Monday, April 15, 2013

Color Dare #38 Again!

I could not help myself.  I wanted to try out this fabulous idea on a card using our textile fabric, so I made another one according to this week's Color Dare over at Color My Heart.  Well, I kind of used a couple of extra colors, and that is why this one isn't in the original Color Dare post for my design team duties.  I am totally a purist when it comes to challenge rules, lol!  ;)


D1547 Paper Doll is a gorgeously fun little set.   I fell in love with it from day one of the new Idea Book.  I desperately wanted to find a way to use the Chantilly Textiles on the doll, but unfortunately, I don't sew a lick.  Thank goodness for sticky adhesives!  I used some super-tacky tape under the waist of the skirt and did a small fold-over pleat across the top.  Then I just covered it up with some shimmer trim!  I added just a bit of liquid glass to each end of the waist.  I folded the length of the skirt up and under and used the same adhesive to hold it together and make it poof.  It was a really fun experiment--and it as far as I am concerned, it worked!

Now, those adorable blooms in the upper right are from my "leftovers" drawer yet again!  They were cut out from my cricut, of course and stamped in Buttercup and Twilight using C1538 Girls Rock.  I added the green Sparkles for a bit of bling!


I do wish she weren't quite so pale, but I don't have any suitable markers or papers to give her any proper color.   I also learned that I would mask over her little mouth next time to keep her from sporting the "goth" black lipstick, lol!  ;)


Have you had a chance to play with the new textile fabrics yet?  What have you tried?  :)

There is still plenty of time to enter the Color Dare Challenge this week--Use your Twilight, Pear, and Buttercup colored Close to My Heart products (or similar) to make a project, post it up on your blog, and link up to us by Thursday the 18th at 9 pm CST.  Can't wait to see what you make!  :)


14 comments:

  1. What a DARLING card... love your use of textiles and that cute girl! Thanks for sharing! I have been using my black shimmer trim and thinking of you! Kathi

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    1. You have! That really makes my day! Thanks so much for the complement and always coming by, Kathi. :)

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  2. I used this flower set last week and love it. What a clever way to use the textiles, I can't sew to save my life so this is a great way to use them. :)

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    1. Isn't it GREAT! Dana--that is precisely why I love it--no sewing!!! Maybe I will have to prepare a little card for our "Regional" in June! :)

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  3. There are no words to describe my response to this but I really want to leave a comment. I'm continually impressed by your creativity and excellence in making every little detail turn out just so. Only you would notice that the lips were"goth". The rest of us are just sitting here with our mouths hanging open and reaching for our"pin it" button with extra fast lightening speed.

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    1. I had to run to the bathroom while reading this, lol. You understand, I know! ;) The way you start your comment sounds soooooo much like the spammers!!! I am not trying to be mean at all--have you gotten any spam comments on your blog? Read them, lol, because it made me laugh soooo hard! Now that I have contained myself, I want to say a HUGE thank you for your sweet and witty compliment. You brought a ginormous smile to my face. Alas, her black lips are totally staring me down. Want to make this one at our "Regionals?" Hmmmmmmm? :)

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  4. A great idea for using the fabric!! I have paper-pieced the paper doll on a couple of cards, but not used fabric! Love it!! TFS!

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    1. Thanks, Janice! I really could not wait to do this on the doll once I had the chance. I have seen the ruffle in the scrapbook layouts, and thought it would be so cute. So glad I did--you need to try it too! :)

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  5. Love your paper doll in her pretty skirt! I love the textured background and bold flowers too. Very well done!
    :) Marie

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  6. Beaytiful card!! Love the skirt on your sweet little girl!!

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  7. This is a GREAT use of the paper doll stamp, and what a great way to use the fabric. SO CUTE! Thanks for your extra submission this week, Amie!

    Sarah

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    1. Thanks, Sarah! Definitely was my pleasure. :)

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