Thursday, October 3, 2013

Paper Sweeties - sweet inspiration

Hi everyone!! I know it's only Thursday, but I wanted to enter the month long challenge going on at Paper Sweeties. I know it was just announced yesterday morning...but why procrastinate?? Besides, I enter this one now and then I still have a whole month to make at least one more to enter!! hehehehe There is a method to my madness ;)  Also, there's another little challenge that I want to enter. Thanks to Paper Sweeties, I found  a little company that has the PERFECT little organization tool for ribbon! I'd never heard of them or knew such a thing existed until I saw it on the Paper Sweeties cool!! It's called a ribbon carousel and is by the Ribbon Carousel Company. They sponsor a challenge on their blog randomly picking a winner for one of their carousels...Woo-Hoo!!
Ribbon Carousel's theme: Fall & Halloween creations!!!
Usually Paper Sweeties offers us a sketch to work with, but this month they changed it up and gave us an inspiration picture along with some beautiful fall colors......

I puffy heart this....just sayin'
Here's my take on the adorable inspiration....

I decided to pull out the Emma stamp along with her little Sweet Cuts die and go from there. I stamped and fussy cut the wagon from the Sweeties Wagon set then decided on the outfit that I wanted her to wear...the dress from Jelly Bean Time. After I fussy cut her dress from patterned paper I decided I wanted to add a fun element like tulle. Unfortunately I didn't have anything that matched! I did however something that with a lot of tedious work that would...see the little velvet strip on her dress, well, that's part of some ribbon I have and it has the frilly sheer part on either side of it. For the first layer I simply cut the sheer part from one side then glued it onto the dress. To finish the rest of the dress I cut the sheer part from both sides of the velvet and started filling in her dress with the little strips. 

A toothpick, pair of tweezers some Chrystal Lacquer and a few choice words later, I had her dress completed...whew! I pulled out some fun fall patterned papers and started layering. I opted for an easy layout so that little Emma would stand out. Earlier I had made a little tag using the Borders set from Paper Sweeties along with the DeNami Polka Dot Background and the Thoughtful Greetings set. But no matter how I tried to attach it I just wasn't happy. I finally decided that "simple is best" and left it like this...unfinished.
Well I hope y'all like her as much as I do :)   See ya here tomorrow with a fun little Halloween project!!


  1. Oh ... my ... goodness! How absolutely sweet! The scene you have created with Emma pulling her wagon full of pumpkins is simply darling and I adore how you embellished Emma's dress with velvet - WOW! Thank you, Miss Tina, for sharing your work with us at Paper Sweeties :)

  2. Awww how cute is she Tina! I like her little ruffly dress!

  3. Just darling! Emma looks so pretty in her frilly dress! Thank you for joining us this month for the challenge at Paper Sweeties!