Sunday, July 19, 2009

Pile It On Narwhal Hi

This week at Pile It On, the theme is Mostly Orange and our sponsor is Whimsy Stamps, who was so generous to send us images to work with. I got the cute Narwhal Whale. At first I wasn't sure how to incorporate a whale into the orange color scheme, but then I thought the company name is Whimsy... so I decided to do an orange paper pieced whale!

I had a really old pad of patterned paper from Stampin' Up! with a bunch of different patterns in this really pretty soft orange color so I used a few different sheets for this card.

I stamped the whale onto the swirly PP and also onto white cardstock for the eye and horn. The whale is popped up with foam tape and I also did a little shading with Copic markers and highlighting with an Inkssentials gel pen.

  • Pile It On - Mostly Orange and combine with at least one other challenge.
  • Stamp n' Scrap Hawaii - sketch (it's their very first challenge so be sure to go check them out!) Another requirement of the challenge is to answer their trivia question which is "What is the Area Code for Hawaii?" I'm going to take a wild guess here (lol!) and say 808.
  • 365 Cards - Try a Technique (paper piercing).
  • Paper Blooms - Animal Fun (this is my second entry).
I hope you like my orange whale and TFL!

Other materials used: scallop border punch - Stampin' Up!; flower - Prima; button - Papertrey Ink; Labels One Nestabilities - Spellbinders; Heidi rub on alphas - Making Memories; crochet thread; sewing thread.


  1. Hey Maureen,

    VERY Cute!!! Love that paper piecing!! Thanks for the shout out on our blog - and I'll let you know later if you got the answer correct *wink*...


  2. Oh my goodness, this came out so adorable! I love the paper pieced Narwal, such an awesome job you did!

  3. Awwww - absolutely adorable!

  4. Hi Maureen! So cute your orange whale! Hmmm, your card makes me want to go get some Creamsicles!!YUM!!
    Thanks for joining in on our challenge!

  5. Did someone say Creamsicles?!!!

    A Narwhal...who'd a thunk a narwhal could be so flippin' cute! Nice job


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