Thursday, June 20, 2013

A.R.T. Challenge Time

Hello again my friends!
As my title suggests, it's time for a new challenge at the  A.R.T. (A Random Thursday) Challenge Blog.  Today, we have a SKETCH for you ...

I must admit, when I started making cards I was drawn to any/all sketch challenges.  That truly helped me get started on creating from my own mind and of late, I really haven't done many sketches other than those that pop into my head so this was great fun and actually a bit challenging!  LOL!  Here's what I came up with ... what do you think?

I just LOVE these PRIMA Doll Stamps and waited a long time to receive my very own collection of them (seems they are hard to come by).  I was introduced to them by my friend Diane (Nellie's Nest) and while linking up with her & a few other crafting friends out in Indiana a few months back, she was kind enough to  let me stamp a few of her images and also let me use some of her design paper to stamp again so I could PAPER PIECE this adorable lady when the time came I wanted to create with her.  Paper piecing is a great way to use up those scraps of design paper you have laying around.

WELL ... today's the day!!  (sorry I don't know the maker of the design paper ... Diane if you remember can you please leave me a comment?)  My card is A-6 in size since these gals are pretty tall but I'm really happy with the outcome of this creation.

I sure hope you'll join in our challenge fun this week!  So please pop on over to the A.R.T. Blog and be inspired by my team mates.  See you there!

Other challenges:
Pollycraft Challenge - Anything Goes 
Clear It Out Challenge - Paper Piecing/use scrap paper
Cards in Envy - Stitching (faux or real)
Love to Create - Paper Piecing

Thanks SO MUCH for all your kind comments and for taking the time to stop by!
As always . . .

Recipe for this creation:

Papers:  KaiserCraft 'The Lake House' dp (background), white cs, Forest Green cs
Sentiment:  Computer generated
Accessories:  Spectrum Noir alcohol markers, Offray green satin ribbon, Fiskars swivel craft knife, Tim Holtz black distress marker for faux stitching


  1. She is gorgeous!!!! Don't you just LOVE these stamps, and there are 5 more new ones out, plus wings...heaven!! The paper is Echo Park This & That (had to do some thanks for the "shout out" my friend!! She is beau-ti-ful!!!

    1. Thanks so much Diane for taking the time to look up the details on this beautiful paper!

  2. She is so unique Dar! Beautiful choice in colors, she really is fab! Great job on our A.R.T. Sketch this week!

  3. The card is fabulous with that lady and the way you did her. Thanks for playing at Cards i Envy!!!

  4. I love this image you did such a beautiful job with it.....Lis

  5. Darlene: I just LOVE these sweet Prima paper dolls, and you've done an amazing job with this. Absolutely LOVELY card, and I thank you so much for sharing with us this week.
    Word Art Wednesday

  6. LOVELY!! Great stamp, great card - thanks for sharing with CIE

  7. Yes, I love these dolls too. I do almost wish they weren't so big, or at least if they would come out with a smaller version. I actually made a card and cut her legs off to get into a A2 - I'll link for you:

    I really love the paper choice on your dress. TFS.

  8. This is adorable! I love the image and her pretty printed dress! Thanks for sharing it with us at Cards in Envy!

  9. Lovely card. Such a pretty dress too. I am blessed to say I have the Prima Dolls and just love them. If your interested you can see the 3 I have made on my blog, just use the search box and type Prima Dolls, they should pop up. Hope you have a great day. Hugs

  10. Love the image and fabulous coloring! Thanks for playing along with us at Cards In Envy!

  11. Wow what a stunning paper selection for this beautiful doll stamp. Gorgeous card, great stitching. Thanks so much for joining us at Cards in Envy this week and Good Luck!
    Danie xx

  12. Lovely card and the dress is stunning Thanks for joining us this week at Love to Create Hugs Sandra dt x

  13. What a beautiful card!! Love the paper pieced dress! Thanks for joining us at the Clear it Out Challenge Blog, best of luck :)

  14. Beautiful card. Love the dress and colors. Nice job on the stitching. Thank you for joining us at Cards in Envy! ~ Marilyn

  15. What a beautiful card and the paper piecing is awesome. I remember all of the sketch chalenges you used to do over at splitcoast.

  16. What a beautiful card...the piecing is perfect. I remember all the sketch challenges you did over at Splitcoast.

  17. Darlene, this is simply Gorgeous!! WOW the papers are fabulous with this sweet image!! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Love to Create Challenges!!


  18. Beautiful card and the paper piecing is just awesome!! Thanks for sharing with us at Love to Create Challenge.

    Zenita (aka Scrappinwith'Z)
    DT member Love to Create Challenge

  19. LOVE LOVE your image!!! totally pops!!! sooo glad you played along with Cards in Envy!!

  20. Great card. Love what you did with the sketch. Thanks for playing along with Cards in Envy.

  21. Awesome card thanks for joining us @ CIO hope you stop by and play with us again <((>< LYNN B.

  22. Your paper piecing is awesome, love the paper choice, the image is awesome and I like the way you put the card together. Just the right touches.
    Hugs, Patricia

  23. Congratulations! Your card was chosen as one of our IN THE MAILBOX cards for our Stitched Up challenge on Cards in Envy! Please visit our blog for instructions on how to receive your badge!
    ~Sandy, Cards in Envy Host


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