1/27/2012

cQc #121 ~ To Grandma's House!

Hi there! Where has this week gone? Is it really Friday already! And what crazy weather; up and down temps, rain & snow. Do you know that I actually saw a dandelion bloom yesterday while walking Max! With that thought in mind I decided to put an unseasonal element on my card made for the ColourQ challenge.


When I saw the first color name here; the vision of a little one going to visit grandma came to mind! Grandma would put on this pretty apron and bake something yummy for her little visitor. So I pulled out this sweet little stamp from Past Time Stamps and went to work on a wee Red Riding Hood card. Now I know she doesn't have a hood or a picnic basket; but I do think she's on her way to see grandma!

The red and light mustard tone papers are all Cosmo Cricket and the olive polka dot is My Minds Eye. I used a couple of Spellbinders 18 dies to make a frame for my wee Red who was stamped with PTI fresh snow ink onto kraft cardstock and fussy cut. She's mounted with foam tape. The kraft & white lace trims are both from Hobby Lobby. My favorite new heart border die and the beautiful blooms ll die (felt flower) are from PTI. The teeny flower (fresh snow ink) and leaf sprig (olive ink) along with my unseasonal toadstools are all Stamps by Judith. I stamped the toadstools with red ink then used a white Prisma pencil on the top portion and an olive marker on the stem. They're nested among the ribbon bits from Archivers with foam tape. 

So there you have it...my wee Red on her way to grandma's house! Hope you have a delightful weekend ~Lisa




19 comments:

Cyndie said...

Golly Lisa, you always come up with the cutest concepts! I love your use of the colors here. That plaid is perfect with the lace border and the heart border and Labels 18 die. It looks like she is strolling through the woods and passing through a covered gate!

Tracey McNeely said...

Oh Lisa this is so sweet and I can only imagine little you heading off to visit Grandma. Your patterned papers are lovely and bang on with the colours. That hearts border in the patterned paper is awesome. On to your frame? it is so amazing.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

So pretty Lisa! Love the soft muted colors and the heart trim!

Michelle said...

Oh, Lisa, this is so cute! The colours and your theme work so well together. :-)

Sylvia said...

I love this beautiful card, Lisa, and your story! Thanks so much for joining us at the ColourQ this week.

Pauline said...

Oh this is just so gorgeous! What an adorable stamp, and the label shape is beautiful with this sweet image!

Michelle said...

Adorable! You pieced this card together so perfectly! From the heart border to the little white flowers to the mushrooms! I love it all!

Patrice said...

Great use of color! I'd love for you to link up with me at 52 Card Pickup, a cardmaking celebration!

http://www.oldbackporch.com/2012/01/52-card-pickup-week-4.html

Marybeth said...

Lisa this is such a creative card! Its so pretty love all the details. I have an apron in almost the same print and colors, I do love them. Love what you came up with, as always. Its warm and sunny here. I think I could go for a change and snow flurries would be kinda nice.
Snuggle up and have a warm weekend!

Marie said...

Oh so very cute, Lisa. Love the mixture of patterns and the embellishments are fabulous, as usual. A very creative card.

Noelle said...

Oh Lisa, this is FABULOUS!!! I love that delicate bow with the fibers and all this beautiful stamping! Thanks for making such a pretty creation to share with us at CQC this week! :)

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE the papers, LOVE the heart border, LOVE the toadstools, LOVE the framed dress, LOVE the lace! This is just one GORGEOUS card!

Ally said...

Oh my word, look at all those fantastic little details and elements! You really knocked it out of the park, Lisa. I love the heart border with those laces - so pretty together. And what a fun stamp for your darling little one! Those mushrooms with that flower are so adorable - such a nice touch! Seriously, this card is so delightful and charming - Love it!! ;-)

Silke Ledlow said...

So sweet and beautiful Lisa! Great take on the colors...hugs ~S~

Christina said...

What gorgeous details and texture! I love that beautiful crochet trim, the lace, and the layered labels. Wonderful job with these colors, Lisa. Thanks for sharing this with us at the ColourQ!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OH MY! This card is out of this world! LOOOOOOOOOVE the colors and the vintage feel! LOVE the crocheted trim! Knocked my socks off:) LOVE!

Queenie Jeannie said...

Great job! Lots of lovely details!!!

suzARTe said...

Such a lovely card

Vicky Hayes said...

Just fabulous in every detail - from the little toadstools to the crochet-trimmed checked DP!