Friday, January 28, 2011

Guest Designer at Phindy's Place

Hi Blog friends! I'm so excited to be guest designer this week for Phindy's Place. I won the guest designer spot with this card. Thanks for the honor!
Phindy's place has the most adorable digital images, including the one I used here. When I saw this image about 6 months ago, I said "aawwwww" and kept it in mind until I had a reason to use it. I had a white eyelet covered bassinet exactly like this for my daughters so the image was extra special to me. I had to use white eyelet trim on the card to mirror the image. And how about the cute kitty and doggie! So sweet. This is something my cat would have done way back when my kids were small.

When I saw this sketch challenge, my thoughts turned to how I could incorporate the image, the eyelet trim and a baby theme. I had fun dreaming about it, and woke up at 6:30 this morning with blue gingham on my mind! Do you ever create in your head when you are not in your craft space? I do it all the time.:)

This photo shows how I colored the image twice with prismacolor pencils and oms and popped it up for some dimension and visual interest. It wasn't so bad cutting out those ruffles!!! I put some tiny pearls on the bows. If you double click the photo, you may be able to see them. The rectangle is popped up on foam squares too.
This was a fun sketch challenge this week. Let's see what you do with it!
Challenges for this card:

Paper-Various brands of cardstock, blue gingham paper-Joannes's
Trim-Eyelet trim-LSS,brand unknown
Buttons-Basic Grey
Rub-on, MSE, Spellbinder dies for circle and scalloped circle, pearls and tiny premade bow, Recollections, Michaels.


  1. This is fantastic Kim, they eyelet trim is perfection with that image. Love the bright and cheerful colors for a baby card (such a refreshing change from the pastels you usually see). Really fabulous card!

  2. What a sweet card ... beautifully done ... thanks for joining us at CCCB this week

  3. So sweet! Thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

  4. its beautiful - love the blue!!!
    so glad to have you as our guest designer (-:

  5. Gorgeous! thanks for playing at OCC!

  6. Such an adorable card.. So Cute... Thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB!

  7. This is just the sweetest!! LOVE it! Thank you so much for joining us at CCCB!

  8. Kim this is just so very pretty, love the tiny pearls and the eyeley lace, this is a gorgeous card, thank you for being a wonderful Guest this week.

  9. Hi, Kim! Congrats on your guest designer spot! This card is precious! Fabulous job with the sketch! The image is adorable, and I LOVE the blue gingham, the eyelet trim and the buttons! Hope all is well! :)