Thanks very kindly, Sharon for the last color challenge of the year. Can't say I was jumping for joy when I read the colors, but please have a look and tell me what you think! I was able to work in the HCE11, simple tole also. Check out the extra challenges through January 03 over on the main challenge forum.
I've waiting to use this Tim Holtz pattern set for quite awhile. It just seems to fit with the new year approaching. I paper pieced my ladies garments and used paper tole for the buttons and brooch of the foremost model. Basic Grey's Stella Ruby was the patterened I chose to use for the paper piecing and the scalloped oval mat. I embossed the handbag with clear ep also. I used the tiniest bit of hand dyed silk ribbon for attach the ovals together. The staples were stamped and then I really stapled over the faux ones! The whole collaged pieces is mounted onto Cosmo Crickets, Souvenir paper, named Treasure.
I'd love to hear what you think about this piece. I have blogged about it in detail, with a picture of my most dear Christmas present, if you would have a visit to my cyber home. Happy New You, opps, YEAR!
Date: Tuesday, December 30, 2008 GMT Views: 610
Registered: July 29, 2004 Location: Maryland Posts: 6260
Tue, Dec 30, 2008 @ 2:43 PM
Susan, this is just great!!! Love those images and the staple thing is so funny.
And thanks again for another great memory. We must be from the same era. I remember my Betsy McCall doll. I thought I was hot stuff with my pretty doll I got for Christmas when I was little. Again your cards tell a story of of their own...tfs
Registered: January 26, 2007 Location: Fredericksburg, VA, but originally from Scotland!:) Posts: 12754
Tue, Dec 30, 2008 @ 2:44 PM
Susan, what a wonderful collage you have created for today's challenge! You have the neatest stamps and come up with amazing cards! I love your paper pieced ladies, the silk ribbon and the unique way you spelled out your name! Wonderful work:)
Registered: January 7, 2007 Location: Southern California Posts: 34804
Tue, Dec 30, 2008 @ 3:26 PM
Susan, you just keep getting better and better- Not that you were ever bad!!! (That didn't come out right!) This is so beautifully executed in your signature collage style. I LOVE this stylish gal with her lovely green suit. Your details are marvelous. LOVE THIS!!! Now I'm heading over to your blog to find out about this Christmas gift......