First up is PI - Good Fortune. Seriously? Isn't she INSANELY sweet?!?!? I think so! One of the many things I love about the PI line is the ease in which it is to paper piece. Piecing just adds such a fantastic extra element to any image. I started by stamping her onto Neena white cardstock using my Momento ink. I colored her with my Copics and then paper pieced using this beautiful Asian inspired cherry blossom paper from The Paper Source. I've had it in my stash for literally, years. I pieced her sash in PTI designer paper and colored the area that forms her "v-neck" line with my Copics for added visual interest.
I used a mix and match of papers, the black and white number paper is from a new 6x6 pack from Echo Park - Times and Seasons that I recently grabbed up at my LSS.
I used the new Mix and Match Banners for my sentiment panel on the bottom. How did I get it to be that shape and size? You will find out in the upcoming Die-Namics Focus day!! I promise to show you how easy this is to do!
I stamped my sentiment and added a matte to it by adhering my panel to my cardstock and carefully trimming around the edge with my scissors. I had a very cool Asian inspired charm in my stash that I accented with some rustic twine.
I finished off my exterior with a bit of red, satin ribbon as well as another layer of twine.
My interior keep the same theme going but I used the new and soon to be released Open Scalloped Oval Doily. I stamped my sentiment as well as an uncolored version of this sweet PI. I know I've said it before but I LOVE the way this looks.
Up next is another sweetie in the PI line - Precious Little Lamb. I colored in the lambs using my Copics and then paper pieced the entire rest of the image. Even the teeny tiny hands of the lamb were stamped twice and pieced so as to ensure the proper depth and dimension to make my image more realistic looking. (A trick I learned and LOVE from Joanne!) I even pieced the hay in the little manger. Before adhering this piece down, I coated the edges of the hay using my Quickie Glue Pen and dipped it in yellow glitter to give it a bit more zing!
I adhered my background paper to some vintage kraft colored paper. I did this because I knew I was going to distress my edges so I wanted some extra color popping through. That, and if you use any real vintage paper you know how fragile it can be so giving it extra strength using another piece of cardstock is always a good idea. I stamped the swirly background and then heat embossed it using copper embossing powder. I then created the rest of my panels using two different 6x6 pads - Basic Grey (my first real love when it comes to Designer Paper) Oxford and Echo Park - Times and Seasons.
I created my longer Mix and Match Banners die on the right for my sentiment. Again, I will show this trick to you soon! I added some fun twine both soft and rustic and glued the bow tails in various spots using tiny dots of Glossy Accents to hold in place. I used some crimson ribbon tied on the left hand side of my creation for some balance and added a bit more rustic twine there as well.
Don't forget that there are seven...yes...SEVEN Pure Innocence sets previewing today, so definitely be sure to stop by the MFT Blog today to see the others as well as a full list of designers participating in teasers today!
And, as always, here are the important administrative bits and bobs!! Thanks so much for popping by today!
I can't wait to see you at the MFT New Release Party tomorrow night. Here are the details about the upcoming release on December 6 at 10 PM EST:
- You can attend the New Release Party on December 6th from 8-10 PM EST HERE in the MFT forum, where you can enjoy fun, games, and PRIZES!
- The MFT release, including all new stamp sets and Die-namics, is on December 6 at 10 PM EST. You'll find all the newest products HERE at release time.
- The guest designer contest is ON! Check out the forum for details on how YOU can win $200 in stamp sets and Die-namics, and play along with the MFT Design Team for a month.
- If you'd like to see all the teasers for today, please click on over to the MFT Blog NOW. Be sure to leave comments as you go for the chance to win one of 2, $10 gift certificates given away daily. The winners will be posted on December 6 just before the release party, on the MFT blog.