Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving! and my first attempt at paper piecing.

Happy Tuesday everyone!!

Today's card is my take on Ms Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge #47. I just love these sketches! They start my week off wonderfully! Yay!!!! :)

As the post title says, this is my first try at paper piecing. I love this Inkadinkadoo stamp because of the fun swirlies. I just love swirlies and flourishes! :) I stamped it with Memento Rich Cocoa onto PTI Summer Sunrise and then again on Lemon Tart and cut the three flowers out. I matted this onto some Dark Chocolate. The first panel is from DCWV's The Green Stack paper pack. I scored it on all sides, about a quarter of an inch in to frame it. Got this idea from Ms Jessica over at Recapturing Wonders with THIS card. :) *Thank you for the inspiration.* I then took a strip of Dark Chocolate, punched both ends with EK Success Moroccan Lace. I don't have great quality white ink at the moment, so I wrote Happy Thanksgiving with a white gel pen.

I'm really happy with this card. I need more practice, but that's the FUN part! Weee!! Thanks for looking and have a great rest of the week! :)

8 comments:

Viv said...

Need more practice my foot!!! This is GORGEOUS!!!
Viv xx

Mercy said...

holy cow, fp....this is stunning! love that sentiment panel, too...is that your handwriting? if so, you need to be making sentiment stamps! :)

thanks for playing along with my sketch for this week...you've done an amazing job! :)

{{{hugs}}}
mercy

Dina said...

This came out beautiful! Love the colors and the image. Great job!

Peggy said...

WOW!! Your card is absolutely beautiful!! In all the time I have been blogging you are the first one I came across that uses the same blogger template as me! So now we are blog sisters!!

Crystal (mom4cuties) said...

Holy SMOKES!! I wish my handwriting was so beautiful- I love how how you did the sentiment strip!

Andrea M said...

This is fan-freakin'-tastic!!!!! I love everything about it. Way to go for your first time paper piecing! Love, love, love it :)

Pam Speidel said...

BEAUTIFUL creation FP! Love the colors and your extra touches! Congrats too on being selected as FS for your Color Throwdown card. OMG, that was one color challenge that scared me! LOL You should get an extra prize for nailing that one! Way 2 Go Girl! :)

Rae said...

Good morning! Not sure you will see this as it is an older post. I just found your blog by accident (but I guess that is how it happens, huh). I am so impressed with your cards and your style, I joined your site! I'm going to send my sister here tomorrow! (later today) Looking forward to checkin' out your future posts. LOVE this card, it is beautiful!
Rae

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