Sunday, January 17, 2010

Sweet Sunday Snow Day

It's time for this week's Sweet Sunday Sketch, SSSC52. You'll find the sketch on Karen Giron's blog, The Sweetest Thing.

I was a slacker last week and didn't get my Christmas-card-a-week done so I'm starting the week off right this time. I reached for one of my darling Pure Innocence images from MFT. This one is called Snow Day.


I stamped her several times on both white and patterned paper so I could paper piece her coat and hat. But I'm a bit of a fanatic about proper perspective so what you can't tell from the photo is that once her coat was pieced I layered on the pocket and snowballs, then layered her right arm and scarf. After all, I didn't want it to look like the snowballs were in her coat, and her arm needed to be the highest level of paper piecing for correct perspective. The rest of her is coloured with copics and I added glittered Liquid Applique to her hat and boots.

The image is cut out with Labels Three Nestabilities and I hand cut the pink mat around it. I really wish wish WISH Spellbinders would come out with the in-between sizes of Labels dies. The patterned papers are from the SEI Christmas Mint collection. I did a little zig zag stitching and added some felt SU ribbon as a layer. I have plenty of ghost snowflakes, thanks to my friend Leslie (waves...hi Leslie!), so I put one to good use on this card.

Let's go see what the other Sweet Sunday Stampers came up with for this week's sketch. I hope you'll play along and link your creation using the Mr. Linky on Karen's blog.

Jen Tapler
Laura Fredrickson
Lynn Put
Nancy Riley
Sarah-Jane Kale'
Vicki Burdick
and Karen Giron

Thanks for stopping by!
Karen

27 comments:

Karen Giron said...

I'm loving that idea - one Christmas card a week!! That's perfect for us procrastinators! This is such a super sweet card - she is just adorable!! Hey, only 3 more days and we can go grocery shopping together!!

Jen Tapler said...

Hmmm...maybe if I had started as early as you I would have actually sent out Christmas Cards this year!! LOL! This is adorable! Your coloring and paper piecing are perfect!

Julie said...

Absolutely adorable!!! Wonderful coloring!

Joanne B. said...

Awwww. This is SO SO SO cute!

Lynn said...

SO SWEET!!! Great idea with the Christmas card once a week!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

She is SO super cute Karen! LOVE her paper pieced ensemble!!! Can't wait to see you in FOUR DAYS!!

Dawn Easton said...

Karen, she is adorable! I love all the stitching and paper piecing! CUTE! Looking forward to meeting you in a few more days!

Jackie Pedro said...

DARLING, ADORABLE, SO CUTE! I just love this Karen! I'm with you on the in between sizes for the Labels!!

paulatracy said...

Love it Karen!! It's just tooo cute and the paper is adorable!

chercroppin said...

Oh yeah, she truly is adorable Karen! LOVE the colors, scallop border, and that image is just precious : )

Vicki said...

Karen, this is just tooooooo sweet!!! Love that little image and all your paper piercing!!! I am so impressed that you cut the matt!!!! Your coloring is fantastic too!!!

Consuela Dekkers said...

What a cutie...

*Hugs* C.

Dana White said...

She is very sweet - I must start on my Christmas cards!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Totally adorable Karen! Love the pop of black and the sparkly trim! Beautiful!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

OH my gosh how stinkin' CUTE, Karen! I just adore this card!

Leslie said...

Well you already KNOW I LOVE this card! So, so SO cute! I'm happy to keep supplying you with Ghost Snowflakes if this is what you come up with! :)

Emily said...

Adorable Karen! I just ordered that new SU punch. Love your color choice and that darling image! Glad to see you are still working on your card a week plan:)) I hope to start posting again soon after a very nerve-wracking December.

Silke Ledlow said...

OMG - this is so so cute- Karen!!! Awesome colors and the image is darlin'!!! Perfect take on the Sketch!!! Hugs ~S~

Sarah-Jane Kale' said...

Adorable and Gorgeous. Love the image and your colouring is perfect. Gorgeous.

x Sarah

Michele Boyer said...

This is super-duper cute! I love the little paper-pieced outfit!

6p00d83454488069e2 said...

This is perfection! Thank you for all the details-I, too, love to layer!
Ann

Nancy Riley said...

CUTE, CUTE, CUTE !!!!

Dina said...

This is so sweet!! I really adore those pure innocence images a your coloring and paper piecing are fantastic!

Ann Kranitz said...

This is cute as can be!!

Stacey Schafer said...

darling!

Aussieleigh said...

Gorgeous!....Just want to try your layering technique now...lol...will have to buy the right stamp first!

Ruby said...

Fab! I love how you've paper pieced her dress, she's so cute!