Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Sisterhood of Crafters - Gingham and Flowers

Hello Friends and welcome back!
Today is a new challenge at The Sisterhood of Crafters
and Terri is our hostess.  The theme she has asked us to follow is:

What a fabulous combination!
Here's what I created . . .

 I haven't done any paper piecing in a very long time so that what the direction I was headed in when I chose the stamp to use for today's flowers.  Mind you, I love making handmade flowers but I am actually in the need for a few more 'easy to mail' cards for an upcoming craft show so went with this oldie but goodie Impression Obsession Dogwood Stamp.

 After stamping my stamp onto white card stock, I stamped it again on the left over piece of yellow gingham I had cut for the background panel.  Colored the leaves & stems with a Spectrum Noir alcohol marker then after a bit of fussy cutting, paper pieced the gingham flowers.  A green sequin was attached for the flower center.

A pretty easy peasy creation but fun none the less and could be used for a variety of occasions.

My Die Versions 'hugs' sentiment die was die cut twice ... once in yellow and once in black.  Then the yellow panel was overlaid atop the black panel to give the illusion of a shadow of depth.

I do hope you'll come join in our 'Gingham & Flowers' challenge fun and if you are in need of further inspiration, by all means pop on over to our challenge blog to see what my 'sistahs' have created.

Challenges to share in:
The Flower Challenge #1 - Anything Goes w/Florals
 Crafting by Design Challenge - Add a sentiment
Word Art Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Creates and Makes Challenge #4 - Anything Goes optional/use a die

Hope you're having a fabulous week!
Until next time and as always . . .

Papers:  White cs, Black cs, Yellow Gingham dp
Stamp/Ink:  Impression Obsession 'Dogwood'/Versafine Onyx
Accessories:   Memory Box 'Stitched Square Layers' #30038, Die Versions 'Hugs' #DV-602, green sequins


Diane said...

Very pretty, yellow has always been a favorite color of mine and the paper piecing of the flowers is beautiful (I thought you had colored, pretty card!

Dr Sonia S V said...

I have a similar stamp which I have not used much. Your card is so beautiful and inspiring
Dr Sonia

Donna Phelan said...

How beautiful! Gorgeous dogwood flowers, love how you paper pieced them! This is so bright and sunshiny HAPPY! Yellow IS my favorite color! This is lovely!

Krisha said...

Such a HAPPY card! I love it and gingham is a favorite of mine.

Olga Jewell said...

Absolutely Stunning!!

Lia said...

Darlene you make awesome crafts and I became a follower because I'd like to see much more of these! The cards below are gorgeous!Love the backgrounds you made with Distress inks. I am going to give it a try for sure!
Lia x

Leslie Miller said...

That's a MOST beautiful dogwood stamp which I've always admired, and it looks absolutely fabulous with the paper piecing! Those big blooms are perfect for it. So cute with the sequin centers, and definitely an easy to mail card, but still so textured and dimensional. I'm all about the easy to mail cards. Love that big "hugs" and yellow is my favorite! I NEED to play this challenge!

Terri's Cards N' More said...

So beautiful, Darlene! Love the pieced flowers and green sequins. Gingham just seems to scream "Girly" to me. Great job.

Donna Heber said...

Beautiful! So bright & cheery.

Maria A. said...

This is such a beautiful card, love the bright, sunshiny flowers, the paper piecing and the sequence centers gives them awesome dimension.
I love Gingham paper, it always look perfect on cards, this color just enhances your beautiful flowers.
Thank you for sharing with us at THE FLOWER CHALLENGE, hope you join us again soon.
Maria Rodriguez.DT

Conniecrafter said...

Beautiful!! I didn't notice at first that the flower was stamped on the same paper, such a wonderful idea and looks fantastic!!

Lisa Tilson said...

Such a pretty card, and I love your paper piecing, really suits the floral image you chose. Thank you for playing along in the Flower Challenge, we hope to see you again soon, Lisa DT

Karren said...

Beautiful card! Your paper-pieced dogwood flowers look amazing! Thanks so much for joining us at The Flower Challenge.