Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Girly Girl and Lots of Layers

I tried several new (for me) techniques and since Totally Stampalicious asked us to use a new technique this will fit their challenge.  One new technique was paper piecing.  I really like the effect and think it's one that I will be using a lot even though it takes quite a bit of time. 

The other new item is the crepe paper flower.  I love how soft and delicate it looks but one thing I learned is that I would not recommend the inexpensive crepe paper you get at the party store (which was the only place we could find it; do you know how hard it is to find crepe paper? I have to thank my dear, sweet husband who hunted it down for me).   As soon as I added the glue the paper fell apart.  Since it was all I had I was determined to make it work but it became very time consuming and for someone who has a short attention span, that was not good, LOL.

I actually had seed beads that were the same color and even stickles; would you believe?  We live at least 25 minutes away from the nearest craft store and if I don't have what I need it's just too bad.  But this time I was lucky.

Shelly's Images was asking for lots of layers; I made it up to 6.  I wanted to add one more but I ran out of room.  I used a sketch from Beary Sweet Challenge; I hope it's still recognizable after all the layers!  Totally Paper Crafts specified pearls and lace; the bottom of her skirt seemed just the right place to add some lace.  Tammy Miller provided this adorable image at A Day For Daisies.  The charm is for One Stitch At A Time and Card Cupids is making it easy with anything goes.

I'd like to thank everyone who makes these challenges available.  Your hard work is so very much appreciated!

paper:  Colorbox; Anna Griffin
punches:  EK Success scallop and corner punch
image:  A Day For Daisies
Prismacolor pencils
stickles:  waterfall
crepe paper, pop dots, charm, ribbon, lace, pearls, seed beads

A Day For A Daisies:  image, girly girl
Beary Sweet Challenge:  sketch
Card Cupid:  anything goes
One Stitch At A Time:  charm
Shelly's Images:  lots of layers
Totally Paper Craft:  pearls and lace
Totally Stampalicious:  new technique

Thanks for visiting and have a blessed day!


  1. AWESOME!!!! That crepe paper flower is STUNNING!!! Definitely worth all your (and your hubby's) effort!!! Gorgeous creation!!! Thanks for playing along with Totally Stampalicious!!

  2. This is so pretty and sweet. I like the added bit of lace you added to her dress hem. Very pretty. Thanks for playing in our Totally Stampalicious Monday Blog Challenge.

  3. Great job on the paper piecing Sarah! Isn't it fun! You did a wonderful job with the image too. I haven't played with her yet, but I'm really getting hooked on those ADFD stamps.
    I found out the same hard way that you did about that cheap crepe paper. When I first saw a tutorial for those kind of flowers I looked for the good stuff on line. The good stuff is definitely thicker. Didn't buy any, but it sure makes pretty flowers. Fabulous card!

  4. So pretty! Thanks so much for joining our "Lots of Layers" challenge this week at Shelly's Images.

  5. Very beautiful card. Thank you for playing at OSAAT.
    Hugs Nataliya

  6. your flowers are gorgeous.....well worth the extra effort

  7. This is stunning, thanks for sharing!

    Hey, I have a giveaway here, please come join in the fun!

  8. Ok, great card and excellent husband! If I asked my husband to hunt something crafty down he'd definitely look at me as if I had 2 heads and spoke Greek. Haha!

    Our sketch is still there - I can see it! Good info on the crepe paper - I love how it turned out but am sorry it was such a hassle for you.

    Thanks so much for joining our Beary Sweet Challenge and Birthday Party! Our next challenge starts the 15th - I hope you join us for another chance to win our birthday presents. :)


  9. You are awesome for making those crepe paper flowers! They are so cute, even though they were a pain. And what a great husband. Thanks for playing in our Birthday challenge this month and I hope to see you in the next challenge too!

    Jamie from The Beary Scrap DT