A Pig With Sparkle for PP457

by Joanne James1. September 2019 09:00


Today it's Sunday and the first of September; where is the year disappearing?! It's time for this week's new challenge over at The Paper Players and it's the turn of the fabulous LeAnne to host this week and she has a fun theme challenge for you to work with:


I had limited options for today's theme: cows, pigs or ducks! Limits are often helpful though as they really help focus the mind. I was so tempted to use my current farmyard favourite, those funny cows from the 'Over The Moon' set, however I decided to give some love to one of my other farmyard friends that has been a little neglected of late and took the opportunity to play along with the fourth week of the Freshly Made Sketches celebrations too - take a look:


Here's the low-down on today's card:

This Little Piggy - Whilst pigs are often to be found down on the farm, I'm not sure you'd see many of the flying variety! I do love this flying porcine creature though and I decided that on today's card she really needed wings to be proud of, so I created a stand-out pair in white glimmer paper and paper-pieced them - how cool are they?!

Artistic Touches - I used some of the patterned paper and felt accessories from the Follow Your Art Suite on my card today, heat embossing some clouds in white across my designer paper for added detail, along with a white twine bow. 

Frame It - I did a creative interpretation of the FMS sketch today and created a continuous scene, using a frame created from a pair of square Stitched Shape Framelits to draw the eye to my pig and sentiment and keep true to the sketch, rather than create my scene on a central square. 

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


You can see all of my Product and 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Before you reach for your ink and papers, check out what our amazing team has created to inspire you this week:

The Paper Players Design Team
Here's a quick recap of our challenge rules:
1.  Create a new paper project
2.  Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us and provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge submission.
3.  Please link your card to no more than four challenges, TOTAL.
4.  Have FUN!

You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Enjoy your day; we are enjoying the last few days of the summer holiday before the James Juniors begin a new school year later this week. I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used: 

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Comments (11) -

VickyUnited Kingdom
9/1/2019 10:27:16 AM #

LOVE this fabulous card Joanne! Your little piggy looks so proud, flying along with her shimmering wings and that tiny heart on her bottom! She looks perfectly at home on her airy cloudy background too and the twine and sequins are perfect finishing touches Smile


Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
9/1/2019 9:03:02 PM #

I've never understood the attraction fo this set before. You've made it look awesome, with the pretty colours, some textures - and best of all - the heart on the rump!


Windy Ellard
Windy EllardUnited States
9/1/2019 11:31:58 PM #

Love the pink and green together. Awesome card with this fun sketch, too!


Amy O'Neill
Amy O'NeillUnited States
9/2/2019 2:06:10 PM #

Soft and pretty, and oh-so-cute!  Thanks for joining us for Freshly Made Sketches 400th sketch this week!


LaurieUnited States
9/2/2019 6:18:13 PM #

What a sweet image!! I love the smile on her face and the fun sentiment too!


Jen Timko
Jen TimkoUnited States
9/2/2019 11:20:21 PM #

This set always makes me smile!  What a fun card.  So glad you joined us for our 400th sketch celebration!


LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
9/3/2019 7:09:53 PM #

LOVE this little flying pig...my favorite parts are the sparkly wings!! The color palette is delightful too, and the stitched frame is perfect for that sketch!!!


Ann Schach
Ann SchachUnited States
9/6/2019 2:59:04 AM #

Such a cute card, Joanne! The felt embellishment is perfect, but it's the heart on the butt that takes the cake! LOVE it!


Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
9/6/2019 12:51:56 PM #

HUGE smile!  I LOVE this card!!!!  Your flying pig is so darn cute and I adore the color palette you selected for her.  Her sparkly wings and the sentiment are perfect!   The little heart on her behind is so cute!  I have a friend that collects pigs.  She would cherish this card.  I hope you have a fantastic weekend, My Friend!  HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you!  Keep celebrating!  XXX


9/6/2019 3:47:05 PM #

super cute pig!! adorable
congrats Jeanne
have a great weekend


Anne Marie Hile
Anne Marie HileUnited States
9/7/2019 3:31:20 AM #

Joanne, you had me with those sparkly wings! This is darling and that heart is the most perfect accent EVER. Such a fun card, all around!


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