Saturday, September 11, 2010

Swinging by to say hi


I saw this sketch on Mercy's blog and knew I had to make a card. 



And then I saw the colors Embellish magazine had on their blog and this is what I came up with...


I love this little girl swinging!  It reminds me of my childhood.  I spent hours swinging on my pink and white metal swingset (actually I think it started out red and white but faded to pink over time).

I paper pieced the girl's dress and the "trees".  I used chalk to create the sky behind her and used copics for coloring the rest of the little girl. 

Side note: I can't believe it's been 9 years since the attack on the United States by four airplanes.  I will never forget hearing of a plane crash in NYC then hearing it hit the world trade center (I was thinking it was a commuter plane) then hearing it was a jetliner full of passengers then a second crash then the pentagon then the crash in Pennsylvania.  We were glued to the TV at work wondering how many more attacks there would be.  My oldest was just 5 months old and I remember just wanting to leave and get to him.  I also remember thinking about all the people in NYC wanting to get to their babies in all that chaos.  I will never forget that horrible day.  Today, I am thinking and praying for all the victims and their families - may God bless you!

Stamps: MFT Start the day with whee, tree swing
Cardstock: PTI kraft, spring moss, lemon tart, SU old olive
Pattern Paper: PTI dotty biscotti
Ink: Memento brown, Copics
Misc: Spellbinder, sewing, paper piecing, chalk

9 comments:

  1. This is too sweet! Love the paper pieced dress.

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  2. SO cute....the leaves of the tree are so clever and I love your distressed edges!!!

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  3. I LOVE it!! She is so stinkin' cute! I just love those little girls!

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  4. super cute! love this sweet PI girl.

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  5. How sweet is that little girl! I love this cute card! Thanks for playing along with us!

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  6. So cute and beautifully composed! We'd love it if you considered entering some of your projects at Papercraft Star, we're having a big gift certificate drawing right now to celebrate our followers! http://papercraftstar.blogspot.com/2010/09/lets-celebrate-early-enter-our-2500.html

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  7. What a cute little girl!!! I love your paper strips for the background! Very cool way of using the colours!!
    Smiles Sharnee :0)

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  8. Look how SWEET! Oh Stacy this is just adorable! So glad you joined us for the Embellish Color Challenge!

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