Friday, April 8, 2011

Hello Perfect Angel ~

Hi again! I'm sharing another Thursday girl from the Greeting Farm's Creeper Crew for my iCopic DT post.  I was glad to accept the position to stay on the design team for this fabulous marker, stamp and ink shop.  Sadly, Linda and Wanda did not stay on at this time...but iCopic is having a DT call!  Go here to check out the requirements and send in your application today!!
Thursday's shirt and hat are pieced with a distressed orange paper from the {retired} Basic Grey Archaic line. To give them a bit more life, they are shaded with Copics that matched - YR12, YR15, YR18, YR61 & YR65. Her shirt needed a bit of spunk as well, so I added a fun image from the SP & Company clear set Rain Boots in Ranger Distress Tea Dye ink. One tip I have for paper piecing is to shade your area, cut it out and then line the sides of the cut out *very* lightly with a black Copic. It helps the piecing to blend in with the original stamped area instead of giving a white or ratty line against it. Because most pattern papers are more flimsy than regular cardstock, you have to use a light hand to line the edges; otherwise, the black Copic will bleed into the pattern paper ruining all your hard work! We just don't want that!! lol
The base patterned paper panel was sponged with Ranger Distress Walnut Stain ink. It helps to soften the strong pattern so all the intense patterns don't compete too much with each other.

I wanted the inside to be decorated as well, so I used another distressed plain piece from the paper pack, a scrap of the base mat and some fun stamps. Thursday is stamped lightly in Tea Dye ink. She's not fully stamped to flow with the whole *Grunge* look! The 'hello' sentiment is from Lawn Fawn's Just My Type, stamped at an angle in Walnut Stain ink. 'Perfect Angel' is from The Greeting Farm's Naughty or Nice set. Such a wonderful way to combine sets and fonts for something fun...kind of a play on words since her little kitty hat looks like devil horns!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I always love your comments and encouragement!  Have a super weekend :o) lyss

7 Kids College Fund #18: Seeing Spots - in the paper
Copic Creations #47: Your fave Copic technique - shading paper piecing
Craft Your Days Away #17: Spots and Stripes - in the paper
i{heart}2stamp: April SFYTT
Papertake Weekly: Anything Goes
Supplies ~
Copics {B95, B97, B99, C1, E000, E00, E09, E11, E29, E33, E37, E43, E44, R20, YG63, YR12, YR15, YR18, YR61, YR65, 100 Black}; Copic Multiliner
Stamps: The Greeting Farm Thursday; The Greeting Farm Naughty or Nice; Lawn Fawn Just My Type; SP & Company Rain Boots


Leigh Ann Baird said...

Love this! The way the hat is done is such a cool effect. Fabulous work!

Danni said...

Wow! This is stunning! What a fabulous creation!

Amy Sheffer said...

This is FANTASTIC! Love your coloring! Great job with the April SFYTT, too!

Kerri said...

CUTE!!! I love the paper piecing, and I adore that image! What a perfect sentiment to go with her! I have a TON of that paper that I got back in the day for some project that I never made~oops. I need to drag it out and use some of it!

Rose said...

Alyssa, love your shaded paper piecing on this Thursday Girl image. So glad to see your entry at Copic Creations. ~ Rose

MacKenzie said...'ve peeked my interest! I'm off to check out the dt call info :-)

Sharon Caudle said...

Fabulous card! Thanks so much for joining us at Papertake Weekly and I hope you join us again soon!
hugs, Sharon

Chris said...

only 21 here....this image is really cool! love her hat!!

Lesley said...

Great card, love the image! Thanks for taking part in the CYDA challenge xx