Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Peachy Keen Challenge #26

Good morning!  It's Tuesday, and time for another fun and fantastic Peachy Keen Challenge.  This week, our challenge is a recipe.  For our cards/projects we are to use the colors orange and white, have stitching somewhere on the card, use one upcycled item, and of course any Peachy Keen Stamp.   I chose to use this sweet, sweet Raggedy Angel stamp (PK-251).  Isn't she adorable?  This little angel was colored with Copic markers.  I cut the oval, leaving out a portion of one wing, her halo, and the teddy's ear.  I distressed the edges of both the image, and the layer, and added some sponging around both.  I used Sweet Always (retired)  designer paper from Stampin' Up! for the background paper.  The stitching for my card was done with gold cord around the wings and halo.  For my upcycled item, I used these fun little paper beads that I've been making.  They are made from scraps of paper, rolled tightly around a toothpick.  I use a drop of glue on to secure them and then seal them with a coat of matte sealer to help make them a bit more durable.  It's a wonderful way to use up little scraps of designer paper, and they really make some cool jewelery pieces, as well as being fun additions to cards.  Each upcycled paper bead is flanked by two pearl beads.  Speaking of "upcycled", or green items, did you know that  Peachy Keen Stamps are made with photopolymer, a substance that emits practically zero V.O.C.’s during production and since the excess polymer goes through a recycling process to make new Peachy Keen Stamps, it is much more environmentally friendly than traditional rubber? Cool, huh!?  I think that's VERY cool, so you can stamp happy, knowing that you are using an enviornmentally friendly product!  AWESOME!!!

Please be sure to check out the Peachy Keen Challenge Blog to see all the fabulous creations that Jacqui, Janice, Nikki, Sonia, Emma, and Viv have for you.  Also, if you'll play along and upload your creation on the challenge blog, you'll be entered into a random drawing to win this newly released stamp set from Peachy Keen Stamps.    

Oh my gosh!  When I saw this stamp set, I was pickin' my jaw up off the floor!  Isn't it the cutest?  What a sweet, and adorable face on this happy little blue bird!!  You just gotta get your name in the hat for this one, so bring it on, and lets see those challenge cards!!!

Thank you so much for stopping by for a visit today.  As always, it's a joy to have you, and I wish you a blessed day filled with happy stamping!

Love ya,


Janice W. said...

Lorie, she is beautiful!! I am always awed by your coloring!
Hugs, Janice

kadie said...

This is so so SWEET!! I really love the orange! The distressing is totally fabulous on this one too! You always ROCK IT, Lorie-dear!! Love ya!

Nikki Foraker said...

WOW!!! THIS IS AWESOME!!! LOVE that stitching!!! Your coloring is OUTSTANDING!!! And I am DYING over your beads!!! COOOOOOOOLL!!!!!!!!!

LOVE IT ALL!!!!!!!

Nikki ;o)

MiamiKel said...

Aw, sweet Lorie -- I can always count on your for motivation and inspiration :) I have this beauty, too (won it from Kathy in a challenge and so blessed!) but for some reason it seems like a Christmas angel until now! I love this and how versatile it looks and the orange - WOW! What a vibrant, bold and fantastic color! Hugs to you :) xoxoxo

KathyJ Peachy Keen Stamps said...

Lorie!! This card is the BOMB! Oh so beautiful. Your coloring and craftsmanship are nothing short of PERFECT! Thank you too for your wonderful post on your blog! You are so very good to us!! BIG OL Happy HUGS! Lots of Love too! Your friend, Kathy

Stampin Mindy said...

Adorable card, Love your coloring!

Stef H said...

sooooooooooooooo cute! i just love how you did her cheeks! pinch, pinch!

Becky said...

This is so sweet..Love the colors and the embellishments

My Creative Time said...

Sorry my comments are late, my baby is still sick! just trying to catch up!
Your card is ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE!! You ALWAYS inspire me with your talents! I still want to learn how to color like you:)

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

MY! My!!! What a sweet card. I love it, Lorie... you've done an amazing job AGAIN!

Brenda said...

Lori -
I love love love your card! It is so pretty!

Judy McMullen said...

Beautiful! Lorie, your card are always amazing and I love this one done in orange!! The stitching on the the angel wings and halo are gorgeous and love your beads/pearl trim!!!

Miss Giebel said...

Hi Lorie,
I love your card. The wings are beautiful and I love the lovely shades of orange you colored your little angel!! What a great idea your paper beads are too!!

Micki said...

oh Lorie, she is awesome. That card is simply fabulous-totally love it!