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Saturday, 28 July 2012

Sketch Saturday #218

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One of my favourite blogs to visit is Debby at a Scrapjourney.  She always makes absolute stunners; beautifully coloured and nearly always fussy cut and 'popped' up to give the most amazing dimension.  Recently she made a wonderful CAS card with just a paper pieced and 'popped' chair as the focal point.  You can see it here.  And it was her card that inspired me to make this one today.   I used a Hero Arts chair from a set of stamps, layered and popped up with silicone glue, and pearlised card embossed with a Cuttlebug chandelier for my background.   The scalloped punch is one of my favourites by Martha Stewart and I think the sentiment is Papertrey Ink.   I added a little strip of K&Co paper to the horizontal and a 'cushion' made from a tiny scrap of Papermania paper.  My friends always laugh at me for keeping such tiny pieces but I quite often find uses for them!   I wasn't going to add a cushion but I tore my chair 'upholstery' with my embossing tool when I was burnishing the reverse and my cushion covered it up perfectly.  I finished my chair with pearls.  Most of them are flat backs from a packet but the ones near the back of the seat are Liquid Pearls that I made on a sheet of acetate, coloured with my Copics to match the flat backs and then glued on my chair.  I needed them to be smaller than my flat backs to give the proper perspective.  I coloured my chair with Copics to provide a bit of shading and the nail heads around the edge are done with a gold pen.
I am entering my card into the following challenges:
"Anything Goes" at Simon Says and Crafts and Me #94
Charisma Cardz # 29 "Monochrome"; and
Loves Rubber Stamps #10 "Paper Piecing"

The rest of the Saturday Girls have made some wonderful cards for your inspiration and I know they would be delighted to see you share some love with them and come and play along this week.


Marianne said...

Great card and great colours.
Greetings, Marianne

Doreen said...

This is Gorgeous,fabulous chair...lovely colours and

heidy said...

Wow this is elegant,love it Lesley!
XXX Heidy

Jacqueline said...

I saw your card at Sketch Saturday and I love it! What a beautiful composition and that chear is marvelous. Hugs, Jacqueline

Shelby said...

Love love love how that chair turned out! and the embossed chandelier is amazing. Beautiful card


coops said...

so stunning lesley.i love the elegant image and really gorgeous colours :D

xx coops xx

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

fabulous, love the chair and the pearls you added, this is so cute. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!

Anonymous said...

I love the texture on your chair, so pretty and very clever
hugs Julie P

Steph said...

Stunning card! So simple and elegant. I absolutely adore the pearls and the chandelier! Gorgeous! x

Tracy said...

Love the aqua and the pearls are a stroke of genius Lesley! Wonderful texture element. Hugs!

Anonymous said...

Lovely card, gorgeous colours.

Céline said...

oh my Lesley, this is a really stunning and elegant card!!!
love the C&S look and combo

Scrappy Scatty said...

Lovely card
Thank you for joining us this time at Charisma Cardz
Love Jan

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous! Love how you've placed the pearls on the chair! hugs, Angela

Dorcas said...


Jeni said...

Lovely card. Very elegant and bound to make anyone feel better. Love the pearls on the chair cushions.
~jeni :)

Julie said...

This is just fantastic, Lesley, especially as I've seen it in real life! Fabulous paper-piecing and a fabulous design!! Juliexx