Thursday, September 26, 2013

Dance in the Rain

Hi again!  I'm back with a second post today.  It's a miracle, I know.  I started feeling a little better this afternoon, so I went into the craft room and got a card done that I now want to share.  It's for a few challenges that I will name at the bottom of my post.

Here it is:

My circle easel card base and mats are SU More Mustard and the pretty fall-colored papers are from the Basic Grey Clippings (patchwork backgrounds), Black Tie, Oxford and Stella Ruby collections.   The adorable image is Sweet Oklahoma from Saturated Canary.  You can find her in Krista's store here.  I colored her skin, hair and bow with my Copics and paper-pieced the rest of the image.  The sentiment is a Friday Freebie from Sharon's A Piece of Heart blog.  You can see a close-up below.  A triple-loop bow of mustard grosgrain and a bunch of coordinated Basic Grey buttons finished my card.

Here is a close-up of the colored and paper-pieced image:

Here is a close-up of the sentiment:

Thanks for stopping by again.  I was able to get around to a few blogs today.  I will try to visit those I missed tonight.

I am entering my card in the following challenges:
Saturated Canary Challenge #53 (paper-piecing)
Basic Grey Challenges (Autumn colors - photo inspiration)
Love to Create Challenge #74 (photo inspiration)
Loves Rubberstamps Challenge #71 (Fall colors)
Fab 'n' Funky Challenge #186 (button it up)
Crafty Little Fairies (Autumn colors)
Cute Card Thursday #288 (pretty ribbon)

Oops, here is the Basic Grey photo inspiration:

and the Love to Create photo:

Have a great evening and see you tomorrow with my DT card for The Outlawz Alcohol Markers Challenge.


  1. Carla, this is incredible! I love how you paper pieced that darling little girl. I really love the colors you chose, too. Thanks for using my sentiment and showcasing it a beautiful way.

  2. Beautiful card Carla. I love this SC image that Krista did after the tornado in Moore. It has some gorgeous fall colors in it and beautifully coloring on it. Love the circle easel card to and the beautiful buttons.

  3. What a fabulous easel card. I love the way you have paper pieced that fabulous image. It looks stunning. Thank for joining us over Loves Rubberstamps. Hugs Nina

  4. Wow, wow, and wow! Carla, this card is beautiful! So visually creative in both color and design!

  5. Love the wonderful rich colors you've used and your paper piecing looks amazing. Hugs!

  6. What a fab card and colour combo Carla!

    Thanks for joining it with us at Saturated Canary Challenge Blog this week :)

    Hugs, Franz.

  7. Great fall colours, lovely paperpiecing...wonderful card Carla!

  8. Fabulous card sweetie lurve the colours & your paper piecing is awesome, I especially love her umbrella........I want one of those for myself!!
    Thank you also for joining us girlies over at Saturated Canary sweetie.

    Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

  9. Hi Carla,
    I love this card. The paper-piecing is fab! lovely colurs too! xx

  10. Paper-piecing genius! Beautifully executed, Carla. It's gorgeous. Love the shape and colours too.
    xxx Asha Sunny Summer Crafts

  11. Carla, this is amazing! Wonderful Fall colors and that image is just so cute!

  12. Love it, that image and the sentiment are fantastic!!!

  13. Carla, your card is gorgeous. Love the shape. Great paper piecing on the adorable image.

  14. So gorgeous Carla! I love the Fall colors in your design and these images are a fave of mine too! :) Glad you're feeling better! Enjoy your weekend! HUGS

  15. A wonderful easel and pretty paper piecing. The triple loop bow is a winner! So glad you're feeling somewhat better. Try to have a good weekend.

  16. Fabulous bow and paper piecing! Love all those buttons!xx

  17. Love the papers! Another gorgeous card Carla! HUGS

  18. Such a perfect Fall colour scheme and I love the paper piecing too - fab card :)

  19. OMyGoodness Carla I love those colors.The paper piecing paper are wonderful and the sentiment I love. Trying to get back to normal. Still in Texas my SIL is doing better today, they did not think the brain tumor was as big as it was, so going to take longer to get better and she has to go to rehub for several weeks.
    Hugs, Pat

  20. Very beautiful card, I love the image and papers you used

    Thank you for joining us at BasicGrey Challenges this week

    Jo x

  21. Oh, love your color palette on this, Carla! Beautiful! Love the design, DP, paper-piecing, and coloring, too! Just gorgeous! :^)
    Hugs, Penny
    Glad you are feeling better!

  22. Love multifold cards! Really happy to see you use this image as it was made for the daughter of a design team member of Creative Card Crew. Thanks for joining us this week at Love to Create!

    LTC DT
    Creative Card Crew DT
    Crazy Challenge DT
    Anyone for Anya DT

  23. swoooning and wowness! I absolutely adore this carla and those papers are stunning, love the buttons too!
    Thank you so much for sharing it with us over on the SC challenge blog
    hugs Lou xxx

  24. what a lovely card...perfect autumn colours.

    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Little Fairies.


  25. Lovely card! Great job paper-piecing all those lovely Fall colors! Thank you for joining us for our Colored Inspired Challenge this week at Love to Create.
    Ruza, LTC Designer

  26. The gold is striking! Beautiful card! Thank you for playing with us at Loves Rubberstamps!

  27. Wonderful Autumnal card love the paper piecing Thanks for joining us at Fab n Funky this week

  28. Wonderful project! Thank you for joining us this week at the Fab'n'Funky Challenge! I hope you play along with us again soon!

    Jackie, Fab'n'Funky DT

  29. Wonderful card and I love the paper piecing. Your colours are gorgeous. Fab design and sentiment too.

    Thanks for playing along at Fab'n'Funky Challenges.

    Rachel x

  30. Super sweet and the colors are perfect for the season :)

    Adorable job hun!

    Thank you for playing with us over Saturated Canary.

    Good luck :)


  31. Hey Carla - this is fabulous! Love your paper piecing and the colours are fabulous - great take on our pic over at BG challenges- thanks for joining us this time! Hugs, Juliexx

  32. Sweet card! Thank you for joining us at Saturated Canary Challenge♥

  33. Ooh Carla this is so beautiful! I am a huge fan of all warm colors, so this sweet creation makes me smile! Wonderful paper piecing job, I am in love with her textured boots. Thank you so much for joining in on our challenge over at Saturated Canary this week!
    ~*Joni SC DT

  34. Love this colour combo! Thanks for sharing with us over at SC Challenges!


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