Sunday, April 22, 2012

Rainbow of Smiles


Hello, all!  I have another entry here for the Paper Smooches Sparks design team call.  I went very literal with this one as I love the vertical rainbow and the little heart in the inspiration picture.  I paper pieced the I's and the heart and popped it on an Island Indigo background.  I'm really digging that colour right now - it's an awesome blue!


We had another gorgeous day here of walking, swimming and playing ball with the hounds.  Atticus almost got ahold of another chicken this morning and was really not best pleased that we thwarted his efforts.  The government is actually trying to cull the feral chicken population at the moment and I'm sure Atti would love to volunteer to help!!  


Cardstock:  Cardstock:  (White) Pacon, (Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Lucky Limeade, Island Indigo) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Heart from Falling for You, Sentiment from Giddy Bugs) Paper Smooches
Inks: (VersaFine Onyx Black)Tsukineko
Punch:  (Corner punch) Marvy Uchida

23 comments:

Lindsey said...

I'm now picturing Atticus as an official government chicken-culler. :D
This card is seriously fun! I really like the colourful, paper-pieced i's -- probably more work than colouring them in, but looks really good!

Karen B. said...

Downright trendy and chic! Love the rainbow too. I kind of wish out dog would be able to chase chickens, he's got something wrong with his leg-pulled a ligament we think, but is just too old for surgery. Makes me sad.

Lesley said...

Adorable card Jen!!!

~amy~ said...

i.love.it.
What a wonderful take on the inspiration!

Glenda J said...

This is freakin' brilliant my friend! WOW! Perfect for the challenge. The heart is awesome. Crossing my fingers for both of us... just a few more days... ;)

Kirsty, New Zealand said...

polly has volunteered to come and look after the chickens! starting to worry about where in the world (literally) your package is :o( even steve checked the address, so surely its not coming back again!
as for the card, it has all that white space so it was always going to be a favourite of mine .. adore the clean crispness of it. have a great day xx

onecraftymama said...

I'm picturing him with a badge & everything...although I guess he'd need a bath every time he was successful...I think Abby would probably keel in fright if she actually managed to catch one of the crows or pheasants that seem to stalk her :)
I love the sweet heart & the vertical Smiles! I made another PS card for this SPARKS challenge too - you know how much I love my rainbows :)

Jackie Rockwell said...

This is really fun Jen! The CAS design is wonderful! Good luck with the Design Team call—Kim would be lucky to have you in her team!

JJ Bolton said...

Such a cute card! Love those rainbow cards:) And your paper piecing is out of this world! Hope you have a spectacular Monday!

Christy Q @ SchnauzerCrafts Creations said...

Cute - I love the vertical element and all that glorious white space, Jen! That adorable heart is just too cute to boot as well! I chuckled at Atticus and his chicken hunting skills too. LOL Lexi hunts birds, robins in particular and is always annoyed that they fly off when they hear her coming from 20 feet away. LOL She'd never get one anyway since she's so loud and I'd never let her.

Hope you have a happy Monday and best wishes on the DT call, hope you get it!!

Ardyth said...

This is a great idea and the fun shape of that little heart is the perfect addition!

Emily Leiphart said...

This is fabulous, Jen! I'd love to see you on the SPARKS team!

Chickens running around in the open? Now that's interesting!

Jenny said...

Seems like a no brainier to me....I'm sure he'd be much more efficient at dispatching them !!!
This card does nothing but make me SMILE Jen, love the rainbow 'i's and little green heart to balance the design.
I'm really rooting for you getting on this DT girlie :0)
Jenny x

Lisa Arana said...

pure perfection! I love it.

Vicky Hayes said...

A fantastic design Jen - I love the repeated word and the rainbow within it and I love the fluttering heart! I'm a huge fan of Island Indigo too! Vicky x

Maureen Morton said...

I love your story about as much as I love this card, Jen! Funny! This is a great take on the challenge - perfectly balanced and a punch of color that is perfect. A winner, for sure.

Joyce said...

Such a happy and wonderful card. I hope you make the design team. You certainly deserve it.

Brandi said...

This is soooo cute!

lostinpaper said...

Good Luck Jen! Love your take on the inspiration, great colour choices and CAS design!

Meadie said...

I love your card Jen - Good luck with the Dt call they would be lucky to have you:) Love your chicken story too, hugs x x

N@ said...

cute card, great take on the inspiration, fun paper piecing! thank you for your comments on my blog ; ) things have been really hectic, it's nice to be back to making a few cards again! oh, and i love your two mom cards!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Love. AND it makes me smile again and again!

kasia c. said...

I can't even tell you how much I adore this card. :)