Thursday, October 3, 2013

Paper-Piecing Flourishes

I was so excited to read the challenge this week at Timeless Tuesday - a chance to be a guest designer for Flourishes?  How cool would that be? And conveniently paper-piecing is one of my favourite techniques!

There are some specific rules this time around - you may not combine other challenges, and you may only enter once. Check & check! Here's my card:



Supplies: Flourishes stamps; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; papers from Basic Grey Konnichiwa; yellow  glitter paint; Prismacolor pencils; black Sharpie; bling strip from Dollarama




The nitty gritties:

I stamped the lanterns 3 times - once on the main panel, and twice on the patterned papers. The first patterned lanterns were paper-pieced directly onto the main panel, and the second layers were first shaded with Prismacolor pencils (um, LOVE how that turned out!), wrapped around a pencil to add some curve, and then adhered with a double layer of foam tape. I then painted a very thin layer of yellow glitter paint to add a lantern glow :)

This challenge is open until next Monday night - so get your paper-piecing scissors out & have fun :)
xoxo,
Jessi

21 comments:

Asha said...

WOW! This is gorgeous, Jessi. Love the warm soft glow behind the lanterns. Very clever! TFS.
xxx Asha Sunny Summer Crafts

Nance E Salkeld said...

Love this! You are rockin' the shimmers and glows! Not to mention rockin' all these nifty techniques!

Barbara Godden said...

What a fabulous card, love how you did the "glow" around the lanterns.

Annette Allen said...

wow love the glitter...love the sequins and LOVE your card..

jimlynn said...

Gorgeous!!! Love all that pretty paper piecing too.
Lynn

Donna said...

Love it! Great job!

walchowDesign said...

Wonderful match of the glittered lanterns and the sequins, Jessi!

Debbie said...

Awesome card!! The popping up and rolling of the lanterns on the pencil really gives a great realistic look!! Love the "glow" too!!

Lindsey said...

This is truly a beauty, Jessi! Good luck... looks like a winner to me!

Cheryl said...

Wow, Jessi! This is gorgeous! I love the papers you chose for the lanterns and how cool that you popped up an additional layer. They even created a shadow on the card. :) Thanks so much for joining us for the Timeless Tuesday Challenge this week, and good luck in the contest!

Greta said...

What a creative & beautiful card, Jessi! You've inspired me to get out my Flourishes stamps!

Darnell J Knauss said...

How can you NOT win the spot with this sensational PP card, Jessi?! Wow, wow, and doub, er triple WOW! Put the bubbly on ice right now!! Hugs, Darnell

Chris D. said...

Absolutely amazing card Jessi! Love how you were able to capture the glow of the lanterns, and the added shading on the lanterns is perfection!

Allison Cope Israels said...

Awesome card Jessi! Love the glittery glow you gave your sky behind your lanterns! Great job on the paper piecing too! Thanks for joining us for our special "Timeless Tuesday Challenge" over at Flourishes this week! Good luck in the contest! Don't forget to check out the other two challenges we have Flourishes this week!

lostinpaper said...

This set hit my list last week, can't believe you have it too, it's very spooky, we have heaps of the same sets. Guess we've got great taste!

Dana said...

Oh wow I love that you curved the pop up layer!! And the halo and sparkle around the patterns is sooo cool!!

Barb said...

you're such a show off. this is awesome...and perfectly done!

Broni said...

I LOVE your "lighted" lanterns! Beautiful! Thanks for playing along in the Flourishes Timeless Tuesday challenge!

ChristineCreations said...

You did a beautiful job with this Jessi!

I'm a Little Teapot said...

The Prisma colors do look awesome on the lanterns. Clever idea using the stickles for lantern glow!

Greta said...

Yah! We won! No surprise in your case, but an amazing surprise for me!