Saturday, January 14, 2012

Guest Designer at Our Creative Corner - Paper Piecing With a Twist

I was greatly surprised and honored when Tui Nathan of Our Creative Corner contacted me and asked if I would be a Guest Designer for their upcoming Paper Piecing Challenge.

The challenge for this week is being hosted by Vicki Burdick with these guidelines:

 "Paper Piecing - Use some kind of paper piecing on your card or project this week. Stamp something and use DSP to piece an element of the stamp or paper piece you Background. In addition NO ribbon and only one embellishment is allowed"

I was in the mood to go soft and feminine with this project and had an idea of what I wanted to go with on the design. So after pulling out what I needed, I found that I had 9 different papers for the piecing of this card! Never used that many different papers on one card before! There are 5 alone for just the flower! This is definitely not a mailer by the way.


I used Flourishes Siberian Iris clear stamp for the flower, and Flourishes Gerber Daisy clear stamps for the butterfly and sentiment, all stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa. Then with Tim Holtz`s Distress Antique Linen ink pad and a Tsukineko Fantastix colouring tool, I dabbed the colouring stick on the pad and used it for a little shading as well as a wetted paintbrush for some blending. I cut out all 5 flowers and decided what order to place the coloured layers and which leaves and petals to cut away from each layer. I also wanted to create the flower to come out from under the die cut circle I was planning.

Unfortunately, you can`t see it in the photo, but the flower and butterfly were coloured over with a clear Atyou Spica pen by Too Marker. It really shimmers very nicely in real. Next time I do this I think I will be a little more creative and try to do some shaping for the petals and leaves rather than just flat layers.

Here is a partial side view to see the layers a little better. Apologies for the blurry image.


Below you will find a list of some of  the tools I used in the making of this card.

I would like to thank Our Creative Corner for the honor and opportunity of being a guest designer. If you have never been to their challenge blog I hope that you will check it out, see the wonderful DT inspirational creations and join in on the fun.

Happy crafting everyone!




TOOLS & SUPPLIES

STAMPS: Flourishes Siberian Iris & Gerber Daisy
INK: Memento Rich Cocoa, Tim Holtz`s Distress Antique Linen
SPELLBINDERS: Standard Circles Large, Petite Ovals Small, Classic Scalloped Ovals Small, Fleur de Lis Accents, Labels Four
Inkssentials Ink Blending Tool
Tsukineko Fantastix colouring tool
Scissors
Atyou Spica pen by Too Marker - Clear

6 comments:

lynn said...

just beautiful, sabrina! congrats on your guest spot:)

Mona L. Pendleton said...

WOW! Sabrina! What a gorgeous card! All your fussy cutting payed off! STUNNING! Congrats on your GDT spot!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Sabrina, this is absolutely stunning! I just love all of the dimension and gorgeous detail you added. Those layers are stunning! So happy that you are sharing your beautiful work with us this week at Our Creative Corner. SO excited that you are a Guest Designer! Have a fantastic day! Hugs! :)

Cindy said...

Beautiful card, love the soft colors and all the layers!

Jenny said...

Hi Sabrina! I'm enjoying looking at all of your wonderful creativity...this card is simply gorgeous! Thank you so much for all the kind words on my blog...you are too sweet :)

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

What a totally sensational piece of work! I just love your soft and feminine color palette and the creative way you used all the die cuts. Your paper piecing and paper tole is absolutely divine! Thank you so much for being our guest designer this week. We were honored to have you!