Saturday, February 12, 2011

Sunday At The Studio ....with cards!

I've been waiting anxiously for the first official Studio Card Team post and today's the day. I'm excited to be staying on for another term as team coordinator for this talented group of ladies. So without further ado - let's get to the first challenge!

Today is the 13th, so Amanda challenged us to use 13 of something on our cards. I'm not hugely superstitious but I do tend to avoid things in 13's. So I thought I'd make my 13 kind of vague. Armed with a fresh Studio Calico kit, and inspired by the work of Nicole Harper at Studio Calico, (this page in particular), I got to work.
My 13: the color bands of the rainbow patterned paper. There are 13 all together (one is white so make sure you count that one!) I cut the paper apart so that 13 bands were visible, then split a few of them up on top of a grid patterned base. I stitched each band down (ala Nicole), stamped the clouds and the sentiment and called it a day. Here's a close up of the stitching and clouds:
materials: patterned paper: Crate for Studio Calico (rainbow); Scenic Route (grid); stamps: Studio Calico; ink: Jenni Bowlin; pin: Tim Holtz; string: Martha Stewart

So, I hope you'll stop by and check out the work of the talented Studio Card Team, and maybe join in on the fun. There's a great prize up for grabs this month and I'd love to see my card making peeps in the mix!

15 comments:

Natalie Elphinstone said...

This is super! I love how you've made the stamped hearts into a cute little embellishment, and the way you've made your title on a banner. Llloooove :-)

~jan said...

A rainbow of stripey goodness! Love! As always, your stitching rocks. The pattern clouds are wonderful and I love that the sentiment looks hand written! Good stuff, Val! :)

~amy~ said...

Oh My Goodness Valerie...this is spectacular...love your take on the challenge...that rainbow is FAB!

Aud R. said...

Gorgeous card - very creative!

Kasey said...

Such a beautiful card! :)

Anna Sigga said...

Fab card girl and those clouds are too cute!

aurorafedora said...

very cute card! and thirteen is my favorite number!

Meghann said...

Oh Valerie! What a really clever way to use that rainbow paper and cloud stamps. I still haven't used that phrase stamp, but you've totally inspired me!

Jill said...

Whoa. I so love what you've done with the kit so far!

curlyqmosaics said...

The stitching queen is at it again! Beautiful card Valerie!

cate said...

love it! such a simple, elegant card!

Tiffany Heilman said...

love this card. The clouds over the rainbow paper is so whimsically wonderful!

Keshet said...

This is just beautiful, Valerie!

StephC said...

Wow, awesome card. I SO want to play along, but am having a difficlt time trying to find 13 things to add to my card. Maybe something will peak my interest later. :)

Dana said...

WOW, the grid underlay peeks out in the perfect places! Love this idea Val!