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Thursday, May 20, 2010

Whimsie Doodles is Mad for Plaid

Yesterday on the Whimsie Doodles PCP page Denise put out a new challenge - Mad for Plaid (WWC32)! I chose one of the new Tumbleweed digital stamps, Dottie's Garden, to use for this challenge.

I know Dottie should be colored more traditional ladybuy-like colors, but I thought I would match her more to the colors in the plaid background paper. I did add some red by coloring the little 'lady' on the flower a bright red - thought it would be a nice pop of color.

One of my fave things about the new Tumbleweeds Collection are the colorable eyes! Instead of filling in the iris with the traditional black, Melyssa has left these gorgeous peepers open for personalization. For great tips on coloring them, and some great COPIC color combos, check out the eye coloring tutorial on the Whimsie Doodles blog.

The layout is from the new Card Patterns Sketch challenge - #64. I cut the card base slightly thinner than the standard 4.25" wide and placed a scallop-punched strip of the plaid paper on the inside of the card. I added some barely-off-white grograin ribbon to the bottom. I found this at the Dollar Tree a few weeks ago and it matches the Neenah Natural Ice cardstock perfectly!

If you aren't already a member of Whimsie Doodles' PCP page, I suggest you head right on over and get signed up. It is totally FREE and Melyssa has often gave out special freebies to members.

Challenges used for this card:
Whimsie Wednesday Challenge #32 - Mad for Plaid
Card Patterns Sketch - #64

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Thanks for stopping by and, as always, comments are greatly appreciated!

Digital Stamp: Whimsie Doodles (Dottie's Garden); Patterned Paper: DCWV (Linen Closet); Cardstock: Neenah (Natural Ice), GinaK (White); Ink: Laser Printer; Markers: COPIC; Ribbon: Dollar Tree (Off White Grograin); Border Punch: Stampin' Up! (Scallop); Other: Bow Easy Tool, SU! Dimensionals


  1. Can you get any cuter than this? Those eyes are awesome and I love the non traditional ladybug colors!

  2. So cute. Love the colors and the LO.

  3. Very cute! This image is adorable! Love the plaid with your ribbon treatment and the scallops on the side of the card!

  4. This is too cute! I love the plaid!

  5. This is adorable! I love that big bow and that sweet little image.

  6. Fabulous - love this image! Thanks for playing at Card Patterns!

  7. Darling card, Alicia!! Love the colors and great design!!

  8. Alicia - I love this card ... it's so cute! Great job, as always. TFS the eye color chart! This will certainly come in handy! Miss you, girl!