Jul 8, 2016

Graphic Stamping and Watercolored Paper Piecing

card 1

I made this funky graphic card from sheer play, one thing leading to the next.  My purpose was to use paper piecing and though that transformed into pieced paper piecing, I am happy with the result.

card 2

To fill in some of the gaps, I stamped this adorable heart stamp from Lynne Perrella for PaperArtsy.

card 3

The background is embossed in Adirondack cranberry embossing powder.  My mom had a dozen of the colors in her collection - happy me!  This color is different than the ink pad, more pink, but beautiful nonetheless.

One Minute Process Video


I created a tiny flip through of the steps that led me to this card, which are also the steps for the circle chipboards pieces in my journal page post HERE.  Let me know if you find this helpful or have tips on making better videos.

card 4

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42 comments:

Mona Pendleton said...

Beautiful card! The watercolored background looks fantastic! Thanks for the inspiration!

Maxine D said...

Oh Autumn this is gorgeous - love your colours and the texture you have incorporated.
Blessings
Maxine

Remya Sreekanth said...

Dear Autumn , Your works always has a freshness and vibrancy which I LOVE !! It is also very pleasing to the eyes .. Superb Dear !!

brenda said...

A lovely fusion on summery colours Autumn.

Just to explain lack of visits for the next few weeks, being 'sent' to Italy to stay with an old school friend to recoup a little ahead of our holiday later in the month.

B x

Ruth said...

Stunning, stunning, stunning! love, love love! Amazing Artistry Autumn!! Ruth xx

Pamellia Johnson said...

Beautiful Autumn! I just love these colours, wow! Looking forward to your flip-through. Have a great weekend! hugs :)

Donna Ellis said...

Wow! Great design, Autumn! I love your "pieced" paper piecing, and the description therein, emerging from what you call "pure play". What would we do without our hobbies? Your mixed media designs always speak to me because of the designs - they usually are themed, with the colors bring the message of hope or love to the attention of the viewer! Thanks for sharing today! I hope you enjoy a wonderful weekend! hugs, de

Denise van Deventer said...

Such a beautiful card! Looove the stamping and water colour effects...so pretty! ;-)

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

Wow..Its Awesome ,I spend quite some time seeing the layers n paper piecing and yes stamping too ,Thanks for sharing the video ,will watch it soon :)

Sherrie K. said...

Stunning work....wow, keep playing, hehe!! Your papper piecing is amazing and I love the end result! I love the colors and water colored background! Just incredible...I would love to take some classed on watercoloring and especially learning more on canvas painting:)
Great inspiration Autumn!
Have a wonderful day my friend`
Sherrie K

Becca Cruger said...

I love that you used the phrase "sheer play" because that's exactly what I thought of when I saw this stunner. This looks like joy on a piece of cardstock. Love all the layering, love the depth of color, love the grunge. <3 <3 <3

craftytrog said...

I love your card, it's beautiful Autumn!
Thanks for the video too!
Alison xxx

Lisa said...

This is absolutely stunning, Autumn!! I love the layers and the colors!! Your paper piecing is perfect!! The details are spectacular!! I love the PaperArtsy stamp you used, too!! This is so gorgeous my friend!! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

froebelsternchen Susi said...

This card is utterly beautiful and I like your fabulous video of the process!
Happy weekend!
oxo Susi

Evelyn Walter said...

wow Autumn, this is again a stunningly artful piece! Love the sunny colors and the arragement of your paper piecing.
xx Evelyn

Redanne said...

Your card is brilliant, I love those beautiful tones in the background, they really do make the stamping take centre stage. I really enjoyed your flip through too - clever girl, wish I could do that, it is so professional! Hugs, Anne xx

Zoe said...

Wow! Great project, thank you for supporting Chocolate Baroque colour challenge, good luck, Zoe DT member xx

rachel said...

I absolutely adore what you have done here Autumn - really beautiful - the colours are amazing - hugs rachel x

Nancy Dynes said...

Your project is gorgeous, Autumn!! It's so artistic and FUN! The color palette is stunning and the paper piecing perfect. I just finished watching your video and love the way the whole thing came together.
Hugs,
Nancy

Vintagehandmade said...

Oh my, Autumn, your paper piecing card is absolutely stunning! I love those colors, your amazing watercolor background and fabulous textures! Beautiful stamping, too! So artistic, so creative! It's brilliant! Have a great weekend! Big hugs! Branka xx

Brenda Brown said...

Wonderful watercolour background and layers creating a beautiful card Autumn xxx

LauraVi said...

Vibrant background, beautiful colors, stunning card!

Marjan Küppers said...

Wow... stunning and beautiful!! And very interesting to read how you did this!

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

Aaah, I see what you did here! Great idea - it created a unique look! "sheer play" is the best!

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

beautiful card, thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers Mixed Media challenge
Barb Housner (DT)

Tracey Sabella said...

Such a fabulous card!! Love the pastel colors with the b/w graphics!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

Leslie Miller said...

You've mastered a style of stamping that is really very difficult for many of us. It certainly is for me. Your composition is perfect and the bold, graphic images look even better paired with the pretty blended colors in your background.

Lynne Moncrieff said...

Autumn,
Viewing this card is making me happy. A stunning creation.
Wishes
Lynne

Mimi said...

Pieced paper piecing Peter piper picked pink paint... okay, I'm done 😊
VeRy cool detailed work, much to see here!

Sara Barker said...

Another BEAUTIFUL card, Autumn! Viewing your work is so uplifting, and this water color background makes me smile--something about that combination of colors! Love the effect with the darker paper pieces layered on there! Beautiful contrast! I can't wait to come back to "flip through". Hugs!

judith@poppy cottage said...

A fabulous card, super layout, and ow well your play session turned out. Thanks for your entry into the Chocolate Baroque Challenge. Hope to see you again, Judith xx

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous project love the stamping,texture and fabulous background-we would love to see you enter our brand new mixed media challenge at http://ainkymess.blogspot.co.uk/2016/06/challenge-1.html
Carol x

nwilliams6 said...

Very cool techniques, colors, details - everything is soooo well done. I am always amazed at your creations! Hugz

Angela Radford said...

Great card Autumn. Loving the techniques and the stamped images. Have a great crafty week, Angela x

Petra Swart said...

Oh, you are so artistic, Autumn!!!! Love your BEAUTIFUL card - the colours are lovely!!! Thanks for the video - I enjoyed watching it!!!!
Hugz

A Pink said...

Another fabulous card! Autumn Love the colour blends and background and the wonderful collaged design of all those layers .
hugs x

Inkyfingers said...

There is so much interesting detail on your card Autumn and I love the colours and final design. So great to just play sometimes isn't it?
Thanks so much for sharing with us at Happy Little Stampers. I hope you will join us again soon.
Hugs
Carol x

Wanda Hentges said...

Love it!!!!

Seemaa said...

This is beautiful Autumn love the colours and it all come together beautifully!!! gr8 job. Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers mixed media challenge.

Anne Waller said...

WOW - lovely project. Good luck with the Chocolate Baroque Challenge. Anne X.

linda said...

such a beautiful background for this fabulous and funky card! thank you so much for playing along with us at penny black and more!
linda

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Such a wonderful variety of textures and colors. Beautiful piece of mined media art! Thanks for linking up and playing along with us at Happy Little Stampers July Mixed Media Challenge! ~ Stephanie L, GD.

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