8/2/09

graceful...





Good day, all wherever you may be. I am up way too late, finishing my entry in Cornish Heritage Farms Summer Stamp Star Design Challenge. It's the final week and our instructions were to create a One Sheet Wonder. Which means to take one piece of paper, stamp on it and use all in your creation. I believe it originated as a way to make numerous card quickly. Well, I never do quickly!!! And so I decided to make a corset with this awesome template by Sarah Sandberg. And to use up the rest of my paper, I found this template from Stampington for a fan.

The basis for both pieces was My Mind's Eye new Breaking Free paper. This particular one is called Fruit Flavored 'Surfer Girl' and Betty's Boards Paper. It is double sided. I took an 8.5x11 piece out of it, leaving those boards for a later time. I used the net backgrounder on the facing left side, inked with versamark and embossed with Silver Pearl. On the right facing I used the flowers and lace backgrounder, inking it with Heritage Marvy in sea foam. It was embossed with clear ep. The upper corner was stamped with Aged Sheet Music in Memento Summer Sky ink. I added the word 'Graceful' from the Saturday Evening Post Vintage Butterfly set. I used Tim Holtz's distress ink in Frayed Burlap. The vintage lace was a gift from a friend, who generously shared her stash with me. I punched and threaded 25 eyelets and laced the cord. At the top, I finished it off with a brass bow.

The fan was created with CHF's January Stamp of the Month, Freesia. I inked it with several Chalkbox inks on each of the panels and also used two of the small butterflies and the word serenity . The back is inked with the sentiments from the SEP set. Vintage velvet ribbon ties it together.

It is difficult to photograph three dimensional items...I hope you see this at it's best advantage.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope your day is marvelous!

10 comments:

~amy~ said...

good grief Susan...leave it to you to not mass produce cards out of a one sheet wonder! You rocked this challenge...seriously! How long did it take to make the gorgeous corset?! wowza!!! the fan...magnificent..you my friend are a superstar!

Paula said...

These are both truly stunning pieces!

Cindy Haffner said...

Lovin thses both!!!

Karen said...

Thanks for the links to the templates! Oh my, these really are exquisite! That corset, with all of its wonderful details is just stunning! :>

Carolyn V said...

You constantly amaze, astound and inspire me. :) I have an award for you on my blog: http://cardsandothermadness.blogspot.com/2009/08/i-am-so-honoured.html

~ Carolyn

LeAnne said...

These are wonderful! So creative and fresh! These images are perfect for this project! I love ALL the CHF stuff!

Dawn B. said...

Oh my goodness Susan this is a masterpiece. I love the corset. What a great way to use those stamps. Your mind works in such creative ways. Great job.

Lynn said...

What an awesome job you did of stamping and matching the blades of your gorgeous fan, Susan!! You always go the extra distance to make your work stand head and shoulders above the rest!!!

Gorgeous work!!

Joan Ervin said...

WOWZER, girl...what fabulous projects with your OSW!!!! The corset is out of this world and the fan is sooo amazing!!!! I agree with Lynn...you do take that one step beyond to make all your work totally you!!!!

Julia Aston said...

Wonderful creations Susan! your late hours were well worth it!