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April 14, 2009

Anki's Sweetheart; Alicia



Here's another one of Anki's Sweethearts, Alicia. I love pink & brown together don't you?! I felt as if I were playing with paper dolls when I made this card...her sweet little pink outfit is paperpieced using some Creative Memories papers. Today is Try It Out Tuesday at SCACD's store blog, Follow Your Heart! It's a sketch and color challenge! Check it out!

I used pink pirouette and v. vanilla cs. The DP is from American Traditional Designs road trip collection. The vanilla is CB'd and sponged with cocoa. Not quite sure I'm happy with this one, I think the oval could have been smaller and maybe a scalloped edge instead of all the layers that made the oval even bigger. The ribbons are from my stash and the flowers are actually from a little girls "dress up" dress. Quite appropriate for Crafty Creations challenge to use something recycled! Cute Card Thursday also wanted to see this wonderful pink & brown combo!!

I'm trying to get the 'ol mojo flowing, but the weekend was so lovely and relaxing ( I extended mine into Monday!!). I hope everyone had a fabulous weekend and is enjoying getting back to work and routine now! yeah right, huh?! lol Sending you all smiles and hugs.....Blessings!

19 comments:

Donna said...

This is so lovely Maria, really sweet and girly. Great paper Piecing. Children are still off school until Monday so my routine isn't back to normal yet so I'm enjoying a more 'laid back' type of day lol. Donna x

Heather said...

This is beautiful. I love how you colored her in such soft pretty colors! Great job!

bolha said...

Awesome card! I love this color combo too and those flowers are just gorgeous.
x Natasha x

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Such a gorgeous card Maria!! Love the flowers in the corner!! The colors are soft and pretty!! :) TFS!

Aud said...

Fabulous card!♥ Love all the nice details!

Hugs,
Aud

Jaime said...

How precious! Love those Recycled ribbons they are too cute, and go so good with your card too. Thanks for joining us on CCC this week.

Danni said...

Oh so pretty! You did a wonderful job!!

Christine Riley said...

How sweet! I love the coloring of the image and those pink flowers are just adorable. Great job!
Hugs, Christine

Justine said...

She is adorable and I love how you inked up your cs after you embossed, that is very cool

Suzanne J Dean said...

So sweet Maria! Love your soft coloring & beautiful embellies! Great job on the challenges!

hugz,
Suzanne

Donna said...

Beautiful card Maria, so pretty and feminine and I love the little flowers and the paper piecing :) I'm back to work tomorrow but the children are still on school hols, lucky them, its not fair lol! :) Donna x

Patti J. said...

Such pretty colors! It is a very soothing and feminine card - you did a great job with the paper piecing - I LOVE paperpiecing!

I have to say that I really love the distressed card also. I'm a nut for distressing, and I think she's just too cute!

Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment! I hope you will be back. I am signing up to follow you, maybe you will do the same! I feel blessed to have 'met' so many nice people via this craft (addiction!), don't you? Thanks again and God Bless....

findinghandmadehappiness said...

So pretty! Great recycling idea to use those flowers, they are perfect with this card! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations!
smiles,Deena

Elena said...

I think the card is perfect! I don't see anything wrong...
Love brown and pink too! Very precious little girl! Like the flowers you added too! Thank you Maria for your beautiful cards!

Valems said...

Beautiful card! I love the colours you used and the image is adorable!
Thank you for entering my blog candy and good luck! :)

Hugs, Vanja

Nicola said...

Oh WOW what a fantastic card Maria, I love your paper piecing on this beautiful image and what a fab colour combo. -x-

Shirley said...

She is so pretty and the card is just beautiful! Love the color!

Rica said...

This is so beautiful Maria. Love the layout and the colours and that adoraable image.
hugs Heather xx

Janna said...

This is adorable!! I think the oval is the perfect size and doesn't need the scallops! I adore the organdy flowers and the great embossing that you did!!! The coloring is beautiful as well! Isn't it nice to be able to take an extra day just to relax! i think there are sometimes that we just need it!

Smiles,
janna