Love to Create Challenge #101 ...

Good morning! It's Monday morning and it's time to Celebrate! Today we are turning 2 at Love to Create Challenges Blog ... that means 2-years of hosting Challenges for you to to play with us every week.

Love to Create Challenges #101
~ 2nd Birthday Celebration / Anniversary ~ /

Our Sponsor this week is ... Bugaboo Stamps

But that is not all! 

Two (2) Lucky Followers of Love to Create Challenges will be chosen from the little box on the left side bar, where your picture shows you as a Follower, to receive 1 of 2 Gift Certificates!! Plus there is more ... to thank you for your support Jackie, the Owner, is offering Three (3) extra Prizes this week! Jackie's present to those who play along with this weeks Challenge!!

This adorable image is called KIDZ - Girl Balloon, and she was so FUN to color. I actually printed a couple copies of the image, proceeded to color the entire image, then decided to color the shirt, hat, hair-tie and balloon and paper-piece them onto the image to add some dimension. Copic Markers and Chalk Pencils were used for coloring.

My design was inspired by the current Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 with a "Twist" ~ use any of the previous sketches and the "Twist" is paper-piecing. Once of my favorite techniques. As stated above I colored and paper-pieced portions of the image. I used Sketch #4, which I flipped.

Now for a closer look at KIDZ - Girl Balloon ...

The rest of the designers created some truly amazing projects to inspire you this week so make sure you hop on over to the Love to Create Blog to check them out, and then I hope you share your project with us!

Until next time ... Enjoy!


Products not listed above ...
 - Paper: Neenah Solar White 80# Smooth, Paper Studios Burgundy, Fancy Pants Time for Spring DP
 - Stamps: Bugaboo KIDZ-Girl Balloon, Technique Tuesday Happy Birthday Sentiment Stamp Set
 - Ink: Copic Markers, Chalk Pencils, Memento Tuxedo Black
 - Other: A Muse French Roast Twine, Recollection Pearls, American Crafts Foam Thickers


Joanna M. said…
Cute! I love the little "2" on the balloon. Thanks so much for getting sketchy with us over at SSW2 this week.
Heide said…
Super cute, love how the image just pops as well and the #2. Thanks for joining us this week.
Hugs, Heide SSW2-DT
Sally Dube said…
Super cute!! Love that sweet image and the paper piecing really makes her pop! Thanks for playing along with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2!!
Blessings to you Ruza!!
Sally SSW2
What a fabulous Birthday card. I love this adroable image and how you colored her up. Thanks for joining us.
Nancy SSW2
Kathie said…
Super cute birthday card, just adore your colours and the way you've paper pieced and coloured. What a great card and thanks so much for sharing it with us over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and good luck.

Kathie SSW2-DT
Sharon Basel said…
This is a darling card! Beautifully done with the coloring and papers selected. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday!
Sharon, SSW-DT