Monday, March 8, 2010

Going Somewhere?

What's that you ask? Going somewhere???
You bet I am!!!! Wooo hooooooooooo...finally, no more sleeps!!! My bags are packed and I'm impatiently waiting for my flight to Calgary to visit my BFF Dana!!! We're going to have a fabulous week together...a little shopping, hanging out, maybe some sightseeing, and likely a little stamping too...oh, and I'll be seeing Wendy too...waves!!!
So when I saw this adorable Miss You Much Jolinne from MFT I knew she'd be perfect for my travel day post. I made this card last night while watching the Oscars and it's almost entirely paper pieced because I like cutting while watching the tv. The only parts that are coloured with copics are her skin and hair and her boots. The sentiment is from Going Places.
What you really can't see in the photo is all the paper layers. I tried to get a close-up of the layers...not great but you get the idea. I wanted to be sure to keep the proper perspective so I kept cutting and layering, cutting and layering, cutting and layering until the entire image was complete. That's six layers of paper starting with the bottom suitcase and finishing with her head/hair as the top-most layer. I should have taken a picture of all the layers but I didn't think of it til it was all glued together...sorry! Hopefully I'll remember next time.

The patterned papers are from my Cosmo Cricket Material Girl mini deck and I paired them with Prism solids in desert coral light, desert coral dark, and island mist dark. I finished the card with a simple ghost flower/button combo.
Although it's wonderful to be able to travel across a country in one day, it's still a long day in airplanes. I wish I could be like Dorothy and just click my heels together or something! But you're worth it Dana!!!  {{{hugs}}}

Thanks for stopping by!
Karen

12 comments:

Leslie said...

She's adorable! Have the most wonderful time with your BFF!!!! Hugs to you both.

Jackie Pedro said...

What a darling card!! Have a safe trip and a great time with Dana!!

Dana White said...

Wohoo 12 hours to go! I must admit your travel day is long but at least you didn't accidently book yourself on the red eye....

Margaret de Witt said...

Wow - this card is adorable - great job piecing and layering too.

Jennifer said...

This is adorable! Not sure I would have the patience for all that layering but, I love it!!

Joanne B. said...

Cauuuuute! I know you girls will have SUCH fun together. I can't wait to hear all about it!

Joan said...

Wow, wow, wow - fantastic card and I love that pile of suitcases. I was in Calgary this past weekend and the weather was marvelous. Hope you have a safe and fun trip.

Janet said...

super cute card! have fun with dana and give her a hug for me ;)
hugs

Alex said...

This is super cute Karen!!! Have a great time with your BFF :-)*STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Julie Masse said...

Cute cute card Karen!! I love all your pretty paper piecing - very sweet! :)

Christiana said...

Ooh, I love her! The travelling girl... so cute.

Wendy said...

I so wasn't sure about her but now that I see your card, I have to get her!!! Thanks....love it by the way!