Saturday, February 5, 2011

Baby Whale

When I was recently organizing my stamping supplies, some bits and pieces of designer papers fell together in a little pile.  I looked at them and saw the possibility for a baby card.

More than a year ago, I bought a designer paper pack from DCWV called "Nana's Kids Nursery" for a girl.  The front cover of the paper pack was very use-able, so I saved sections of it, and it's what you see at the top of my card today, including the sentiment:

The piece of celery dotted paper, down on the bottom half,  is from a $1.00 Scrap Bag from my Stampin' Up! demo.  It goes quite well with the Nana's Nursery strip, huh?

The sweet little whale is from DeNami Designs.  I absolutely love him/her!  I made another award-winning card with this whale recently, and can see how versatile a stamp it is.

The paper I chose to paper-piece the whale with is inspired by this week's EtsyInspired challenge site, Daisy Petal Designs


The whale swims in a sea created with doilies, since I was inspired by this week's CREATE blog.  I cut out a few more tinier doily pieces as "ocean spray" and also dotted my "i" with one teensy doily piece.


Oh, I sure do hope you like this.  I absolutely love its cuteness!  Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think.

Don't forget about the Play Date Cafe's current color-drenched challenge.  You have until Tuesday 2/8/11 at 11:59 pm EST to enter!  Can't wait to see what you come up with.  :)

Happy Stamping,

Colleen

Stamps:  whale from DeNami Design
Paper:  kraft, front cover of DCWV 'Nana's Kids Nursery - girl' designer paper pack, green dotted paper from SU
Ink:  Basic Black
Other:  doilies, dimensionals, SU black marker (for spouting water), Stampamajig

26 comments:

Benzi said...

Oh, so very sweet. I love those little doilies you've used in so many creative ways. The whale is too adorable. I agree, The Play Date Cafe challenge was really colored drenched.

~Tammy~ said...

How perfect is the paper pieced whale to your etsy inspired image! This is so soft and sweet! I love the sea of doily at the bottom. Very creative!

Ann said...

LOVE your sweet paper pieced whale swimming in doilies! Thanks for playing with us at Etsy Inspired this week!

Bev J. said...

What a cute whale and love how you have used all the pieces of papers. Pretty card.

Where did you find those pretty little doilies? I really like them.

Stella said...

Too cute and soooooo gorgeous. I love it!

Angi @ CokiePop said...

The papers you chose are soooo adorable. And I'm lovin' that little whale. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Etsy Inspired. :)

Libby Hickson said...

This card is SO SWEET and ADORABLE, Colleen!! And love how you used the cover from the paper pack, so smart!!

Emily Keaton said...

This is super cute, Colleen. I love that baby whale of yours, too! You were so very creative to cut up a doily for your waves and such on this card. Love it!!

Deb Hickman said...

Such a pretty card and the whale is so cute !!!

Ruby said...

Oh HOW cute does your little whale look in that paper, adorable!!! Love it! Thank you for playing along with us at EIC, it's great to have you!

The text background in my card was actually a paper, sorry! I would send you some over but I can't actually get hold of any more myself, they've discontinued it. I did see a script similar to it in the Stamp It mag though, by Papertrey Ink, it's called Background Basics, 'Text Style'.

Janny said...

such a gute card. Janny

de said...

This is so pretty! Love the paper pieced whale and those tiny doilies are amazing!

Thanks for playing EtsyInspired this week!

Noor Nahdi said...

Colleen, your card is so inspiring!!!
I really need such cute ideas for my baby cards...

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Colleen

Oh I do love this card love what you've done with the doily and the little whale is adorable. No wonder you are pleased it really is a lovely card.

Hugs

Tina
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Jaclyn Miller said...

Oh, how cute Colleen. Love that flowery whale!

Basement Stamper said...

Beautiful card, love the colors of it and so perfect for a little baby girl!

Debgem said...

This is absolutely adorable! I love that little whale!

Thanks for your kind comment on my PDCC card - it was such fun!

Ann Schach said...

Oh how sweet! I love the doily sea!

Amy said...

I was working with a doily just today and thought....hmmm I could cut this apart and make mini ones! Love what you did with the doilies here! Very cute design!

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Colleen

Me again - I have a little something for you on my blog :O)

Hugs

Tina

Pauline said...

What a lovely baby card! I have that paper pack, I may dig it out now and have a play! Love all the little doily cut outs and paper piecing, so lovely. Thank you for your kind comments on my blog, my daughter is back to school today, still coughing but not so bad, she couldn't wait to go back strange child! She does read fast, and literally has had her head in these books at every opportunity!

Sarah Anderson said...

Oh your whale is so, so, so, so cute! Especially in the pattern you chose. Fab idea of a doily sea too!

Emily Branch said...

OOoohh!!! I SOOOO love this little baby card! Genius idea with the doilies and that patterned paper is PERFECT!! Thanks for playing EIC with us this week!

...:::Paulina:::... said...

Colleen, this card is AMAZING and so beautiful! Love the choice of patterned paper, and the way you fussy cut the doilies- perfection!

This card is about to be posted to the DeNami FB page. :) It's just too cute not to share!!

Kim Ross said...

What an adorable card! I love the flowery whale! :)

Ayana Posadas said...

So, so pretty! I love those fun doily waves. :)

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