Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Prettie Wednesday




Two weeks ago, Joni (the very talented illustrator for Paper Pretties) issued a challenge to make a card using paper piecing. I LOVE to paper piece. Sometimes it's just so much easier than coloring! I started with some Basic Grey paper from the Pheobe Collection. I thought this pattern would work well on the watering can. I "shaded" on top of the patterned paper with a Pea Green Copic marker to give the can some dimension. Before I paper pieced the watering can, I cut out the flower from the can of the stamped image so that I could paper piece that on top of the patterned paper. I wasn't crazy about the sentiment stamped on the patterned paper, but when I tried different colors of cardstock, it just didn't look right to me, so I left it as is. This little baby is on it's way to Jillian. Hope you like it, Jillian!

If you haven't checked out the contest Christie is having to win 6 months of Sophia stamps, be sure and check out this post! Tomorrow is the drawing! There is also an exciting announcement at Paper Pretties tomorrow! Please stop back tomorrow! Have a wonderful day! SUPPLIES USED: Stamps- Simply Special (Paper Pretties); Paper- Pheobe Collection (Basic Grey), Chocolate (The Paper Company), white (Georgia-Pacific); Ink- Burnt Umber (Palette); Accessories- Chocolate Chip Satin ribbon (SU), Copic markers.

18 comments:

Lorie said...

Absolutely lovely card! Just makes me say awww when I see it! :o)

Julie Masse said...

So great Charmaine!! The shading on the can is so wonderful!! :)

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is gorgeous Charmaine!!! Love it!!

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is Gorgeous!!! Love it!!

Alexandra said...

Oooh, this is fabulous Charmaine - love the look of that watering can!! Totally great paper piecing, girl!

*STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Joan said...

OMG I love this. It's wonderful. I can't express it properly.......Ahhhhh. Joan (LOL)

Bethany Paull said...

Totally GENIOUS the way you shaded on your paper piecing!

Janine said...

So cute Charmaine!!!

Jess said...

Charmaine, this is soooo beautiful! I have a little Isaac too, almost 6 months old!

Daniela said...

This is beautiful :)

musingsofanaddict said...

fabulous card!!!! love the shading on the can!

Christi said...

Beautiful!! Love it!!

Diane Gilbert (djluvs2stamp on SCS) said...

Love the paper piercing! This card is sooooo cute!

Carolyn King said...

this is beautiful Charmaine! Love the paper pieced watering can! Wonderfully done!

Danielle Lounds said...

Beautiful card Charmaine! I love that designer paper on the can! :)

Laurie in MN said...

Very cute card.
TFS

Linsey said...

Oh my, that is the prettiest watering can I have ever laid eyes on! I love this designer paper and your satin ribbon is divine! What a beautiful card, you are so wonderfully talented!

Donna said...

wow! fabulous - I LOVE this watering can paper-pieced. I agree with you love to paper-piece sometimes instead of coloring (but you KNOW how much I love to color)

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