Friday, May 6, 2011

Unity FWF Blog Hop {May 6th}

Hello. :)

Most of my cards are simple and not very interesting nearly as intricate as this one. Then there are ones like this that I don't even know how to describe. I'm a harsh judge of most things in life, probably not the best trait to have. LOL It was a great talent to have when I worked full-time in the fashion industry and I'm being completely serious when I say that a lot of my inspiration comes from fashion. That's how this card came about. I was inspired by this Refinery29 ad:

Then I remembered Moxie Fab World's Tissue Paper Magic Challenge and I knew I had to use my Party Love stamp to recreate this photograph. I stamped and coloured only her upper and lower body with Copics. My son was watching me and asked why she didn't have a body. LOL Then I used some of the beautiful pink tissue paper that Donna had used to wrap the blog candy I won, pleated it at the shoulders and added rhinestones to hide the shoulder straps on the original image. I used two layers of the tissue paper so it wouldn't be too sheer, revealing the fact that this girl has no body!

The vintage wallpaper is Tea Time Toile and the floor and pieces for the hat are all Echo Park Paper. I stamped a sentiment from To the Moon & Back repeatedly on the patterned paper. The tissue tape was a last-minute addition.

During Take Two Week, I revealed (in THIS post) that I've owned the Two-Step Bird punch for ages and never used it 'til then so this would be the second time. I was actually punching out the leafy part for the girl to hold and the bird section flew out of the punch and landed upside down right next to my girl's head. It was a flash of accidental brilliance, if I can put it that way! It totally looked like a beret, especially in that gorgeous green plaid. I decided I would use the leaves as a hat trim and the flower sticker finished it off nicely.

As you can tell, I'm completely obsessed by this stamp even though I've only used it a couple of times. I sent THIS card to Angela Magnuson and I'm having another version published in Paper Crafts' Holiday Cards & More, Volume 6! I think I'm going to have to get more Suzi Blu stamps. ;)

Have a super weekend!!

Sources: Gina K Designs pure luxury kraft & 120lb pure luxury white cardstock; SU Naturals Ivory cardstock; Echo Park Little Girl & A Walk in the Park; pink tissue paper; Unity Party Love, Tea Time Toile & To the Moon & Back; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Tim Holtz Antique Linen & Walnut Stain Distress Inks; Copics; SU Basic Rhinestones; SU Two-Step Bird punch; Tim Holtz Symphony tissue tape; Stampin' Dimensionals

30 comments:

Jennifer said...

Great card Emily!!! LOVE how you made the hat and dress!! Super CUTE!! Congrats on being published!!
I just received my first Suzi Blu stamp in the mail yesterday!! LOVE it!!! (= I'm sure I'll be wanting more... hehe (= Hopefully I'll get a chance to play soon! Have a great weekened and Happy Mothers Day!!! (=

dahlhousedesigns said...

This is absolutely FANTASTIC!!! I love how you styled your little miss suzi-blu. Congrats on the pubs too!

lisa a.

Linda said...

Love your card Happy mother day!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

I CANNNNNNOT stand how creative you are! I love love love this card--love the way you used that tissue! LOVE it! I am posting my tissue creation tomorrow--and I'm embarrassed at how it will look next to yours! YOU ROCK! You are super talented and clever:)

Lindsey said...

So, the first thing I noticed was the tissue paper dress (brilliant), but then I realized how you made your girl's beret. Uber brilliant! We must be on the same tissue tape wavelength this week. :P Totally stylin' card.

Gwen said...

Em, Em, Em...this is an amazing creation! Way to go, LOVE the "bird hat"!!! Serendipity is awesome! I think you rocked the tissue challenge!

Emily Keaton said...

This fashionista is seriously cute, Emily!! I love that knockout of a tissue paper dress. So creative!

jennifer mitten said...

This is fabulous! What creativity...

Tina said...

wow this is amazing....simply lovley...i love it

Tina

kasia c. said...

:O
Emily this is incredible!!! I LOVE the fact that you used a bird for the hat. GENIUS!
Your cards are always interesting, always combining cool images with your MAD colouring skills. :)
Congrats on having stuff published in the Holiday cards & more issue.
{hugs}

Ujjwal said...

This one is a winner! Is so clever and beautiful. Amazing!

My Angel said...

Stunning!! Love everything about your card!! So Amazing!

Jen W. said...

"Most of my cards are simple and not very interesting."
Blasphemy!!! You're nuts if you really believe this, Miss Emily!
This card is brilliant! Love her dress and that hat is genius! Love when those happy accidents happen. :) I predict a Moxie Fab winner with this card! :)

mustavcoffee said...

Hi Emily, Another publication! You are a star, congratulations:0)
Love this little beauty, what a great idea, she looks stunning, love Suzi Blu too. Hope you have a great weekend, hugs :0) xxx

Angela said...

so...Suzi Blu girl with a tissue-paper dress and a bird hat? Yep, you need to win some kind of prize for this one -- awesome!

Rachel B said...

So fabulous Emily! I love the dress. So very creative!

Meg said...

What a trendy little fashionista! I can't wait to see how you made this stamp into a holiday card!

Janna Werner said...

Are you crazy? How can you say most of your cards are not very interesting?! Tss, Emily! But I agree, this one is special and so different to your other cards! I absolutely adore it! Hugs Janna

Roslyn said...

Oh, my gosh - that is absolutely adorable! Never would have known her hat was a bird punch!! Love those "accidental" brilliant happenings! This would make a perfect "She Art" girl! Love it!

Jocelyn said...

OMG--I LOVE this card! Seriously, seriously, amazing. I *always* love your CAS cards, but this artsy approach is wicked cool! The hat, the pleating of the tissue at the shoulders, the coloring, the stamping in the background...all so amazing!! I agree that you *need* more Suzi Blu stamps :) (Mother's Day???)

Julie Hoffman said...

WOW - Emily this is fantastic! I LOVE this tissue paper dress! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this card! Her hat is FABBY too! Your cards are very interesting! I always love them. You totally ROCK CAS but see this detailed card ROCKS too! I had to show this to my DH and DD they LOVE it too!

Pauline said...

So pretty, love this quirky girl! Never heard of Suzi Blu (going to look her up!) love her little fun hat and gorgeous pink dress. Fabulous!

Vicky Hayes said...

This is a beauty - and I can see why you're so obsessed by this stamp!

Wendy ten Hove said...

This is just perfect, Emily!! Sorry I'm so late to comment! Friends With Flair Sunday? ;-) I think this dress is truly gorgeous and the way you created that hat is sooo funny! It would really fit our Dutch royals, always wearing funny and stylish hats to festive occasions! This would be perfect! Love it!
Hugs, Wendy

Virginia L. said...

Aw.. how fun is this pink "dress"!! Make me one to wear! Gorgeous card, Emily!

Scrapcollectr said...

She's a beauty and that was serendipity thatthebird punch landed that way! *smile*

Cath said...

Hey Emily! Thanks for linking this up to the Tissue Paper Magic Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

Alice Wertz said...

absolutely fabulous! love love her tissue paper dress! amazing card, girl!

Sunghee said...

oh my~~~ so perfect to dress her up like that! FAB!!! Congrats~!

donna mikasa said...

Oh, I've missed so many posts! This is adorable, Emily! And you're such a clever recycler, too! Love this!!