Monday, February 28, 2011

What's cookin', chick?


One thing I love about blogger is the awesome dashboard that shows me a brief synopsis of posts on those gazillion blogs that I follow. I recently got some new Whiff of Joy stamps, including little Willow with her pot of chicken soup. Well, the lovely ladies over at the Whiff of Joy challenge blog posted a reminder that their challenge closes tonight. I had totally forgotten. Holy moly! How could I forget? The challenge this week was to use paper piecing, so I paper pieced her little apron. Thank goodness for my cutterbees, which allow pretty intricate work. I colored little Willow with my copics, added some flowers from the dollar store and Wild Orchid Crafts, wrestled with a darned bow for a while (I still can't get the hang of my bow easy. That sucker is a total misnomer), threw on some pearls and buttons, punched some paper, inked some edges, and voila! Well, it didn't all necessarily happen in that order, but I think you can figure it out. This card is for a dear friend of mine who is going through some rough times right now. Whenever I see cooking images, I think of her, because she loves to cook. Since I HATE cooking, I definitely don't think of me when I see any cooking or baking images. Well, unless I am thinking, "man, if I only looked that cute in an apron, it wouldn't matter if I couldn't cook."

10 comments:

Brenda said...

Love it!! Love the apron you paper pieced! Great design, love all those pearls!!

cabio's craft corner said...

Sweet card Gina :o)
Hugs,
Cabio

Michele said...

Such a gorgeous card Gina - Love the paper piecing and the design also. Thanks for joining us this week at WOJ. Hugs Michele x

Starla B. said...

Adorable card, sweetie! I love her apron! =)

Tracy S said...

SOOOO cute! I MUST have this stamp. She is gonna be on a short list of must get when I can. That pot looks like the one I use all the time except mine is red. LOVE this. Love all the polka dots too! Awesome job.. Hope you win!!

Shanae Branham said...

What a fun card! I am glad I stopped by today. By the way, I have a contest giveaway on my blog you might find fun. Take a look. triumphandtears.blogspot.com

Jane said...

This is gorgeous! fabulous colours and details! thanks for joining us at Whiff of Joy! hugs, Jane x

Sara I. said...

Oh Gina - polka dots, pearls, roses and all RED? I'm in heaven - and you did a fabby job (and made it all sound sooo easy). Gorgeous detail, girl - love it!

Starla B. said...

Hi sweetie pie! Thanks for the heads-up about the Outlawz results! =) Mwah!

Charlene said...

Gina this card is just too cute...your fabulous dp and those gorgeous red and brown flowers just finish this wonderful creation off perfectly. Wish it was this easy for me to make masterpieces like this lol.