Wednesday

First ever Clearly Inspired Challenge Starts Today! Yipee!!!




It's Friday, time to relax, kick back and have some fun! Clear Dollar Stamps has made some changes to our challenge. The Weekend Color Challenge was fun but is no more, we have said good bye and we think moved on to bigger and better things! The challenge is now called Clearly Inspired Challenge and will be held at Lori's Blog, Clearly I Stamp. It is a bi-monthly challenge and the theme of the challenge will vary! How fun is that?! It could be an inspiration challenge, color challenge or sketch. This time the theme is Give Me 5, in celebration of Lori's 5th year in business! It is open to using whatever stamps you choose from any company(of course we love to see you use CDS). On the Friday following the challenge she will post a winner by random draw and there will be a prize of a CDS stamp set of your choice!! You can get more details on her blog.
On my card I have used as many of 5 elements as I could I have 5 flowers, 5 ribbons and used 5 colors (not counting white!). I really wanted to use 5 panels but couldn't make it fit. :( Just use you imagination and incorporate 5 into your card or project any way you would like! I also wanted to put my card in the
Etsy Inspired Challenge which I found through Heather's blog. This week the inspiration was Vivaka's store which I found that I LOVED!!! It is the sweetest handmade felt Art Toy's. One look and I was inspired. You have to see them. This is my first time playing along and it was a lot of fun. So I had to use one of my Patchpal's because they look stitched and work so well with lot's of fun color which Vivika's is all about. I also took some inspiration from the felt (which I have a secret love of and have TONS in a stash in my studio) and made some felt clouds and some flowers to mix with my SU felt flowers. I hand stitched the grass panels and sun in the same stitch you use on felt also. I also found a fun challenge called the Dutch Dare Card Challenge requiring you to use felt this week that was just perfect for my card so I'm entering it there! The whole scene is paper pieced on SU dp and the Patchpal Skunk from CDS is water colored with markers on water color paper.

26 comments:

Joan Ervin said...

Your card is just precious, Shawne...I love the little scene you created and the little Patchpal is sooo sweet!!!

Cassie said...

Oh, Shawne, this is so cute and fun! I just love the colors you chose, and you know that skunk is so one of my favs! What a fun scene you've created ;D

Tricia said...

I saw this on the challenge thread and was in awe!!! This is SO cute!!!!!! It's framable!!!!

sandra said...

This is toooo cute!
Love all about it!!!
Hugs!
Sandra!

de said...

Congrats on the new challenge! Love this card! Too cute! Love all the details! Looks almost like it was quilted! Super cute!

Thanks for playing EtsyInspired this week!

The Stamper's Touch said...

Wow, what an adorable card Shawne!!!! I simply love everything about it!!!!

Linda

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

Your card is absolutely amazing! Everything about it is perfection, the stitching, the texture, the ribbon! I just about fell out of my chair! Thanks for taking the time to play the EtsyInspired challenge this week, it means a lot to me!

K said...

Your card is just amazing!! I love your sewing and felt clouds. That Patchpal goes so well with all of the stitching! :)

Gloria said...

Oh...this is too stinkin cute! I love the skunk...of course and the scenery you created is awesome!

Dragonlady said...

Hi there,

Fabulous creation. Love all the stitched felt it is veru effective. Your Patchpal is lovely.

Hugs Ali x

chercroppin said...

Well now this is just too stinkin' cute, (LOL) Shawne! Nice, bright, sunny colors, ADORABLE image (awesome layers girl), and great stitching! It's AWESOME : )

Dawn B. said...

This is so beautiful Shawne.. I love the way you did all the layers.. Really incredible..TFS

Kelly Schelske said...

Hi Shawne!

I'm so glad you found me so now I found you!! Absolutely you can enter, you card has felt on it so it fits the challenge!!

Love your work, my gosh you're talented!

Off to check out more creations!

Hugs, Kelly

Christi said...

WOW!! Shawne this is amazing ! suitable for framing! I love the textures and colors and that adorable skunk! Great job!! Love it!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Oh my GOODNESS.....totally CUTE! Love the bright colors, the gingham ribbon, EVERYTHING!

Denise @ Paper Gems said...

Very cute scene .... aw ... I just like everything you do!

JAN said...

beautiful bright funky fabulous card. its adorable
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Scrappin' Kat Woman said...

Fun card. love the scene you created with your patchpal skunk!

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

this is so adorable, oh my I adore the details.....awesome....have a wonderful weekend!

enjoy *~*

Lisa Lara said...

Soooooooooooooo "Stinkin" cute. hee. Your coloring is always amazing. I just love your layout.

LORi said...

Wow Shawne!!! This is adorable!!!!

Hugs ~ LORi

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

This is soooooooooooo CUTE! and what a great idea with the ribbons! I never thought of that!

Jacilynn said...

this is adorable. I love the stitching!
x

Karin said...

Cute, cute ,cute.
Love the little scene, funny image and all the felt you've used.
Have to try something like this myself (hope you dont mind).
Thanks for joining the DDCC.

xoxo karin

broni (waterchild12) said...

Shawne, this is just adorable ! Love how you tied all the ribbons into one big knot! What a great little scene!

Laurie tx stamper said...

Oh my, this is so stinking cute! Adorable scene, precious coloring on the skunk and the ribbon work is awesome!