Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Happy Little Piggy

Hello all! I created this card for two challenges this week - Penny Black Saturday Challenge and Scrap and Paper Corner's PaperCrafts forum challenge.

The theme for the Penny Black Saturday Challenge is stitching. I remember now why I never do stitching on my cards. UGH! Maybe I'm too much of a perfectionist, but I am not at all happy with that part. Now that being said, I do enjoy embroidery and cross stitch and I think I would enjoy trying hand-stitching on my cards one day. If I had planned ahead, I would have done that. But alas, I never plan ahead (drives my husband crazy :) I also think I might have liked it better if I had used a zig-zag stitch instead of a straight one. But just to show you how sewing machine challenged I am, I could not get my zig to zag. I turned every dial on that machine in every direction and it wouldn't work. :( And of course, I can't seem to find the instruction manual.

Kari/Heppster is hosting this week's challenge on the PaperCrafts forum at Scrap and Paper Corner. Her challenge was to use an image of a barnyard animal, at least one embellishment and a sentiment. For my image I chose Pinky Joy by Penny Black. I adore piggies and this is one of my favorite stamps. For embellishing I used a ribbon and photo corners, which I ran through my big Kick with my D'Vine Swirls embossing folder. One final note - I was able to make this card all from scraps.

Stamps: Pinky Joy (Penny Black); sentiment (Hero Arts)
Ink: Onyx Black (VersaFine); Rouge Chalk Ink (Colorbox)
Paper: light pink cardstock (unknown); dark pink cardstock (Club Scrap); DP - Bohemia (My Mind's Eye) and Blush (Basic Grey) - all scraps from my stash
Tools: 1 1/2" square punch and 1 1/2" circle punch (Creative Memories); classic square and scalloped square Nestabilities (Spellbinders); 1 7/8" scalloped circle punch (Paper Studio); photo corner die (Quikutz); D'Vine Swirls embossing folder (Cuttlebug) sewing machine
Embellishments: ribbon
Techniques: Prismacolor pencil blended with mineral spirits; sewing
Finished card size: A7 (5" x 7")


Susan said...

Cute piggie card! I have mine colored.....pigs too...just need to make the card. So are we suppose to call it "scrap and paper corner" now? I'm soooo confused....Creating Keepsakes / Paper Crafts......I have no clue what it is called any more. Also, is there a reason why you didn't link it like you did the Penny Black challenge?

Janice W. said...

That piggy is so cute!! I love the faux quilt and the colors you chose. I haven't tried sewing yet, though I do want to someday. I think your card is perfect!

Kath said...

gorgeous card the piggie image and your beautiful papers and hey your stitching is perfect.....thanks for joining in the fun at PBSC this week...hugs kath xxxxx

Pauline C said...

This is fab - lvoe the cute piggy and lovely papers, and i think your stitching is great - ral stitching always impresses ame as I wouldn't have a clue! Thanks for joining in this week's PBSC
Pauline x