Thursday, October 29, 2009

Thursday's with Lindsay

Good Morning! I am so excited about Lindsay's new stamp set! It's so wonderful. It's called Doodle Flowers and it's available here at Lindsay's Shop Handmade Store.

I decided this flower was screaming to be paper pieced. I had so much fun putting this together.

It comes with this really fun circle sentiment. I used it in .png format so that I could layer the flower inside the sentiment and then printed the base and cut it out using a circle cutter. Then I deleted the sentiment from my word document and printed the flower on 3 different papers, cut the pieces out and glued to the base. (I have a tutorial on digi-stamp paper piecing here.) Instead of another piece of paper for the button (which does print out on the flower) I opted for a real button for more added dimension.

And yes of course, I followed a few challenges.

  • The sketch I got from iheart2stamp. I did flip it a little.
  • Crazy4Challenges said to use geometric shapes, so my card contains circles, rectangles and little triangles.
  • Just Us Girls said to add a 3D flower. I failed at the attempt to make the pretty tissue paper flower that they have featured, so I used a couple of primas layered and pop-dotted.
I also want to share my final Halloween project. This is what I made for the Halloween Costume Party I am having on my Tuesday Morning Sketches challenge blog and since I featured Lindsay's images, it's perfect to share today!


Thank you for stopping by today! Please be sure to visit Lindsay and the rest of the team. And if you haven't heard, Lindsay has an open Design Team call for Designers and Guest Designers. It's a really fun team to be on and I'm very thankful to work with some very amazing and wonderfully talented people!

Oh - one more thing! Starting today, Halloween sets are on sale at MyGrafico. 30% off!! So if you haven't scored Lindsay's crows or other Halloween images you can do that, too!!

Have a great day!


15 Encouraging Thoughts:

PaperCrafty said...

Darling card Mel!! I love the colors and the paper piecing!! Your frame is amazing!!

Tamara Bennett said...

These look great! I love how you used a real button and used pattern paper on it! That frame is awesome too! I love the colors!

Diana said...

SUPER SPECTACULAR! I'm totally loving that first one. The colors are great and I love the way you put it all together.

Coool halloween project too.

Gabby said...

Your card is perfect! The piecing...kick butt!!!

Kim Nath said...

Two wonderful projects! Such pretty colors on the top (love the paper piecing too) one and a super Halloween project!

Lindsay Weirich said...

wow! I'm not sure which project I like best...the halloween one I think, great job!

Gabby said...

BTW...there's a little something for you on my blog! ;)

Cindi said...

fabulous card! I love the paper piecing! Your layout is great too, just waiting for those pics
:)

Shannon - Desert Designs said...

I pieced that flower too! You're right - it does scream to be pieced and dimentionalized. Very nicely done!!! :) Love the DP you used on your Halloween page with the crow scene too.

Mrs. Fence said...

Love both of these - the card is so bright and cheery and the Halloween layout is too spooky! Great projects this week!!!!

Margie said...

Wowzers! Love your projects, the real button adds the perfect finishing touch!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

What a fun & cheerful card! I like how you paper pieced your center flower & added that lil' prima. Thanks for playing along with Just Us Girls. I hope you join us on Saturday for yet another fun challenge!

Tenia Nelson said...

Very nice projects!!

Sandy said...

Love the circle sentiment and layered flowers. The button in the middle is perfect! Cute!!!

ljurecek said...

Love all the different layers to your doodled flower project. And your Halloween card is super cute!

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