Monday, June 4, 2012

Gallery Idol Round Two - You Color My World



It's been a bit of a whirlwind around here. After finding out that this card made it into the Gallery Idol Top 20, in between visiting with out-of-town family, I've been frantically trying to create something for the first challenge. (If you don't know what Gallery Idol is, I'll explain it a bit at the end of this post.)

The theme for this round is 'You Color My World'. I went through several ideas and finally settled on this one. I tend to be rather literal in my challenges, but I didn't want to do that here.



This card includes a TON of piecing. To give you an idea, here's what the stamp itself (from the Unity Ippity line) looks like:



I wanted to create rays and carry that through my card, so I stamped the image on four different pieces of cardstock/paper, and used a pencil to draw in the rays.



I cut out the ones I needed from each and adhered them to the card. The center of the sun, cloud, letters and outside border are also pieced. I also used Zig markers to color in the sun's little loops as well as the hearts on the cloud.





Once I had the center portion complete, I adhered it to the base piece and following the lines of the rays I created on the center image, extended them onto the base.

Some cranberry grosgrain and twine finish the look.

I used lots of different papers/cardstock pieces, so I won't try to name them all. Most is Close to My Heart, but there's also some American Crafts, Creative Memories, Bella Blvd, and My Little Shoebox.

Finally, I just wanted to send a BIG thank you to the folks over at Paper Crafts for letting me be part of this fun competition. I've really enjoyed getting to know the rest of the Top 20, and what a GREAT opportunity!

Please head over to the gallery to view all of the cards and place your vote!

A bit about Gallery Idol:
Paper Crafts Connection runs an American Idol styled competition each year. The first round is an open round where you submit cards to a Flickr group (this year's theme was encouragement). Then a group from PC selects the Top 20. Each week the finalists receive a challenge on Friday morning, and have until Monday morning to create a card.

The public then gets to vote on their favorite card. The field is narrowed by 5 each week, with an overall winner crowned at the end of the month.

Supplies Used
Paper/Cardstock: Various
Stamp: Unity Ippity - You are my sunshine
Ink: CTMH - Archival Black
Other: CTMH - Bonding Memories Adhesive; Cranberry Grosgrain; Tombow Adhesive; Small Dodz Adhesives; EK Success Yellow and Red Zig markers; The Twinery - Lemondrop twine

27 comments:

  1. I love this one! It's very sunshiney and cheerful. And such a lot of work too . . . but it paid off - all of the piecing you did makes the color pop!

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  2. How exciting!!! This is pure sunshine (pun intended). LOVE this! GOOD luck!!

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  3. Man, if this card doesn't make you smile, something is wrong with you:) Love it Miriam!

    I'm so glad that we get to take this journey together! Have a spectacular day!

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  4. Miriam, your card looks amazing! What a great idea!

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  5. Wow!! This card is amazing!! It took me a minute but then i noticed that your rays lined up not only on the stamp, but also your background! So cool!!!

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  6. Awesome paper piecing Miriam!! Fantastic work!!

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  7. Miriam! Congratulations!! Well deserved, your card is gorgeous :o)

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  8. so gorgeous, Miriam! Love all of the fancy cutwork you put into this card!

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  9. Miriam your card is so awesome...totally love it...such a fun design...Good Luck.. :)

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  10. So excited for you!! I loveeeeee all the rays!!!! Off to vote!!!

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  11. So cool! I love all the paper piecing! :>

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  12. Holy paper piercing batman, that's a lot of thought and work! I have trouble cutting, this would go so wrong for me. You did great! It's a crazy time isn't it?

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  13. WOWZA...that's a whole lotta paper piecing...excellent job! LOVE it:)

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  14. GORGEOUS card and thank you for showing your creative process with us!
    Congrats and best of luck to you!!

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  15. Such a happy card! Wonderful rays!

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  16. amazing paper piecing, Miriam! best of luck in round two!

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  17. Absolutely brilliant paper piecing! tfs

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  18. Congrats and good luck! Your card is amazing and it shows the work you put into it. I see we are neighbors!

    Again stunning work and congrats on your top 20!

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  19. Hi Miriam.....WOWZERS! Look at that paper piecing! So much detail in this and I love the papers you chose to use! So glad to be in the Top 20 with you!

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  20. All the paper piecing is just crazy good, Miriam! I love how you got everything to line up so well! The stamp is so fun, too...I love it! :)

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  21. What a great card, Miriam!! Congratulations!!

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  22. Girl, this ROCKS! Your paper piecing is flawless, and I adore the happy, playful vibe this card exudes! A winner for sure!

    And thanks so much for stopping by to leave me some love during the MSS June/July Release! I so appreciate your visit!

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