Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Watercolour Pear

Well, I spent the morning cleaning cupboards in the kitchen (wanted to do only one and ended up doing three - that whole migration of work thing happening again - yikes!)  Then I spent time designing a tin to put a series of Christmas tags in for a class - I am pleased as punch with the way it turned out and will share it with you another day.  Finally I nestled into a couple of challenges for the day -

Hand Stamped Sentiments is looking for either real or faux stitching on this weeks project.  I knew I was going to use this pear image because the SUOnly Challenge is  to use one of your new favorite stamp sets (or your favorite one in general if you haven't gotten any new ones lately).  As soon as I saw this Faith in Nature Hostess set I knew I wanted to have it; so I picked it as one of my Pre-Orders in June (Just one of those perks about being a SU demonstrator).

I used Staz-On ink and then the Aquapainter with So Saffron and Old Olive to paint the pear.  The mat pack, paper piercing tool and Soft Suede fine tip marker helped me to create the faux stitching along the edge.  For the River Rock "matt" I used the new "Stripes" embossing folder and put the paper through in two directions giving the paper a cool woven effect.  Finally the DSP is from the Well Worn package.

Remember that Stampin'Up! has a fantastic special on Designer Series Paper until the end of the month - Buy 3 packages and get one FREE.  Let me know if you'd like me to set you up with some (you can truly never have too much DSP!), or visit the Designer Series Paper "department" of my on-line store at my website. Your order will sent directly to you!

Well, I'm now going to focus on working on some more pages for the Anniversary book I'm making for my husband and I  on My Digital Studio.  I'm going to have it printed into a book by SU so I'm on a bit of a time-line.

Deadlines are good for us - hope you have some goals your aiming for too - thanks for taking the time to stop by for a visit.


Shannon said...

Gorgeous Joan. That pear is the perfect image and makes a bold statement. Love the subtle stitching framing it. Thank you for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments this week.

inkedx2 said...

I love that pear image. Great layout on your card. Thanks for playing with us this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments.


Jen Timko said...

Your coloring on this pear is gorgeous! I love this set, too. So glad you joined the SUO Challenge this week!

Erin Gonzales said...

I LOVE your card, your image and colors and the stitching- it is all workin' for me. :-) Everytime I see that set used it makes me want it more and more... oh my never ending list. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

Krista said...

Very nice warm card. It's a great card for the quickly approaching fall season. The stitching sure completes this really great card. Thanks for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments.