One of the ladies in my team, Teresa, posted a Beautiful You, paper pieced card to a Stampin' Up! Facebook Group for demos recently - see green and yellow card on the right.
It was exceptionally lovely because of the various elements Teresa had used.
Needless to say, she received a lot of positive feedback from other demos and was asked a few times how she did the dress.
As she doesn't make videos, I asked if she minded if I made one, which is what I've uploaded on to YouTube earlier this morning!
One of the elements I particularly like is the sentiment stamped, tone on tone, on the card base.
As I struggle keeping things straight, for the video I chose the easy option and used one of the splatter stamps from the Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set instead.
This sketch-like image is more of a challenge for paper piecing than regular images that have a straight line because you have to decide what stays and what goes.
It took me four attempts before I was finally happy with the end result.
The hat was the biggest challenge because there isn't any definition between the face and the left side of the hat - see the balck and white image stamped inside the cards - see photogrphs 3, 4 and 6.
I used my Calypso Coral Watercolor Pencil and coloured all the flesh area - hands, arm, chest neck and face - very gently.
I had heard that this was the best colour to use but I have to admit I was rather apprehensive because I was convinced it was going to be too orangey.
Once I went over my colouring with a Blender Pen, it really did lighten up a lot and looks a great flesh colour!
I chose to use our Shimmery White Cardstock (CS) as I knew I'd be using a Blender Pen and this cardstock copes with water better than our regular Whisper White cardstock does.
With the Mint Macaroon card I made, I cut the Shimmery White CS too small so there wasn't enough room to die cut the oval - hence the rectangle!
The Designer Series Paper (DSP) I used for my three cards is all from Blooms & Bliss DSP.
I think that's about it for today. A big THANK YOU to CrafteresaUK for today's inspiration! Please check out Teresa's website at www.crafteresauk.blogspot.co.uk. If you live in the Lythm St Annes area and are looking for cardmaking classes, please contact Teresa. ☺
Until tomorrow, happy crafting.