Friday, May 28, 2010


(This is one of two posts today! For the Town Scrapper challenge, just scroll up or click here!)

Good morning stampers! I need to apologize, as I had promised you all a card with Popcorn the Bear yesterday. I had some things come up, and unfortunately didn't have a chance to get my post up. Sooo, I'll plan to show him to you next week if you all don't mind coming back...pretty please?? :)

Are you ready for another challenge over at Wags 'n Whiskers?? This week, it was my privilege to choose the about Handcrafted Embellishments?? I would love to see you incorporate at least one hand-made element on your project this week!

I decided to ink up "Say a Prayer" this week. Oh my goodness, I absolutely love this beautiful image! Once again I paper-pieced the outfit...I've been on a big paper-piecing kick lately, so I hope you'll bear with me while I get it out of my system! lol I added some additional shading to the dress after stamping it and cutting it out. That frilly purple flower is my hand-made's made from coffee filters! I saw a similar flower over on my pal and cardmaker extraordinaire Andrea Murdock's blog recently, and I was so impressed...Andrea's looked absolutely amazing! So I fired off an email to her and she was kind enough to send me this link to a fabulous tutorial. Thanks Andrea!! That gorgeous crocheted trim is from Lacey's store Stamp and Create. That charm has been in my stash for quite a while, just waiting for the perfect stamped image...think I picked it up at Michaels. Add a couple of Prima roses and dollar store pearls and voila! You know, I think this is one of my favourite colour combos...this KaiserCraft paper is gorgeous!! (think I'd better go grab a few more sheets!)

I used some great Daisy Buckets paper for her has fantastic texture!

Time to hop on over to the Wags 'n Whiskers blog to see what the rest of DT has made...get ready for some gorgeous creations! If you participate in our challenge this week, you will have the chance to win a fabulous stamp!! (Just make sure to use a Wags 'n Whiskers image on your project! You can buy them here.)

Have a fantastic Friday, and I'll see you back here tomorrow!!



Stamps: Wags 'n Whiskers "Say a Prayer"
Ink: Memento, Copics
Paper: Neenah, Bazzill, Daisy Buckets, KaiserCraft
Embellishments: Crocheted trim, ribbon, charm from Michaels, Prima flowers, hand-made coffee filter flower, KaiserCraft brad, dollar store pearls, machine stitching, jump rings
Tools: Spellbinders scalloped circles (smallest), Bow Easy


Tara said...

Thanks for having me as a guest today on the Wags n Whiskers Challenge Melanie.... I've had great fun!
Your card is beautiful - wonderful colouring and the paper piecing is perfect!
Hugs Tara xx

♥Rach♥ said...

Gosh, her hair is just GORGEOUS! Love the soft pretty color scheme you used too, beautiful card :0)

Patricia Garcia said...

Hello Melanie, this card is absolutely adorable!! Love this cute image!


Andrea said...

I think your flower is totally 'Andrea' worthy girl, it looks so sparkly and elegant on your card. Anytime I can help share tutorials you just let me know xoxo

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is absolutely stunning Melanie. One of my very fave WNW images. The paper piecing, colors, and flower are gorgeous!

Crissy Armstrong said...

Oooooh those colours, wow! Awesome awesome awesome colour combo! SO pretty Melanie!! I also love how you shade the dress even though you used paper piecing! So brilliant!

My Paper Passions said...

she is sooo sweet mel....i love her!
i guess i say that about all your cards!!
hehehe i can't think of new ways to say incredible anymore!!
Manda B

Michele said...

Beautiful card Melanie and I just love how you've coloured in the image. Love the design and the flowers also. Hugs Michele x

Sharon Caudle said...

Gorgeous hand made flower, Melanie! And again, your coloring just blows me away. Fabulous enhancement of your paper piecing, too! This is truly my favorite all time Wags 'n Whiskers image, and you ROCKED it! I love it!

Renata van Miltenburg said...

So gorgeous these colours together! Your colouring is awesome as ever and I LOOOOOVE paperpiecing too :))

Liefs, Renata (your buddy GD over at W&W)