Monday, October 3, 2011

Hello Cute Friend

Hello, cute friends. :) This is my entry for the Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge using the inspiration photo shown at left. I was inspired by the colours, the ruffles (feathers) and the idea of cuteness because that's something I just can't resist! I also made this card for the Hope You Can Cling To Challenge HYCCT1101A: Pink Critters on Splitcoaststampers.

I used stamps from all three of the October releases from Paper Smooches: My Peeps, Hot Concoctions and Chit Chat. Isn't the peacock the cutest? The body of the bird comes as a separate stamp, as do two feather patterns. There are other birds you can add the feathers to as well. You could leave the bird 'naked' and it would be a baby ostrich. Imagine the possibilities! Are you squealing yet?

I love the idea of mixing and matching sentiments using Chit Chat and I wanted 'cute' to stand out for obvious reasons. The spotlight is the shadow stamp from Hot Concoctions. I love that I now have a shadow stamp because I've always wanted one so it's definitely going to come in handy. In the inspiration photo, I saw both blue and green so I sponged the edges with both to mirror the colours in the feathers and to tie in the sentiment with the card base. If you haven't played in the current SPARKS Challenge yet, you still have three days! It's worth a shot at these super cute stamps. ;)

See you Wednesday for my first post as the Paper Smooches Guest Designer for October. I'm super excited to be joining the Paper Smooches team this month and sweet, sweet Kim has granted me a giveaway so be sure to visit every Wednesday this month!

Sources: SU Pool Party cardstock; Gina K Designs pure luxury white cardstock; Paper Smooches My Peeps, Hot Concoctions & Chit Chat; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Tim Holtz for Ranger Pumice Stone & Worn Lipstick distress inks; SU Wild Wasabi, Bashful Blue & Pool Party inks; Copics; Ranger Blending Tool; Stampin' Dimensionals

31 comments:

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

He's soo cute, lovely card Emily, hugs Gay xxx

Jay Gee said...

Wow, such an adorable card Emily, love it :)

Alice Wertz said...

entirely too cute! LOOOOOOOVE this, Emily! fabulous design as always. congrats on your GDT spot, too! i think i'll have to go and do some stamp shopping! =) i adore your card!

Mette said...

Hehe - I am totally loving this. You bowl me over everytime with your wonderful creations and I love coming here. Hugs, Mette

Lynn said...

Fabulous design...love how the inked edges softened up the white! can't wait to see your GDT creations!

Brandi said...

This is so cute! I pictured it being a baby ostrich too. Congrats on the guest designer spot at Paper Smooches. Can't wait to see what you create.

Angela said...

Now you gotta make a baby ostrich card -- you know that, right?

That said, this is the cutest peacock I've ever seen! What gorgeous colors -- the aqua border is the perfect finishing touch. Cute!!

onecraftymama said...

...or I can even picture a little 'nudie' bird all embarrassed...have you seen the short 'for the birds' that's on the Monsters Inc dvd? Now you've got us all waiting. I'm super stoked to see what you create with PS, since every time you use them you do something totally awesome.

Lisa said...

I'm sooo excited to see you there, Emily! This is one cute little card :) Can't wait to get some of these new sets- they are adorable!

~amy~ said...

oh my stinkin' CUTE!!!

Jen W. said...

This is so gorgeous and, now that you've mentioned it, you MUST make a cute little naked bird card! :)

Karin said...

Wow, so cute with the popped up body and and the inspiration photo colors are perfect on your card!

Emily Keaton said...

This is adorable, Emily! I just love how you combined PS images to make this. Sweet, sweet, sweet--and totally creative!!

Annette said...

So awesome...

Shauna K said...

hehe hello cute CARD!!! too adorable- love the inked edges too :D

Wendy ten Hove said...

Oeh, gosh! Just look at this one!!! I loooove it, Emily! What a fun card you made here!!!
Hugs, Wendy

dahlhouse-designs.com said...

Totally squealing!!! So adorable.

Jocelyn Olson said...

Hee hee! The colors are really fun! Love the peacock...if you took off the feathers, he could be a flamingo, too. It's amazing that the 3 sets work so well together and glad you finally got a shadow stamp (Amuse makes several sizes, too). Good luck with the Sparks challenge and your GDT month! :)

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

If you keep entering the same challenges that I enter--I will never win:) LOL! You amaze me! THIS is def. a winner for this challenge! LOOOOOOOOOVE your inking on the edges--and I LOVE this peacock!!

I def. want to be more like you--SUPER CLEVER and CRAFTY!! LOVE:)

Jingle said...

This is so super cute! LOVE the colors!

kasia c. said...

Super cute! I love the colours you used and the little shadow. :) GORGEOUS!!

Lorraine said...

Oh wow, I so love the vibrant colors, adorable stamp and inking!

Lindsey said...

This is one amazingly cute card! The colouring is fantastic (like that's a surprise :P) and I love the sponging at the edges of the main panel. Sweetly done!

Karen B. said...

Amazing card Emily! Amazing! Hope you are doing well...

Evelin said...

hahahaha... totally cute card! Love the confused expression on the peacock! :)

Lori said...

This is just adorable! Love the vibrant colors on the peacock's feathers.

Jenny said...

What a sweet peacock Emily and a fab CAS card, that shadow is definitely a great stamp for anyone to have :)
Can't wait to see what you make for the PS desigh team :)
Jenny x

Kary said...

Aww..Emily, this is SO Cute!! Love this card! And Congrats for being the Guest Designer at PS!! I've recently purchased their stamps & can't wait for it to arrive. Way to go, Emily!!

Meg said...

Um, can you say ADORABLE!?!? Plus he seems even cuter when you picture him as a baby ostrich playing dress up. Love your shadowing--guess I'll have to ink up my ovalicious set now!

Helle said...

love the card! it really pops!

Jen Carter said...

This is one of the cutest cards!! I so love your bird!! Cute, cute, cute!