Monday, March 29, 2010

Just another challenge

 Don't like to color and love the Daisy Doodles digital images? Color no more, paper piecing is here to stay! Fun, easy, colorful (pun intended) so many different ways to incorporate digitals into your crafting life!

I was asked to be the guest designer on Daisy Doodles.  Once you are there, at the top you will see challenge blog, just click there. My pic should be on Monday's blog!
I was sent a digital image and a sketch to follow. here's the sketch:
 And here's my card using 'roses'. This is a digital image that I copied out about six times and glued at least 6 layers on the larger rose to give it depth. It really looks good IRL. And it is thick. It will need an envelope box for mailing or be a hand over card. It is a 5 1/2 " square card and I'll show you the inside, too!
Here's the part where you go get your coffee, or popcorn and soda, you dieters go get a piece of gum.
There are three layers of leaves that I used to paper piece onto a scrap of green paper.
Here's a pic of all the copies I made to paper piece this rose set.

 Cheryl was the sistah that got me 'hooked' on paper piecing and I will once more link you to her blog here.
I run the plain copy paper through the printer and then tape down the paper to the portion of the pic that I want to be that color. the yellow sheet was my back up plan and that's the paper that I used. the assortment of yellows and golds that I originally chose just didn't work for me. The printed green leaves had already been cut out when I realized that i should take pics.

I use a marker to color the portion of the leaves so the yellow doesn't show. then I glue the leaves over the yellow image.
 I cut the leaves out and leave (no pun intended) the middle (it will be covered) as it's easier to handle and glue down. Then i just cut out portions of the flowers and glue as I go. It can not be seen...all the layers that are there. It really is lovely IRL, but i said that already, just checking to see if you are paying attention. i painted the flowers with a Frost White shimmer once they were all dry (glue). I dripped glue down the side and added chunky glitter to the edges of the roses. A little glitter pen in some spots, just to add more sparkle. the lace was added to be included in another challenge over at Caardvarks.  here's a pic of a side view, imagine all the layers...

This is a better pic where you can see the glitter, white on the flowers and green on the tips of the leaves. All the sparkle is for a challenge over at the Creative Cottage.

One more pic of the inside and we're almost done with this post.

I will eventually add some flowers to the inside once I decide who will be receiving this rosey card.

                      Get your Daisy Doodles 'Roses' at Scrappetizing! ...huge sale, now! 
They're on page four 
I picked yellow because I thought that I had more shades to make the roses. Emily gems says yellow symbolizes wisdom, joy, and happiness.
 On that note................thanks for coming by and sharing your coffee, popcorn and soda!

STAMPS: Digital image fro Daisy Doodles, Warm Words-sparkle
PAPER: Rose Red, So Saffron, Barely Banana, Dsp from Luxe designs (my stash of 'old' paper)
INK: Printer and Black Soot for Sentiment, Tim Holtz Distressed inks-antique linen 
TOOLS: MS border punch-inside, paint
INCIDENTALS: Sakura glitter pen, bling from BOTD, chunky glitter, lace trim from Wright's

 Some other challenges
Caardvarks - lace
Stamping Around - Anya's inspiration
The Creative Cottage - sparkle
Simon Says Stamp - spring and glitter
365 Cards - 8 elements
Lots To Do - vintage, lace
Paper Cutz -  Easter


Jules said...

AWESOME card Jo, it must have taken you yonks!
and instructions too :o)
You have more patience than me, lol.
Thanks soooo much for being a guest designer @ DD's

Tracy said...

Great job Joanne! Love the card! And congrats on being a guest designer!

Anonymous said...

Wow that is awesome. Love your card!

Cheryl said...

You go Sistah! This is gorgeous! Look at all those layers. You can tell a lot of time and love went into this. I am so glad you are hooked on paper piecing now. :)

Cheryl said...

Oooohhh! Congrats! I just reread and saw you are a guest DT. So happy for you.

Paula said...

What a gorgeous card, love the flower...just beautiful! I'm so glad you could join us this week at the Digital Tuesday Challenge!

Faye said...

your card is so pretty! x

Kathy said...

This is stunning, one of the loveliest cards I've seen in a long time. I love yellow roses, and your layering and glittering made them so beautiful. Great work of art Joanne. Congrats on the guest DT spot, way to go and well deserved!

Ann said...

A totally beautiful card. Love that rose . Thanks for playing along with our Pastels theme at The Pink Elephant. Just love your entry.
Ann xxx

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Wow, your roses are just shimmery goodness. Such a beautiful card!

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