Monday, October 24, 2011

Purple paper piecing

I love to paper piece and this little beauty is designed for it.  I started with a print small enough to fit on her shirt and stamped her once on the white paper and once on my patterned paper.  Her shorts were cut out of the base cardstock.  I colored her skin and hair and then glued on her clothes.  Even though the plain paper looks blue, it's really purple in real life.  This is my 'salute to Vivi card'.  I don't do purple much, I leave that to her because she does it so well.  I don't have a signature color like she does, but if I did, it wouldn't be purple (sorry, Vivi).  I again did a shadow which I thought turned out very well.  The flowers are my salute to Sheri who taught me a card is just not complete without a flower and although I have a gazillion flowers, I rarely use them.

This card marks the end of my tenure on the StampingScrapping Design Team.  It's been an awesome ride, I love all the girls.  We've had some head banging conversations and I've made some lifelong friends.  So, ladies, thanks for the laughs and the inspiration.  Mr. Excellent:  thanks for the kiss, I will treasure it, see you in March 2013 for a fresh one and some kicka** BBQ. 

Paper: Stash; Stamps: Magnolia Rollerskate Tilda, Penny Black Sentiment; Martha Stewart Leaf Punch, Martha Stewart Scary Fence; Ribbon: Stash; Spellbinder Classic Ovals Large; Copics: [Skin E000, E01, R20][Hair Y11, Y35, Y32, V09][Shoes C0, C1, C3, C5][Background V000, V000, V01, 0]

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  1. This is so cute! I love the patterned paper you used and love how you matched the background to her shirt. Your coloring is fantastic! I adore the flowers! Thank you so much for playing along in our paper piecing challenge!

  2. aawwwww Sweetiee, this is a stunning card you made and it is just perfect in purple... I absolutely love it in my fave color ever!!!
    Thank you so much for dedicating this card for me!!
    Mr Excellent sends you a big hug and kiss! We cant wait to meet you again and have lots of fun together!!!
    It was awesome to have you in the SSDT.. you are such a fun person to be with.. and do not forget... always mine!! hahahahah

    Huge Hug and Kiss from me to you!!

  3. Awwww this is so pretty, I have never tried paper piercing but love the effect, shes gorgeous xxxxx

  4. Wow, great job with the paper-piecing. You did a phenomenal job with the coloring too. Very impressive! :) I'm so glad you joined the Lawnscaping Challenge!

  5. Such a pretty card and I love your paper piecing! Hugs, Karen

  6. Very sweet card. Love the paperpiecing so perfect with her dress. Your coloring is awesome too. Thank u for playing at Lawnscaping:)