Happy Friday! I'm all screwed up on my days with Wednesday being a holiday and all. Our brand new Dilly Beans Challenge this week is Fabric and Fibers. I knew I'd purchased some adhesive fabric card stock some years back in dots and stripes. Planned on using both for this card but do you think I could find those stripes? NNNNOOOOOO!!!!! (Big surprise, if you saw my craft room. LOL) Anyway, I did find the dots and cut a strip and pleated it for that trim above my image. That sweet girl is #156 Framed Girly (flipped) with the adorable sentiment from #371 Girly Stuff.
I tried something new with her hair this time. I love paper piecing these images and wondered how it would look if I embossed it after fussy cutting. This is Coredinations Whitewash and I sanded after embossing to bring out the texture, but had a bit of trouble because I sanded some of the outline away. OOPS! Still think it looks kinda cool so I'll be experimenting further. More fabric with the rolled roses cut from Tim Holtz trim and some fiber in the form of Baker's twine.
I added a little more texture by embossing the mat with a Sizzix folder I think is calle Bow Strings (how apropo). Girly and her mat was popped over the pleated trim and I've popped the sentiment a bit lower and added adhesive pearls to balance it out. there are lots of cool ideas for this challenge at The Dilly Beans Challenge Blog so why not pop over there and get some inspiration? We love it when you play along, and Dilly Beans images are not required, but hey, you may win some. And speaking of inspiration, there's a brand new Blog called Dilly Beans Inspirations which will chock full of ideas, samples, tutorials and and even a freebie, so go check it out.
I'm also entering this in Ruby's Rainbow Embossing Challenge, Wishcraft Waste Not Wednesday "use your forgotten stuff" Challenge (the image is an older image from Dilly Beans, and the fabric card stock and Coredinations have been in my stash for years), the Frilly and Funky Texture Challenge (including the twist which is fabric), Shelly's Images "What's the Text" challenge, and Papertake Weekly Anything Goes (and I've highlighted the image by popping it and embossing her hair).