Friday, March 6, 2009

Casual Midweek Challenge # 45

This weeks challenge on the Papertrey Ink forum was to make a spring card using the New Colors New Leaf and Melon Berry. You can get these colors here! Now, I must confess a few things: 1. These colors are not going to be my favorites, lol, they are not 'baby' enough! 2. They are great together, but not stupendous together as baby cards. 3. I can't do spring this week, it snowed a foot again on Monday. 4. I am under my mandatory production for baby cards this week, lol, so baby it is!!
I have been very aware this week that I am out of space, and own tons of things I never use. I have also gained 30 pounds over the past 2 years, but that's another story. I am hoping to slim down my possessions, as a way to avoid slimming down my waist, I guess. I decided to look around at what hasn't ever been used, and this Boss Cuts die popped out of a box. This card turned out so cute I think I will keep the die! It doesn't take up much room, anyway!

The background is Papertrey's Polka Dot Basics stamped with SU's Craft Whisper White. The duck is cut from Lemon Tart, and the 'string' is black. The sentiment is one of my favorites, from Penny Black. Some of those wonderful Papertrey Perfect Match buttons fill in the tires!





You really should enlarge this card to see it better, it came out the better of the two, but I'm not sure you get that in the photo. Uses Papertrey's Quilter's Sampler Additions, I'm so glad I got that set! I used SU's Green Galore marker and Prisma Salmon Pink #122 for the quilt squares. The carriage is from Bitty Baby Blessings and is stamped in Vintage Cream, then paper pieced with more Melon Berry cs. It's mounted on Melon Berry as well.

Well, I think that is the end of my non-spring New Leaf and Melon Berry cards. I am next going to try and get 4 boy cards done, so I think I will put the Melon Berry away for now!!

7 comments:

Sandy in Epping said...

"powerful AND pretty" how's that?
But you're right about not being the most baby-like colors; so how about throwing a bit of vellum over it to soften things/ I DO like the quilt blocks, though.

Alex said...

I personally think the duck is adorable!!

Deanna said...

Wow beth, you rocked this challenge!

IamDerby said...

Both of these are fabulous. I really love the border on the buggy card.

Karen said...

Love love love that duckie!! The buttons are so cute for the wheels. And I have never seen that Penny Black sentiment before...I think its just great! Thanks for sharing it! :>

mycardz said...

WOWZA!! I love both cards!! Very, very cool cards. The colors work great baby cards too. I do especially like one with the little duck - sooooo cute! How perfect with the button wheels??!! But, of course, EXTRA points for using the quilt stamps on the second one. That one should be in frame!! :)

Dalek said...

Ducky Does it for me, tickles my funny bone. If you want the techno-speak its the button tires and the trailing string, along with the sense of movemnt in that sentiment!