Monday, October 18, 2010

TLC and Paper Piecing for Fun!!!

Good morning everyone!! I finally had some craft room therapy this morning..after our busy weekend, it sure felt good to get my fingers inky!! I made this card for the Technique Lover's Challenge this morning on Splitcoast. Holly had a great technique for us to try called Make it Shimmer. The tutorial can be found on Lisa Spangler's blog . We were to stamp our image with water proof ink, apply color to a stamp block and stamp it over the image for the background, color the image with watercolor pencils, and blend with Perfect Pearls and water. My background color is Almost Amethyst...the Rubbernecker Iris was colored with watercolor pencils and blended with Perfect Pearls and water. Pearls and wrinkled ribbon with a button and twine finish it off. It is really shimmery IRL!!

I just love to paper piece and thought this image from Sparkle and Sprinkle called Jasmine would be perfect. The face and skin were colored with copics, Fruit Punch Stickles was added to the flowers, and the big flower was popped up on foam tape. The sentiment was from Verve's Blessings set and Adirondack Peach Brilliance was used to sponge around the image.

Stamps: Sparkle and Sprinkle Jasmine, Verve Blessings
Paper: Pure Luxury White, Pure Luxury Chocolate Brown, Basic Grey's Porcelain
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Adirondack Peach Brilliance
Accessories: Prima Pearl Flourish, Nestabilities Labels 12, Stickles Fruit Punch, EK Success Corner Rounder Punch

Thanks for stopping I have got to get busy and clean the stamp room...yikes...what a mess!!!


Jan Hunnicutt said...

Hi Joan, Both of your cards are beautiful! I like Jasmine and your paper piecing, very neat! ;)

Lynn McAuley said...

Love those awesome irises!! Such a beautiful card!

What exquisite detailing on your glamorous vintage lady!!

Quite inspired work, Joan!

Kimberly S said...

Such lovely cards Joan! Love the paper pretty! :)

Crystal said...

Fabulous Cards Joan!!!!

Kathy Braun and Lucky said...

These are great cards, love the technique on the first one and the paper piecing is amazing, love that image and with the paper piecing on the hat, love love!

Linda Palmer said...

Both cards are very pretty. Love the sparkly Iris and love the paper piecing on the ladys hat and dress. Both are great cards.

Tammy said...

Beautiful cards, love the woman and her bling, very pretty.

Becky said...

These are beautiful Joan, love the coloring of the flower and love the dramatic Birthday Blessings. awesome paper piecing and gorgeous details and colors.

Bev J. said...

Love the iris-beautiful card and I think that big hatted lady is so cute. Like the pp.

Helen F. said...

WOWZA! Beautiful cards, Joan! Jasmine is so pretty, love the paper piecing and lovely DP you used!