Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Wish you were here

I got a new set of stamps yesterday and I just had to try them out! The stamp set is from Hero Arts 'wish you were here'
I made this card following the sketch #221 from Card Positioning System, I drew inspiration from the challenge at Secret Crafter -hence the chair and setting and the colours which I absolutely love the grey, purple and yellow I never would have thought that these colours got so well together and when I saw their photo I though 'wow' what a wonderful colour combo! I have incorporated the challenge set down by Diecut Dreams which was 3 flowers, 3 stamps (chair, table, lamp and title) and a bow. I am also submitting it for Wee Memories which is anything goes this fortnight. I have also submitted this for the challenge over at Paper Sundaes which was to add a sentiment 'wish you were here'

One of my favourite techniques is paper piecing and I have stamped the chair on both purple and grey patterned papers. By fussy cutting certain panels out of the purple paper and attaching it to the grey chair it gives the chair more colour and dimension. The lamp was also stamped on both yellow and purple patterned paper and I fussy cut the lampshade only from the purple paper. The background behind the chair was 2 colours (yellow for the walls and grey for the floor) to give it a more 'in the room' effect.

materials: Cosmos Cricket 'mitten weather' papers; MME Stella & Rose Gertie papers; grey card; Bazzill Sunbeam card; American Crafts wine card; Hero Arts 'wish you were here' stamps; Stazon jet black ink; 7mm grey velvet trim; Kaisercraft pearls; small flowers; Friskars corner punch; Creatve Memories circle cutters; Spellbinders petite scalloped circles.

Thanks for looking.


Toni K said...

These colors are so rich. Gorgeous!~

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

Gorgeous card - love it!

Thanks for joining our "Photo Inspiration" challenge this week on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE :)

Hugs Jane x

Tracy said...

Fab Entry, thanks for joining Die Cut Dreams challenge, Good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Shana said...

This looks awesome! You've done an amazing job with the paper piecing and that image is simply perfect! Thank you for joining us at Paper Sundaes - we hope to see you again soon!

Tami Mayberry said...

Beautiful! Thanks for joining us at CPS! :)

Laurel said...

Cute. Makes me want to sit and read a while! Thanks for joining us at Wee Memories!

Mummylade said...

What a lovely creation! Thank you so much for entering it in the DCD challenge and good luck!