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Friday, April 8, 2011

Polly Put the Kettle On

I'm back today to kick off another fortnightly challenge over at Fairy Fun Fridays.  Our challenge to you this time is to make a card inspired by a nursery rhyme.  I had fun reviewing nursery rhymes to find one to inspire my card for the challenge.  I finally settled on Polly Put the Kettle On and if you want to read the whole rhyme and learn its origin, here is a site to do so.   I used the Mojo Monday sketch to get me started.  Don't ask me why I used purple again.  I'm not a big fan of the color, but it does bring to mind spring and Easter and that's the mindset I'm still in. 

The lovely tea pot is a digital image from The Prairie Fairy called, appropriately enough, Tea Time and was colored with Copics.  Built on a base of SU's Lovely Lilac, I used a page of a vintage songbook I picked up recently.  The dotted paper is from Pink Petticoat Little Big Dots digital papers.  A scrap of lace with tiny yellow dots, a doily that I vintaged up, some fabric flowers and the yellow seam binding ribbon I dyed the other day for my tutorial (next post down) are the embellishments that seemed to work.  I made a tiny sentiment tag for a Papertrey Ink sentiment from the Out on a Limb set (no longer available with the sentiment) and used my brand new Viva Decor Pearl Pen.  

That's it!  Nothing too complex here, but if you have questions, ask away.  I'm always happy to share.  And now, stop on over to Fairy Fun Friday and see what nursery rhymes inspired the rest of the team.  

As always, my deep gratitude for reading my blog and for the lovely comments!



Challenges Entered:
Mojo Monday - Sketch and monthly contest
My Partner in Crafting Crime - Lots of Layers
The Shabby Tea Room - Spring Colors/Photo Inspiration
CCEE Stampers - Use a Doily Die Cut or Lace
Pixie Dust Studio - Lace it Up

22 comments:

Beverly Gotthardt said...

Lovely card. All the colors make a very pleasing combo.

Sue C said...

Beautiful Linda, the lemon and the lilac are lovely together. Sue C x

Margreet said...

wow Linda....you managed again to create something so special...it is so different from all other fairies....your style is so standing out....I admire it...have a wonderful weekend!
xxx Margreet

Dianne said...

Another masterpiece. Love the way you did the layout and details.

Hugs,
Dianne

Hannah Clark said...

Oh, I just love your card! I love the stitching, the papers and the bow! The whole thing is just beautiful!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Very lovely card! I like the purple accents on this as well as the lace and sewing. Great take on the nursery rhyme.

Netty said...

Beautiful colour combination and love the sentiment also the beautiful stitching. A fab card. Have a lovely weekend Linda, Annette x

Linda R. said...

This is so beautiful.. I just love your style girly... Hope you have a great weekend..

Hugs, Linda

Esther said...

Such a beautiful card. Love the purple and yellow together. Your bow is so gorgeous and love the little purple rosette is the center.

coldwaters2 said...

Oh I love this one Linda the image the ribbon, colours and design look fabulous.
Hugs
Lorraine x

poupette said...

c'est une pure merveille cette carte, elle est vraiment superbe !! waouhh

Bisous
Christine

Kelly said...

I love all the ideas the group has come up with for this challenge, everyone always seems to amaze me on how they see things. I never even thought of this on but it was a childhood favorite. Way to go Linda!!

Beverly Montez said...

Linda, I LOVE purple!!! And I love teapots! Perfect combination. Such a wonderful card.
XO
Beverly

Dot said...

Oh what a beautiful card, stunning.
Great color combo.
Enjoy your weekend.
Smiles, Dorte,xx

Cor* said...

Fantastic job Linda! Great seam binding....one of your dyed colors? I used your tutorial and will be posting a card with dyed seam binding on April 24! Worked great! This is such a cute card!

Debbie said...

Love that sweet little tea pot ... thanks for joining us this week in the Tea Room :)

Danielle Therese Greenwood said...

So pretty! Thanks for joining us at the Shabby Tea Room.

Rachel x said...

Gorgeous card, Linda!! :) I love all your layers and textures and the colour-combo is lovely!! :)
Thanks for sharing with us at My Partner In Crafting Crime this time!! :)
hugs, Rachel x

Erin said...

Very soft and sweet, great color. Thanks for joining us at Pixie Dust.

Marian Garcia, Studio M said...

100% Sweetness all over this card.

xo, Marian
www.StudioMbyMarian.blogspot.com

bosenberries said...

Really love these colours together! Thanks so much for playing along with My Partner in Crafting Crime's 'layer it up' challenge! Good luck with the extra draws!
Robin

Denise @ Paper Gems said...

Woozers, EVERYTHING you have here is gorgeous! Switched over to beading for a couple months, now I'm paper crafting again, missed it!

Much inspiration with all your postings. Love this mojo monday entry. LOVE purple, too! Like all the stitching you now incorporate!

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