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Thursday, 6 October 2011

Mo's DP2 - "Patchwork" my first Guest Designer card

I am SOOOOO THRILLED to have been invited to be a Guest Designer for October for Mo's Digital Pencil too.   I absolutely LURVE Mo's images and the quality of the creations made by the oh so talented design team are out of this world beautiful.
The challenge this week is "Patchwork".  I spent an afternoon cutting out sufficient hexagons and little squares to cover my 6 by 6 card blank and then in my excitement to make a card pretty enough to be showcased beside my teamies' cards, I promptly proceeded to cover up most of the patchwork!  What a ditz!
Anyway, I glued my hexagons on first and then stamped over them in a very soft white with an Impression Obsession cover-a-card gingham stamp.    I put my little squares through a dotty embossing folder and then used them to fill in between the patchwork hexagons - which don't look like hexagons because I covered them up!    As I STILL haven't worked out how to use my sewing machine, I pierced holes with my "pokey tool"  around all the edges and drew on some faux stitches.
I used Mo's "Baby Boy with Straight Hair".  He is one of a number of absolutely adorable baby boys and girls and you can find him here.   I coloured him very softly with my Copics.
My plain patchwork is by DCWV and the patterned paper is cut from a Forever Friends stack.  I cut it out as a frame and mounted it on top of the patchwork with dimensional stickies.   For embellishment I used a brand new die by Joy Crafts I bought on sale at a recent craft fair and weaved some green and blue ribbon through it.  My safety pin is from an MS punch, the little pram and rocking horse in opposing corners are laser cut images by Anne-Marie Klipp and I added rather a lot of ribbon from my stash, cutting out a teddy, 2 hearts and a baby bottle.     The sentiment was a magazine freebie.
Thank you so much to the lovely ladies at DP2 for selecting me to be this month's Guest Designer!  Please do visit their blogs - these crafters are Sooooo talented, share some love and come and play along!


Tara Cardwell said...

Congrats on the GDT spot - well deserved!

This is such a cute card - you can just see your hexagons poking out behind the image - you did do a lot of work on the background and it does show honest :-D


Dena said...

YAY for you Leslie! Congrats on you GDT spot, well deserved!
This card is precious. Awesome patchwork design and such a sweet baby!!! You are so good with those details!!!!
Have a great day!

Anonymous said...

So adorable Lesley!! I love the colors and fun layout!! ;)

Faye said...

Hello Fluffy One! I know how much you have been looking forward to this. I know the patchwork is there, and from what I can see, I know it ALL looks fab. But what really blows me away about this card, apart from all the details and your attention to them, is your fantastic colouring. A card to be proud of. :)

Carla S. said...

Whata wonderful baby card, Lesley! Darling image and great layering and details! Congrats on your GD spot!

Céline said...

Hi Lesley!
Oh My.... your card is absolutly Amazing! love the colors your hexagone and patchwork are perfect!

Kathy Bradley said...

Such a cute card and adorable baby image!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Lesley! Love your sweet image and pretty color choice, just lovely
Hugs Julie P

Pat said...

Hey Miz Lesley! I am beyond thrilled that you're our GD this month!! So well deserved, m'dear!! Your card is stunning! And, did I ever laugh when I read that you don't know how to use your sewing machine! Me either! hahahaha!! Your coloring and designwork are gorgeous!! Hugs. Pat

Cathy said...

I love the pokey tool explanation, a girl after my own heart. Your card is gorgeous and your attention to details just puts this card over the top beautiful. It is so wonderful to have you as a GD this month and I am so excited to get to see your wonderful creations for our challenges all month :)

Turtle In The Sand said...

Your attention to details ALWAYS puts your cards over the top! This one is absolutely stunning.

Dawn M said...

I think your card is beautiful I love the oh-so-soft shadow you put around the little guy!

I never think to use my white ink to make backgrounds. I will have to get it out and play!

Your embossing really adds a nice touch too!

Great job on your first DP2 guest desingner card!

Julie said...

Beautiful card here and in the flesh so to speak!! Your colouring is wonderful and I love all the patchwork, even if you can't see it - you know it's there!! Gorgeous embellies too!! Juliexx