Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Carrot Collecting Cutie

Welcome back after a holiday weekend here in the US.  We were lucky enough to have some beautiful weather for gardening and outdoor wandering.  We stay close to home on holiday weekends and let the working people have the highways and parks.  There was a time we were out there scrambling to get away, too.  Ahhh, retirement!

Meanwhile, back in the stamp room a couple of cards were created.  No, I haven't yet indulged in the coloring lesson I purchased.  I'll need a fair stretch of uninterrupted time for that, preferably when the sun isn't shining or my get up and go hasn't drained out from the day's activities.  I'll bide my time.  Today's card didn't take long at all, even though I ran into a snag along the way




She's a Penny Black cutie called "Carrot Collector", and I can thank a friend's generosity that I have her to color up for our little neighbor girl's 6th birthday.  I used Copics on X-Press It Blending Card.  The sentiment is from an entirely different vendor, and therein lies the snag...

The placement of the sentiment directly on the image panel caused it to be partially swallowed up in her hair and the basket.  Tsk, tsk.  I sure misjudged that!  In order to fix it without covering up too much of the image I stamped the sentiment again on separate paper and painstakingly fussy cut each individual word, then fumbled into place over top of the original.  It's maybe not ideal, but, trust me,  better than it was. Much more visible.  The stamped heart is part of the sentiment.




The dangling die cut hearts helped with the balance.  See the pink heart on her overalls, too.

One more fun feature is the blue jean card base.  I brought out a 15 yr old Stampin' Up! background stamp for that.  Where in the heck do those years go?  I stamped in SU's Brocade Blue.  Love the comfy faded look of it.  All supplies are listed below my signature.

Let's visit again soon.  I colored some flowers for Friday, so I hope to see you then.  Take care, and have a good week!


Stamps:  Penny Black Carrot Collector, Hampton Art Celebrate Life sentiment set, retired SU Just Jeans background  Paper:  X-Press It Blending Card, other white for card base  Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, SU Brocade Blue, Copics for coloring  Accessories:  Candy Dot, Spellbinders Scored and Pierced Rectangles, Memory Box Precious Hearts

30 comments:

Hannelie said...

She is such a cutie Leslie! I am totally impress with your fussy cutting of the sentiment! Great job and a beautiful card!

DottyA Cards & Things said...

Will in this pic the words stand out quit will I think.... even with all the fussy cutting, it was worth it for sure. And that little girl is So so Cute.... Love it all!!

Diane said...

The cutest little carrot collector ever!! Fabulous background stamp, too...I am sure this card will be well loved!! We stayed put for the holiday too, very unusual for us but am so happy we did as we got several things done together that needed to be done!! But it was extremely hot and humid here, and the same today, to be 95 again...NOT complaining though, but it has put my gardening on the back burner for now, too hot for me to work out! Yes, retirement is great, wish the hubby would do that soon, he is 67 and is still working!

Leslie Miller said...

Thanks girls!

Pretty Paper Junkie said...

If I didn't always read your post, I would have thought everything was carefully planned! I really love the fussy cut sentiment. Your coloring is amazing as always. Perfection all the way!

Nanny's Pansy Patch said...

Such a cute card - I'm sure your neighbor will love it! You did such a great job fussy cutting the sentiment! Love the theme - carrot collector! Have a great week!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Wow! This is awesome. I am so impressed with the wonderful way you colored this image. So darling in every way.

Cindy Beach said...

Such a sweetie pie, Leslie! Love the girl in your card with her armful of carrots and sweet smile. Your fussy cutting works like a charm for the sentiment surrounded by hearts! I have that SU stamp and love seeing it again. I will have to dig mine out too. Yes, I agree, where did the time go? You made good use of your crafting time today. See you Friday!

Leslie Miller said...

Oops, testing...

Kathy Krug said...

Great save on your sentiment. I thought you planned it. Such a sweet card and perfect for a six year old.

nancy littrell said...

Such a sweet card for a 6 year old cutie. I love your coloring, Stamped Jeans framing and all your fun hearts. TFS my friend. Hugs..

Lynette said...

Oh, she's adorable, Leslie! I'm amazed at your cut-out words! What a great solution!

Traci M said...

Love your sweet card, Leslie. BrocadeBlue was one of my favorites, and wouldn’t you know, I didn’t get the refill ink! Oh well...so refreshing to visit you as it’s not always the brand new, must haves, what’s hot in the Stamping market. And I always love your pretty coloring!!

Darnell said...

Great save, Leslie! Your sediment looks right at home there, like it was meant to be! Your coloring and the wonderful pink hearts make an adorable card even more adorable ~ it exudes warmth! Love the faded jeans panel, too! Hugs, Darnell

Maria Rodriguez. said...

Oh Leslie, this card makes me wish I had a green thumb to be able to grow such amazing crop of carrots or any other veggie for that matter.
As always, you masterful coloring brings the image to life, love the sweet bow and hanging hearts, such a delightful detail.
Oh, by the way, that is some amazing fussy cutting my dear, it looks like you die cut it.
Gorgeous card.
Thank you for sharing.
XO
Maria.

Pam Sparks said...

So sweet and beautiful coloring Leslie! I love how cut out the sentiment... if you hadn't stamped it there in the first place, we'd never known how cute this worked out!

Pauline said...

Well isn't she a cutie? So many elements on your card that I love. First being your beautiful copic colouring, the pierced border, blue jean background ( I also have this stamp, I need to pull mine out, it's been a while), the hanging hearts to match her pink heart on her jeans!, and then your sentiment, so carefully fussy cut - this works perfectly! Your neighbor girl will love this. Leslie, I'm so happy you posted today, thanks for sharing such a beautiful card.

Sherri said...

You could have kept quiet and we never would have guessed you had a flub! You covered it perfectly! Gorgeous image. Love the added hearts for balance! She will adore this card!

Conniecrafter said...

Oh my goodness she is totally the sweetest, love the coloring and I know you weren't to thrilled about the sentiment but I totally love how it turned out cutting it out like that. That blue jean background is so neat!

Christine Alexander said...

adorably sweet image and your colouring is amazing. I love the placement of the sentiment.

Glenda Brooks said...

This is just adorable. Super cute image and your coloring skills are amazing! Hope you have a great rest of the week!

pam said...

Gorgeous card Leslie, adorable image, perfect colouring and love those hearts.
Pam x

laurie said...

Your fussy cutting worked perfectly!That image is SO adorable, I love the little coveralls..so cute.

Loll said...

What an adorable image and beautifully coloured, Leslie! I don't thing you need any colouring lessons. :) I would love to take lessons from you! I think the sentiment looks great with all your fussy-cutting. It really does stand out against the image. Great save! And the denim look card base is just perfect with this image! xx

crafty-stamper said...

Really cute image and fabulous colouring the fussy cut sentiment was well worth the trouble and seems to just flow from the hair-you have also reminded me I have those heart dies-things get put away and forgotten about!!!
Carol x

aussie aNNie said...

Adorable card, love thes images of Mo's and she coloured beautifully.xx[aussie aNNie blog]

Stacy Morgan said...

She is adorable and your coloring is fun and vibrant. I LOVE LOVE that you fussy cut the sentiment, it looks AWESOME and like you planned it. Totally adorable Leslie. So glad you had a great weekend and got in the stamp room. :-)

Ros Crawford said...

You should GIVE colouring lessons! This is wonderful... So beautifully done!

Evelyn S. said...

She is the cutest thing! And there's your coloring again.... You purchased a coloring lesson?? I agree that you could be teaching it. It's always such a pleasure to see your cards because they are beautifully created and finished...tiny hearts, fussy-cut sentiment, pink heart on the knee of her jeans.

CherylQuilts said...

Ah, sweetness and more, Leslie! She is darling, and I love your coloring and even how you've added the sentiment to "fix" what turned out to be better. Love those hearts with the bow. I bought them because of you and should use them again. Hugs!

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