Saturday, August 15, 2009

Look at those knees....

Over on Gingersnap Creations amongst their wonderful selection of challenges, I spotted the printed paper post by Alison Manning. So simple yet very eye catching.
I was thinking about this post all day yesterday as I just seem to have drawers full of pre printed paper, most of which hasnt seen daylight for years as I only tend to use plain colours, it seems, lately and stamp onto them. So I went on a pretty paper hunt this morning and discovered one of those pieces that I bought during my first year of crafting that I used to just look at, stroke and put away again ....yeah I know, how do I manage to stroke paper and/or craft wearing my 'special jacket' that has extra long sleeves that fastens at the back lol(admit it, I bet you had 'best paper not for using....(ever!)....in those early days :0)

Heres what I came up with....



This three panel folded card is made from matting and layering preprinted paper and stamping/colouring this fab little girl, who is called Marci from Stampotique), which I then folded to make a cute little quickmake.

The saying says' Somewhere on your journey, don't forget to turn around and enjoy the view'

Do you like how I highlighted her little knees with white pen...heehee



*Please click images to enlarge, thankyou*

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23 comments:

joanne wardle said...

never thought I'd say this, but I love how you used the peel-offs!!!!
kind of looks like soldering.

she shouldn't look cute, but she really does!!

Sandy said...

Yeah this is cool.
I love this stamps.
Brilliant job Jo.

Linda Elbourne said...

Stunning work Jo ... I have never really had the urge to stroke paper ... I just buy it and file it in colour order ... which is probably worse! I do have one of those jackets though!

Chris said...

I still have 'best' paper that I don't want to use. lol

Love this card. How come you can do 'cute' without it being cute!

Suzie said...

This is a wonderful card, love the idea of the printed paper on an accordion fold card. That is why I love checking everyone's ideas out you always find a new twist on techniques. Thanks so much for sharing you creativity.

JeanFB said...

Oh, wow - love this!!! And yes, even NOW, I have those sheets of paper that I gaze at and then can't bear to cut ;)! Lovely inspiring design (and thanks for the link to your little girl image... I've been seeing those stamps on blogs and wondering where they come from - delightful combo of cute and goth!)

Hels said...

Cor, this is gorgeous Jo, I too am a paper stroker...but I think it is only natural and normal behaviour....LOL Take care x

Godelieve said...

Just beautiful Jo. I also love how you photographed the card, as it is not an easy shape...

Kim Piggott said...

OMG!!!!
Jo this is totally fantastic!
You are just so talented!
I am in awe!
hugs
kim x

Joanne said...

What do you mean, in those early days. I didn't know pretty papers were meant to be used at all!!!! Maybe that's why my shelves are about to collapse! Love your card - again! xx

Shar said...

Simply fabulous, Jo! What a wonderful and whimsical creation!

Sue said...

Oh knobbly white knees, what better!! I think I might have some of THAT paper somewhere too stashed away for posterity. Sad bunch aren't we!!

Ali Manning said...

I LOVE this card - it's so much fun. And the words are great. Ali

alcoholinky said...

aw, this is just gorgeous Jo. (yes I've stroked paper too!) OMG - I think I spy silver peel offs. I've always thought they work well as an edging and you've proved it!

Carrie said...

well - although I have practically given up card making (practically?? totally!!) I have to admit to a very large stash of papers too - at least 14 inches high of 12x12s alone and I dont even scrapbook lol I wont mention my collection of 6x6 pads

Love this card - the stamp is totally adorable and I love how you coloured her with shadowing etc - and the knees- great quote too

Marilyn Rock said...

Love this! I love everything that you do. The paper is really wonderful; not too busy - just right with your touches. Love the "character" stamp; she's awesome!

penibear said...

Great knobbly knees, Jo! And yes I had paper I used to stroke, too. I had a serious talk with myself one day (whilst I was wearing my 'special' jacket, lol) and now I'm trying to use them!

Stiggy said...

Yet more great work darling!!

I always knew you secretly LOVED peel-offs!!

;D

lottie said...

I was out all day yesterday so never got to see this. The little 'merci' stamp is so cute isn't she, even though she has knobbly knees.

The cherry blossom Japanese paper is gorgeous and works really well with the stamped image. Another clever twist

I don't know how you conjure up these ideas!

Karin said...

Gorgeous card Jo, love those knobbly knees. Ah yes the paper thing ......... I've a large mound of papers myself but I don't mind using it. LOL @ Stiggy re peel-offs.

Piddawinkle said...

Jo this is fab, I love it, I love those stamps but have only managed to get one so far, have been funding a secret promarker addiction, but its ok now, cos Ive got them all, what am I like, if its new and I want it, I want all of it ASAP. Loving all your work you are so inspirational, was gonna use my stamp for my nieces birthday card and now youve given me some more ideas, SIobhan
Ps what colour is your jacket, mine is a creamy white with just a few odd patches of other colours, like rust, LOL

Amy said...

these lil' character's are so fab!!

Amy said...

very *pretty*...I adore your paper's..you must have a wonderful collection to work from.