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June 23, 2009

Clearly Emilia


It's Tuesday, time to play along with Susana's Custom Art and Card Design's Try It Out Tuesday challenge over on the store blog-Follow Your Heart! This week our DT leader Suzanne challenged us to use acetate/transparency on our project! I could find any sheet (I'm soooo organized!) so I cut apart an acetate sleeve/bag. Worked perfect! I used another of Anki's Sweethearts, Emilia, from the new release!
So let's take a little walk around this card! I assembled the DP and brown top layers and used the scalloped die to cut through. Centered, then cut through the pink base. The acetate goes between the brown and pink! Easy peasy, huh? The little square in the middle is affixed to the acetate with a matching square affixed on the reverse side! The inside words fit nicely behind the square on the green flowered insert! Now about that stitching. My fellow DT Lorelie does the most amazing stitching on her cards...after admiring hers, I so wanted to drag out my sewing machine and stitch away! I think it really adds a finished look to the shabby chic style I used here! Don't you? But alas, I didn't, it's faux stitching! I colored this little Sweetheart, Emilia, with prismas. Isn't she the prettiest little thing?! I cut out her legs, of course and a filled picnic basket. I promise to use her again in full form!
I used the pink and green colors today from Rosie & Dee's challenge! I was totally inspired by Sarah's design over at Crafts for Eternity that I used her design with this cool sketch! Also, Stampin' for the Weekend had this cool theme~ Rock & Roll 60's, so I choose the song, Time of the Season! Thinking this is summery and that's a season!
I hope you can play along with our Try It Out Tuesday challenge this week, hop on over to Follow Your Heart and checkout all the beauty the DT has to share!

Blessings!

36 comments:

Karin said...

Waht a adorable card Maria.
Love the beautifull papers, the great frame you created and gorgeous image.

Have a nice day,
xoxo Karin

Vicky (Angeldrummer) said...

wow love this card adore the frame you have made around it - fab x

Elena said...

Beautiful card, Maria! I love the window you created! Stitching looks great!

Alanna said...

This is so pretty Maria. Great job on the challenge. Have a fabulous Tuesday.

NatashaMay said...

This is awesome Maria! I love the stitching and how it makes the frame stick out a bit. Very nice!

Liza said...

Stunning card, I love all the layers and your DPs.

Liza x

Jennifer E. said...

I love this card! The pink & green combo is beautiful! Nice layout too!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

whoa maria! i think you totally outdid yourself on this one. it's like fabulous! totally fabulous (i hate that word totally). i'm an old lady who sounds like a valley girl. smack my mouth! LOL.

hugs,

Donna said...

Wow Maria, what a really pretty card, love the frame you have created, such pretty papers, and great image too, love how you've colored her.
Thank you for participating in the "Stampin' for the Weekend" challenge this week.. Good luck and we hope you'll continue to join in on the challenges on a weekly basis. Have a wonderful day.
Donna xx

Nicola said...

Ooh this is so beautiful Maria. I love your colour combo and of course your gorgeous image. Wow what a lot of fabulous detail with all those layers. A truly awesome creation.
Thank you for joining us at "Stampin´for the Weekend" and we hope you will play along with us again.
Nicola -x-

CraftyC said...

Aww, this is totally gorgeous Maria. You have the colours just right and they blend with the image so beautifully. Thankyou for taking part in this weeks SFTW
Clairex

Peggie said...

Very lovely. I would have guessed real stitching.

Donna said...

Oh wow Maria, this has to be one of the prettiest cards I have ever seen, its adorable and so much attention to detail too :) love the colour combo and the image is delightful...absolutely love this card...go Maria :) Donna x

Jaspere said...

This is just adorable.

Allison said...

love how the scallops just make the card pop, love the colours you used
AllisonX

Jodi said...

Wow, I love this!! Just so pretty with all of your extra details. Love the way you colored her and stitched your card too!
Hugs
Jodi =)

Vicki said...

Hi Maria

what a wonderful creation, i love the papers and colour scheme, such a lovely image and coloured in beautifully too. The scalloped frame looks fab, as does your stitching, some wonderful elements to this card, it's is fabulous. Thank you so much for taking part with this weeks challenge over at SFTW, good luck xx vicki xx

p.s. thank you also for taking the time to visit my blog and leave such lovely comments, i really do appreciate them and am so grateful, (((hugs))) xx vicki xx

Susana M said...

This is a stunner of a card it almost has a leathered effect to it :o) Very elegant and the details like the stitching make it that much more!!!
Hearts and Hugs
Susana

Valems said...

This is such a beautiful card, Maria! I love the cute image, which you coloured fantastically. The papers and the layout are fabulous. I love the stitching, it always gives such a nice finishing touch (faux and real).

Thank you for joining us at SFTW and good luck! We hope you'll join us again, next week. :)
Vanja

Holly said...

Wow Maria, this is great! I love the frame you've created and the paper is just gorgeous. I never would have known your stitching wasn't real! Way to go!

Regina Easter said...

wow, this is awesome and the coloring is fab...great job...hugs

Eva Helen said...

WOW Beautiful card

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Beautiful card Maria!! Your faux stitching looks SO real and I love the vintage colors!!

Deanne said...

thats gorgeous maria, i love the window you've created and the stitched edging :) TFS and joining in with us x

POPPET said...

Hi Maria, i love this, the papers are just lush, i love the super cute image too, the layout is fab and the flower is a perfect finishing touch...

Thank you for joining us at SFTW, good luck hugs pops x x x

Kimmi said...

Hi Maria. Fabulous summery card. Love all the details and that stamp is so sweet. The way you have framed your card is lovely!

Thank you for joining us this week for Challenge 3 at "Stampin' for the Weekend". We hope you had fun creating your card and that we see you again next week too! Good Luck

Kimmi

Rosie (Freycob) said...

Maria, this is such a pretty card! Thanks for coming to play with us at Rosie-Dee's Challenge Blog this week.

x

crafty amy said...

Great card I love the new image and you have coloured her perfectly. What a lot of work you have put into this card and it really shows I love it :)

Thank you for joining us at stampin' for the weekend and good luck.

X Amy X

Susan said...

She's just stunning! I love the frame and how sweet she looks. This paper is gorgeous! I want some of it! This layout is fabulous and you've colored her so beautifully. And the flower in the corner is a perfect touch! I simply am taken by it!

Hugs to you,

Susan

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

WOWZER!! So gorgeous and so very stunning indeed!! Love the beautiful scalloped frame she's in!! Great job Maria!! :)

TERIBERI said...

Maria your card is gorgeous!!! Hey congrats on making The Cutting Cafe team......I look forward to working with you there as well!!! Your work is totally awesome!! Hugs, T

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is gorgeous Maria!!! Love the frame you created and the awesome coloring of this adorable image!! Stunning!

Ida / Little said...

Hi Maria, this is just a stunning card, I love how you have made it with so much volume and the shapes go so well together! Our colors are amazing and this is just GORGEOUS! :) Thanks for joining us at Stampin' for the weekend, hope to see you again with your wonderful creations! :) Have a great weekend :)

Hugs Ida

Scrubbysue said...

Oooooooooh.......this is just beautiful maria! I love the cutout. Hope you having a nice evening. :)

maxine said...

Fantastic card lovely colours.

Jill said...

beautiful card Maria I love the image she's adorable and the scalloped edges look amazing hugs Jill xx