeks sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches.   For the background, I used two pages from a small children's book, I crumpled them, then smoothed them out slightly and brushed them with some SU Carmel ink.  I then adhere them to my panel with Tombow Aqua glue.  I left the paper a little bit crumpled.  My image is colored with Prismacolor pencils and Distressed markers.  I pierced the paper than did the stitching by hand.  Used MFT Fishtail Banner die to cut the banners.  I really like how the background turned out.  Will be using this technique again!
Thanks for stopping by my blog!  Have a very happy Labor Day weekend!  God bless!!

Entered in:
Tiddly Inks Challenge #116 Back to School
Tombow Book Page Inspiration - Marie;s Challenge
Tuesday Morning Sketches #213
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes


  1. Love it, so cute and the layout is just darling! Thanks for playing along with us for the "School Day Fun" challenge at Tiddly Inks and wish you lots of luck! :)

    xx Tracey xx

  2. This is so cute!! I love the idea of using old books!! Looks great!!
    Thanks for joining us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!

  3. What a sweet card! And great job with the sketch! Thanks for participating in the Anything Goes challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog. :)

  4. Awesome card and colours Kris. I have joined your blog also as a new member..luv annie

  5. This is so cute! Darling image, and I love the placement of the wide zig-zag stitches! Thanks for sharing at Tuesday Morning Sketches this week! :)

  6. Absolutely adorable! I love the book page - I know the pangs you mean. But this is awesome!

  7. Super cute! Thanks for joining us at Tiddly Inks and good luck! Delphine xx

  8. Very cute, I love that she is sitting on books! Thanks so much for joining us at Tiddly Inks!

  9. Such beautiful stitching on your great LO and your image is so sweet in the soft colors! Thank you for joining us at Tiddly Inks for our "School day fun" challenge :)

  10. Great idea with the book pages in the background!


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