Tuesday, April 15, 2008

created by hand

I really fancied having a go at the created by hand challenge which is "quotes".
As I already had Heather from Inka on my acrylic block from the arch I did earlier, I thought I would use her again. I thought of rain quotes like "into every life a little rain must fall" but I just wanted something a little more cheerful. and wouldn't you know it at that moment it started raining, And the following quote/rhyme popped into my head. I remember we always used to sing this when it rained when I was little.





I had also set myself the challenge of making a "skinny page" because as far as I was concerned I had never made one. until I started making it and measured it and realised I have actually made loads before I just call them "card fronts"!! I have also found that they are the perfect size to fit on the notebooks that they sell at asda supermarkets for 10p.

I have done Heather's clothes and umbrella using paper piecing. i.e. stamping onto patterned papers cutting them out and piecing them together. All the papers are by papermania. The main background is done with watercolours.

I don't know if you can see on the picture but there is some vellum dry embossed with rain drops. I did this with a fiskars texture plate that I bought when I first started making cards and has actually never been used before!!

the swirls at the bottom are done with Inka's leafy flourish stamp

18 comments:

  1. Another beauty, Joanne...welcome to your unrealized world of skinnies...lol. I love skinnies and I love yours with the Inka Stamp.

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  2. Joanne, this is delightful. I really love that stamp. I sent you an email thanking you for your comments on my entry. Will you please answer it and let me know how you colored this one? thanks.

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  3. This is gorgeous Joanne, your paper piecing is perfect.

    Isn't it great when we find long lost things that turn out to be useful, in your case the Fiskers embossing plate.

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  4. really beautiful card! such a sweet image, and goes perfectly with the quote!!

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  5. she really is a cutie - and lovely background

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  6. love the stamp Joanne and the quote is perfect.

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  7. She's such a pretty image, Joanne... and that old rhyme is perfect for the setting.
    I had to laugh about the 'card fronts'... my sentiments exactly!!

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  8. Cute. Couldn't agree more with the quote...

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  9. I think this is my favourite stamp you've shown us so far from Inka, love her a lot and you use her so well. love the quote too. gorgeous.

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  10. Gorgeous, and what a lovely stamp!

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  11. LOVE those colours together. Very serene image.

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  12. Brilliant! And a wonderful way to bring a little whimsy into your day and ours :)

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  13. Wonderful card and great quote.

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word verification is off! thanks for all your lovely comments, they mean so much to me!