Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Are Ya Ready? Parade of UnAward Winning Artisan Projects - Day 5

Well, here's the LAST of the cards I submitted ... I have to say that I really LOVE this one!! You can't really tell from the photo, but this whole darn neighborhood is paper pieced ... yup!!! My daughter counted all the little pieces in this backdrop and got up to sixty-somethin' ... not quite sure what number it was and I'm too lazy to count 'em myself!!

I started out stamping this on some watercolor paper and had decided to use my reinkers and blender pens to color it up (I'm pretty dang good at it!!). I had started to color, and because of the tightness in the spaces on the houses the shading wasn't coming out nearly like I had wanted ... AND the sky just turned out all gray and gloomy ... so instead of evoking something akin to "Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood" it just ended up lookin' like "The 'Hood!" Smiley from millan.net Not cheery and fun at ALL!! So I just decided to go for it and started stamping and cutting, stamping and cutting ... and this is what I came up with! It just makes me smile (too bad I didn't get to keep it 'cause I don't think I'm EVER gonna cut out all those little windows and window shades again .... maybe ....)

Now, go and take a little peeky at Jan's last card:

One More From JanTink

We have some really coolio scrapbook layouts and our 3D items still to share with ya, so keep coming back over the next five days if ya wanna see 'em!!

TTFN!! (I SOOO wish I could find a "Tigger" animation/smiley thing!!)

Stamps: All in the Family, Neighborhood Wheel, Celebrate Everything
Paper: Real Red, Basic Black, Whisper White, Brocade Blue, Bashful Blue, Summer Sun, Close to Cocoa, Creamy Caramel, Barely Banana, Pumpkin Pie, Garden Green, Certainly Celery, Going Gray
Ink: Basic Black, Real Red, Summer Sun, Creamy Caramel, Brocade Blue, Blush Blossom
Accessories: Scallop Border Punch, 1 3/8” Circle Punch, 1 ¼” Circle Punch, Double Rectangle Punch, Bold Brights Brads, Paper Piercing Tool/Mat Pack, Black Gingham Ribbon, White Gel Pen, Pop-Up Glue Dots

9 comments:

Kathy Braun and Lucky said...

This is so cute, love it! You did an awesome job on all of them.

Anonymous said...

How can we see the cards that did win the SU awards? If your and Jan Tink's were losers...I want to see the winners!!! Your cards were great! Have you seen the winners?
Nancy

Cindy Major said...

Wow... You paper pieced this whole thing?!? I'm impressed!! That's some dedication right there... That's the kind of project you do for Artisan Award, not for a Freaks swap. Can you imagine, having to paper piece this little thing 36 times?! Ouh la...

TFS!
Cindy

Margie said...

I am really enjoying your unaward winning cards! What were they thinking - not choosing yours? They are fabulous!

Sue from Oregon said...

I am totally enjoying the parade!

Cheryl said...

What a super-fun looking card?! Love it!

Pat Jandacek said...

Oh, heavens! The patience you must have (or must have had!). But your efforts paid off in the sense that there's nothing depressing about this scene, even if it didn't win. TFS all your good works.

Soozie4Him said...

What an awesome card, and I think you've gotten right to the HEART of what that neighborhood wheel (and the All in the Family set) is all about!!! Too bad you can't get your entries back after Convention - you DO know that they'll all be on the display boards, don't you? The good thing about having this wonderful sharing on the blogs is that now we'll be able to POINT to these awesome creations and say to anyone and everybody nearby, "I know the person who made that card!" Doncha think that's better than just being totally anonymous??

Hugs,
Susan, aka Soozie4Him on SCS

Anita Hovey said...

OMG I cannot believe you paper pieced that whole thing! YIKES...that's dedication to a vision LMBO.