Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Celebrating the Journey and A Puzzling Thing

I have two things to share with you today - First we were given this sketch over on Split Coast

And here is my card using that sketch -
I used 3 different travel themed designer paper for my panels and paper pieced the dress with one of them also. Just in case you don't know what paper piecing is - you stamp the image - then stamp it again on some designer paper - in this case I stamped the dress area - I cut out the dress from the designer paper and attached it over the image. This traveling lady is from a stamp set called Going Places by My Favorite Things.


The sentiment is cut with a Spellbinders Tag Trio, embossed and up on foam dimensionals. I added a metal filigree thingy (that I purchased last week at the Antiques Fair I went to in Brimfield, MA) and a wooden leaf button in the corners. I colored my image with Prismacolor markers and a flesh copic. This card is going postal tomorrow morning to my friend who is definately celebrating her journey!

Stamps: Going Places: My Favorite Things
Paper: Vintage cream: PTI, Basic Black: SU, DP : Autumn Leaves Stack
Ink: Onyx Black Versafine
Accessories: glue dots, foam dimensionals, Prismacolor markers, Copics, wooden button, metal filigree, Spell Binders Tag Trio, Cuttlebug


My second offering today is this fun puzzle piece that I decorated. My brother-in-law and his wife have retired to Killington, VT and are involved with many social groups there. This month the The Killington Arts Guild is running a fun activity where they passed out these puzzle pieces for people to decorate - they measure about 20" x 20". They will display them and auction them off to make money for the Arts Guild programs. So knowing that I stamp and do other crafts - Carol asked me if I'd be interested in decorating one and I said "sure"! Of course then I had to think of something creative to do!!

So I came up with this idea of highlighting the New England States using old time post cards for each state and a couple of old time travel posters as well - one for winter and one for summer. And of course I had to use a ski one being in Killington and all! These images come from a Dover CD Rom & Book called Old Time Travel Posters and Luggage Labels. I just printed what I wanted on card stock and cut them out using photo edge scissors. I mounted them to the designer paper with foam dimensionals so they stick up a little. I used 3 fun designer papers from Cosmo Cricket called Mr. Campy to cover the puzzle piece - as well as some stickers that are also Mr. Campy. I sponged around the edges with Close to Cocoa ink.
So if you are in the Killington, VT area the weekend of Sept 27 & 28th - look up this Arts Guild show and see if you can find my puzzle piece!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

14 comments:

Joan Ervin said...

I love your challenge card, Julia...such a wonderful stamp and I love the papers you used!! The puzzle piece is just too cool,too... you did such a great job with the decorating!!! i just got that paper and cant wait ti dig out my camper stamps!!

~amy~ said...

Julia, LOVE your challenge card...it is most spectacular! Great paper pieced dress!

FUN puzzle piece...LOVE the dp!

dpkennedy said...

Wow, how cool! I love the Mr. Campy paper...and the old time postcards are awesome! Great idea Julia!

Lauren said...

Really love the card - the metallic accents are fabulous. The puzzle art is super cool - great job.

LeAnne said...

These are great ideas! THe puzzle piece is cool....I just saw those CDs at ACM this past week and was very tempted to get some! Nice to see them on this clever piece.
LeAnne

Pat (mspfd) said...

What wonderful, creative projects. Your travel card looks fabulous. Love the designer papers and embellishments. Perfect challenge card. Your puzzle piece is amazing! I bet it wins top prize!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Love your challenge card!! That filigree is gorgeous!! And your traveling puzzle piece is so clever!!

Catherine said...

love your sketch challenge... and love that you paper pieced her dress...too cool! and cool puzzle

Shirley said...

What a really mod card! The colors and the design are really fun and bright!

Shirley said...

Yikes, Julia. I thought you used the puzzle piece to get the card! LOLOLOL I do like the puzzle too!

Shirley said...

This comment is so say I really liked the card you made for your friend for her travels. Very clever paper piecing and embellishments too.

Bev said...

Great job on your puzzle piece. I really like the silhouette card you made-very pretty. tfs

Jennifer Muraoka said...

Wow this is great! I love that puzzle piece, it's so jainormous. That must have been a fun project and a nice departure from cards, cards, cards! I really like that patterned paper, it's so cute. The car and the trailer attached to it. And I love your little antique embellishments that you used on the travel card. Now you should peel it off and use it with another card! lol. Hugs, jenn

Stampin' Up! Gal said...

great project... i love it!