Tuesday, April 13, 2010

La-La’s Weekly Wednesday Challenge #34 & New Releases!

If you're looking for the Your Next Stamp Challenge #14, it's the post directly below this one. Thanks!

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It's time for another La-La's Weekly Wednesday Challenge, and we also have a bunch of new releases for you today as well! La-La Land Crafts just released 7 new images for you to play with! We have 3 new digi images (and 2 of them are new characters!) and 4 images in rubber! Stop by the La-La Land Crafts blog to see all the new images as well as all of the amazing cards from the DT and guest DT!!

For this week's challenge our theme was chosen by Jane and is scraps - scraps of cardstock, patterned paper, ribbons... whatever you have lying around!

Here's the sweet stamp I got to play with - Sitting Pretty Rosie:

And here's my card:

I colored with Copics and paper pieced Rosie's dress. Here's a pic to show how I did the piecing:

You can see that I actually took a craft knife and cut most of her arm and hand out from the white cardstock and then slipped the paper pieced dress underneath her arm. The reason why I do it this way is because when you look at it in person and up close, it looks more realistic than just cutting the dress to fit around her arm. Here's a close shot of the finished piecing:

Oh, and if you think I totally missed the boat when it comes to the challenge theme, I have to tell you that everything on this card (except for the card base) is scraps! The larger pieces were leftovers from 12x12 sheets of patterned paper, the white cardstock were leftover pieces, and even the bling swirls were leftovers from when I cut up some Prima bling frames to use on other cards!

The sketch is from Card Patterns and the sentiment is from Papertrey Ink. I hope you like it!

Before I go, I want to let you know that whatever image the hostess uses on her project is 20% off for the week of the challenge, and this week it's the Lucky digi stamp! And since we have a new requirement that you must use a La-La Land Crafts image on your projects, don't forget that we have lots of fabulous digi images available that you can use right away!

We'd love to have you play along with us! All the details can be found on the La-La Land Crafts blog. TFL!


  1. Maureen, I DO believe you used scraps-- little scraps especially are so PERFECT for paper piecing clothing which you master with every card! This sweet sitting Rosie was the perfect image for you to work with in your soft style! LOVE the way you colored her hair too--it's so pretty! *Ü*

  2. Beautiful card Maureen! Love your paper piecing!! And I agree, I have scraps of ALL sizes!!

  3. Beautiful card...I really like how it all matches so well!! Thanks for playing along with us at CArd Patterns :)

  4. Maureen,
    Luv your take on Sitting Pretty Rosie! The colors just pop with all that bling!

  5. Great job with the paper piecing! Thanks for playing at Card Patterns!

  6. Just adorable Maureen! Your coloring is wonderful.


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