Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Crocheted Gojuss Girl

This week the Jacksonbelle Embellishments team is showcasing the beautiful crocheted flowers that Melody made. Just a reminder that the packages of 8 crocheted flowers are on pre-sale until May 15th, so don't forget to place your orders with Lindsey!!! They make such a sweet embellishment by adding that extra homemade touch to your creations. The keyword for this challenge is JBE052. I also want to point out that all Memory Box items are now 30% off, Stickles are 15% off and there are some new Inkadinkado stamps that were just added to the store. Lots to look at, so get comfy and shop around!!!

For my card, I broke into the new Basic Grey Wisteria pack. I LOVE the colors and patterns in this collection. Simply gorgeous, which is fitting since I used a Gojuss girl for my image. I used an Niji Waterbrush to watercolor her clothing on, then colored the rest in with Copics. I then cut her out and raised her with a dimensional. I used the vanilla crocheted flower for this card. See all of the details on it - so pretty! I decided to use it to help make my sentiment stand out and to add a little extra pop to that bottom corner. I simple stamped my sentiment on the Basic Grey Wisteria paper, then cut it out using the word window punch. I snipped the end with my scissors to give it that banner look, then attached it with a Basic Grey Bittersweet brad. To help make the flower stand out more, I punched out some Rock Ferns and glued them behind the flower. I followed this sketch that I found over on Jen's wonderful blog. I also want to thank Tammi real quick for the uber adorable image and inspiration for this card. I totally stalked your blog yesterday! It's a daily habit of mine :) Now, don't forget to pop in and check out what the other design team gals did with their flowers:

AJ Otto
Beth Thomas
Heather Lee-Reppen
Jennifer Buck
Jill Dunn
Kisa Peters
Lindsey Botkin
Lynda Benden
Maren Benedict
Melissa Bove
Michelle Worner
Shannan Teubner
Taylor Usry

Michele Boyer is also playing along with us this week, so be sure to stop by her wonderful blog for a sample as well. Have a great day and happy Cinco de Mayo! Help yourself to some salsa and a margarita or two!

Stamps: Gorjuss Girl (Sugar Nellie), TAC gift with purchase retired stamp
Paper: Very Vanilla, Kraft, Basic Grey Wisteria, Chocolate Chip, Perfect Plum, Mellow Moss
Ink: Mellow Moss, Almost Amethyst, Perfect Plum, Chocolate Chip
Other: Copics, Niji waterbrush, vanilla crocheted flower, Kraft Taffeta, word window punch, Basic Grey Bittersweet brad, dimensional, EK Success Rock Fern Punch, Martha Stewart fence punch


Heather said...

WOW!!! This is incredible!!!! WOW!! I love all the layers and the coloring is amazing! Fabulous card!

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

Gorgeous! Just love the coloring, the colors, everything!

Anna said...

Kim! So pretty! I love how you did the sentiment, and the girl is simply adorable!

Barb said...

This is just precious, Kim! LOVE the coloring, and the crocheted flower looks great!

Rachel Hope said...

WOWZA Kim, this is Amazing...Gorjuss!!! ;) Love the details, the punched leaves, the banner sentiment and the paper, of course!

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

Fantastic! Your Tuesday creations always WOW me! I love the sentiment from the flower, the image and the paper. Everything is just perfect!

Michele Boyer said...

Oh my gosh! This is beautiful! I love the little fence, the layout, and especially what you did with the flower and sentiment! Yes, GORJUSS!

Danni said...

Wow! You really outdid yourself on this one! Truly a wonderful creation! Love all the elements to it and the colors...Wow!! Wonderful job!

Shannan Teubner said...

WOWEE!! I love this!

Jill said...

This is totally adorable! Love what you did with the flower and the little flag.

Tammi said...

OMGosh Kim, CUTE!!!! I LOVE the way you put this card together and used the Gorjuss girl, and the neat way you did the flower with the sentiment, this is incredible!

Chelsea said...

Gorgeous card ... Love all of the elements!

Anonymous said...

OMGOSH girl, you're incredible! I LOVE the colors, layout, details, coloring...just fantastic as always!!

Anonymous said...

Kim this is so soft - I love it! MUST find a MS fence punch!!!
LOSTie Debbie

Michelle said...

You AMAZE ME!!! This card is absolutely GORGEOUS!!! LOve the paper, the embellishments and that Gojuss girl is ADORABLE!! Love, love, love this!!!