7/7/09

patterns of living


Hey, out there gals! Hope your Tuesdays' going great. And you had a fab birthday celebration. We're not so bad for 233 years, are we?

I'm playing in the Cornish Heritage Farms Summer Stamp Star Design Challenge. It's 5 weeks of different techniques and this is week 2. Paper piecing~~~my favorite! I just had to bring out this totally cool Tim Holtz pattern collage to use. I managed to piece 7 items on the main panel and the 3 lipsticks. The hand mirror (Museum of Modern Rubber) was stamped, embossed, and I used CHF's Mona Lisa Moments Abraham Lincoln quote in place of the mirror. It is held in place with a piece of vintage velvet trim. The oval mirror on the right side was 'hung' on the wall with a bit of teal chiffon ribbon. I added the sentiment 'effortless beauty' on the bottom. My lipsticks rest on top of a button from my grandmothers' button box. The lipstick image is a Stamp Francisco one. Cornish Heritage Farms fab fishnet backgrounder flacks the main panel.

Thanks for having a look, and do check out the details over at CHF.

9 comments:

~amy~ said...

oh absolutely excellent Susan...that TH image is fabulous...love all the paper piecing you did!!! Hope that you all had a fabby 4th!

Liz Williams said...

Another masterpiece, and good luck on this. I think you'll win hands down, or you would if I were the judge!!Only a little biased I suppose!!

Joanne Travis said...

Very cool design, Susan. Love your card.

Julia Aston said...

Love this woman/sewing theme Susan - and it works super on this fun fold! I haven't tried it yet - not enough hours in the day you know?!?!? love your lipstick and mirror!!!

Anne said...

Oh Susan you have the absolute best stamps!! I just love this one and your paper piecing is stellar!! Awesome job my friend!!

Priscilla said...

Hi Susan..thanks for the comments on my blog..you are so sweet. I have been to your blog before and you do wonderful work...Will you please join us with our sketch challenge sometime :) I could be wrong, but i do not think you have enterd yet :)

Gloria Stengel said...

THUD! This is so cool...I have not words....FANTASTIC! wow! Love it...here is my address... hee hee

Konnie said...

Hi Susan.

I was surfing tonight and checked in on you....I see you used the little mirror ;o) ...you do good work girl.

hugs
Konnie/SISILI

Cook22 said...

Now that is one of the few collage stamps I've seen that I could go for! I haven't even found a Paris one yet that tempts me. And look at all the little accessories too - fun, fun.