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


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

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

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

  4. super cute! love this sweet PI girl.

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

  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!

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

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