18 May 2013

Small Paper (Part Three)

Hi everyone. Hope this Saturday finds you in a good place. It's been a busy week work-wise for moi so I'm posting something new made last weekend which fits in with the Little Paper theme at SSS&S (link below).


Some of that fab Bazzill card in use again (for info. the ranges I've been using recently are Ambrosia, Lucy's Crab Shack and MAC). Origami has been a passion for some time and as the aqua patterned design lent itself beautifully to a 50's modernist feel I went that way with the dress design.


Time to dig out my favourite Andy Skinner pattern stamp which is so crisp and transfers to tissue really well. Then the embossed card, which had previously been brayered with Metallic Distress Paints, was ink blended to coordinate (Victorian Velvet/Spun Sugar/Tea Dye). This would all have disappeared but for the Mulberry Paper frame which matched the belt on the dress. It looks really good when you use a brush to apply water to the edges and then gently tease some away.


Cutting out the strips of buttons (from the Sam Poole Vintage Sewing set, stamped with metallic ink and clear embossed) takes a while but is worth it. It's always a question of working out where the focal element is going and then piling on the extras around it in close proximity. Even a touch of stencilled texture paste got in on the act! A solid background would have been boring, so I drew rough sections on the reverse of the pink card and cut out with fancy scissors. A spot of faux stitching in a mix of gold and silver gel pen, and some Tea Dye distressing finished the patches. Originally they were laid onto aqua card but the contrast was too overpowering so I recoloured it with a white gel pen. This will get a sentiment, but I'm holding out for the TH Simple Sayings set to arrive soon (you will see a lot of that I suspect!)


You will have guessed by now that this is being entered into;
and with so much pink, Pan Pastel UK Challenge Blog - In The Pink is a must

And a quick heads up about a few things. First you NEED to see Trace Metcalfe's Friday Focus at Frilly and Funkie for the most amazing TH Movers and Shapers ideas - don't worry if your wish list grows as a result, Linda has a MASSIVE 35% DISCOUNT  on them this week HERE.
If you need more Alterations inspiration head over to Plucking Daisies where Amy Bowerman will treat you to some fabulous tutorials and a drool-worthy Pinterest board; this includes items from members the wonderful F&F DT as well as some of my favourite crafters (including Anita, Marjie, Anna-Karin, Tammy, Shelly, Candy, Terry and Alison).
And if that is not enough, Terry Wietsma-Girbes has produced a superb Step by Step today which will help you positively breath life into those tired looking pictures on the walls.
Right, that's the rest of your Saturday used up!! (soz - but SO worth it) Hope your weekend is wonderful. Take care of yourselves, hugs Jenny x

39 comments:

  1. Hi Jenny, this is fabulous, just love the origami clothes so unique and all the gorgeous details of buttons and stitching. Have a lovely weekend. xx

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  2. I love the way you manage to bring so many techniques and interesting elements into your designs - brilliant as always. Thanks for the links too - more temptation I fear!!

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  3. Oh my goodness B...these little papers sure have a big impact! I love the paper dress, the paper buttons, the stamped tissue an ooohhh la la the ruler texture fade is glorious in pink and gold! Definitely adding this little beauty to the Alterations board :)

    Thanks for the shout out!

    Amy*

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  4. Really beautiful, I love how you have laid out all the paper pieces and the buttons look great. Thank you for joining in with the PanPastel challenge blog
    Lindsay xx

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  5. So pretty and has a great oriental feel (quite apart from the use of origami). That is such lovely paper.

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  6. Wow Jennie, this is just a superb card. I love the patchwork background and all the effects with the embossing and stamping. You have a brilliant eye for colour and design. Love this.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

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  7. Such a gorgeous make, Jenny!

    LOVE Origami too and you used it so perfectly with this wonderful card!

    Hugs,
    Claudia x

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  8. Seriously impressive Jenny! A fantabulous make. You have gone into immense detailing as always and your whole design looks fantastic for it. Superb card. Have a lovely weekend. Nicola x

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  9. OH my gosh! Jenny...your cards are amazing! This card is so stinkin' cute! I love the clothes made out of cardstock simply by folding it! How clever is THAT? Love the patchwork background. That is so cleverly put together. Love the color, the stitching and the rick rack "mortar". The little buttons and flowers are also really cute and give such a sweet, feminine quality to your card. It's just brilliant! Thanks for sharing your card with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

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  10. Hi again Jenny - just a heads up to adjust your post to read that the discount is 15% not 35%? Still havn't seen the Irish entry in the eurovision - it's the last act so will tune in for the drummers!! Nicola xx

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  11. The extra discount is 15% but that's on top of the normal discount of 20% - so for example the cameo frame should be $19.99 but is $13.56 this week!! That's $6.43 off!!! What a deal:) Jenny x

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  12. Hi Jenny, I love your beautiful card! The origami dress looks amazing and really love the fancy cut pieces and faux stitching. A wonderful make! Hugs, Anne x

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  13. I'm on the floor! Hypothetically speaking, as I'm still typing, lol...but my brain has come right out my ear and landed there! This is gorgeous Jenny. I love origami and your 50's dress style and paper is fantastic! I've been enthralled lately with that style and I just love it! Such a beautiful creation and I love the texture paste in there too. Can't believe all the detail on those fabulous buttons too! Very inspiring creation!
    hugs,
    Lisa x

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  14. Wow, great use of papers

    Sam xx

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  15. Now that's a neat card Jenny :) I too love origami and have seen a shirt made in many a few years could this be the start of a new trend !
    Von ♥

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  16. Another stunning card Jenny, love the sewing theme going right through, that rick rack idea between the papers is so cool. Love the dress of course to and all the other details, like those amazing buttons!!

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  17. Wow your origami dress is fab-u-lous, love all the buttons and the pinking on the background fits the theme of the card so perfectly. Really beautiful, thanks for joining us at PanPastel UK this week
    Claire xx

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  18. This is so very pretty - from your design work to the colors. Really wonderful!!
    Sandy

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  19. wow-o-wow, Jenny! Love this card! The orgami dress is so pretty! Such a stunning pattern paper, also for the background! Really gorgeous! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. Hugs, Sandra

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  20. Gosh, I've not seen paper folding for ages, what a brilliant example. Love the design and the colours, beautiful! Chris xxx

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  21. Love this dress my clever friend! When I look back at pictures of my Mom, she wore dresses in that fashion! Gorgeous use of papers! Happy Sunday! Hugs!

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  22. Hi Jenny, this is wonderful. So clever too. Hugs Rita xxxxx

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  23. another great use of the papers, you are so clever with this style! been a funny week so apologies that i am late, hugs trace x

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  24. What a delicious card... beautiful origami work with that lovely paper, and fabulous composition of the elements. I love those background panels!
    Alison x

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  25. Hi Jenny, Love, love, love, this card, the 50's shift dress is brilliant, and the stitching and buttons are gorgeous, loving all the textures, gorgeos make. Thanks for all the links, going to pop over now.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

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  26. Woww Love the origami in your cad,,,,,I am a origami fan,,,,,and I have more than two thousand of ÇBooks, if you need anything let me know Jenny.

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  27. Love the color scheme...yummy! So Spring like, and the patching is wondeful with the stitching! The folding is awesome too! Beautiful card! Thank you so much for sharing your love of paper with us here at Simon Says Stamp & Show!

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  28. Such a wonderful piece of art. Great details.

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  29. This creation is fantastic! What a great inspiration piece!

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  30. This is gorgeous Jenny! Love the origami dress you made and the card has so many pretty layers and details. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show!

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  31. Fabulous, just love the origami clothes, paper and all the embellishments.

    Regards diane

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  32. Oh yay, this is sooooo sweet! Look at that sweet little garment - and so stylish! Oh la la! xx

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  33. Jenny this is amazing, I love your little buttons and your origami dress, and your colours blend together beautifully xx

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  34. Good Sunny morning (well is is at the moment)Jenny!!
    Oh! My! Word! I have just looked back at all the things I seem to have missed........where have I been??
    All these "works of art" amaze me your talents are endless Oh! how I wish I had the courage to do what you do in your crafting.
    Keep up all the fantastic work

    Patricia xxx

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  35. Jenny this is beautiful. I love the sewn tiles in the background and the dress is wonderful. Your placement on the embossed pieces are really neat together as with the buttons and aging you did. Love this one.
    Hugs Kelly

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  36. This is just so beautiful and I love the interesting way you have created the background.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  37. So many wonderful details... love the folding and and all the small elements layered in there.

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  38. Again, so many gorgeous layers and elements to feast the eyes on! I love the colour scheme - it's not a natural for me but it works perfectly. I note the faux stitching which looks fab too! Gorgeous card Jenny.
    Hugs, Juliaxxx

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  39. Oops! Forgot to say how lovely that origami work is - such an unusual element but perfectly in keeping.
    Jxxx

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Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving your comments - they are really appreciated. Jenny xxx

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