Sunday, August 1, 2010

CLP #28 - Come Grow With Us!

Hello hello! Ooh, it's the first of the month and you know what that means, right? It's CLP sketch challenge time! I always get excited to work on my CLP project - I'm a Procrastinator Extraordinaire, so I don't usually start any deadline project until it's just about due. *wink* I honestly feel most creative under pressure. CLP sketches always get my juices flowing and I tend to try new things. Love it!

So this month many of the fabulous design team got to work with Chelsea's new Gurlee Girl Blossom Fairies stamps. OMG! I couldn't believe my eyeballs when I opened the mail and found ALL THREE beauties! Which one to use first? Oh, the choices! 

I'd love to introduce you to Blossom Fairy Avie as she tends her garden:

Isn't she beautiful? This photo definitely does not do her justice. I promise you it's bright and fun - she's a stunner in person! Make sure you bop on over to the CLP Challenge Blog and check out all the DT samples - you'll get a great view of the other Blossom Fairies. I'm already planning my next projects with them! (Heehee, but  I won't do anything until a day or two before they're due. *wink*)

Little Avie is three layers, all popped up on silicone. I can hear you asking... "What? Silicone?" Yep, silicone. I like it much better than my normal 1/8" foam dots and have been refining my technique for a little while now. Ooh! I do believe I feel a tutorial coming on. If you want details before I'm tutorially-inspired, shoot me a note and I'll give you the scoop (without photos). Otherwise, wait a week or two and I'll get it together right here on these pages. :)

So, back to my darling Avie and her garden. I purchased the Prima Vine from Gurlee Girl *ages* ago and haven't figured out the best use until now. I love the watering can detail and immediately thought of  this vine. I added 2 Prima flowers from a Symphony Blend to finish it off. (The big whopper leaf in the middle is coming off, though. Once I focused in on it, it's all I see now. Kinda funny, no?)

Card Recipe
  • Stamp - Gurlee Girl - blossom Fairy Avie
  • Paper - Bazzill Basics; Cosmo Cricket "Early Bird" Mini Deck
  • Medium - Prismacolor Pencils with OMS; Stickles Star Dust; Glossy Accents (on her lips)
  • Embellishments - Prima Vine; Prima Symphony Blend flowers; velvet ribbon from stash; clear crystals from a garland found at a big box craft store that shall remain nameless; Scrabble tiles from a game found in Grandma's basement (thanks G-ma; sorry, Husband... was this yours growing up?); vintage crochet doily from an incredible flea market score
  • Adhesives - Silicone glue; Scor-Tape; Fabri-Tac
 So, you wanna come play with us? Here's the CLP #28 fine print: Make a project with this fabby sketch, upload by 8/31 and link back to CLP in your blog post. How's that for easy? I hope to see you there!

Tomorrow I'll have a new Beary Sweet Challenge project for ya, and I'm over-the-moon excited to share a special-order Baptism card later in the week. It's so sweet!

Thanks for stopping in, and I hope you treat yourself well today.



Elise said...

Ahhh Susan! This is wonderfully SWEET and BEAUTIFUL! I love your colors you've used, and that scrabble squares are PERFECT with this! I'm also eyeballing that super GORGEOUS crochet doily ...drool drool!! And my oh my .. I can't wait to see your tutorial on the silicone! STUNNING card as always sweets!

Big Hugs to You,

Fiona said...

very pretty card and great stitching....thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes.


Hege-Annie Simonsen said...

Gorgeous - I LOVE this!... *hugs*

Patricia Mae said...

Susan she is so pretty I love the little letters on the bottom. I love it all.

Sue said...

Hi Susan
aww gorgeous card, lovely image, pretty papers & layout, thank you for joining us at The Creative Cottage this week, hope to see you next time, sue,x

Pattie said...

Oh, so very pretty! I love that dp and great stitching! Thanks for playing along at Paper Sundaes this week!

Christine said...

You have created an absolutely adorable card. I love those flowers and how you used the scrabble tiles to spell the title. Lovely stamp image too! Thank you for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog.
xoxo, Christine

Danni said...

This is gorgeous! Wow!! I just love everything about it!!
Thank you for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

email: said...

So...I love scrabble. The idea of using the letters here was awesome!! Very nifty card!!

Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!!


Wendy Ramlakhan said...

I love the Scrabble letters, so cute!! Very pretty image and you colored it beautifully.

Thanks so much for playing along with us at Paper Sundaes!


Nana said...

Gorgeous card! Love this CC papers and you did a great job with! :)
Thank you for joining us at "Paper Sundaes" this week. Hope to see you again!
hugs Nana

Cheryl said...

This is gorgeous and so beautifully coloured!!! Thanks for joining us at Creatalicious!!

Lacey Stephens said...

Congratulations! You are the winner of the $20 gift certificate for the Stamp and Create stitching challenge!! Please email me at to claim your prize by midnight EST Tuesday.

Chelsea said...

Hiya Susan, I love what you've done with Avie! 3 layers? OMGosh...that is some serious crafting. I can't wait for your Silicone
I love your simple, clean and elegant style.

Marjo said...

Hi Susan,

I love your card. It is gorgalicious! Avie is soo adorable in the scene you created for her. Love how you used the scrabble letters.

Hugs, Marjo