March 28, 2017

Beautiful You!

Hi all,

Whew! What a weekend! Saturday morning I held a Beautiful You class. We had so much fun. This week I'll show you our class projects as well as some of the samples I displayed.

We started Saturday's class using the paper piecing technique.

We started with a standard card base of 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", layered with Basic Black cut at 4" x 5 1/4", followed by a layer of Whisper White measuring 3 3/4" x 5". The dancing woman was stamped onto a piece of Whisper White using Classic Black ink then cropped using the Layering Squares thinlits. The dancing woman image was also stamped on to a piece of DSP and then fussy cut the dress and hat. We used the glue pen on the back of the DSP and adhered it to the image on Whisper White. The image was then layered on to a Basic Black scalloped square from the Layering Squares thinlits. The sentiment was stamped and three colored coordinated dots finished the project. I love the sentiment and really like how this card turned out.

The next card featured the Blender pen and the Playful Palette DSP stack.

Our glamorous lady was colored with the blender pen using Sweet Sugar Plum. Simply squeeze the ink pad when it is closed to transfer ink from the pad to the the lid of the case. Pick up the color with your blender pen and apply to the stamped image. We started on the left to give deeper color and  depth. Be sure to use long, vertical strokes to provide even color. This is a very simple, but striking technique. The base is Blushing Bride, the image is layered on to Sweet Sugar Plum and the ribbon is Sweet Sugar Plum.

I absolutely love this set and went crazy looking at ideas on Pinterest and coming up with a few of my own. Stay tuned for more of our projects as the week goes on.

Saturday afternoon my nephew and his family arrived for an overnight stay. My 'greats' are aged 6, 3 and 1. I got in LOTS of kisses! It was so much fun having them here. I hope there's a repeat visit soon!

It's been a bit gloomy here in Wisconsin. Hoping your world is filled with sunshine!

Take gentle care,

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