Happy Saturday everyone!! I hope you had a lovely week, and that this weekend will be a fab one for you. Quite a quick post today, as I have lots of things to finish before going for a retreat on Sunday. I will be missing you all, but hopefully I will come back to find some comments and news from you, showing me that you came here all the same:) I will be here till tomorrow evening, then will be back Friday evening. I will keep you all in my humble prayers :) Nonetheless I will try to finish two commisions before tomorrow, and if I do ..(keep fingers crossed for me) I will try to leave automated posts for during the week to keep you company *wink*
This card is for Whiff of Joy's challenge this week. The theme is paper piecing, and I used this darling Willow for this week. Do you remember her? She is still a fave of mine, maybe because of her long dress, where you can shade and have loads to colour. Even though I paper pieced her dress, I still added some green shading, to bring out the folds and the light where the lamp's light is on :) I also used a white gel pen for some highlights, as you can see.
I also played wirh some roses and adhesive gem stones for that soft and elegant touch. Funnily enough, the ribbon changed its colour in the photos. Maybe because of the shine. IRL it coordinates very well. I also added machine stitching, and the sketch was done by myself this time. I will try to make this sketch into a diagram if you like it when I come back.
Katharina is making a DT call over at the challenge blog, so I will try my luck in this as well. Maybe my style will be liked this time, it's harsh competition out there. But all I know is that I ADORE Elisabeth Bell's designs, so I put a lot of care in drawing the images. I keep on adding shades and colour till I'm satisfied with the result :)
A detail of the colouring
For this used the gorgeous Papermania Signiture Regency Papers. They come in A4 size, so with each paper you have enough to use for the inside as well. To get the delish design out, I left the inside panel as simple as possible. And don't they coordinate perfectly?? I alos like their canvas-like texture. They are quite thich, so they have this lovely feel.
I ebellished with some Basic Grey buttons, and used a Martha Stewart doily lace punch (yeah still punching with my feet :))with that!
I made a jotting piece on the inside as well, making some rub on words to compliment the sentiment I made on the outside. Do you like those flowers and swirls? I made those with a Ppapermania stamp, and I inked it up with a fluid chalk inkpad. I love the soft feel it gave, and as you can see I added mini rhinestones on some flower centres.
Off now to begin something else! I have lots of ironing and curtain folding to do today! Boo!! :)
By the way, last but not least, don't forget to pop on Simon Says DT blogs today.. remember? It is Saturday, so they all have a stamp for grabs!! :)
A side view of the card. Note the swirl I made with three sizes of gemstones, one is on the uppeer right hand corner of the card, the other swirl is coming out from behind the paper roses.
Thanks for looking