Friday, August 5, 2011

Sweet Cheeks :)

Good afternoon! I've got a card to share with you today featuring one of the brand new stamps from The Peekers Collection 2 which is now available for purchase exclusively at SCACD and at Quixotic Paperie for our UK friends. This adorable little girl is appropriately named "Sweet Cheeks Peeker". This is the age that a little "cheek" is still seen as cute...not so much when we're talking about teenagers or adults. :S lol I just adore artist Elisabeth Bell's style and she has done such a fabulous job on this new set of Peekers.

I decided to make a shaped card using my circle Spellbinders as a base. I then cut an additional panel with Spellbinders Lacey Circles to adhere to the front of the card. I used two sheets of design paper from a fantastic SEI pack called A Fair Day. This paper collection features soft pastel designs and some of the papers have a beautiful shimmer...and it's on sale right now for 20% off! (You can check out Susana's entire selection of 6x6 paper pads HERE.) As much as I love to add machine stitching to my cards, I cannot sew around always turns into a big mess. :( My solution-hand stitching. Yes it is more time consuming, but it's much easier to work around tricky curves and shapes. Before stitching, I left my paper in the Spellbinders die and used a paper piercing tool to make the holes. (I used my Sew Easy foam mat to protect my table.) This helps to keep your stitching in line, but you could always free hand it if you prefer. I didn't worry about the holes being perfectly spaced as I think it kind of adds to the charm of hand stitching. I used white floss and went around the paper with a simple back stitch. I used to do a ton of cross stitching years ago, so I have quite a stash of embroidery floss. However, if you are in the need of some floss, Susana has a wonderful selection of Sew Easy Floss...the colours are fabulous, and they are currently on sale for 20% off! (I absolutely love the bakers twine.) The flower is a Prima Hydrangea (you can find these flowers in Tan and Purple HERE). The button, ribbon and crocheted trim are odds and ends I found in my embellishment bins...although, now I am wishing I had fished around for a green button instead just to tie in with the green skirt and stripe in the paper.

Sweet Cheeks Peeker was stamped on Neenah cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and coloured with Copic makers. She was adhered with some foam squares for a bit of dimension.

Colours: Skin: E000, E00, E11, R20 Hair: E50, E30, E31, E33, E37, E59 Clothing: RV000, R81, R83, R85, R89, YG00, G20, G21, G28, C5, C7

The Peekers Collection 2 is now available at SCACD (and at Quixotic Paperie). Oh, and have you seen the newest products to arrive at SCACD??

  • Authentique 6x6 paper pads (just wait until you see the Halloween pack!!)

  • New Holiday 6x6 paper pads (Bo Bunny, Authentique)

  • Holiday Bo Bunny Trinkets

  • No More Shims Embossing Mat from Scor Pal

  • New Winter Gorjuss Girls are now in stock!!

  • Oh, and sit down for this one folks...ready for it???


    So after hearing that news, I promptly asked Susana how large her shipping boxes are, lol. She has assured me that she has packages large enough to accommodate all your crafty order away my friends!! Honestly, her pricing on 6x6 paper pads is amazing...just make sure to leave a few in stock for me, ok? ;)

    Have a wonderful day...and thanks so much for taking the time to stop by for a visit!



    Stamps: SCACD's The Peeker Collection 2: "Sweet Cheeks Peeker"
    Paper: Neenah, Bazzill, SEI
    Ink: Memento, Copics
    Embellishments: embroidery floss, crocheted trim, ribbon, button
    Tools: Spellbinders, Scor Pal, piercing tool, Sew Easy mat


    Danni said...

    Simply adorable!! I just {heart} your coloring!


    How adorable! The coloring is beautiful!

    Shazza said...

    adorable and your colouring is perfect as always x

    Brigitte said...

    WOW, I love her!!! You did a wonderful job with your colouring, just like usual!!!

    Lorraine said...

    This is so cute! And your coloring is always so gorgeous!

    Krista said...

    EEEEEEEEEE, I LOOOOOVE THIS MELANIE! I just may have to get my hands on this little cutie! Love the shaped card and of course your colouring is out of this world girl!
    Hugs, K