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!
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
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.
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.
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
Once I went over my colouring with a Blender Pen, it really did lighten up a lot and looks a great flesh colour!
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.