Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Paper piecing color challenge


This little card was made for the Embellish magazine color challenge, using these colors and paper-piecing:


At first, these colors turned me off, but after seeing some of the other entries, I decided to give it a try, and I'm glad I did - I really like these colors together - who knew? :)  I used a stamp called Bird in a Circle, which covers the entire front of the card.  I just stamped it with brown ink on kraft, light green, and yellow cardstocks and a dark green printed paper, and then cut the elements apart and reassembled them on the kraft base.  I added a little bit of colored pencil details, some gems in the centers of the flowers, the little musical notes, and my sentiment, framed it up and mounted it on the lighter green cardstock. 

Supplies: kraft, light green and yellow cardstocks, dark green printed paper, Memories Artprint Brown ink, Hero Arts CG181 Bird in Circle, CL131 SparkleClear Messages, DeNami musical notes, gold gems

15 comments:

  1. Fabulous! Glad you decided to create something using the colors and piecing. Beautiful.

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  2. Lin, this card is beautiful. Thanks for playing along with us!

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  3. The yellows on the bird and flowers stand out perfectly against the kraft! Lovely paper piecing, you are so good at that!

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  4. I'm really loving your bird cards Lin! This is so pretty - love the muted colours. Once again I'm so far behind my blog visiting and you've managed 7 posts since I last managed to comment! Gosh you astound me! Of course they are all wonderful cards - ALL of them!

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  5. Great idea to use that stamp for this project Lin, another gorgeous Fall card!

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  6. So beautiful Lin, wonderful what you created with the palette.

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  7. Lin, this is so beautiful, love the paper piecing!

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  8. What a precious creation! LOVE the yellow bird and flowers.

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  9. Beautiful card Lin and you've made this difficult colour combination look so beautiful! I love your design and your paper piecing is brilliant!

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  10. Love the text behind the images and the bird and flowers are lovely!

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  11. Wow, lovely card, Lin! So sweet! And I spot a familiar sentiment! :)

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  12. This jumped right out at me - LOVE IT! So glad you joined us for the Embellish Color Challenge!

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