Thursday, September 11, 2014

GIU - Growing In Unity Gal Thursday

Today, I have for you something new that I tried.  The layout is similar to Tuesday's card, but it is presented vertically instead.

One of my favorite techniques is paper-piecing.  I love giving cupcakes patterned frosting and putting patterned elements on all sorts of things -- even animals!   This type of paper-piecing I tried today, however, is new to me.


I am in love with this image.  I wanted the leaves and grass to be green, but I didn't want that green color on the flowers themselves.  I tried it with ink pads, just pressing the green against the grass part and purple against the flower part, but it never looked like I imagined.  So I stamped the flowers in black on a second piece of cardstock, colored the flowers with Prismacolor pencils, and pieced those colored flowers onto this image.  (Now, if I could just get my camera to behave when photographing purples!)
  
Please check back every day this week for more Unity projects.   I'll be doing a drawing for a free Itty Bitty stamp from Unity from all of the comments left this week.  Happy Stamping!

15 comments:

ionabunny said...

A very pretty stamp. Love the purple and I like your pieced border as well.

Gaylynn said...

The purple is beautiful in these peaceful flowers.

Denise Bryant said...

Pretty card! I love paper piecing too! Your border around the image is really nice too! Love the flowers!

Ruby said...

This is a beautiful card. This is one of my favourite stamps.

Amy C. said...

I like how you mixed the script paper and music not paper. Very pretty.

Janis said...

Your card is lovely!! Piecing the flowers was a great idea.

Purple is notoriously hard to photograph! I used to wonder why blue flowers were described as purple in seed catalogs....it was because even the pros could not get purple to come out true! Ha. I don't stand a chance!!!
<3 J

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Kim Rippere said...

Gorgeous! Worth the extra work.

Sue D said...

Very clever how you colored and paper pieced the flowers.

Kris B said...

Lovely card! Your flowers are beautiful and I love the newsprint/music sheet background!

Marianne B in AZ said...

You did a very pretty coloring job on your flowers! Fun idea!

Anonymous said...

Just lovely!!!!! Your job of coloring is amazing.

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Very pretty. Love your paper choices

Berina RGA said...

beautiful card!! love the flowers :)
-Berina
Moxie Craftie

Cynthia said...

Great mix of dp with the purple flower, Kim.

Cybil Hart said...

Beautiful card & lovely flowers! Great job!