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Friday, September 27, 2013

Christmas 2013

I am still hoping some one will suggest how to do the faces of the shepherds!
Supplies:  Stampendous stamps, Studio G sentiment, Faith papers by Paper Studio, $1 star punch, Cuttlebug frame EF, Cheery Lynn branch die - purchased at Joan's Gardens.
The challenge at Joan's Gardens is to include paper piecing.  She has a link to a video on piecing a die.  I did not have a suitable die, but tried to replicate the technique with this stamp.  You may not be able to see it, but the palm branches are two layers  - for a bit  of the second color and also more dimension. 
I did the same with the shepherd's crook.  For the tree, I cut a lighter green piece - sort of cutting outside the lines.  Then I stamped on a darker green, cutting inside the lines.  This gives a sense of a few lighter fronds - our palm trees have different shades of green.  I also pieced the shepherds robes - and decided to make it look light the one on the left is facing the other way.  For the MFP challenge I used a second stamp to do the sheep on the left - the Stampendous clear stamp set has 3 images and a sentiment.  I used 2 of the images.
CHALLENGES:
Sketch: http://seizethesketch.blogspot.com/
Recipe (1 die (branch), 2 images (see above), 3 colors (red, green, beige):
Recipe (piecing, red and green, item from her store): http://www.atjoansgardens.com/search?updated-max=2013-10-02T10:00:00-04:00

4 comments:

  1. Gorgeous Christmas card. Thanks for joining speedy fox and friends.

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  2. nice card for Seize the Sketch! thanks for playing!

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  3. Lovely Christmas card! Thanks for joining us at Seize the Sketch!

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  4. Dorothy, I love your creative idea on doing the paper piecing. it adds a lot of interest to your card.
    Thanks for joining us at Joan's Gardens for our weekly challenge.
    Joan
    www.atjoansgardens.com

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