This card was made for a challenge, and it’s the first time I participate in a challenge.
I’d like to participate for the following challenges:
Paper Sundaes challenge blog – Challenge #104 – Paper piecing – edit: I don’t think I used this technique here, creating a window and silhouette isn’t the same I think? As I understamd it, it’s creating an image (say an animal) out of other pieces of (patterned) paper, where a patterned piece on itself is not an element (so not 10 different kinds of bears but 1 bear with different paper for his shirt). Ah well, I learned another thing 🙂
So that’s the link on my blog, now to see how that linky thingy works.
Here is the song the card is inspired on:
Listening to that song brings me close to tears. So on to happier stuff!
But first, some more pictures, all not very good as they were made late in the evening.
About the background: it’s plain cardstock, stamped with stamps from Christina Renee.
The little maple leaves are punched out of a cardstock sheet which I painted first with Alleene’s paint, colours Copper and White Gold (mixed).
About the window: it was drawn with a ruler but cut without one, I didn’t want too straigh lines. I stamped the square parts different the nthe top and bottom horizontal bars. Also the stamping on the curve is different.
The glass in lead decoration like thingy is made with a die for the cuttlebug, and then stamped with a stamp and different colours.
The background was made by first stamping an image on the background (The long stamp from Christina Renee again) and then running it through the cuttlebug with a Tim Holtz clocks folder, which was inked up with different colours.
I am terrible at drawing people, so I edited a picture of me to get a silhouette. Here some in between steps:
I then changed the position of the head, made a knot in the back and printed it out for reference. The first silhouette (see materials picture) was made by tracing the image of my head and adding a body to it, then make it smaller, tracing inner lines with an embossing tool, and finally colouring it in with a whiteboardmarker (that was the easiest). It was still too big stil, so retraced it again onto brown cardstock and cut it out even smaller. I stamped various parts of the silhouette with different stamps
You can see here the lines of the embossing pen and even some different stamps I used. I bet you didn’t guess I used a Rabbit for her hair!
Hopefully the card is not too bad! I kind of like it though it doesn’t look as most of the cards I see out on the internet. Is that good or bad?
Comments are welcome!